EARLY LIFE :
Chaya Singh belongs to a Rajput family. She grew up in Bangalore. She did her schooling at Lourdes School, Bangalore and studied until her twelfth there.
Chaya Singh’s parents are Gopal Singh and Chamanlata.
Her first film role was in Munnudi. She went on to do more films in Kannada, including Haseena, directed by Girish Kasaravalli, Thuntata, which was a success, Dinesh babu’s Chitte and Sai Prakash’s Rowdy Aliya.
After having few chances in the Kannada industry, she migrated to Tamil movies. Chaya Singh’s most famous movie is Thiruda Thirudi in Tamil, which has the favourite song “Manmadha Raasa”. She also acted in its Kannada remake Sakha Sakhi, which unlike the original, was unsuccessful. Chaya later acted in little-known films Kavithai and Jaisurya and did item numbers in Arul and Thirupaachi, though she said she disliked doing them. She returned to Tamil with Vallamai Tharayo and starred in the supernatural thriller Anandhapurathu Veedu.
She has performed in Akasha Gange in Kannada, which was released in 2008. About her performance in the film, Rediff wrote, “The highlight of the film is Chaya Singh, who has come out with an outstanding performance as a music teacher who comes to her lover’s house to win over his family”.
Sify wrote, “This is Chaya Singh’s yet another best performance. She speaks from her lovely eyes”. She acted in the Kannada short film Simply Kailawesome.
The film made by playwright T. P. Kailasam revolves around conversations between Kailasam and female protagonists from four of his plays. Chaya Singh played all four characters: Paatu from Tollugatti, Eeke from Gandaskathri, Venkamma from Home Rule and Sule from the play Sule.
She has acted in two Malayalam films, Mullavalliyum Thenmavum and Police, both directed by V. K. Prakash.
In 2008 she acted in two Bhojpuri films. Her first Bhojpuri release was Mahamaayi.
She has directed a Bengali film, too.
She has done supporting roles in Kannada TV shows such as E-TV’s Sarojini and Prema Kathegalu. She has acted in the Tamil serial Nagamma, airing on Sun TV. She was a judge in Kuniyonu Bara on a Kannada television channel. Since 2012, she has worked in the Telugu serial “Kanchana Ganga”, airing on Maa TV. She has been doing a few Tamil films in the last few years.
PERSONAL LIFE :
Chaya Singh married to Tamil actor Krishna of Deivamagal fame in June 2012.