EARLY LIFE :
Rakul Preet Singh was born on 10 October 1990 in a Sikh family in New Delhi.
Rakul Preet Singh did her schooling at Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, and later completed a degree in mathematics at Jesus Mary College.
Her Father’s name is Kulwinder Singh, an Army Officer, and her Mother’s is Rajender Kaur. She has one Sibling, younger Brother Aman Preet Singh.
She started her career in In 2009. She made her acting debut in the Kannada film Gilli, a remake of Selvaraghavan’s 7G Rainbow Colony. She stated that she signed up for the film “intending to earn a little extra pocket money” and was unaware of “how big south Indian films were.” She won critical acclaim for her role in the film before returning to complete her degree and compete in the 2011 Femina Miss India pageant. Apart from the People’s Choice Miss Indiatimes, she won four subtitles at the pageant, including Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face, Femina Miss Talented, Femina Miss Beautiful Smile, and Femina Miss Beautiful Eyes.
She returned to films in 2011, featuring opposite Siddharth Rajkumar in Keratam, which was released both in Telugu and Tamil languages, though critics noted that “she got very little screen time.” The film was also made in Tamil, simultaneously titled “Yuvan,” with the same cast but a different director. In 2012, she appeared in a supporting role in the Tamil film Thadaiyara Thaakka.
In Jan 2013, she appeared in a Tamil film titled Puthagam. In November 2013, she was seen in Venkatadri Express in Telugu, the latter becoming a commercial success and earning her first Best Actress nomination at the 61st Filmfare Awards South.
In 2014, she debuted in a starring role in Bollywood with Divya Kumar’s directorial debut Yaariyan, after which her third Tamil film Yennamo Yedho released. By mid-2014, she was simultaneously working on three Telugu films directed by Sriwass, G. Nageswara Reddy, and Gopichand Malineni. Sriwass’s Loukyam and G. Nageswara Reddy’s Current Theega were her subsequent releases. She received positive reviews for her performances in both films, with 123Telugu claiming she was “slowly becoming a star actress.” She received her second Best Actress nomination at the 62nd Filmfare Awards South. Her next released film was Pandaga Chesko, in which she was starred opposite Ram Pothineni and directed by Gopichand Malineni.
In February 2016, she signed Surender Reddy’s Dhruva, starring opposite Ram Charan for the second time.
In Dec 2016, she signed her next film, Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru, to pair opposite Karthi. After a small sabbatical in Hindi films, she appeared in Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary, starring opposite Sidharth Malhotra, released in February.
In 2021, Singh starred in the Chandra Sekhar Yeleti-directed film Check alongside Nithiin and Sardar Ka, Grandson opposite Arjun Kapoor. Her Telugu film Konda Polam directed by Krish alongside Panja Vaishnav Tej, was released on 8 October. In her review of the film, Neeshita Nyayapati of The Times of India wrote about Singh “Rakul is a delight as Obu, and the dubbing for her character seems almost pitch-perfect, fitting right into the skin of the character. She’s a ray of sunshine in an otherwise muted film”.
Her first release in 2022 came with the action film Attack, co-starring John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez, Lakshya Raj Anand’s directorial debut. It received mixed reviews. This was followed by the release of Runway 34, in which she starred alongside Ajay Devgn and Amitabh Bachchan. Both films were commercial failures.
PERSONAL LIFE :
Rakul has been in a relationship with actor and producer Jackky Bhagnani since 2021