Chitrangda Singh, the dusky beauty who has impressed everyone right from her first film Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, has had to go through her own shares of ups and downs. Be it on the personal front or on the professional front
Chitrangda pursued modelling as a career, in 1994. And that's how the lady entered the glamour and entertainment industry. Very few know that Chitrangda did modelling projects with ICICI Bank and Alukkas Jewellery
Chitrangda's sister of golfer Digvijay Singh. And coincidently, the actress was married to golfer Jyoti Randhawa in 2001
Chitrangda made her acclaimed debut with Sudhir Mishra's Hazaron Khwahishein Aisi in 2003 that brought her into the limelight. However, the actress took a sabbatical of three years
In 2008, Chitrangda came back with Sorry Bhai. However, soon rumour mills were abuzz that there is trouble in Chitrangda's marriage owing to her career choice. Jyoti Randhawa apparently had problems with her profession and speculations started making rounds that the couple is heading for splitsville soon
Though in 2010, Chitrangda in an interview said, "Jyoti is very encouraging. I'm very lucky to have a person who himself is very ambitious and he understands my ambition too. He understands that you want to do something with whatever god has blessed you with; if you have a talent you should utilise it. He is all for that"
Meanwhile, on the professional front, Chitrangda made a full-blown commercial film, Desi Boyz (2011) in which she starred alongside Akshay Kumar, John Abraham and Deepika Padukone. She also did I, Me Aur Main, a ravishing item number in Akshay's Joker, a strong character in Inkaar and was totally back in the business
While everything was going on track, in 2013, the news of their marriage hitting rock bottom was all over the place sometime back, when Chitrangda and Jyoti Randhawa were seen in the vicinity of Gurgaon Court
The couple separated in 2013 and officially in 2014 got divorced. It was finally loud and clear that Chitrangda Singh and her husband Jyoti Randhawa had filed for divorce at the Gurgaon family court in 2013, but after a year the court approved their request and granted them divorce.
Chitrangda and Jyoti Randhawa have a son named Zorawar. His custody has been granted to Chitrangda
In 2015, Chitrangda made tongues wanging with her sensuous item song 'Aao Raja' from Gabbar Is Back and acquired a massive fan following, particularly after that
In 2016, Chitrangda Singh made headlines when she walked out of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui citing discomfort shooting intimate scenes with him. Model-turned-actress Bidita Bag later replaced her in the film
Currently, Chitrangda has a couple films in hand. She will be seen with Sanjay Dutt in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3, Baazaar and Band of Maharajahs
The actress, who people thought had vanished after her song 'Aao Raja' from Gabbar is Back, is back with a bang, as a producer with the film Soorma - a biopic on Indian Hockey team's former captain Sandeep Singh. The film has Diljit Dosanjh into his shoes
While there's noise of nepotism, Chitrangda, coming from a non-filmy background, is clearly setting an example for people that if you are passionate about something, one will definitely achieve it. Talking about the same, she says, "If you are passionate, I really think nothing is impossible. Whether nepotism or not, whoever or wherever they come from, if you really want to have that bad, of course, you have to have realistic and good amount of talent to back it. Sooner, or later, I think u will make it."
While Chitrangda's Bollywood career still hasn't taken off to great heights, kudos to this single mom, who takes care of Zorawar to the best of her abilities and making a mark in the industry
Time and again Chitrangda Singh has been compared to the legendary Smita Patil. She was lauded for her work in films Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Sorry Bhai!, Yeh Saali Zindagi, Desi Boyz. But did you know the lady has been managing both marriage and work throughout her career and it was quite a difficult journey, we must say! As the actress, dons a producer's hat with Soorma, we take a look at her journey so far...