Actress Chitrashi Rawat, who played the role of Komal Chautala in 'Chak De! India' (2007), is a hockey player in real life. (Pic/YouTube and Chitrashi Rawat's Instagram account)
10 years after the release of Chak De! India, this is how Chitrashi Rawat looks now. Isn't her glamorous off-screen avatar a far cry from her reel side in the film. Click on next to see candid pictures of Chitrashi with her co-stars, friends and family
Chitrashi Rawat with 'Chak De! India' star Shah Rukh Khan
Chitrashi Rawat with 'Chak De! India' co-star Sagarika Ghatge at her wedding in Mumbai
Chitrashi Rawat with Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya at an event
Chitrashi Rawat gets candid with 'Chak De! India' co-star Tanya Abrol
Chitrashi Rawat clicks a selfie with her parents Tirath Singh Rawat and Yashoda Rawat, and brother
Chitrashi Rawat with friends from the television industry - Ankita Bhargava, Jayati Bhatia and Ssumier S Pasricha
Chitrashi Rawat and Shruti Ulfat look gorgeous in this selfie
Chitrashi Rawat clicks a black-and-white picture with her parents Tirath Singh Rawat and Yashoda Rawat, and brother
Chitrashi Rawat gets candid with a friend
Chitrashi Rawat clicks a selfie with her mother Yashoda Rawat. Click on next to see some more stunning pictures of the Chak De girl and find out some interesting facts about her
Chitrashi Rawat, who is a former hockey player, liked playing hockey since her childhood days
Chitrashi Rawat started playing hockey for Uttarakhand as a left-striker when she was 17 years old
Wondering how Chitrashi Rawat bagged a role in Chak De! India? She was selected by the producers after giving an audition in Jabalpur
Playing the role of Komal Chautala in Shah Rukh Khan's 'Chak De! India' changed Chitrashi Rawat's life
Chitrashi Rawat earned worldwide fame as Chak De! India became a blockbuster
Chitrashi Rawat went on to star in her second Bollywood film - Fashion - helmed by Madhur Bhandarkar in 2008
Chitrashi Rawat's next film was 'Luck' (2009) alongside Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan and Shruti Haasan
Chitrashi Rawat also has films like 'Yeh Dooriyan' and 'Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya' to her credit
Chitrashi Rawat has also dabbled in television
Chitrashi Rawat played the role of Inspector Jwalamukhi Chautala in FIR
Chitrashi Rawat was also seen in reality TV shows like Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao
While speaking about Chak De! India, Chitrashi Rawat earlier told mid-day, "When I look back and remember I feel the entire shooting experience is unforgettable. Each and every day is memorable and has a special place in my heart."
Chitrashi Rawat said, "I was very young during the shooting and never realised while shooting that this film will bring so much change in my life and create history. Everything about this film is iconic right from dialogues to every scene from the film."
When asked about her personal interaction with Shah Rukh Khan, Chitrashi said, "I have many moments with Shah Rukh Sir during the shooting of Chak De India but one thing I have always remembered that being the youngest from the cast I was pampered a lot."
Chitrashi Rawat recalled her first meeting with SRK and said, "Our first meeting with Shah Rukh Sir is still so alive in my heart. All girls were practising in the hockey ground and Shah Rukh Sir came to meet us and we girls were all looking at him. We were all mesmerised with his aura and style. That moment was a big 70 mm moment for me which is etched in my mind."
Chitrashi Rawat also said that during the shooting of the film Shah Rukh and she were in the same team as they used to play hockey as a part of their practise
"Shah Rukh Sir plays hockey really well. He used to play hockey during his university years and we both had a very good combination," Chitrashi said
Chitrashi Rawat said, "Chak De India has made me what I am today. After the release of the film the amount of love I have got is amazing. It is also a special moment for me as my new show by Siddharth Kumar Tewary (Swastik Productions) Shankar Jai Kishan 3 in 1 just came on air. It's a double whammy for me. Siddharth Kumar Tewary is an excellent producer in every sense of the word."
Chitrashi Rawat said if she gets an opportunity, she would love to work with Shah Rukh Khan again
Asked if she hopes to work with Shah Rukh Khan again, Chitrashi Rawat told, "Of course , always...If given a chance I'll just do it... It was amazing to work with him."
"He (SRK) deserves to be where he is today... He is truly, in all sense, the King... He is witty and smells really good all the time," Chitrashi Rawat said
Watch this space for more updates on Chitrashi Rawat!
Remember Komal Chautala from Chak De! India? The actress, Chitrashi Rawat, recently turned a year older. We bring you latest pictures of Chitrashi that show her amazing transformation from her on-screen avatar