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Her father owns an Advertising agency in Mumbai and her elder sister, Amrita Rao, is an award winning Bollywood actress. Preetika graduated majoring in History from Sophia College, while also acquiring a diploma in Advertising and Journalism.
As a Teen-model, Rao started her modelling career with an advertisement for Cadbury Dairy Milk. along with Amitabh Bachchan, directed by Shoojit Sarkar, She moved on to have a successful modelling career with forty plus tvc and print campaigns to her credit. After her best career in modelling, she went to do film journalism for South Side , Chennai Times Mumbai Mirror, Bangalore Mirror, Indian Forums, Deccan Chronicle and Asian Age.
In order to pursue her academic degree Rao choose to let-go off some big offers from Bollywood that came her way including offer’s for movies like Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008) and Aashiqui 2 (2013). Preetika made her acting debut with the Tamil romantic film Chikku Bukku (2011) with Media One Global Ent Pvt Ltd the makers of Tamil movie Jeans and Rajnikanth’s Kocchadayyan . However Preetika quit South movies for a diploma course in broadcast journalism from the New York Film Academy. In 2014, Preetika made the transition from Regional cinema to National Television with the popular television serial Beintehaa aired on Colors TV, playing the role of Aaliya Zain Abdullah which made her a household name.
Preetika Rao won the Best Actress Actress Award at the Kalakar Awards, held at Kolkatta in January 2015. Along with the Zee Gold Best Debut & The ITA Performer of the Year in 2014-2015. She was also seen in two shows Ghar Aii Hamari Pyaare Bahu and Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar. She was a contestant on Dance Ki Takkar 4 as wild card entrant. Rao was playing the supporting role in Life OK's Sapne...Ki Ek Chhal.
|Beintehaa||Aaliya Zain Abdullah||Colors TV||2013-2014||(Lead role)||Harshad Arora|
|Ghar Aii Hamari Pyaare Bahu||Priya||Star Plus||2014-2015||Supporting Role||Hanif Hilal|
|Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar||Ashika Kumar/Ashika Rajiv Shetty||Star Plus||2015||Supporting Role||Khalid Qureshi|
|Sapne Ki Ek Chhal||Palavi Rajinder Raheja||Life OK||2016||Supporting Role||Rohit Malhotra|
|Dance Ki Takkar (season 4)||Celebrity Contestant||Life OK||2016||Wild Card||Sanam Johar|
|Love Ka Hai Intezaar||Mohini Mathur||Star Plus||2017||(Lead role)||Mohit Sehgal|
|Lovely Ki Pyaar||Lovely Varun Singh||Zee TV||2017-present||(Lead Role)||Vivek Dahiya|
|Bigg Boss Season 7||Guest||Colors TV||To promote her new show||Harshad Arora, Sanaya Irani & Ashish Sharma||2013|
|Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 7||Guest||Colors TV||Dance Performance||Harshad Arora, Toral Rasputra, Dipika Kakar||2014|
|Box Cricket League||Guest||Sony TV||Support team||2014|
|2014||Zee Gold Awards||Best Jodi|
(with Harshad Arora)
|2014||Zee Gold Awards||Best Debut Actor||Won|
|2014||Indian Television Academy Awards||GR8! ON-Screen Couple Of The Year|
(with Harshad Arora)
|2014||Indian Television Academy Awards||Desh Ki Dhadkan - Best Actress||Nominated|
|2014||Indian Telly Awards||Best Fresh New Face (Female)||Nominated|
|2015||23rd Kalakar Awards||Best Actor||Won|
- ↑ Moviebuzz (2010). Preetika on her debut and her dreams. Sify. Retrieved on 14 December 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Raghavan, Nikhil (1 December 2010). "A journey begins...". Chennai, India: The Hindu. http://www.thehindu.com/arts/cinema/article925489.ece. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Rajamani, Radhika (2010). 'I'm a strong believer in karma'. Rediff. Retrieved on 2010-11-29.
- ↑ Rajamani, Radhika (2010). Meet Arya's new heroine in Chikku Bukku. Rediff. Retrieved on 2010-07-09.
- ↑ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/Preetika-Rao-I-dont-repent-refusing-Aashiqui-2/articleshow/38187705.cms
- ↑ "Preetika goes back to School! - The Times of India". The Times Of India. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-05-06/news-interviews/31588061_1_preetika-rao-kannada-debut-film-school.
- ↑ http://www.thetellytimes.com/kolkata-planned-spiritual-trip-preetika-rao/
- ↑ http://entertainment.oneindia.in/television/news/2014/zee-gold-awards-2014-list-of-winners-list-jodha-akbar-beintehaa-diya-baati-140309.html
- ↑ The 14th Indian Television Academy Awards 2014. indiantelevisionacademy.com. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014.
- ↑ Winners List of 23rd Annual Kalakar Awards 2015. India Telly Talkies (22 January 2015).
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