Preetika Rao is an Indian model, actress, writer and singer known for her role in the Hindi language television series Beintehaa.[1][2] She was a contestant on Dance Ki Takkar in 2016.

Personal Life

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.[2][3]


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.[4] 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).[5] 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 .[3] However Preetika quit South movies for a diploma course in broadcast journalism from the New York Film Academy.[6] 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.[7] Along with the Zee Gold Best Debut & The ITA Performer of the Year in 2014-2015.[8] 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.


Year Film Role Notes
2012 Chikku Bukku Meenal (Tamil)
2012 Priyudu Madhu Latha (Telugu)
2015 Rebel (Kannada)


Name Role Channel Year Notes Co-star
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

Special Appearances

Name Role Channel Notes Along with Year
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


Year Award Category Work Result
2014 Zee Gold Awards Best Jodi
(with Harshad Arora)
Beintehaa Won
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[10]


External links

Template:Kalakar Award for Best Actress Indian Television Template:Zee Gold Award for Best Female Debut Template:ITA Award for Performer of the Year -Female

Dance Ki Takkar 4
1st runners—up
2nd runners—up

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