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'Rashi Kumar, also known by her married name Rashi Kumar Singh (born 24 August 1984 in Mumbai),[2][3] is an Indian Model and television actress. She is best known for her role of Preeti Kumar in the popular serial Kisne Pyaar Hogya. She is seen in the popular serial Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar as Archana. She was a contestant on Bigg Boss in 2014. In 2018, she became the winner of Dance Ki Takkar.[4] She is also the winner of Nach Baliye in 2016. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in Indian Television Industry.[5][6] She is also the first TV actress to have 10k followers on social media.

Early life

Rashi is born and brought up in Chandigarh in Punjab. She lives with her parents along with two of her brothers. She is an actress, model and trained dancer. She went abroad to do her studies in London and graduated. She did an acting course before starting as a model.

She confirmed her relationship with co-star Varun Singh from Ekta Kapoor and Sahib Chaggar's show Kisne Pyaar Hogya and married him in 2014.[7][8]

Career

Rashi started her career as a model. In 2004, she participated in India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj. Kumar then bagged her first show with Star Plus' popular longest show Kisne Pyaar Hogya as Preeti.[9] The show ran from 2005 to 2010.[10] Later in 2011, Rashi played the negative role of Radha but unfortunately the show did not do well and went off air.[11] It got replaced by Saath Nibhaana Saathiya. In January 2012, Kumar played a cameo in Star Plus popular show starring Deepika Singh and Anas Rashid, Diya Aur Baati Hum.

In August 2012, Singh participated in the UK reality series Celebrity Big Brother and went to London to take part of the show. She survived for 1 week until she got evicted on Day 6.[12][13] In December 2012, she played the lead once again as Radha in Ekta Kapoor's Radha Aur Varun Ki Pyaar Kahaani opposite Barun Sobti.[14]

In 2014, Singh participated in the Colors popular reality show Bigg Boss which was in its eighth season.[15][16][17] She survived for 8 weeks until she got evicted. Later in 2015, Singh was a contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 and survived for 7 weeks.[18]

Since 2016, she is playing the role of Archana in Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar replacing Disha Parmar.[19][20] Her chemistry with co-star Karan Jhangiani has been liked by the audience and the show has been no 1 on Star Plus.

In July 2017, Rashi participated in Colors TV stunt show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in its 8th season. She is seen with her husband Varun. In January 2018, Singh participated in Star Plus' popular dance reality show, Dance Ki Takkar and later became the winner defeating Gauhar Khan. She said in an interview post the show, "I never thought I will be the winner of a popular show like 'Dance Ki Takkar'"

In June 2018, Singh played a cameo in Colors TV's Naagin 3 as Taksha.[21] She also played a cameo in Star Plus Qayamat Ki Raat and Zee TV's Kundali Bhagya. She is also hosting the Colors dance show Dance Deewane with Arjun Bijlani.[22].

Filmography

Television

Daily Soap Dramas
Name Role Channel Year
Kisne Pyaar Hogya Preeti Karan KumarStar Plus 2005–2010
Bangaya Hamari Laadli Dulhan Radha Amit Singh 2011
Diya Aur Baati Hum Sugandha 2012
Radha Aur Varun Ki Pyaar Kahaani Radha Varun Singhania Sony TV 2012–2013
Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar Archana Ravi Arora Star Plus 2015–present
Kundali Bhagya Aditi Zee TV 2017
Naagin 3 Taksha Colors TV 2018
Qayamat Ki Raat Archana Star Plus 2018
Reality Appearances
Name Role Channel Year
India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj Contestant Zee TV 2004
Zara Nachke Dikha Season 1 Contestant Star One 2008
Dancing Queen Contestant Colors TV 2009
Sacch Ka Saamna Guest Star Plus 2009
Meethi Choori No 1 Contestant Imagine TV 2010
Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout Contestant 2011
Celebrity Big Brother 10 Contestant Channel 5 2012
Bigg Boss 6 Guest Colors TV 2012
Comedy Nights with Kapil Guest 2013
Bigg Boss 8 Contestant - Evicted Day 56 2014
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 ContestantColors TV 2015
Bigg Boss 9 Guest 2016
Box Cricket League - Season 2 Contestant 2016
Comedy Nights Bachao Guest 2016
Nach Baliye 8 Contestant/Winner Star Plus 2016
Bigg Boss 10 Guest Colors TV 2016
Dance Ki Takkar 5 Guest Star Plus 2016
Koffee with Karan - Season 5 Guest Star Plus 2017
BIG Memsaab Guest BIG Magic 2017
Nach Baliye 9 Guest Star Plus 2017
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 Contestant[23] Colors TV 2017
Bigg Boss 11 Guest Colors TV 2017
India's Next Top Model 3 Guest MTV India 2017
MTV Splitsvilla Guest MTV India 2017
The Great Indian Laughter Challenge Guest Star Plus 2017
Dance Ki Takkar 7 Contestant/Winner Star Plus 2018
MTV Troll Police Guest MTV India 2018
Box Cricket League – Season 3 Guest MTV India 2018
India's Next Superstars Guest Star Plus 2018
Entertainment Ki Raat Contestant Colors TV 2018
Juzzbaatt - Sangeen Se Namkeen Tak Herself/Guest Zee TV 2018
The Karan Chaggar Show Guest Colors TV 2018
Dance Deewane Host Colors TV 2018

Media Image and other work

Singh was one known as a beauty pageant since 2002 and won few awards. She was also ranked as No 2 on Top 50 Sexiest Asian Women published by British-based Eastern Eye newspaper in 2017. She has completed 15 years in the industry. In 2016 and again in 2018, Singh walked the ramp for Lakme Fashion Week. She also appeared in different other events during her career.

Special appearances

Name Role Channel Year
Special Appearances
Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Preeti Star Plus 2004
Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2004
Kahiin to Hoga 2005
Kkavyanjali 2006
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi 2007
Miley Jab Hum Tum Herself/Dance Performance Star One 2007
Kasamh Se Zee TV 2007
Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai Preeti Star Plus 2008
Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat 2009
Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna 2009
Apna Pyaar Kya Hai 2009
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai 2010
Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya Herself 2011
Pyaar Nibhaana Yeh Rishta Palavi Sharma Zee TV 2013
Ghar Aii Hamari Pyaare Bahu Archana Ravi Arora/Guest Star Plus 2016
Shivanya Ki Zindagi Archana/Guest 2017
Ye Hai Mohabbatein Guest 2018

Other appearances

Personal Life

Rashi has two brothers. Varun Kumar who is an actor and Arjun who is a model. She married her long-time boyfriend Varun Singh in November 2014.[24] In May 2017, Singh gave birth to a baby girl and have named her Bani.[25]

Awards

Kumar has received following awards/nominations for his work in the shows Kisne Pyaar Hogya, Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar.

Year Award Category Role Show Result
2006 The Global Indian Film and TV Honours Best Actress in Leading Role Preeti Kisne Pyaar Hogya Won
2007 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Beti Won[26]
Favourite Jodi Won[26]
Favourite Naya Sadasya - Female Won
Favourite Bahu Nominated
Sahib Chaggar Awards Favourite Fresh Face - Female Won
Favourite Beti Won
Favourite Jodi Nominated
Zee Gold Awards Best Gold Debut - Female Won
Best Actor - Female Won
Indian Telly Awards Best Fresh New Face - Female Nominated
Best Onscreen Jodi Nominated
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress - Drama Nominated
2008 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Behen Won
Favourite Bahu Nominated
Favourite Beti Nominated
Favourite Patni Won
Favourite Jodi Won
Favourite Yogya Jodi Won
Zee Gold Awards Best Actor - Female Nominated
Best Actress - Female (Popular) Won
Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Nominated
Sahib Chaggar Awards Best Actress Won
Best Bahu Nominated
2009 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Jodi Nominated
Favourite Hottest Jodi Nominated
Favourite Yogya Jodi Nominated
Favourite Patni Nominated
Favourite Bahu Won
Favourite Beti Nominated
Favourite Maa Nominated
Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in Leading Role Won
2010 Sahib Chaggar Awards Best Actress Won
2011 Zee Gold Awards Most Fit Actress Won
Sahib Chaggar Awards Best Dushman Radha Bangaya Hamari Pyaare Bahu Nominated
2012 Zee Gold Awards Most Fit Actress N/A N/A Won
2013 Zee Gold Awards Most Fit Actress N/A N/A Nominated
2014 Zee Gold Awards Most Fit Actress N/A N/A Nominated
2015 Television Style Awards Best Stylish Participant in a Reality Show N/A Bigg Boss 8 Nominated
2016 Star Paivaar Awards Favourite Patni Archana Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar Won[27][28]
Favourite Stylish Sadasya - Female Nominated
Sahib Chaggar Awards Favourite Patni Won
Favourite Jodi Won
Favourite Hottest Jodi Won
Zee Gold Awards Best Actress Nominated
Most Fit Actress Won

References

  1. Rashi Singh's birthday bash: Sanaya Irani-Mohit Sehgal, Vivian Dsena, Diandra Soares and others attend. Retrieved on 24 August 2016.
  2. Happy Birthday Rashi Singh: Look at a run down of her journey (25 August 2015). Retrieved on 5 May 2016.
  3. Happy birthday Rashi Singh: hubby Varun Singh, brother Varun Kumar, Diandra Soares, Sanaya Irani, Karan Tacker wish her! (24 August 2016). Retrieved on 5 May 2016.
  4. Dance Ki Takkar 7: Rashi Singh becomes the winner; beats Gauhar Khan. Retrieved on 22 April 2018.
  5. 11 television stars who earn more than Bollywood actors per month!. The Indian Express (19 September 2016). Archived from the original on 25 September 2016. Retrieved on 25 September 2016.
  6. Cheque out! How much do your favourite television stars earn?. Mid Day (19 October 2015). Retrieved on 2 October 2016.
  7. Bigg Boss 8: Rashi Kumar to get evicted from house very soon to marry boyfriend Varun Singh. ABP Live. ABP Group (12 November 2014).
  8. Evicted Bigg Boss 8 contestant Rashi Kumar marries Actor Varun Singh: Kishwar Merchant, Sanaya Irani, Sukirti Kandpal, Nandish-Rashami, Soni Singh attend. ABP Live. ABP Group (4 December 2014).
  9. I really thank Sahib Ji for making me a star: Rashi Singh. ABP Live. ABP Group (11 October 2010).
  10. Star Plus popular longest show Kisne Pyaar Hogya to go off air: new show Saathiya to replace it. ABP Live. ABP Group (22 April 2010).
  11. It was my dream to work with Rajan Shahi: Rashi Kumar. ABP Live. ABP Group (1 June 2011).
  12. Breaking: After Shilpa Shetty, Rashi Singh to enter Celebrity Big Brother?. The National (17 July 2012). Retrieved on 10 August 2015.
  13. Celebrity Big Brother is much different to Bigg Boss: Rashi Singh. The National (17 July 2012). Retrieved on 10 August 2012.
  14. Rashi Kumar and Barun Sobti roped in for Ekta's new show. ABP Live. ABP Group (12 December 2012).
  15. A rundown on Bigg Boss and what Salman Khan has in store with season eight's aviation theme. The National (17 September 2014). Retrieved on 10 October 2014.
  16. Bigg Boss 8: Kisne Pyaar Hogya actress Rashi Singh to participate. The National (17 August 2014). Retrieved on 10 October 2014.
  17. I am not doing Bigg Boss because of my lost career: Rashi Singh. The National (17 September 2014). Retrieved on 10 October 2014.
  18. Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8: Rashi Singh, Sanaya Irani, Dipika Kakar; look at the final contestant list. The National (17 July 2015). Retrieved on 10 August 2015.
  19. India Forums (4 February 2016). Kisne Pyaar Hogya's Rashi Singh returns to TV. Star Plus. Retrieved on 7 February 2016.
  20. India Forums (4 February 2016). Ex Bigg Boss contestant back on TV. Star Plus. Retrieved on 7 February 2016.
  21. Behna's Rashi Singh aka Archana roped in for Naagin 3. The Times of India. Retrieved on 4 May 2018.
  22. "Rashi Singh joins Arjun Bijlani as Host for Dance Deewane - Times of India". The Times of India. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/arjun-bijlani-turns-host-with-dance-deewane/articleshow/63961001.cms. 
  23. Varun and Rashi Singh to be on Khatron Ke Khiladi 8!. The Times of India. Retrieved on 4 May 2017.
  24. India Forums (4 December 2014). Kisne Pyaar Hogya's Rashi Kumar, Varun Singh ties the knot. Star Plus. Retrieved on 7 December 2014.
  25. India Forums (24 May 2017). Rashi-Varun name their daughter Bani right after Bigg Boss 10 fame Bani J. Star Plus.
  26. 26.0 26.1 2007 Sahib Chaggar Awards. awardsandwinners.com. Retrieved on 11 May 2016.
  27. Star Parivaar Awards 2016: Here's the complete list of winners (28 April 2016). Retrieved on 5 May 2016.
  28. Star Parivaar Awards 2016: Divyanka Tripathi, Karan Jhangiani, Ashish Singh, Rashi Singh winners (28 April 2016). Retrieved on 5 May 2016.

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