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Rochelle Rao
Beauty pageant titleholder
File:Rochelle Maria Rao at Godrej Eon's 'Woman of Substance Award 2013'.jpg
Born Rochelle Maria Rao
(1988-11-25) 25 November 1988 (age 28) [1]
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Model, TV Anchor
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[2]

Femina Miss India International 2012

Rochelle Rao (born 25 November 1988) is an Indian model and anchor. She was crowned Femina Miss India International in 2012.She also took part in Kingfisher Calendar and various TV shows.

Early life and career

Rochelle Rao (born 1988) in Chennai. She holds a BSc. Electronic Media Degree from M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women (Chennai).[citation needed]

She won the Femina Miss India International 2012 [3] crown. Prior to this she was a model and anchor in Chennai. Rochelle was crowned by the outgoing titleholder Ankita Shorey.

She later turned host for season six of the Indian Premier League.[4] Currently living in Mumbai, she has anchored various events and TV shows. She has also featured in many men's magazines.[5][6]

File:Keith and Rochelle.jpg

She took part in Kingfisher Calendar 2014 contest (held in late 2013) and got selected among the final 12 girls. She bagged the February 2014 page of this prestigious bikini calendar.[7]

In August 2013, Rochelle was seen in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 6 which aired on Colors as a wild card entrant. She did not get chosen for the show as she did her performance.

She was also seen in season 5 of the show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2014. She happened to be the second contestant to be eliminated from the show that was hosted by Rohit Shetty. In late 2014 she was seen on an adventurous travel show on Fox Life called Life Mein Ek Baar along with Evelyn Sharma, Pia Trivedi and Mehak Chahal. [8]

Femina Miss India

Rochelle Rao competed in the fifth Pantaloons Femina Miss India South pageant in January 2012 where she was first runner up. She lost the title to Shamata Anchan.[9] She later participated at Femina Miss India and emerged as the Femina Miss India International 2012 winner. She has also won three subtitles. "Miss Glamorous Diva", "Miss Ramp Walk", "Miss Body Beautiful". She represented India at Miss International 2012 pageant held in October 2012 (Okinawa, Japan) where she ranked 9th out of 68 Countries.[10]

Year Title Result Role
2012 Miss India South First Runner Up Herself
2012 Femina Miss India Winner Herself
2012 Miss International Ranked 9th out of 68 countries Herself

Reality TV

Year Show Season Channel Notes
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 6 Colors Wild card entrant
2014 Life Mein Ek Baar Travel show Fox Life Along with Evelyn Sharma, Pia Trivedi and Mehak Chahal
2014 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 5 Colors Second contestant to be eliminated
2015 Bigg Boss 9 Season 9 Colors Top 4 finalists third runner up


  1. Team Rochelle Rao on Twitter: "@RochelleRaoFC 25 th november.. I'm a Sagittarius and this year is special as I turned 25 on the 25th!". (22 March 2014). Retrieved on 2015-10-23.
  2. Rochelle Maria Rao – Profile. (10 February 2012). Retrieved on 2015-10-23.
  3. Miss India – Miss Diva – World Pageants – Retrieved on 23 October 2015.
  4. Miss India International Rochelle Maria Rao and Bigg Boss 6 hottie Karishma Kotak to glam up IPL 6. Retrieved on 29 March 2013.
  5. Men's magazine 1. (22 February 1999). Retrieved on 2015-10-23.
  6. Men's magazine 2. (22 February 1999). Retrieved on 2015-10-23.
  8. Rochelle Maria Rao eliminated from Khatron Ke Khiladi. The Times of India.
  9. B'lore girl Shamata is Femina Miss India South – The Times of India. (23 December 2011). Retrieved on 2015-10-23.
  10. All eyes on Rochelle Maria Rao. Retrieved on Oct 2012.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ankita Shorey
Miss International India
Succeeded by
Gurleen Grewal

Bigg Boss 9

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