Bigg Boss 9 Contestant Model Rochelle Maria Rao Biography, Personal Life, Marriage, Wiki
Rochelle Maria Rao is an Indian model turned anchor and has participated in many reality shows such as ‘Khatron ke Khiladi – darr ka blockbuster, a hindi version of Fear Factor’, ‘Life mein Ek Baar’ – an adventurous show on Fox Life, ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’ and also in ‘Bigg Boss 9’. She was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu the southern part of India and later on moved to Mumbai to pursue her dreams. In the year 2012, she was crowned as Femina Miss India International. She even hosted the Indian Premier League in 2013. Like Rochelle, every model has a dream to feature in Kingfisher Calendar, but only a few lucky ones get this opportunity. She also participated in Kingfisher Calendar Girls 2014 contest and was selected among the final 12 models. To know more about this extremely talented beauty let’s read Rochelle Maria Rao biography. Rochelle Maria Rao wiki tells you in detail about her personal life, career, and love affairs.
Rochelle Maria Rao Date of Birth
Rochelle Maria Rao birthday falls on 25th November and she was born in the year 1988 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Her birthday is a close affair and she likes to celebrate her day with her family and closed ones. Biography of Rochelle Rao has many interesting facts about her journey from model to bagging the title of Miss India International 2012. Go through it and learn more about her.
Rochelle Maria Rao Family Background
Rochelle Rao family hails from Chennai. Rochelle Maria Rao father Dr. Nicolas V Rao is an advocate of natural healing and medical consultant of herbal extracts. He is associated with Telugu and German descent. He is also a keen photographer and learnt photography from Chennai University. Rochelle Maria Rao mother Wendy Rao is an Anglo Indian. Her twin brother late Noel Rohn Rao was a Squad Leader in United States. He received 11 medals from US armed forces and was the first foreign person to become a United States citizen under a new military rule. Noel died in Afghanistan during his services in 2006 and but his wife survived along with two children.
Fritz David Rao, Noel’s twin lived in abroad for several years and now he is settled in Chennai with his wife and a daughter. Rochelle Rao sister Paloma Rao who is a well known video jockey in Chennai.The two sisters are extremely close to each other. It was Paloma who taught Rochelle modeling and anchoring and she also stood by her during her Miss India days. No doubt about her talent, it’s in her genes and her family is extremely supportive of her.
Rochelle Maria Rao Education
The beauty with brain is extremely hardworking, ambitious and self dependent girl. She studied BSc. Electronic Media Degree from M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women (Chennai). After her graduation she moved to Mumbai to pursue her passion in modeling. She has also hosted various events and popular television shows.
Rochelle Maria Rao Personal Life
Rochelle Maria Rao is friendly in nature and an outgoing personality and thus she is loved by everyone. Rochelle Maria Rao height is 5 feet and 7 inches which is appropriate for a model. Rochelle Maria Rao weight is around 55 kgs which makes her look perfect in her modeling profession. Rochelle Maria Rao nationality is Indian and she has made the country proud winning many beauty pageants and titles. She always loved the glamour world and her family had always supported her to achieve her dreams. She is extremely close to her sister Paloma Rao as she stood by her throughout her journey.
Rochelle Maria Rao Career
She has done many modeling projects. Rochelle Maria Rao age was 24 when she won Miss India International in 2012. She also won three subtitles Miss Glamorous Diva, Miss Ramp Walk, and Miss Beautiful Body. Miss India Rochelle Maria Rao also represented India at Miss International 2012. Though, she didn’t win the title at the international pageant, but she ranked 9th among the 68 countries participating from across the world which is really commendable. She later went on to participate in Kingfisher Calendar girls and got selected among 12 finalists. Before she became Miss India, she was an anchor in Chennai only.
She also hosted the sixth edition of Indian Premier League in 2013 along with co-hosts Archana Vijaya, Gaurav Kapur, Sameer Kochhar and many aspiring stars. She did a tremendous job as an anchor and she gained immense fame and popularity as Ipl anchor Rochelle Maria Rao. As much as she is beautiful and glamorous, the southern beauty also loves to indulge in adventures. She participated in ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi season 5’ which was hosted by Rohit Shetty where she did some daredevil stunts but soon got eliminated. She was also seen in ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’, ‘Life Mein Pehli Baar’ and ‘Bigg Boss 9’. There is no news about Rochelle Maria Rao movies whether she wants to get into Bollywood industry or not, but fans are dying to see her on big screen.
Interesting facts of Rochelle Maria Rao
- She bagged the title Miss India International 2012.
- She was the 1st runner up in Pantaloons Femina Miss India South 2012.
- She is a brand ambassador of Smile Foundation an NGO which supports young children from underprivileged backgrounds.
- She was selected among top 12 models in Kingfisher Calendar girls.
- Before winning Miss India International she was model and an anchor in Chennai.
Rochelle Maria Rao Love Affairs
Keith Sequeira is a VJ model turned actor who appeared in the movie ‘Calendar Girls’ and he is Rochelle Maria Rao boyfriend. He also worked in many popular TV shows and is also seen in ‘Bigg Boss season 9’ along with Rochelle. Keith is much loved in Bigg Boss and people admire him due to his down to earth personality. Fans are eager to know about Rochelle Maria Rao marriage, but the duo have not confirmed about their plans. Fans will be excited to see Keith as Rochelle Maria Rao husband as they both look perfect together.
Rochelle Maria Rao Controversy
Rochelle has always kept her away from celebrity gossip. She was once detained for nearly 3 hours in Bangalore now Bengaluru airport for not switching off her mobile phone, later on things got resolved between the cabin crew members and Rochelle. This was all about the popular Indian Diva Rochelle Maria Rao. read next biography of star cricketer Yuvraj Singh wife Hazel Keech.