Biography Bigg Boss Contestant Rochelle Rao

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Rochelle Maria Rao is a model turned television anchor. She was born on November 25, 1988 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She has won the Femina Miss India International 2012 crown by the outgoing titleholder Ankita Shorey. She has hosted season six of the Indian Premier League(IPL) in 2013 and was also seen in many reality shows. She is currently seen in Bigg Boss season 9 which airs on Colors.

Personal Profile Details

Name : Rochelle Maria Rao

Born on : November 25, 1988

Birth place : Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Age : 26 years

Height : 5’7″

Weight : 55kgs

Sister : Paloma Rao

College : M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Woman

Boyfriend : Keith Sequeria

Titles : Femina Miss India

Nationality : Indian

Occupation : Model, TV Anchor, cricket IPL 2013 TV Presenter, Actor

Current Show : Bigg Boss 9

In Bigg Boss 9

Rochelle Maria Rao is seen in the reality show Bigg Boss Nau with the new theme Double Trouble. She has been paired with Prince Narula in the show which is hosted by Salman Khan and has started from October 11.

Boyfriend/Marriage

According to the reports television anchor Rochelle is dating VJ turned actor Keith Sequeria. Keith and Rochelle were spotted together while promoting ‘Calendar Girls’ and they looked like a much-in-love couple.

Rochelle Femina Miss India

Rochelle Rao has competed in the fifth Pantaloons Femina Miss India South pageant in January 2012 where she was first runner up. Later, she participated at Femina Miss India and emerged as the Femina Miss India International 2012 winner. She represented India at Miss International 2012 pageant held in October 2012.

Family/Personal Life

Rochelle Rao was born to Dr.Nicolas V Rao and Wendy Rao. Her family also consists of twin brothers (late) Noel Rohn Rao and Fritz David Rao, sister Paloma Rao. Her father is an advocate of natural healing and a medical consultant on herbal extracts. He is also a keen photographer who has taught photography at Chennai University.

Her brother Noel Rohn Rao was a Squad Leader in the United States Maintenance Platoon, Delta Company, 3d Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment. Noel died in service on Mar 27, 2006 and he is survived by his wife Laura, son Brandon and daughter Mia. David, is Noel’s twin brother who lives with his family in Tamil Nadu. He is married to Karina and has a young daughter called Nicole. Her sister Paloma Rao is a well known Chennai based TV video jockey, actor, host. Rochelle mentions her sister as her mentor and inspiration.

Career/Education

Rochelle Rao was a model and anchor in Chennai. She holds a BSc. Electronic Media Degree from M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women (Chennai). She later turned host for season six of the Indian Premier League. She is currently living in Mumbai, she has anchored various events and TV shows in the country and is soon to debut as a Bollywood actress. 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.

Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa

Rochelle Maria Rao was seen as wildcard contestants on ‘Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa’.

In Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi season 5

The popular Indian Premier League (IPL) host, Rochelle Maria Rao was seen as one of the contestants of the show but soon got eliminated.

Reality Shows

Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa
Khatron Ke Khiladi season 5
Bigg Boss 9