Chaithra Rai

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Born29th March
Coorg, Karnataka, India
EducationBachelor of Hotel Management
Known forRole as Vishaka in the soap opera Radha Kalyana
Spouse(s)Mr. Prasanna Shetty
  • Mr.B.D Vasu Rai (father)
  • Mrs. Gulabi Rai (mother)
  • Best Actress (Star Parivar award)
  • Zee telugu Best Debut (Zee Kutumbam Award)
  • Best Actress (Zee Kutumbam Award)

Chaithra Rai (born March 29th) is an Indian television actress. She is working for Telugu and Kannada industries. She is better known for her role as Vishaka in the soap opera Radha Kalyana[1][2] which premiered on Zee Kannada channel, in Kannada television industry. In Telugu Television industry she is well known for her role as Swapan in Ashta Chamma[3] Serial telecasted on Star Maa. Now she is well known for her dual role as Dharani & Sravani as twin sisters in the serial named Attarintulu Akka Chellulu[4][5][6] which is her currently working serial which telecasts on Zee Telugu.

Early life and education

Chaithra Rai was born to Mr.B.D Vasu Rai and Mrs. Gulabi Rai at Coorg, Karnataka. She is married to Engineer Mr. Prasanna Shetty.[7] She has one younger brother. Currently Chaithra Rai lives with her Husband in Mangalore, Karnataka. Chaithra`s Education Qualification is Bachelor of Hotel Management.


Chaithra rai[8] is now doing Telugu serial at Zee Telugu, Attarintulu Akka Chellulu[9] started on March 23rd 2019. Chaithra Rai began her career as an actress in Kannada television soap Kusumanjali as a supporting role. While working in Kusumanjali serial she got the offer working for another Kannada serial named Bombeyatavayya, airs on the Star Suvrana channel. The biggest breakthrough for her was with Radha Kalyana, hit Kannada serial, her role was as Vishaka, A negative role she was awarded as The Best Preyasi, Zee Kutumba Awards. She also worked for other Kannada serials which have been screened on different channels, Serial named Gejje Pooje in Zee Kannada, Nagamani & Pournami in Kasthuri TV and Yuggadi & Bannada Buguri in Udaya TV. After Successful hit of Radha Kalyana she got the opportunity for acting in Kannada criminal comedy film Jamboo Savari which received mixed reviews. Along working in Kannada industry she entered in Telugu industry in the year 2013, in super hit serial, Ashta Chamma which screened on Star Maa Tv. This was her 1st serial in Telugu and got a big breakthrough also. She was awarded for many categories in this Serial Ashta Chamma. She also worked in other Telugu TV Series named Ala Modalaindi & Okariki Okaru in Etv Telugu channel, Atto Attamma Kuthro in Gemini TV, Manasuna Manasai in Star Maa and That is Mahalakshmi in Zee Telugu.

Her Current project is Attarintulu Akka Chellulu,[9] started on March 23rd 2019, in which she is portraying the dual role as twin sisters, Sravani(Negative Role) & Dhanani (Clam & Innocent Role).



Year Titles Role Language Channel Notes
2009-2011 Kusumanjali Smitha Kannada Udaya TV Kannada Debut
2010-2011 Bombeyatavayya Sindhu Kannada Star Suvarna
2011-2015 Radha Kalyana Vishaka Kannada Zee Kannada · Awarded Best Preyasi (Lover)
2011-2012 Gejje Pooje Amitha Kannada Zee Kannada
2012-2013 Bannada Buguri Meghana Kannada Udaya TV
2012 – 2013 Pournami Pournami Kannada Kasthuri TV
2013 Nagamani Kaveri Kannada Kasthuri TV
2015 Yuggadi Yuktha Kannada Udaya TV
2013 – 2017 Ashta Chamma Swapna Telugu Star Maa · Telugu Debut – Lead Role

· Award - Best Performance Negative Role

· Award - Best Daughter in Law

· Award - Best Couple

· Bullitera Best Actress for Star Maa

2014 – 2015 Ala Modalaindi Sindhu Telugu Etv Telugu
2015 – 2016 Atto Attamma Kuthro Anjali Telugu Gemini TV
2017 – 2018 That is Mahalakshmi Mahalakshmi Telugu Zee Telugu · Bullitera Best Actress for Zee Telugu
2017 – 2018 Okariki Okaru Nethra & Vasuki Telugu Etv Telugu
2018-2019 Manasuna Manasai Daksha Telugu Star Maa
2018 – 2019 Dance Jodi Dance Herself Telugu Zee Telugu · Runners Up (Reality Show)
2019 Zee Heroes Herself Telugu Zee Telugu · Guest Appearance (Reality Show)
2019 – Present Attarintlo Akka Chellelu Sravani &


Telugu Zee Telugu · Dual Role

· Award - Best Chemistry Couple


Year Title Role Language Notes
2011 Jaladigere Mahathme Not Known Kannada · Short film
2014 Jamboo Savari Pinky Kannada · Debut Kannada Film


Year Awards Category work Result
2014 Zee Kutumba Best Preyasi Radha Kalyana Won
2015 Star Parivar award Best Negative role Ashta Chamma Won
2016 Star Parivar award Star Parivar award Best Couple Won
Best Actress Nominated
2016 VB E - Bullithera Award VB Entertinment Best Actress for Star Maa Won
2017 Star Parivar award Star Parivar Best Daughter in law Ashta Chamma Won
Best Actress Nominated
2018 Zee Kutumbam Award Zee telugu Best Debut That Is Mahalakshmi won
2019 VB E - Bullithera Award VB Entertinement Best Heroine for Zee telugu That is mahalakshmi Won
Zee Kutumbam Award Best Chemistry Couple Attarintlo Akka Chellelu Won
Best Actress Nominated


  1. "Radha Kalyana serial actress who entered into married life is now a heroine in Telugu!". Vijaya Karnataka (in ಕನ್ನಡ). Retrieved May 6, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "Radha Kalyana starring actress has won many years without acting in Kannada! Where is it now?". Vijaya Karnataka (in ಕನ್ನಡ).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Ashta Chamma Telugu Television Daily Soap Opera Videos". nettv4u.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Chaitra Rai wishes co-star Akarsh Byramudi on Rose Day with an adorable post - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved Feb 7, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. Veronica, D. Shreya (2019-04-02). "Television is the place to be!". Retrieved April 2, 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "'Akka Chellellu' all set for its premiere today - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved March 25, 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Chaitra Rai and hubby Prasanna Shetty's latest pictures from their Maldives Diaries give us major vacation goals". The Times of India. 2019-11-11. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  8. "Wow Wednesday: Get Rid Of The Midweek Lockdown Blues With Chaithra Rai's Wise Words". Zee Telugu. 2020-05-20. Retrieved May 20, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Attarintulu Akka Chellulu Serial, on Zee Telugu and Zee Telugu HD". IndianTelevision. Retrieved March 24, 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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