Patralekha was born as Anwita Paul on 20 February 1990 in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. Her grandmother gave her name Patralekha which she uses as her stage name. During her school days, she was active in sports and used to participate in so many sports competitions like basketball, horse-riding, and swimming. Her parents wanted that she follows the footsteps of her father and become the Chartered Accountant but she always wanted to become an actress. She now became the well-known face of Bollywood film industry.
Patralekha Physical Appearance
She is a good-looking Indian girl who is approximately 5′ 5” tall and weighs around 52 kg. She is a fitness freak and goes to the gym regularly. She has black eyes and hair.
Family, Caste & Boyfriend
She belongs to a middle-class Bengali Kayastha family. She is Hindu by religion. Her father is a Chartered Accountant and her mother Papri Mishra Paul is a homemaker. She has a sister Parnalekha Mishra Paul and a brother Agnish Paul.
She is dating famous Indian actor Rajkummar Rao since 2014. They both worked together in her debut film CityLights that was released in 2014. They are considered to be one of the strongest as well as longstanding couples of the Bollywood film industry.
Patralekha did her schooling at The Assam Valley School, Balipara, Assam, and Bishop Cotton Girls’ School, Bengaluru, Karnataka. She did her further studies from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. After completing studies, she joined the Barry John Acting Studio in Mumbai to learn acting. She also started working as a model and walked the ramp for various fashion designers.
In 2014, she made her Bollywood debut with the film CityLights. She played the lead role of Rakhi Singh in this film and the film became commercially successful. For that film, she received the Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer-Female. Before getting this role, she worked in Baldev Raj Chopra’s production house, B.R. Films. In 2016, she got the lead role of Ramona Raichand in the film Love Games but the film received negative reviews from the audience.
In 2017, Patralekha played the role of Nandani in web TV miniseries Bose: Dead/Alive. In 2018, she got the lead role of Siddhi in the film Nanu Ki Jaanu but again the film received negative reviews from the audience.
- She is a trained in Bharatanatyam dance form.
- Vidya Balan is her all-time favourite actress and she considers her as her inspiration.
- Patralekha is an avid dog lover.
- She loves to eat Bengali food.
- She has a Mercedes-Benz car.