Raashi Khanna who has been consistently reigning in the hearts of the audience with a diverse range of performances across Tamil and Telugu film industries has recently paved her way into Bollywood with an intriguing lineup. The gorgeous actress is currently running around the clock hopping from one project to another. While it might get difficult for us to catch up with her updates, fear not, the actress ensures to keep her fans and followers updated with regular insights through her social media.
Juggling promotions and shoots simultaneously, Raashii took to her social media and revealed a sneak-peek into BTS of her tiring yet exciting schedule. The actress posted a picture and quoted, “no concept of day or night. Erratic timings Erratic life. But anything for the magic of cinema”.
Well, that’s not it, Raashi recently engaged in light-hearted leg-pulling and posted a picture of co-star Naga Chaitanya on his phone, calling it a rare sight. The actress shared the BTS picture on her Instagram story with a few other members of the team for her upcoming Telegu film ‘Thank you. It was a throwback picture as she had wrapped for the film along with her co-star Naga Chaitanya last year. The film is directed by Vikram Kumar.
Raashii who has been rigorously working across the country for her multiple projects is all set to make her Bollywood debut as well. The actress will be seen in Dharma Production’s Yodha for which she wrapped her schedule last month in March.
The actress is also shooting for her upcoming regional film ‘Sardaar’ at present and has recently shot a song for the film.
Raashi Khanna (born 30 November 1990) is an Indian actress and playback singer who predominantly works in Telugu and Tamil language film industries. She made her acting debut in a supporting role with the Hindi film Madras Cafe (2013) and subsequently made her debut as a female lead in Telugu with Oohalu Gusagusalade (2014), in Tamil with Imaikkaa Nodigal (2018) and in Malayalam with Villain (2017).
She appeared in many commercially successful films like Bengal Tiger (2015), Supreme (2016), Jai Lava Kusa (2017), Tholi Prema (2018), Imaikkaa Nodigal (2018), Venky Mama (2019), Prati Roju Pandage (2019), Aranmanai 3 (2021) and established herself as one of the leading actresses in Telugu and Tamil cinema. Khanna started her career as a playback singer with the film Joru (2014) and went on to sing for several other films.
Debut and rise in Telugu cinema (2013–2015)
Khanna made her on-screen debut with a supporting role in the 2013 Hindi political spy thriller film Madras Cafe directed by Shoojit Sircar, where she played the role of Ruby Singh, the wife of an Indian intelligence officer portrayed by John Abraham, who was also the producer. She had to undergo acting workshops before taking up the role.
The film—particularly the story and direction—impressed most Indian critics. Reviewing the film, Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV stated that Khanna “makes an impact in a brief but significant appearance”. Madras Cafe was a box-office hit grossing more than ₹100 crores.
Impressed with her performance in Madras Cafe, actor Srinivas Avasarala approached her for the female lead role in his directorial debut Oohalu Gusagusalade, which also featured himself and Naga Shaurya in the lead roles, which she signed in late October 2013 after considering many other south films, adding that the scope of performing made her sign the film.
Khanna initially felt that it would be more of a dancing role with little scope for acting when approached for narration, but found her character practically in every scene in the film. She called her character Prabhavati as a grey, stubborn, arrogant girl but in a lovable way, which she claimed to be very different from what she was in real life except for the fact that she hails from Delhi.
Khanna confirmed in early April 2014 that she appeared in a small role in the Telugu film Manam,which had its theatrical release before Oohalu Gusagusalade. Oohalu Gusagusalade opened to positive reviews from critics and Khanna received praise for her work. Sangeetha Devi Dundoo of The Hindu called her an “actor with potential”, while Hemanth Kumar of The Times of India stated that she gave a “commendable” performance which helped the movie to some extent. The film was a commercial success at the box office.