Patralekha Paul

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Patralekha Mishra Paul
Patralekha snapped attending the Lakme Fashion Week 2018.jpg
Patralekha at the Lakme Fashion Week 2018
Born (1990-02-20) 20 February 1990 (age 29)[1][2]
ResidenceMumbai, India
Other namesAnwita Paul[4]
Years active2014—present
Height1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Partner(s)Rajkummar Rao

Patralekha Mishra Paul (born 20 February 1990) is an Indian film actress.[5][6][7] Her father, a chartered accountant, wanted her to follow in his footsteps, but she was interested in acting.[8] She made her debut with director Hansal Mehta's Hindi film CityLights,[9][10] alongside Rajkummar Rao.[11][12]

Early Life[edit]

Patralekha was born in Shillong, Meghalaya, to a Chartered Accountant father and a housewife mother Papri Paul. In an interview, she stated that her grandmother was a poet. She has two siblings Parnalekha Mishra Paul and Agnish Paul. She went to a boarding school in Assam named The Assam Valley School and then graduated from Bishop Cotton Girls' School, Bengaluru. While studying in H.R. College of Commerce and Economics she did few commercials for Blackberry, and Tata Docomo, before getting a break in films.[1]


Patralekha made her film debut with a leading role in the drama CityLights, opposite Rajkummar Rao. Directed by Hansal Mehta, the film tells the story of a poor couple living in Rajasthan, who moves to Mumbai in search of livelihood.[4] Made on a low budget, the film became a commercial success[13] and earned her positive reviews from critics. Her next film, Love Games, was an urban-thriller directed by Vikram Bhatt and produced by Mukesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt.[2] The cast of the film included Patralekha, Gaurav Arora and Tara Alisha Berry. It was released on 8 April 2016 and received negative reviews, however her performance was better received.

Personal life[edit]

Patralekha is in a relationship with actor Rajkummar Rao.[14]


Year Movies Role Notes
2014 CityLights Rakhi Singh Screen Award for Best Female Debut
2016 Love Games Ramona Raichand
2018 Nanu Ki Jaanu Siddhi
2019 Where is My Kannadaka TBA

Television / Online Streaming[edit]

Year Title Character Network Notes
2017 Bose:Dead/Alive Nandani Alt Balaji
2019 Badnaam Gali Nayonika (Nayan) Zee5


Year Award(s) Category Work Result
2015 Star Screen Awards Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female CityLights Won


  1. ^ a b Vaibhavi V Risbood (20 February 2016). "Reports about my break-up with Rajkummar astonished me: Patralekha". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b Press Trust of India (28 March 2016). "Did not get many offers after 'CityLights': Patralekha". IBNLive. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Patralekha wants to act with everyone — from Meryl Streep to Ranbir Kapoor". Hindustan Times. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b Jaskiran Kapoor (16 May 2014). "Girl And the City". The Indian Express. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Why Rajkummar and Patralekha are tight-lipped about their relationship". The Times of India. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  6. ^ IANS (29 May 2014). "Newcomer Patralekha eyeing Hollywood". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  7. ^ Anand Vaishnav (28 May 2014). "CityLights Actress Patralekha Is Happy With Her Unconventional Debut". Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  8. ^ IANS (28 May 2014). "Vidya Balan my inspiration: Patralekha". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  9. ^ IANS (29 May 2014). "Newcomer Patralekha eyeing Hollywood". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  10. ^ Indo-Asian News Service (29 May 2014). "Patralekha Wants to go to Hollywood, Star With Streep, Roberts and Winslet". NDTV Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  11. ^ IANS (26 May 2014). "Patralekha has a clarity about what she's doing: Mahesh Bhatt". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  12. ^ Aanchal Tuli (11 May 2014). "Patralekha talks about memories of Delhi". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  13. ^ IANS (12 June 2014). "Patralekha dedicates 'Citylights' success to Mahesh Bhatt, Hansal Mehta". The Indian Express. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Bollywood celebs on a vacation".

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