On the occasion of Rhea Chakraborty’s birthday, here is a look at her MTV Teen Diva days


Model actress Rhea Chakraborty is now one year older. While making the news last year due to her relationship with Sushant Singh Rajput, the young actress has made her mark in films like Jalebi, Mere Dad Ki Maruti, Sonali Cable and Bank Chor. However, not many people know that before heading to Bollywood, she began her journey as a candidate for MTV Teen Diva.

Rhea came in second, with Apeksha Porwal winning the title. However, given her pretty face, chatty nature, and charming personality, she was chosen as the VJ by the channel. As the youngest VJ on MTV, she hosted shows like Pepsi MTV Wassup, Gone in 60 Seconds and Tic-Tac College Beat. In an interview a decade ago, Rhea had explained how she would take her books to her sets, while she was pursuing her studies simultaneously.

Today, as she celebrates her 29th birthday, here is a look back on her journey as “Teen Diva”, then as VJ MTV.

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Rhea loses an arm wrestling championship

rhea chakraborty Rhea Chakraborty trying to wrestle with fellow competitor Ruhi Singh. (Photo: Teendivaclips / YouTube screenshot)

As part of the icebreaker session between the young models, the team asked them to engage in an arm wrestling competition. Rhea Chakraborty, who was the first to take on Ruhhi Singh (also an actor now), she lost him in seconds. However, she was cold in the face of her loss and smiled at losing to a little Ruhi.

When Rhea was trained in table labels by her fellow competitors

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In one of Teen Diva’s tasks, a group of girls were trained in table etiquette by Pageant coach Ritika Ramtri, who in turn had to pass the learning on to the top three candidates. Rhea being one of them, her coaches struggled to fight each other. The actor was arrested for cutting spaghetti from his plate and even misusing the napkin. However, she impressed the judge and won the challenge.

When Ayushmann Khurrana and Jose said “I love you Rhea”

rhea chakraborty Rhea Chakraborty with Ayushmann and Jose in an episode of “Gone in 60 Seconds” (Photo: Youth TV, YouTube Screengrab)

Rhea Chakraborty hosted the popular show “Gone in 60 seconds”, and in one of the segments she was joined by Ayushmann Khurrana and Jose. In the video, the two had to say “I love you Rhea” in 25 different ways, emulating popular Bollywood stars.

Rhea hosts a show with VJ Bani

Rhea Chakraborty and VJ Bani hosted a series promoting “cool” public services for colleges. In this video, the two give their viewers a taste of the latest collection of college bags.

Have these videos made you nostalgic? Then share it with your friends! Also, happy birthday, Rhéa.

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