Rhea Pillai – Biography, Personal Life and Social Media Presence

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  1. Introduction
  2. Rhea Pillai Personal Life
  3. Rhea Pillai Social Media Presence



Modeling in India is an industry filled with struggle. Very few Indian Models received international fame in contrast to models from other countries. Although exceptions exist everywhere, one such exception is Rhea Pillai, a popular Indian Model. Let’s take a look at her life from the start. 


Rhea Pillai Personal Life

Rhea Pillai is an Indian model who predominantly worked in television and advertisements. Rhea Pillai was born in 1965 to Raymond Pillai and Durr-e-shahwar Dhanrajgir. Her father has a mixed heritage, and her mother was the daughter of Maharaja Narsinghraj Dhanrajgir Gyan Bahadur, a nobleman of Hyderabad state. She is the great-granddaughter of the first Indian female director, Fatima Begum. Her grandmother zubeida acted in the first sound film Alam Ara. 

She got married to a US citizen Micahel Vaz in 1984, but separated from Vaz in 1988 and got divorced in 1994. Pillai married Bollywood Sanjay Dutt in 1998, but the separated and finalized their divorce in 2008. They remained close friends even after separation. Pillai also maintained a live-in relationship with tennis player Leander Paes in 2005. They have a daughter Aiyana together. 

Rhea Pillai was awarded the “Women of the Year” title in 2003 along with Raveena Tondon, Ritu Beri, Anoushka Shankar on International Women’s Day for social service.


Rhea Pillai Social Media Presence

Rhea Pillai Instagram is rhea100; she posts about yoga, meditation, and her personal life on the platform. You should surely follow her if you are a yoga lover.

Check out her Instagram account here.

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