Rhea Pillai is known as an Indian model. She is most famous for her work in television and advertising. Pillai was born as the little girl of Raymond Pillai and his significant other Durr-e-shahwar Dhanrajgir. Both of her folks were of blended cultures. Her father, Raymond Pillai, was the child of a Malayalam-speaking Hindu father and an Anglo-Indian mother and he was raised as a Christian when it came to the family’s religion.
Pillai's mom, Durr-e-shahwar Dhanrajgir, was the little girl of Maharaja Narsinghraj Dhanrajgir Gyan Bahadur, a Hindu and one of the best aristocrats of Hyderabad state. He came from a group of Muslim royals and had acted in the first ever Indian film with sound, Alam Ara in 1931. Rhea Pillai is the daughter in law of famous Bollywood actor, Sunil Dutt, and Bollywood actress, the late Nargis Dutt. She has two sister-in-laws, Priya and Anju.
Rhea was honored as the "Woman of the Year", along with Raveena Tandon, Anoushka Shankar and Ritu Beri on International Women's Day for social service in 2003. She was praised for her excellent work at the Art of Living foundation. Rhea got a minor part in the Bollywood film 'Corporate' in 2006. Pillai became a spokesperson for many top brands in 2017.
Rhea was first hitched to Michael Pinto, the son of Anna Pinto, a past Miss India. She left Pinto not long after following a half year of marriage. She then went on to marry performer Sanjay Dutt in 1998. The marriage was a rocky one because of Dutt’s issues. He kept on having issues with medications and experienced bouts of sleep deprivation. He was imprisoned for during the scandalous Bombay Bomb Blast case in 1993 along with many other criminal accusations in India.
After leaving Dutt, Pillai found love again with Indian tennis player Leander Paes in 2005. She was hitched to Paes twice, once in 2005 and again in 2008. It was their decision to get hitched again because they felt that they kind fix what didn’t work for them in their previous marriage. The couple has a young lady named Aiyana. The marriage problems continued for Rhea as Paes was also involved in legal trouble. There was a charge against him and his father for domestic disturbance in 2014. Rhea refused to comment on the nature of the outburst because she wanted to keep attention away from the family.
Last Modified: Feb 7, 2020