Chaya Singh (born 16 May 1981 in Bangalore) is an Indian actress. She started her acting career in Kannada films and has worked in Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Telugu and Oriya films. She has a reputation of being very selective in her roles.
Chaya Singh parents had migrated from Uttar Pradesh to Karnataka before her birth. She belongs to a Rajput family. Chaya Singh grew up in Bangalore. She did her schooling at Lourdes School, Bangalore and studied for her Plus Two there.
Chaya Singh first film role was in Munnudi. She went to do more films in Kannada including Haseena which was directed by Girish Kasaravalli, Thuntata, which was a success, Dinesh Babu’s Chitte and Sai Prakash’s Rowdy Aliya.
After having few chances in the Kannada industry she migrated to Tamil movies. Chaya Singh most famous movie is Thiruda Thirudi in Tamil which has the popular song Manmadharasa. Chaya Singh also acted in its Kannada remake Sakha Sakhi,which unlike the original was not successful. Chaya Singh later acted in little known films Kavithai and Jaisurya and did item numbers in Arul and Thirupaachi, though she stated that she dislikes doing them. She returned to Tamil with Vallamai Tharayo and then starred in the supernatural thriller Anandhapurathu Veedu.
Chaya Singh has done supporting roles in Kannada TV shows such as E-TV’s Sarojini and Prema Kathegalu. She has acted in Tamil serial Nagamma, airing on Sun TV. Chaya Singh was a judge in the show Kuniyonu Bara on a Kannada television channel.
16 May 1981