Chaitra Hallikeri or Chythra Hallikeri is an Indian model, actress, and producer, who predominantly works in the South Indian entertainment industry.
Chaitra Hallikeri was born on 2 November. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio. She attended Vijaya High School, Bengaluru. She spent his childhood in Hubballi and Bengaluru.
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her mother’s name is Shashikala Hallikeri. She has a younger sister Nikhila Hallikeri.
Chaitra Hallikeri with her family
Husband & Children
On 15 December 2006, she got married to Balaji Pothraj, a businessman. Balaji filed an application in the family court for divorce in March 2021, alleging that his wife was harassing him.
Chaitra Hallikeri’s husband, Balaji Pothraj
She has two children. One of them is a daughter.
Chaitra Hallikeri with her daughter
She ventured into the entertainment industry as a model.
An old picture of Chaitra Hallikeri taken at the beginning of her modelling career
Later, she enrolled herself in the Gladrags modelling agency. In March 2015, he participated in a beauty contest by Gladrags Magazine in which she won the title of ‘Most Beautiful.’
Chaitra Hallikeri walking the ramp at JW Marriott, Pune, during a Gladrags beauty competition in 2015
In the 2003 Tamil drama film ‘Well Done,’ she played the protagonist ‘Thamarai,’ a modern girl who likes teasing men with her four friends. In the same year, she appeared in the Kannada comedy-drama film Khushi.
A poster of the Kannada film Khushi
In the 2004 Kannada film Gowdru, Chaitra played the role of Kaveri. Other Kannada films in which she has appeared include Gunna (2005) and Shishya (2006). After appearing in the 2006 Kannada film Shishya, she took a hiatus from the entertainment industry to raise a family.
Chaitra Hallikeri featured in the poster of the film Shishya (2006)
Television and OTT
After her hiatus, Chaitra returned to the entertainment industry in 2016 when she became the host of the popular cookery show Star Saviruchi, which was telecast on Colors Kannada.
Chaitra Hallikeri hosting Star Saviruchi
In 2022, he appeared as a contestant on the show Bigg Boss OTT Kannada.
Chaitra Hallikeri in Bigg Boss OTT Kannada
After her marriage in 2006, she became a director of the now defunct companies B. G. C. International, B. G. C. Properties, B. G. C. Tab Motels, and B. G. C. Developers Pvt Ltd, her husband’s companies. In 2019, she established TIME kids preschool in Rajajinagar, Bangalore. However, in 2021, she announced her intentions to sell the preschool on her Facebook account. In 2022, she started working as a makeup artist in Bangalore. She runs an Instagram page titled ‘Get Gorgeous with Chythrra,’ where she takes bookings and regularly posts pictures of her work.
Chaitra Hallikeri working as a makeup artist
FIR Against Father-in-law and Husband (2022)
In May 2022, she lodged an FIR against her father-in-law, MK Potaraju, and husband, Balaji Pothraj, with Jayalakshmipuram police in Mysore after accusing them of misusing her bank account in South Indian Bank. Her complaint stated that the duo had taken a gold loan on her account without her knowledge. Furthermore, the Branch manager of the bank had also conspired with the accused. The police booked the duo under IPC Sections 468, 406, 409, 420, 506, and 34. In the aftermath of her complaint, she also alleged that she was receiving life threats from her father-in-law and husband. Previously, in 2021, after Balaji Pothraj filed for a divorce from her, she registered an FIR against him for domestic violence. In June 2022, the Karnataka High Court stayed the FIR after senior advocate MS Shyam Sundar, appearing for Pothraj and his father, argued that Chaitra lodged a false complaint when Balaji Pothraj filed a divorce case against her.
- Her first name is also spelt as Chythrra. After her marriage, she changed her name to Chytra Balaji Pothraj Chytra Pothraj.
- In 2022, she participated in the running competition TCS World 10K Bengaluru, her first marathon.
Chaitra Hallikeri posing with her TCS World 10K Bengaluru medal