Pictures, Profile, Family and Career of Rochelle Rao

Rochelle Maria Rao is a Model, Actor, TV Host and Director. Rochelle Rao is the winner of Femina Miss India International 2012. Rochelle has been an anchor for IPL and has been a part of Bigg Boss.

  1. Career of Rochelle Rao
  2. Pictures of Rochelle Rao
  3. Rochelle Maria Rao’s Family
  4. Rochelle Maria Rao’s Profile



Rochelle Rao: TV Host, Model, Actress, Bigg Boss

Rochelle Rao in Bigg Boss 9

Rochelle Rao and Keith Sequeira in Bigg Boss

  • Rochelle Rao was a contestant in Bigg Boss 9. Bigg Boss is the Indian version of the popular international reality show, Big Brother.
  • Rochelle Rao’s boyfriend, Keith Sequeira, too was a participant in Bigg Boss.
  • Rochelle Rao on Keith Sequira first met in 2014, when they were both flying to Bangkok for different shows. This meeting led to friendship. Its only in mid-2015 that Keith and Rochelle took their friendship to the next level. According to Rochelle, she was the one who courted Keith with gifts.
  • Keith Sequeira studied Fashion in London. He is a model and actor.


Rochelle Rao and Boyfriend Keith Sequeira, in Bigg Boss


Rochelle Rao as dance contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

  • Rochele Rao is a celebrity participant of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 6; which is one of India’s most popular television dance reality show.
  • In Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, famous personalities dance with professional partners. It is the Indian version of BBC One’s “Strictly Come Dancing” (UK) and ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” (USA).
  • The 3 judges of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 6 are Karan Johar (catch phrase “Badtameez Performance”), Madhuri Dixit (“Maar Dala”) and Remo D’Souza (“This is Super Hit”). Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa airs every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00pm on Colors TV Channel.


Photos of Rochelle Rao as TV Host for IPL 2013 (IPL 6)

IPL 2013 TV Anchor, Rochelle Rao with co-host Gaurav Kapoor.

IPL 6 T20 TV host, Rochele Maria Rao, making a promotional video for the Extra Innings show.


Rochelle Rao at IPL 5 with Miss India, Vanya Mishra, and TV actor, Rohit Roy.

IPL 6 Sony TV show anchors, Rochelle Rao, Karishma Kotak, Gaurav Kapur and Samir Kochhar.

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Rochelle Rao was a very popular and successful IPL 2013 TV host. Previously she was well known in Tamil Nadu; but her success as an IPL anchor has made her an all India celebrity.

Rochelle Maria Rao brought confidence, enthusiasm and glamour to IPL 6 “Extra Innings”. She comes across as a natural host who was comfortable interviewing even the biggest international cricketers.


Pictures of Rochelle Maria Rao

Photos of Rochelle Maria Rao in Traditional Indian Saree

Miss India International 2012, Rochelle and friends in a sareeRochele Rao in a beautiful traditional Indian sari


Miss India 2012 and IPL 6 TV host, Rochelle Maria Rao modelling in a Sari.IPL 2013 TV host and MIss India winner, Rochele Maria Rao modelling in an Indian bridal "Ghagra Choli".


Picture of Miss India Rochelle in a traditional Indian Ghagra Choli2012 Miss India International Rochele walking the ramp in a traditional sari

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Photos of Miss India Rochelle Rao in Swimwear on the Beach

Miss India International, Rochelle Rao, in swim wear on the beachFemina Miss India 2012 in swim suit on the beach


Rochelle Rao, Miss India 2012, in swimwear on the beachRochelle Rao, Femina Miss India 2012, in swim suit in the water

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Rochelle Rao’s Family – Father, Mother, Brothers, Sister

Rochelle Maria Rao’s immediate family consists of

  1. (Late) Noel Rohn Rao (twin brother; he was a decorated US Soldier who died in 2006)
  2. Fritz David Rao (twin brother)
  3. Paloma Rao (sister; celebrity, actor, radio jockey and TV presenter)
  4. Dr Nicolas V Rao (father)
  5. Wendy Rao (mother)

Rochelle Rao with her Parents, Sister and Brother.

1] Rochelle Rao’s (Late) Brother Noel Rohn Rao

Miss India winner Rochelle Rao's late brother Noel Rohn RaoMiss India 2012 winner Rochelle Rao's late brother Noel Rohn Rao

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Noel Rohn Rao was a Squad Leader in the United States Maintenance Platoon, Delta Company, 3d Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment. During his 5 years of service, Noel received 11 medals from the US Armed forces. Noel Rao was the first foreign person to become an United States citizen under a new military rule. Noel did multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan where he was recognized as soldier of the month, soldier of the quarter and soldier of the year by the US Army. Noel died in Afghanistan on Mar 27, 2006 and he is survived by his wife Laura, son Brandon and daughter Mia.



Noel Rao graduated from Loyola College, Chennai in 2000 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He was a model and was crowned Mr Madras.He joined active duty with the US armed forces in August, 2001. He went to the US and joined the US armed forces because he wanted to fly and was unable to do this in India.

Staff Stg. Noel Rohn Rao is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, U.S.A.


2] Rochelle Rao’s Brother Fritz David Rao

Miss India Rochelle Rao, brother Fritz David Rao and sister Paloma RaoMiss India 2012 Rochelle Rao with brother Fritz David Rao & sister Paloma Rao

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Rochelle Rao’s 38 year old brother, David, is Noel’s twin. For many years he lived abroad, but now lives with his family in Tamil Nadu. He is married to Karina and has a young daughter (Nicole). David Rao works for Accenture.


3] Rochelle Rao’s Sister Paloma Rao

Picture of Paloma Rao in a Salwar Kameez. Rochelle Rao's sister is a Chennai based Radio/TV presenter, actress and model.

Rochelle Rao modelling with sister, Paloma Rao, Both Rochelle and Paloma are models and TV presenters.


Miss India Rochelle Maria Rao and her sister Paloma RaoPicture of a young Miss India Rochelle Rao and sister Paloma Rao


VJ, Actor Paloma Rao She is the sister of Rochelle Maria Rao, 2012 Miss India International Sisters Rochelle Rao and Paloma Rao.

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Paloma Rao is a well known Chennai based Radio Jockey (104.8 FM, Chennai Live), TV Video jockey, Actor, Writer, TV Host and Model. Before Rochelle got into modeling and won the Miss India contest, Paloma Rao was better know in the press than her sister.


4] Rochelle Rao’s Father – Dr Nicolas V Rao

Dr N V Rao is an advocate of natural healing and a medical consultant on herbal extracts. He is also a keen photographer who has taught photography at Chennai University.

Dr Nicholas V Rao’s mother is from Germany and his father is from Andhra Pradesh.

Miss India Rochelle Rao's parents Dr n V Rao & Wendy Rao2012 Miss India Rochelle Rao's father Dr N V Rao & mother Wendy Rao

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5] Rochele Rao’s Mother – Wendy Rao

Rochelle Rao’s Mother, Wendy Rao, is a great supporter of her daughter. She is also Rochel Rao’s unofficial biographer, ensuring that photos of Rochelle’s modeling shows are well documented.


Rochelle Rao’s Profile – Miss India, Model, TV Host, Actor

Rochelle Maria Rao is of Eurasian (mixed Asian and European) ancestry and this is reflected in her distinct facial features.
Rochelle Maria Rao was crowned 2012 Pantaloons Femina Miss India International in Mumbai on March 30, 2012. Prior to this, she was the First Runner Up of the Femina Miss India Miss South 2012 contest. She is also a model and TV presenter for IPL 6 (IPL 2013).

Rochelle Rao’s Age: 24

Rochelle Rao’s Height: 5′ 7″

Rochelle Rao’s Place of birth: Chennai

Rochelle Rao Lives In: Chennai

Rochelle Rao’s Vital Statistics: 32-23-26 (in inches)

Rochelle Rao’s Unique Facial Features: Rochelle Rao distinctive facial features are passed down from her mother, Mrs Wendy Rao, who is an Anglo Indian and her father, Dr Nicholas Rao, who is half German and half Telegu. Rochelle’s Paternal Grandmother is German.

Rochelle Rao at Miss International: Rochelle Maria Rao represented India at the Miss International 2012 Beauty Pageant. She finished in the Top 15. Here are pictures of Rochelle Rao at Miss International.

Rochelle Rao’s Profession: Model, TV Anchor, cricket IPL 2013 TV Presenter, Actor

Rochele Rao’s Relationship Status: Single

Rochelle’s College: M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Woman

Rochelle’s Interests: Rochel Rao loves nature, meeting new people, experimenting with new cuisines, doing social work, music, reading and traveling

Rochelle Maria Rao Miscellaneous Information: Rochelle Maria Rao’s likes Hollywood actor Johnny Depp.







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