An Indian model known for her works on television & advertising, and 2003’s ‘Woman of the Year’ honorary, along with several showstoppers like
, on the auspicious occasion of International Women’s Day. Rhea Pillai is the face of the modeling future as we know it. Having bagged roles in films like 2006 hit ‘Corporate,’ and an active instructor of The Art of Living Foundation, it is a well-proven fact that her talents lie outside the fashion universe that she belongs to currently. Born in 1965 to Raymond Pillai & Dhurreshwar Dhanrajgir, a doctor and a Bahadur of Hyderabad, Rhea is an epitome of subtlety & sobriety to thousands of women living out there, all in dire need of a role model to look up to, all across the country.
Be it her interviews on marriage, bondage & female feticide, or her maturity that sparked up after two failed marriages, this lady has proved that she isn’t afraid to commit mistakes. Rather, they allow her to gain experience & find ways of how to not commit the same mistakes she did earlier. In what seemed a whirlwind romance to the industry of Bollywood, Pillai met
at a page 3 party, became intimately involved, and both were married to each other soon after. The romance eventually fizzled out with the couple parting ways in a few years, and a divorce was finalized in 2002.
Till this day, it is claimed that the two are still good friends. After details of the settlement of who gets what after the divorce got published in the tabloid MiD-Day, a renowned newspaper, The Telegraph hit out at Pillai due to her alleged materialism, & her inappropriate conduct with her husband. The model sought comfort in the arms of India’s most acclaimed tennis sensation
, and the lovers went on to tie the knot in 2005.
Things went downhill as the couple found happiness in their newly-born daughter Aiyana, with Pillai filing a case of domestic violence against Paes & his father in 2014. When details of the incident surfaced, it was found that Paes evicted his partner out of their home in Mumbai after she returned home very late from a party held earlier that night. The couple now fights for custody of their only daughter. In an age such as ours, a celebrity like Rhea Pillai is hard to come by, who showcases her bright as well as vulnerable side to the society. Leading by example, she will be an inspiration for young girls in the years to come.
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