Chitralekha hails from Hyderabad. Her mother tongue is Telugu. She is a TV anchor and Film and TV actress. She started her career with anchoring in Telugu TV channels. She is a popular, active and talented anchor and has hosted many TV shows.
Chitralekha has got popularity with the cookery show
Maa Oori Vanta
. This cookery show is being telecasted on MAA TV. She has done many episodes of this show. In this show the host goes to many places and tastes the different dishes prepared by participants in their home. Maa Oori Vanta is the only cookery show in Telugu which has crossed almost 2200 episodes.
Chitralekha has also hosted a number of film related functions such as movie launching functions, audio release function, film awards functions etc.
Chitralekha has acted in the Telugu serial Nanna. This serial was originally telecasted on Gemini TV. It was re-telecasted on MAA TV recently. This serial was directed by Muralikrishna Mudidhani and directed by Gunnam Gangaraju. In this serial Chitralekha has acted in the role of Nandini, hero’s sister character. This serial has won 4 Nandi awards for the year 2004 in different categories- Best TV Serial, Best Dialogue Writer, Best Child Artist and Best Supporting Actress.
Chitralekha has acted in supporting roles in some Telugu films like- Jr. NTR starrier Dammu,
starrier Madatha Kaja etc. She has acted in the lead role along with actor Anil in the film Mynavathi. This film is directed by Erram Venugopal.