Rakul Preet Singh is an Indian film actress who appears mostly in South Indian and Bollywood films.
Rakul did her schooling from Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan. She has been an active golf player and played nationals. Rakul was a student of Mathematics at Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, and had been engaged in modeling for more than two years prior to entering the Miss India contest in 2011. Apart from the Miss India Poll, Rakul won four subtitles at the pageant including Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face, Femina Miss Talented, Femina Miss Beautiful Smile and Femina Miss Beautiful Eyes.
Rakul made her film debut with the 2009 Kannada film, Gilli, a remake of Selvaraghavan's 7G Rainbow Colony. She stated that she signed up for her first film "with the aim to earn a little extra pocket money" and that she was unaware "how big south Indian films were". She won critical acclaim for her role in the film before returning to complete her degree and compete in the Miss India pageant. She returned to films in 2011, featuring opposite debutant Siddharth Rajkumar in Keratam, though critics noted that she "got very little screen time". The film was also made in Tamil simultaneously with the same cast but a different director as Yuvan. In 2012, she appeared in a supporting role in the Tamil film Thadaiyara Thaakka.
In 2014, Rakul debuted in Bollywood with Divya Kumar's directorial debut Yaariyan and in the Tamil film industry with Yennamo Yedho. She has been signed for four Telugu films, which are directed by Sriwaas, Nageshwara Reddy, Srinivas Reddy and Gopichand Malineni, respectively.