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Priya Ahuja (Actress) Age, Bio, Height, Career and more!



Priya Ahuja

Famously known for her character as Rita Reporter in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, this actress has charisma of her own. Other than this, she is known to be a part of many famous Indian TV shows such as CID (1998), The Stoneman Murders (2009), Desires of the Heart (2013) and many more.

Some Quick Facts about Priya Ahuja

NamePriya Ahuja
Age38 years (as of 2023)
Birthdate16 October, 1984
BirthplaceNew Delhi, India
HobbiesScuba diving, travelling, reading
Educational QualificationKendriya Vidyalaya Gole Market, Delhi (Highschool)
J D Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi
(Graduation in Fashion Designing)
Marital StatusMarried to Malav Suresh Rajda
Net Worth6-7 Crores (as of 2023)
Father’s NameNot known
Mother’s NameSumedha Ahuja
Sibling’s NameNot known

Early life and Education

Priya Ahuja was born on 16th October 1984. She completed high school at Kendriya Vidyalaya Gole Market, Delhi and graduated in Fashion Design from J D Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi. Later on, she shifted to Mumbai, Maharashtra to make her career in acting.

Her mother’s name is Sumedha Ahuja and her father name is unknown. She is married to Malav Suresh Rajda who was the former director of Taarak Mehta Ooltah Chashmah, the same show in which Priya acted as Rita’s Reporter. He also has a son named Ardaas Rajda.

Physical Features

Height1.68m (5’6″)
Weight52 kg
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown

Some Interesting Facts about Priya Ahuja

  • She became famous as a Rita Reporter from Kal Tak in Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah and was a part of it for over 14 years.
  • She married the former director of TMKOC, Malav Suresh Rajda.
  • Priya and her husband remarried after 10 years of marriage.
  • She is a fitness enthusiast and goes to the gym almost every day.
  • During their free time, she enjoys her time in swimming, scuba diving, reading and traveling to new places.
  • Priya loves animals and has two pet dogs named Candy and Oreo. She also has a pet fish in her home.
  • Priya is a nature lover and has over 130 plants in her home.
  • In 2023, she won the Best Celebrity Content Creator award by IIFTA.


Priya Ahuja is an Indian actress who has appeared in many Indian TV serials. She grew up in Delhi and moved to Mumbai to pursue an acting career. After finishing her studies, she did some corporate jobs. She always had an interest in the TV industry so she auditioned for some TV shows and ads in Mumbai and eventually landed a role in a TV series on DD National. Unfortunately, her parents were against this and brought her back to Delhi. To continue her dreams, she left home and went back to Mumbai. She didn’t have much money so she stayed at a friend’s place and slept in a kitchen because she didn’t have her apartment.

In 2008, she made her acting debut with the Hindi TV serial, ‘Hamari Betiyoon ka Vivah’ in which she played the role of Sanjana Malhotra. It was aired on Zee TV. In the same year, she appeared in the famous TV serial, ‘Taarak Mehta Ooltah Chashmah’ which is airing now in Sab TV where she played the role of Rita Reporter from Kal Tak. She became immensely popular and known in almost every household in India. She played the character for 14 years until she left in 2022.

Some of her other TV serials are ‘Chhajje Chhajje Ka Pyaar’ (2011), ‘Shubh Vivah’ (2012), ‘Ghum Hai Kisike Pyaar Mein’ (2020) etc. She also appeared in Sony TV drama shows ‘CID’ (2008) and ‘Adalat’ (2012). She has been featured on the covers of many Magazines like Perfect Women, Aadar, Glamverse and L’utopia were somw of the magazines where she was featured.

Priya Ahuja on a trip with her family

Some of her Hindi films were ‘Accident on the Hill Road’ (2010) and ‘Desires of the Heart’ (2013). She has also promoted some brands on her Instagram such as My Fitness and Mond’Sub. She also started her YouTube channel named ‘Thenewbornmommy’ (Click Here) where she talks about her lifestyle and her relationship with her son.

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Awards and Achievements

  • 2023: Perfect Women Awards.
  • 2023: Best Celebrity Content Creator by IIFTA.
  • 2023: Inspiring Mom of the year.

Personal Life

Priya always prioritizes her mental and physical health the most. She always goes to a gym to maintain her fitness. She loves animals and has two pet dogs named Candy and Oreo. She also has a pet fish in her home. During their free time, she enjoys her time in swimming, scuba diving, reading and traveling to new places. Priya loves nature and has around 130 plants at her home.

 Malav Rajda is the husband of Priya Ahuja who was also the former director of TMKOC. Priya and Malav became close during the show’s production and decided to make their relationship official by marrying on 19th November 2011. They gave birth to their only son, Ardaas Rajda on 27th November 2019. Priya and her husband remarried after 10 years of marriage to celebrate their undying love and togetherness.

Why Priya Ahuja left TMKOC?

Priya’s husband, Malav Rajda was a part of Taarak Mehta Ooltah Chashmah for 14 years along with her. He left the show the previous year on 15th December after completing his last episode. While there have been rumors of Malav quitting the show due to differences with the producers of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, the director has clarified that his decision to leave the show is purely because he wants to “get out of his comfort zone” and “grow creatively.”

Although Priya never left the show, the makers never called her back and was removed because she was Malav’s wife. After not coming for three months, they argued and she left the show. Priya also shared that while she was in the show, she was treated unfairly. Priya remembered the time she got angry when the producer of the show, Asit Kumar Modi made a very sexist comment about her. She said, “Asit bhai has told me this many times, Malav is working so why do you have to worry? You should enjoy your life like a queen.”

Net Worth and Salary

Priya Ahuja’s net worth is estimated at Rs. 6-7 Crores (as of 2023). She has accumulated this wealth through her successful career in acting in TV commercials and photoshoots.


Who is the husband of Priya Ahuja?

Priya Ahuja married former TMKOC director, Malav Suresh Rajda in 2011.

Why Priya leaves TMKOC?

She mentioned in one of her interviews that she was removed after her husband left the show. She said, “They removed me just because I am Malav’s wife.”

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