Chrisann Pereira is an Indian model, theatre artist, film actor, and street dancer. In April 2023, she was arrested by UAE Police for drug trafficking at Sharjah International Airport, UAE.
Chrisann Pereira was born on Tuesday, 15 October 1996 (age 26 years; as of 2022) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Libra. From 2014 to 2016, she pursued a Bachelor of Mass Communication and Media Studies at H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. In 2017, she did a one-year certificate course in acting at The Drama School, Mumbai.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Figure Measurements (approx.): 34-30-34
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Mark Pereira. Her mother, Premila Pereira, is a businesswoman. Her brother, Kevin Pereira, is a manager at the International Music, Universal Music Group.
She is in a relationship with the Indian actor Rudraksh Thakur.
In 2017, she performed in the Hindi theatre play ‘Three Women,’ written and directed by Isheeta Ganguly. Some of her other Hindi theatre plays are The Drum Roll, A Fistful of Rupees, and Innocence.
In 2019, she made her acting debut with the Hindi film ‘Batla House,’ in which she played the role of Nandita’s parlour friend.
In 2020, she appeared in another Hindi film ‘Sadak 2’ as Naina Das.
In 2019, she made her Hindi web series debut with MX Player’s series ‘Thinkistan’ in which she played the role of Kavita.
She appeared in the Amazon Mini TV series ‘Murder in Agonda’ in 2022.
Chrisann has appeared in a few Hindi music videos like “Haaye Pina Colada Blues” (2022) by Yash Narvekar and “Where The Winds Blow” (2023) by Sagar Varma.
She has worked as a model in various print shoots and photoshoots.
She has also appeared in TV commercials for various brands like Vivo, Truly Madly, Myntra, and H&M.
Arrested in Drug Trafficking Case
In April 2023, Chrisann was arrested by UAE Police in a drug trafficking case at Sharjah International Airport, UAE. Reportedly, she was working as a drug peddler for an international drug racket which was run by the Indian absconding gangster Ravi Rattesar. Soon after her arrest, she was taken to the Sharjah Central Jail and Indian Consulate was informed about the arrest. In an interview, while talking about her arrest, her brother Kevin said that Chrisann was a victim of drug trafficking. Her family further shared that Chrisann was scammed by a man named Ravi. Ravi first texted Chrisann’s mother that his talent agency wanted to cast Chrisann in an international web series. In an interview, while talking about the scam, her mother said,
After a series of meetings, an audition was locked for Chrisann in Dubai and the man took care of all the arrangements. Before Chrisann took her flight on April 1, she was called by the accused to meet at a coffee shop 10 minutes away from the Mumbai international airport. He handed over a trophy to her, perhaps mentioning that the said trophy is part of the script for the audition and will be required for the audition. Accordingly, she carried the trophy with her.”
Her mother further shared that when Chrisann reached Sharjah Airport, she tried contacting Ravi, but he did not pick the phone. In an interview, while talking about Chrisann’s arrest, her brother said,
We have already hired a local lawyer in Dubai which is going to cost us Rs 13 lakh. We still don’t know the official charges and if there are any fines. My family is preparing to mortgage our house since we read the fines could be anywhere between Rs. 20-40 lakhs. It’s been more than 13 days and we haven’t been able to sleep, eat or rest worried sick about her while the fraudsters are roaming free.”
She was released from Sharjah jail on 27 April 2023. In the drug-smuggling case, the actress was allegedly framed by a baker named Anthony Paul and his associate Rajesh Babhote alias Ravi. A metropolitan magistrate court in Mumbai remanded Anthony Paul and his associate Rajesh Babhote alias Ravi to police custody on 27 April 2023. Apart from Chrisann Pereira, they also framed four others into becoming drug mules. Police alleged that Anthony Paul planted marijuana and opium in parcels given to the five people, including the actor, to settle personal scores. Anthony Paul allegedly sent Chrisann to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for an audition, and she was given a trophy filled with ganja (marijuana); she was told it was part of the audition prop. During the Covid-19 lockdown, the police reported that Chrisann’s mother’s pet dog barked at Anthony Paul and tried to bite him due to which he became angry and tried to beat the dog with a chair, which Premila didn’t like and insulted him in front of others following which Paul decided to teach them a lesson, and he later framed the actor in the drug-smuggling case.
- In her leisure time, she loves to travel, dance, and write poetries.
- She is a trained dancer and has performed at various stage shows. She has also organised various dance workshops.
- She once cut her long hair to support a cancer patient welfare organisation named Cope with Cancer.
- She is an avid animal lover and owns a pet dog named Fluffy.