Vishakha did her schooling from Abu Dhabi Indian School (ADIS) and Delhi Public School. She completed her graduation in business studies from Delhi University. She said that she wanted to be a teacher and did her post graduation in advertising and public relations.Her father is Jitendra singh. He has a company based out of London and Dubai. She also works as a part time venture capitalist in her father's company. She started modelling in 2007 and appeared in many television and print commercials. She made her feature film debut with a Telugu film Gnaapakam in 2008, which did not do well. After that, she starred in one Tamil, and two Kannada films, 'Antaraatma' and 'Housefull'. She made her Hindi film debut with Hum Se Jahan. However she got noticed in director Ashutosh Gowarikar's Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey for which she received a "Best Breakthrough Performance – Female" nomination from Stardust Awards in 2011. In 2012 Vishakha ventured into film production by co-producing Peddlers, a film directed by Vasan Bala. After three years she made a comeback to acting in Tamil films. Vishakha's second Tamil film Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya, which went onto become the first blockbuster of the Tamil film industry in that year. She signed on three Bollywood films that released in succession in 2013. Vishakha also made her Malayalam debut in director Rajesh Pillai's film Motorcycle Diaries. She returns to Telugu films with Rowdy Fellow, opposite Nara Rohit. She is a frequent figure on the Red Carpet at 6 the Cannes Film Festival and was part of the producers workshop at the Festival de Cannes in 2014. Vishakha has been invited to be on the jury of one of Rome's biggest film festivals for independent Italian and European filmmakers, Rome Independent Film Festival (RIFF) in May 2015. She is also one of the committee members of Srishti Madurai.
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