Rita Ora – British singer and actor
Rita Ora’s real name is Rita Sahatçiu. The unusual last name comes from celebrity’s Balkan heritage. Rita was born on 26 November 1990 in Pristina, Yugoslavia. The artist can’t remember her life there since due to political reasons, her parents immigrated to the UK in 1991. Rita has a brother and a sister. Her mom is a psychiatrist, and her dad is a financial manager of a local pub. Rita Ora began her singing career as a back vocalist for some of the bands performing at her father’s pub.
Rita showed her singing talent very early. Her parents tried hard to support it. The young woman studied at St Matthias Primary School and attended Sylvia Young Theatre School. Even though Ora has been singing since early childhood, officially her career began in 2008. She performed as a back vocalist for Craig David’s “Awkward” and Tinchy Stryder’s "Where's Your Love". She also helped James Morrison work on his album, Songs for You, Truths for Me.
In 2004, Rita landed a secondary role in the movie Spivs.