Rita Sahatçiu Ora was born on 26 November 1990 in Pristina, modern-day Kosovo. She is a British singer, songwriter, and actress.
In February 2012, she became famous after featuring on DJ Fresh’s single, “Hot Right Now”.
Ora’s debut studio album debuted at number one in the United Kingdom when it was released in August 2012.
She was named an Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo. Her second studio album titled Phoenix was released in November 2018.
She grew up in Notting Hill, in West London, and attended a performing arts school, Sylvia Young Theatre School. Her family relocated to London in 1991 after fleeing political persecution in their native country.
Rita honed her musical skills by performing at open mic sessions in London. She signed onto superstar rapper Jay Z’s Roc Nation label.
Rita Ora Parents: Vera Sahatçiu, Besnik Sahatçiu (Mother & Father)
Vera Sahatçiu and Besnik Sahatçiu are Rita Ora’s parents. Get to know more about them in their details below;
Vera Sahatçiu (née Bajraktari), is a psychiatrist. She is 56 years and lives in London.
In 2005 Vera was diagnosed with cancer but underwent a mastectomy to treat the ailment.
She became Vera, the face of a post-mastectomy swimwear range, in February 2019.
Rita’s father, Besnik Sahatçiu studied economics but chose to run a successful pub in North London. He is of Albanian origins; he fled with his young family from political persecution in Albania to England in 1991.
His father, Besim Sahatçiu, was a Kosovo film director.
Besnik’s surname Sahatçiu means “watchmaker” in Turkish.