Rita Ora

Biography, Age, Net Worth, House, Cars, Husband, Parents, Children, Nationality, Movies & TV Shows

Rita Ora Basic Information

Stage Name: Rita Ora
Real Name: Rita Sahatçiu Ora
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Date Of Birth/Age: November 26, 1990 (33 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia (modern-day Kosovo)
Gender: Female
Nationality: Kosovo. United Kingdom
Marital Status: Taika Waititi (m. 2022)
Education: Sylvia Young Theatre School
Height: 5 ft 5 in (1.66 m)
Net Worth: $30 million

Rita Ora Biography

Rita Sahatçiu Ora, professionally known as Rita Ora, is a British singer, songwriter, and actress. In February 2022, Ora rose to prominence when she featured on DJ Fresh’s single, “Hot Right Now.” The song hit reached number one in the UK. In August 2012, she released her debut studio album, “Ora.” The album debuted at number one in the United Kingdom. It housed the singles “R.I.P.” and “How We Do (Party),” both of which hit number one in the UK. In the same year, she was the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart. She charted three singles at the top spot.

In November 2018, Rita Ora’s second studio album, Phoenix, was released. The album’s singles were all successful in the UK. The lead single, “Your Song,” peaked within the top ten, while the subsequent singles, “Anywhere” and “Let You Love Me,” charted within the top five. Ora became the first British female solo artist to have thirteen top ten songs in the United Kingdom when “Let You Love Me” was released. In July 2023, she released her third studio album, “You & I.” The album was preceded by the three singles, “You Only Love Me,” “Praising You” (featuring Fatboy Slim), and “Don’t Think Twice.”

Ora was born in Pristina, modern-day Kosovo. In 2015, she was named an Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo.

Rita Ora, Yours Truly, Artists, April 15, 2024
Credit: Erik Melvin


Rita’s family lived in Pristina, SFR, Yugoslavia (modern-day Kosovo), when she was born. Ora’s family left Kosovo in 1991 for political reasons. This resulted from the persecution of Albanians initiated with the disintegration of Yugoslavia. They relocated to London, England, when Ora was a baby, causing her to grow up in Notting Hill, in West London.

Ora’s maternal grandfather, Osman Bajraktari, was the Albanian consul to Russia. It was part of the Soviet Union at the time. Her paternal grandfather, Besim Sahatçiu, was a film and theatre director.


Rita Sahatçiu was born to Albanian parents. Ora was born with the name Sahatçiu. According to Wikipedia, it is a surname derived from the Turkish word saatçi, which means ‘watchmaker’. The name Ora was later added by her parents as the family surname so it could be easily pronounced. The name ‘ora’ means ‘time’ in Albanian. Her mother is Catholic, and her father is a nominal Muslim.


Ora’s father, Besnik Sahatçiu, is a pub owner. He previously studied economics.


Ora’s mother, Vera (née Bajraktari), is a psychiatrist.

Rita Ora, Yours Truly, Artists, April 15, 2024


Rita Ora has two siblings, a younger brother, and an older sister.


Rita Ora’s younger brother is named Don.


Rita Ora’s older sister is named Elena.


Ora does not have children. In February 2023, Rita Ora sparked pregnancy rumors by sharing photos with the caption, “Dump a bump bump.” There has been no news of pregnancy since.


From 2013 till June 2014, Ora dated Scottish DJ Calvin Harris. She began a relationship with American musician Andrew Watt in 2016. They were a couple for two years until September 2018, when they split. In January 2019, they got back together but broke up nine months later for the second time in October. Later on / 2021, she began dating New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi. Their relationship got serious, and they got married in 2022.

Rita Ora, Yours Truly, Artists, April 15, 2024

She confirmed her “low-key” marriage in a social media conversation, “Yes [I am married] … I am officially off the market people. I chose to keep it more private and keep it to myself more, but with my new video, I am playing on what could have been.”

“When the rumors came out, is she, isn’t she? I wanted to play on it. I wanted to do a wedding that didn’t go to plan… that’s not to say that is actually what happened.”

Rita Ora, Yours Truly, Artists, April 15, 2024


Rita Ora considers herself spiritual but not religious. She also speaks Albanian.

Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rita Ora has a reported net worth of $30 million


Rita Ora’s car collection includes a Mclaren 12C, $250,000; Ferrari 458 Italia, $245,000; Jaguar F-Type, $80,000;  and a Land Rover Defender, $70,000.


Ora owns a £ 7.5 million, Grade II-listed London home. According to Architectural Digest, it was built in 1877 and was once home to the illustrator Arthur Rackham, whose work includes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, etc.

Rita Ora, Yours Truly, Artists, April 15, 2024
Credit: David Avalos

Movies & TV Shows

Rita Ora starred in the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, Detective Pikachu, Twist, Wonderwell, Southpaw, and Descendants: The Rise Of Red.

She has appeared as a judge and coach on singing competition shows such as The Voice UK, The Voice Australia, The X Factor, and The Masked Singer UK. She has also starred in the shows, The Brief, Bombshell, Empire, and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. 

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