Rachna Khatau is an actress, singer, writer, and TV host who has inspired audiences with her performances ever since childhood (when she forgot her one line in a park district play).
Rachna can currently be seen recurring as Sondra, the over zealous neighbor, on Baby Daddy (Freeform, formerly ABC Family). She closed out 2015 shooting the pilot Downward Dog (picked up to series by ABC) on the east coast, and a proof of concept pilot in Los Angeles. In 2016, Rachna can be seen on the festival circuit in the short film Father(s) Day, and will be published in a book of essays written by South Asian American women.
She has starred in two world premiere plays at the renowned East West Players theatre in Los Angeles -- the farcical comedy Washer/Dryer, for which she was awarded a Scenie for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Comedy), and A Nice Indian Boy, for which she was awarded a Scenie for Memorable Performance by a Lead Actress (Comedy).
As an improvisor and sketch comedian, Rachna has appeared in numerous premium shows at The Second City Hollywood. As a singer, Rachna was previously signed to a record deal with a subsidiary label of Universal Records, and once went bowling with Lil Wayne.
She has hosted more than 80 live shows and worked as a red carpet correspondent for Extra. She holds a master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California.
Rachna regularly volunteers with The Art of Elysium, performing for kids with intellectual disabilities, and Laughter for a Change, playing improv games with the patients and families at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Born in the UK, and raised in Chicago, Rachna now lives in Los Angeles.