Who is Chicha Amatayakul?
Kitty Chicha Amatayakul was born Kanyawee Phumsiridol on 5 August 1993 under the zodiac sign of Leo, in Bangkok, Thailand. She is a 28-year-old actress, singer, and model, probably best recognized for being a former member of the Thai girl group Kiss Me Five, and for landing the role of Nanno in the Netflix mystery thriller anthology series “Girl From Nowhere” from 2018 to 2021.
How rich is she, as of now? Chicha Amatayakul Net Worth
As of early 2022, Chicha Amatayakul’s net worth is estimated at over $7 million, acquired through her successful music, acting and modeling careers.
She’s garnered six television and film acting credits since she launched her acting career in 2017.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background
Chicha Amatayakul spent her early years in her hometown of Bangkok, where she was raised by her parents; however, their names and professions aren’t disclosed to the public, and it’s also unknown whether she has siblings or is an only child. Her name ‘Kitty’ was given to her by her parents after Hello Kitty, the fictional character created by Japanese designer Yuko Shimizu.
She holds Thai nationality and belongs to Asian ethnic group. Regarding her education, Chicha attended an international high school under the British Curriculum (IGCSE), after which she enrolled in the Faculty of Business Administration at Assumption University, but later transferred to the Faculty of Law at Ramkhamhaeng University.
Prior to becoming a model and actress, Chicha Amatayakul pursued her career in the music industry launched in 2010, when she signed a contract with the record label Kamikaze as a member of the pop girl group Kiss Me Five, alongside Bam Pakakanya, Mild Krittiya, Gail Natcha, and Bow Maylada.
The girls released their debut self-titled single “Kiss Me Five” in 2011, but Chicha left the group later that year to pursue her other ambitions.
Acting Career Beginnings
Chicha Amatayakul launched her professional acting career in 2013, when she made her debut TV appearance as Dujdao in the romantic action TV series “Chart Chaopraya”, which was followed by her portrayals of Cookie in the romantic comedy TV series “ATM 2: Koo Ver Error Er Rak” in the same year. In 2014, she played Golf in the romantic comedy TV series “Love Blood”, after which she landed minor roles in such TV series as “Yes Sir My Boss”, “Singh See Quare”, and “Love Songs Love Stories: Kit Teung Chun Mai Welah Tee Tur”, all released in 2015.
Rise to Fame
In 2017, Chicha Amatayakul took the lead roles of Muay in the horror TV series “Miti Sayong Chuea Pen… Mai Chuea Taai”, and Aitim in the romantic thriller TV series “Lhong Fai”, which follows the life of a girl who obsessively thrives to live in upper-class society in Bangkok. During the same year, she had the part of Monica in the horror mystery thriller film “Net I Die”, which was directed by Weeratham Preedee. She then gained international popularity when she joined the main cast of the mystery thriller anthology TV series “Girl From Nowhere”, in which she portrayed the lead role of mysterious girl Nanno until the series was ended after two seasons in 2021, the first season on the Thai digital channel GMM 25, while the second season was aired globally on Netflix.
It became an instant hit with an international audience and topped the Netflix list of the most-watched series in Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam, and entered the top 10 in other countries, including Brazil. The series was also acclaimed by critics.
Concurrently with working on “Girl From Nowhere”, Chicha Amatayakul worked on other projects, and landed the role of Lieutenant Toon in the action-horror film “Necromancer 2020” in 2019.
During the same year, she received a KAZZ Awards nomination for Female Rising Star of the Year. It was followed by her portrayal of Kat in the 2020 comedy film “Scholar”, in which she shared the screen with Sahajak Boonthanakit. The next year, she starred in the role of Suda Romyen in the British drama serial “The Serpent”, broadcast on BBC One and later on Netflix.
Speaking about her upcoming projects, it is announced that she will play Pranpriya ‘Rain Dancer’ Jongchapongvitee in the film “Rain Dancer”, which is set to be released in 2023.
Apart from appearing in TV and film titles, Chicha has also featured in music videos for numerous artists, such as Season Five, Getsunova, THE KEYLOOKZ, and 25hours, to name a few.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Chicha Amatayakul has naturally long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.70m), weighs around 115lbs (52kgs), with vital statistics of 36-27-35, bra size 34B, dress size 8 (US), and shoe size 9.5 (US).
Chicha Amatayakul became romantically involved with famous singer Prakarn ‘Name’ Raiva, famous for being the front man of the experimental pop band Getsunova, after she made an appearance in the music video for his band’s 2016 song. Their romance lasted for about a year since they ended it in 2017. She hasn’t been spotted with any other guys since their split, so many people believe that she has been single and focused on her professional career.
She is an avid cat lover, and has two pet cats named Nightmare and Monster.