Rita Ora was born in 1990 in Pristina. When she was one year old, her family decided to move to the United Kingdom. She grew up in West London and attended St Cuthbert with St Matthias CE Primary School in Earls Court, following which she graduated from a performing arts school, Sylvia Young Theatre School, and then St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College. She began singing from an early age.
In 2004, she appeared in the British film Spivs. She has appeared as a judge in a number of talent shows in the UK and the US, such as, ‘The X Factor’ and ‘America’s Next Top Model’. She is also an actor who is a part of the ‘Fifty Shades’ movie franchise. In 2007, Ora had her first music release when she appeared on Craig David’s track entitled “Awkward” and then again in 2008 on “Where’s Your Love” featuring Tinchy Stryder, for which she also appears in the music video.
Ora, whose family faced oppression when she was young, is a philanthropist and an advocate for women’s rights. She has participated in many fundraisers and charity concerts for various causes.