Husband and wife couple Adrian Lester and Lolita Chakrabarti both won awards for the play Red Velvet at 2013 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards.
Both are excellent performers so it came as no surprise that both took the win home. The play Red Velvet follows the story of the Britain's first black actor who lived in the 19th century. The story was written by Lolita Chakrabarti and it was her husband Adrian who personified the character. A promising writer in her own accords, Lolita has won Evening Standard Charles Wintour Most Promising Playwright Award for Red Velvet. For the same play, she has also won other awards like London Critics Circle award for most promising Playwright. Similarly, the play was also nominated for Olivier award in 2013.
It is every couple’s dream to work in the same place or same project. With as busy couple as these, they might not get enough time for the family but they sure are lucky. The wife writes the script and the husband enacts it. It had made the award even more valuable.
"It puts a very nice bookend on a joint adventure. For us both to come today, from the same house, in the same car, [because of] the script that we've been so involved in for so many years to pick up an award at this prestigious ceremony is very very nice."
Lolita Chakrabarti married Adrian Lester in 1997 and they have two children together- both daughter Lila and Jasmine.
With children to take care of and working at the same time, it sure is hard for them to manage.
"It was a logistical nightmare: getting both children to separate schools and then getting up to rehearsals and then getting back from whoever was looking after them and then getting the homework done. But it was how life should be for a couple working hard."
As an actor Lolita made her debut in Theatre and went on to appear in various theater dramas and plays. The credit includes plays like The Great Game: Afghanistan for the Tricycle Theatre (2009), Last Seen for the Almeida (2009). Her screen performance includes TV shows like Jekyll and Hyde, The Bill, etc. Lolita has also appeared in minor roles in few movies
Widely praised for her remarkable talent in screenwriting, Lolita is greatly praised by many writers.
Lolita is very reserved about her private life having not disclosed much about her. She likes to keep a low profile and she is not so active in social medias as well. There are not much information on her dating records before dating Adrian. She might have dated some guys but the information is nowhere official to be true.
Her net worth has also not been revealed to us but is estimated to be in millions of dollars.