‘Chompoo’ Araya Hargate: Thai-British Actress


Araya A. Hargate, born on 28th June 1981, is a famous actress in Thailand. She was born to a Thai-Lao mother and a British father. Thus, she holds Thai and British nationality. At the age of 17 she was discovered and became well-known after the Misens Motor Show Contest. This was also the time when she was a member of the Girl Power Group that organizes sports day. She was the majorette at this Power Group. In fact, Araya is a very sportive person and does yoga to keep her fit.

Chompoo Araya Hargate

Chompoo Araya

Chompoo Araya

She was educated at Kanmanee School and later got a degree from Badindecha school. Her teens where also the time when her acting career started. Nevertheless, she also went to university and got a Bachelor degree in English from Rangsit University.

Today, she is known by her nickname Chompoo which means ‘pink’ in Thai which is also her favourite colour. She is an accomplished and versatile actress who was in numerous Thai lakorns, e.g. in Luk Mai Klai Ton, Plang Prai, Pee Pian Hotel. Her role models are Thai actors like Chatchai Plengpanich and Lalita Panyopas.

Thai-British actress Araya Hargate at Cannes Film Festival

Thai-British actress Araya Hargate at Cannes Film Festival

Thus, the movie that made her famous was Morlum Summer where she starred as the character Anny. Apart from acting, Chompoo is a model and singer who has been in many music videos. Thus for instance in Lux Thailand’s ‘Soft touch with your love’.

What is more, She is know as a fashionista and High Fashion Queen. Thus, she is also an ambassador for L’Oreal Paris. In fact, she is a regular guest at International Fashion Weeks and at the Cannes Film Festival where she stunns everyone with her impreccable style annd stylistic command. She has had some dramatic appearances wearing marvellous gowns on the red carpet which added to her princess moments. She enjoys wearing designer pieces by Channel, Burberry, Dior, Zac Posen and Ashi Studio Couture.

Fashionista 'Chompoo' Araya

Fashionista ‘Chompoo’ Araya

Up until today, she has received more than 50 awards, such as FHM Sexiest Actress in Thailand Awards 2007 – 2010, W Style Awards, Siam Dara Stars Awards, and The Best Actress Awards.  In 2015, Chompoo got married to the wealthy Thai business man Nott Witsarut Rungsisingpipat which was a great media event.

Araya Hargate & Nott Witsarut Rungsisingpipat

Araya Hargate & Nott Witsarut Rungsisingpipat

Summing up we may say that Chompoo Araya Hargate is an impressive woman and an accomplished artist. In addition, she is also a great fashionista.

Yours, Sirinya

(all photos in this article: Araya A. Hargate, FB page)

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