Sarita Reth was born December 22, 1994 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to physician parents. She was 6 years old when her mother passed away, which lead to the adoption of Sarita and her 2 younger siblings by a French-American couple. Sarita attended the private French primary school Lycée Français René-Descartes followed by Vanda Institute where she earned a Bachelors Degree in English. She is currently studying for her Masters in International Relations at the Royal University of Law and Economics.
Sarita’s passion for the film industry started at a young age after watching Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie star in the blockbuster film, Tomb Raider. The movie was popular among Cambodians due to the film’s location shooting at the ancient temple ruins in Siem Reap, and Jolie’s advocacy for and close relationship to the Cambodian community.
At the age of 17, Sarita started competing in beauty pageants and talent competitions which eventually lead to her landing a full-time role as TV Presenter for BBC Media Action’s TV series, Love9.
With Sarita’s primary passion being acting, she started to actively pursue this interest and won many roles in short films that include Happiness (2015), The Dinner (2016), Kidnap (2017), The Interview (2017), as well as several TV dramas. She has leading roles in several feature films including Mind Cage (2016), Love To The Power of Four (2016), and HEX (2017).
In addition to acting, Sarita is also a spokesperson and does modeling and MC assignments for various international brands and companies, such as Swatch, KFC and Emirates Airlines.
In 2016, Sarita was awarded with the Youth Champion Award by UNFPA Cambodia (United Nations Population Fund) for her advocacy in promoting gender equality, reproductive health rights, and prevention against gender-based violence in Cambodia.