In 2012, Rachita auditioned for a lead role in Bulbul with 200 other girls before she was selected. Before that she had worked in Kannada television soap Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu along with her sister Nithya Ram. She was paired opposite Darshan in the film that went on to become a success commercially. On her performance, G. S. Kumar of The Times of India wrote, "Rachita Ram has presented an excellent performance in her first movie" and added, "Rachita Ram is amazing with her dialogue delivery, body language and excellent expressions." Her first release of 2014 was Dil Rangeela, in which was paired opposite Ganesh. B. S. Srivani of Deccan Herald felt that she "delivers a seasoned performance" in the film. Her second release of the year saw her paired opposite Darshan again in Ambareesha. The film and her performance earned negative reviews from critics. In Ranna, she played Rukmini, the love interest of Sudeep, appearing in a small yet pivotal role. In Rathavara, she appeared as the love interest of Sriimurali, who plays gangster and key aide of an MLA. Sunayana Suresh of The Times of India wrote, "Rachita Ram looks pretty and has acted every bit the cutesy girl-next-door that is required of her".