Richa Chadda

28 December 1988 | Capricorn

Actress

Richa Chadda

Richa Chadda

Richa came to the limelight with her debut film Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! and impressed audiences and critics alike with her performances in Gangs of Wasseypur and Masaan.

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Filmography

24 July 2015Masaan
Devi Pathak

14 June 2013Fukrey
Bholi Punjaban

Biography

Richa came to the limelight with her debut film Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! and impressed audiences and critics alike with her performances in Gangs of Wasseypur and Masaan. Richa Chadda was born to a Punjabi father and a Bihari mother in Amritsar in 1986. She has spoken extensively about her family’s struggle against Khalistani terrorism. The family eventually migrated to Delhi, where Richa Chadda completed her schooling and a graduate degree in History from St.Stephen’s College. She moved to Mumbai to do a post graduate diploma course at Sophia College. Richa Chadda’s first job was as a journalist for a men’s magazine. She, however, had always known that she wanted to be an actor. She moved onto theatre when she got the chance, with Barry John inviting her to join the cast of his production of Baghdad Ka Ghulam. While she performed onstage extensively, she was also auditioning for movie roles. She auditioned for a part in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008) and landed the role. Her turn as the misguided Dolly in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! won her acclaim from all quarters, in spite of the lukewarm opening the movie got, most likely due to the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai which happened the same week. Richa Chadda worked with Anurag Kashyap when he offered her the lead role of Nagma Khatoon in his coal mafia epic, Gangs Of Wasseypur Part 1 & 2 (2012). The film premiered at Cannes and was a massive domestic critical and commercial success. Richa Chadda bagged the Filmfare Critics’ Award for Best Actress for her nuanced performance across the two parts. Next, she featured in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela: Goliyon Ki Rasleela (2013) and had a supporting role in the movie. She was also the lead antagonist in Mrighdeep Singh’s comedy, Fukrey (2013). Once again, she received rousing accolades for her tough-girl portrayal. Her latest film Masaan (2015) was also very well received worldwide and received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival. Her upcoming films include Main Aur Charles (2015), Aur Devdas (2016), Cabaret (2016) and Rourav (2016). Richa Chadda also had a cameo on the Indian TV Show, 24. Richa Chadda has also been a campaigner for vegetarianism and has appeared in campaigns for PETA. Apart from films, she has appeared in ads for Cadbury, TATA Sky, Archies Gallery and Minute Maid.

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