Name: Richa Chadda
Birthdate: 28th of December, 1988
1) In the year 2012, Richa Chadda was awarded the prestigious Filmfare Best Actress (Critics) Award for the film ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’.
2) The very same year, she had also been nominated for Best Supporting Actress awards at the Filmfare Awards, the Star Screen Awards, the Stardust Awards and at the Zee Cine Awards for ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’.
Biography: Richa Chadda, the film and theatre actress was born on the 28th of December in the year 1988 in the city of New Delhi, India. Richa’s mother is a well known professor at the prestigious Delhi University and she is the author of two books. Richa’s father is involved in a business at some management firm. Richa did her schooling from the Sardar Patel Vidyalaya and later on she graduated from the St Stephen’s College in Delhi with a Bachelors in History degree. Soon after her graduation, she did a PG Diploma course in Social Communication Media from the Sophia College, situated in Mumbai.
Richa Chadda started her career as a model and later on she tried her luck in theatre. She did numerous plays both in India as well as in Pakistan. It was under Barry John from whom she got her training later on. Her very first film in B Town was the Dibakar Banerjee directed ‘Oye Luck! Lucky Oye!’, starring Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal and Neetu Chandra in the lead roles. Richa’s portrayal of the character of Dolly was greatly appreciated by all. Next up she was offered imporatant roles in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur 1’ and ‘Gangs of Wasseypur 2’. Here she played the pivotal role of that of Nagma Khatoon and her role was appreciated by the critics. She won herself the Filmfare Best Actress Critics Award for her role in the film.
She had also done advertisements for Minute Maid, Tata Sky, Archies Gallery and Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate.
Some of her upcoming projects include a film titled ‘Tamanchey’, directed by NavneetBehal. Here she would be playing the role of Baboo, a criminal gangster.Richa had also worked with Mira Nair, the Academy Award nominated Director in a short film that includes Ben Kingsley in the cast crew. This film is set to hit the theatre screens in 2013. She has also been working on the sets of ‘Ramleela’, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor in the lead roles. This movie is based on ‘Romeo and Juliet’, the play written by William Shakespeare. This film will be released on the 29th of November, 2013.Another upcoming release of Richa Chadda in 2013 is a film called ‘Fukrey’ directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba and starring Vishakha Singh, Richa Chadda, Priya Anand, Ali Fazal, Pulkit Samrat and Manjot Singh.