Richa Chadha is a renowned theatre and film actor from India. She moved from the capital city of Delhi to the entertainment capital Mumbai in 2007. Having always performed plays for school, college and independent theatre groups, she made her film debut in 2008. One of the finest directors in India, Dibakar Bannerji cast her in a small part in ‘Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye’. Her role was memorable and appreciated.
Her big break came with maverick director Anurag Kashyap’s magnum opus ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ in 2012. For her portrayal of Nagma, where she went from the age of 18-60, Richa won the Filmfare Awards for the Best Actress by the critics.
She has since then played in several movies that have all been commercial hits as well, like Fukrey, Ram Leela, Jia aur Jia, Main aur Charles, and Three Storeys among others.
She also acted in the India chapter of ‘Words with Gods’, an anthology of short films from nine different countries where she had privilege of being directed by Mira Nair.
Her last film Masaan directed by Neeraj Ghaywan won two awards in the ‘Un Certain Regards’ category at Cannes. Her performance as Devi was praised in all reviews alike from ‘Hollywood Reporter’ to ‘Variety’.
Currently she is working on a transformational role in Pooja Bhatt’s Cabaret where she would be seen portraying the role of a singer and dancer.
Richa recently had the privileged to be a part of the Marrakech Film Festival. She was selected to be one of the prestigious Jury member for the festival presided by the Godfather himself; Francis Ford Coppola.
In an industry which is otherwise known for being fairly nepotistic, Richa Chadha is considered to be a self-made star. She has successfully balanced the mainstream commercial films along with alternative cinema and is known as for being one of the most credible actors in the younger brigade.