Richa Chadda Biography

Richa Chadda is an Indian film and theater actress, born on 28th December, 1988 in Amritsar, Punjab. Prior to her film career, she has acted in number of plays in theater. And then made her debut by the film, 'Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!'. She is best known for character as Sardar's sparkling steely wife- Nagma in 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' and 'Gangs Of Wasseypur 2'.

Richa Chadda was brought up in Delhi. She belongs to non-filmy background, her father owns a management firm and mother is renowned professor at Delhi University. After completing her schooling from Sardar Patel Vidyalay in 2002, she graduated with Bachelors in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. Chadda later went on to get a Post graduate diploma in Social Communication Media from Sophia College, Mumbai. She started her career as a model and then moved to theater. She has also received her training under Barry John.

Richa entered into Bollywood world by appearing as Dolly in 'Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!', which was critically acclaimed. Then the role, which gave her wide recognition was Nagma Khatoon in 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' and 'Gangs Of Wasseypur 2', in which she matured from 16 years old shy newly married girl to sixty years old iron hearted matriarch. Her performance was well appreciated in that typical male-centered movie. She won the Filmfare Best Actress (Critics) award in 2013. For her effortless fierce acting, she got the title 'Ms. Fire'. Later, she was seen in Farhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment movie 'Fukrey', wherein she played the rocking role of a female mafia don called Bholi Punjaban. Through her films, she has made a statement for herself as a strong, bold, fierce woman in Bollywood.

Richa will be next starring in the movie 'Tamanchey' opposite Nikhil Dwivedi, wherein she will be seen in a glamorous role of an outlaw gangster girl. She will also be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's epic movie, 'Ram Leela' wherein her character is named Raseela. Also, she will feature in an international short film alongside Ben Kingsley directed by renowned director Mira Nair.

Richa Chadda is also the face of endorsements like Tata Sky, Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Archies Gallery, Minute Maid, etc.

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