Richa Chadda Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Richa Chadda

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Richa Chadda is an Indian actress and model. She is also popularly known as ‘Miss Fire.’ She has essayed a variety of characters in many films including Gangs of Wasseypur, Masaan, Fukrey, and more.

Wiki/Biography

Richa Chadda was born on 28 December 1988 (age 30 years; as in 2019) in the Amritsar City of Punjab. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Richa Chadda As A Child

Richa Chadda As A Child

She did her schooling from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi. She did her B. A. from St Stephen College, New Delhi. She then attended Sophia College in Mumbai to do a diploma course in Social Communication and Media.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″

Weight (approx.): 60 kg

Figure Measurement (approx.): 34-26-35

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Hair Colour: Black

Family, Caste & Husband

Richa Chadda’s father, Somesh Chadda is a businessman and her mother, Kusum Chadda is a professor at Delhi University. She has four brothers and a sister.

Richa Chadda In A Village With Her Father, Uncles And Brothers

Richa Chadda In A Village With Her Father, Uncles And Brothers

Richa Chadda's Mother And Her Aunt

Richa Chadda’s Mother And Her Aunt

Richa Chadda With Her Brothers

Richa Chadda With Her Brothers

Richa Chadda With Her Sister

Richa Chadda With Her Sister

She has been in a relationship with Nikhil Dwivedi (an Indian actor) and Franck Gastambide (a French actor).

Richa Chadda With Nikhil Dwivedi

Richa Chadda With Nikhil Dwivedi

Richa Chadda With Franck Gastambide

Richa Chadda With Franck Gastambide

She then broke up with Franck Gastambide and started dating Ali Fazal, an actor.

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Richa Chadda With Ali Fazal

Richa Chadda With Ali Fazal

Career

She started her career as a model and then moved to theatres. She made her Bollywood debut with the 2008 film “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!.”

Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

She made her Kannada movie debut with the film “Nirdoshi (2010).”

Nirdoshi (2010)

She made her breakthrough with the movie “Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 (2012)” by playing a pivotal role of ‘Nagma Khatoon’ in the film.

Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1

She was the lead actress in the 2015 Indo-French film “Masaan.” The movie was screened at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Masaan

Controversies 

  • Richa Chadda was once detained at the Delhi Airport for two hours for carrying skincare Products.
  • She was once trolled brutally in the Twitter when she talked about the #SelfieWithDaughter initiative of Narendra Modi in an interview. She had said that the problem with women could not be solved just by taking selfies, for which she received several hate comments from Modi Fans.

Favourite Things

  • Food: Biryani, Papad, Idli, Dosa, Poha
  • Colour: Green
  • Perfume: Zara
  • TV Show: Narcos
  • Author: Rebecca West
  • Book: “A Unique New Framework for Industry Storm the Norm: Untold Stories of 20 Brands That It Did Best” by Anisha Motwani

Facts

  • Her mother enrolled her for the Kathak Class when she was 6 years old.

    Richa Chadda in Her Kathak Attire

    Richa Chadda in Her Kathak Attire

  • Her maternal grandfather, Lt Colonel Dharamveer Prasad, was an Indian freedom fighter who went on to become a surgeon in the Indian Army after India’s independence.

    Richa Chadda's Maternal Grandfather, Lt Colonel Dharamveer Prasad Treating A Patient

    Richa Chadda’s Maternal Grandfather, Lt Colonel Dharamveer Prasad Treating A Patient

  • Her family was the victim of Khalistan riots and had to migrate to Delhi.
  • She has performed in the theatres in India and Pakistan.
  • She received the theatre training from Barry Jones, the famous British-born Indian theatre director.
  • Richha has written and directed “Rooted In Hope (2006),” a 20-minute documentary film.
  • She participated in the Gladrags Megamodel Contest in 2008.
  • Before starting her acting career, she worked as a writer for a Magazine.
  • Before the release of Abhay Deol’s film “Ahista Ahista (2006),” she took the interview of the actor.
  • She has won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for the film “Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1” in 2013.
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