Everyone is aware of Richa Chadha's exceptional acting talent. So, today we present you some unknown facts about her life.
By Rishabh Naudiyal
Richa Chadha was two years old when her entire family was forced to shift to Delhi from Amritsar during the 1984 Sikh riots. After which, she had completed her schooling from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya.
Richa Chadha had performed in plays touring in India and Pakistan. Later, she had also received special training under the world-famous theatre artist, Barry John.
Before making it big in Bollywood, Richa Chadha had worked as an intern with a men’s fashion magazine for some years. After which, she had tried her hands in theatre and modelling as well.
During her struggling days in Mumbai, RIcha Chadha had attended numerous theatre workshops with Ranveer Singh, Kalki Koechlin and Gulshan Devaiah before any one of them had got famous.
While interning with the men’s fashion magazine, Richa had approached Abhay Deol for an interview. But he had refused it. Later, she had made her acting debut with him in 'Oye Lucky Lucky Oye!'
Richa Chadha had once suffered from the life-threatening eating disorder, Bulimia Nersova for several years. Later, she had recovered after seeking professional help from a psychiatrist.
In 2015, Richa Chadha had represented India at the 18th Marrakech International Film Festival in Morocco. The actress was elected as a part of a jury, headed by iconic director, Francis Ford Coppola.
Richa Chadha always wears a perfume that goes with her character in the film. For ‘Fukrey’, she had used Provocative Women and similarly had gone for a perfume named, Music, for her film, ‘Ram Leela’.
Richa Chadha is also a trained Bharatanatyam Dancer. She also knows Tamil language very well and she can write and talk in Tamil quite fluently.
In 2014, Richa Chadha had posed as a mermaid for an ad campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), encouraging everyone to go vegetarian and avoid eating fish and other animals.
It was in 2016, when Richa Chadha was in the 30 under 30 list of Forbes Magazine. Also, she was the actress on the cover of the world-famous magazine.
Richa Chadha is the youngest Jury member from India for International Film Festivals. The actress had also gone to Cannes for 3 continuous years for competition and not just for the red carpet.
Richa Chadha is in a steady relationship with actor, Ali Fazal. The lovely couple had met for the first time on the sets of their film, 'Fukey', and are reportedly all set to tie the knot in 2022.