Anonymous wrote on Jun 11 2011 1:05PM
Richa Gangopadhyay (born on 20 March) is an Indian actress. She was born in New Delhi, India, and brought up in Michigan, USA. As a student, she pursued her degree in Public Health and Nutrition. She was crowned Miss India USA 2007 at the 26th annual pageant held on New Jersey, also winning several other subtitles such as Miss Photogenic and Miss Beautiful Eyes.
Northville, USA resident, Richa Gangopadhyay accomplished a lot in a short span of less than two years since she was crowned Miss India USA in New Jersey in Dec 2007. She recently debuted as the lead actress in her first Telugu film, ‘Leader’ which has hit the screens on Feb 19, 2010.
The vibrant, attractive and determined Richa decided upon near-fulfillment of her Miss India USA title in the year 2008, that she was going to move to India to explore the Indian film and fashion industry. Friends and family encouraged her and in Sep 2008, Richa took the big leap of faith of relocating to Mumbai to pursue the renowned acting school, ‘Actor Prepares’ of Bollywood veteran, Anupam Kher. She graduated with a diploma in acting from Actor Prepares and got her professional portfolio done by one of India’s top fashion photographers. From the day her portfolio was released in March 2009, Richa has been swamped with offers of fashion ads for billboards of national brand campaigns and TV commercials. She hopped three cities over a course of ten days doing fashion ad shoots and on day ten….March 20, 2008 which also happened to be her birthday, she successfully landed the coveted female lead role in the Tollywood film, called ‘Leader (2010 film)’ under the critically acclaimed director of Sekhar Kammula.
While Richa’s ‘Dabur Vatika Almond Hair Oil’ TV commercial with Bollywood actress Preity Zinta was airing on Sony TV channels all over India, and her billboards for Peter England People, Malabar Gold and Kalaniketan adorned large posh malls and stores in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi and other cities, Richa embarked on her first movie venture in April 2009. Leader has been produced under the well-known AVM Productions which has introduced Debutant hero Rana as the ‘Leader’ with Richa as Co-star. Rana is the grandson of a movie moghul, Rama Naidu, who earned a prestigious place in the Guinness Book of World Records for producing the highest number of films spanning 3 decades in 9 languages. Richa portrays Rana’s lady love in the movie.
The audio launch on November 22 was a huge success attended by many celebrities and gave the public the first look at this Sekhar Kammula heroine. Richa impressed the media who calling her ‘ravishing’ and ‘cynosure of all eyes’ at the audio release event. now she is very busy with her upcoming movies in south india.