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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

  • Name- Richa Gangopadhyay
  • Height: 5 feet, 8 inches
  • Education: Pursuing (Bachelor of Science): Majoring in Dietetics/Health Administration at Eastern Michigan University, Michigan, USA
  • Birth Sign: Pisces/Aries cusp
  • Birth Date: March 20
  • Language(s): Bengali, English, Hindi, some French and Telugu
  • Birthplace: New Delhi, India
  • In USA: 1989-2008
  • Only daughter of parents:
~Dr. Utpal Gangopadhyay, Vice President of Quality at HHI-FormTech Industries, Detroit, USA. , Ph.D in Engineering.
- Paula Gangopadhyay, Director of Education, The Henry Ford museums, Detroit, USA. MA-History/Archival/Museum Studies, Fellowship-Education Policy.
  • Pet Dog: Fluffy, Pomeranian
  • Other Performance Skills:
~Adept Dancer-Indian semi-classical, folk and Western hip-hop
~Singer: Trained in semi-classical and Hindi/Bengali music
~Lead Violinist with over ten years of performance experience
~ Tennis champion
  • Favorite Color: Yellow
  • Favorite Food: Pretty much anything mom makes which somehow is healthy and… tastes awesome!
  • Favorite place (s): My bedroom and den in my beautiful Northville, USA home and… Lucern, Switzerland

Richa Gangopadhya
born on 20 March 1986 , is an Indian Telugu actress. She was born in New Delhi 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 in 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 upcoming Tollywood film, called 'Leader' under the direction of Sekhar Kammula who nationally is known as a critically acclaimed director.

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 22nd 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.

Richa says "It has been a wonderful learning experience for me. My director, assistant director, the crew and my costar Rana have made me feel so special in these 7-9 months. And lo behold… I learned a lot of acting….real fast. My character is a young corporate Indian woman who is intelligent, smart and confident, who's tough on the outside, but soft on the inside". She adds, "I had to learn Telugu, in order to lipsync and give the most appropriate expressions, but Co-Director, Praveena, was like a shadow guiding me. I can actually speak pretty manageable Telugu. I really like Hyderabad and have grown attached to its warm people."
Richa Gangopadhyay-Actress, Model, Multi-Talented Artist
"Richa…Your resume is very impressive as you have participated and excelled in a wide plethora of disciplines. Apart from accolades in Beauty pageants you have done well in extra curricular activities. Performing in various stage shows hones one's confidence level and readies them to face the camera. Your portfolio pictures do full justice to the immense talent that you possess. And once again…congratulations on having won the Miss India USA title."
Ashutosh Gowariker, Award-winning Bollywood Director: Jodha-Akbar, Lagaan, What's Your Rashi?

“Meaning of Mayakkam Enna ? Some friends call themselves your best friends and disappear. They use you. When you are successful they appear. Mayakkam Enna tells you the true meaning of friendship and friends. Mayakkam Enna is the woman we all dream about. Who does not let you down outside your nest. Who stands up for you no matter what you’ve done. Who forgives you and asks for forgiveness. Such woman do exist. Yamini. And finally Mayakkam Enna deals with why you should leave few artistes in their own world. What an artistes mind is. And how important it is for an artiste to believe in his dreams. And how easy and sensitive an artistes mind is. Success does not happen overnight. Neither by luck or just an opportunity. It happens by the belief you’ve built within yourself for ages. Karthick Swaminathan is a reflection of millions of such youngsters. God bless.” - 
Other Community and Artistic Accomplishments in addition to Fashion and Film portfolio:

  • Featured widely in international media for winning Miss India USA 2007-08 title
  • Honored with resolution by Wayne County Commissioner, Laura Cox for bringing honors to Wayne County, Michigan
  • Invited keynote speaker with Miss America in front of 900 attendees at the Michigan State University, USA Kaleidoscope event. First university student to be asked to speak at this event.
  • Invited guest, panelist and emcee at the National American Association of Physicians of Indian origin conference in Las Vegas, USA  main gala attended by 3000 people and with dignitaries such as Indian Ambassador to USA, Minister of Food, Government of India-Rama Dass and others
  • Emcee and special guest at the North American Bengali Conference in Toronto, Canada.
  • Featured in Emmy-winning American Documentary Film, Our Story: India, as Miss India USA 2007, released on U.S. Public Television-PBS.
  • Key Speaker at Flavors of India Charity Fundraiser (1000 people) about "Importance of youth to carry on family and cultural traditions"
  • Nominated for 2000 Michigan Governor's Award for volunteering as a literacy tutor in seventh grade.

  • Personally recognized by the Mayor of Lansing, David Hollister for outstanding volunteer efforts as the Co-Founder of a youth-tutoring group called 'Future Links'. Recognized widely by media.
  • Chairperson of the Youth Action Committee (Y.A.C.), Capital Region Community Foundation involved with many youth community/charity projects including American Red Cross, Soup Kitchens, Helping in Senior Homes, and Toys for Tots. Recognized by Hollywood Actress, Goldie Hawn.
  • Awarded scholarship for college from Kettering University and State of Michigan MEAP in High School.
  • Varsity Tennis player in High School team winning several cross-school tennis competitions.
  • One of the lead violinists in High School Orchestra. Performed at several places and events including Germany and Italy.
  • Museum Intern and Youth Camp Educator
  • Wah India/Endya TV Official Ambassador, Former Emcee and Anchor.


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