Actor. Performer. Storyteller.
A new age actor, trained dancer (Indian Classical Bharatanatyam and Western Dance Forms), a writer and a model, who believes in herself and loves to be amongst people. Quick learner, curious and eager personality. Comes with two years of experience in the entertainment industry. Also, a Times of India National ‘Fresh Face’ Winner 2016.
A TedX speaker with 2 Ted talks in TEDXYouth conferences, featured in ‘Forever 21’s under 21 Campaign’ in Bangalore. Also featured twice in Tv9 news as a Young Panelist.
Height - 5 Feet 7 inches
Languages fluent - English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Hair Color - Brown
Eye Color - Brown
Based out of - Mumbai, India
Hobbies - Dance, Poetry and writing, Travel, Adventure Sports
Skills - Dance
Other Skills - Swimming, Two wheeler and Four wheeler driving, Skateboarding,
Born in Pune and brought up in the metropolitan city of Bangalore, Ria has had a multicultural upbringing. Being the only child of self-made parents, she has been brought up with strong values and a unique sense of self and individuality.
A true all rounder, Ria has excelled in academics, arts and sports alike, yet her passion for stage and cinema drove her to make her own life into a larger than life movie.
In Bangalore, Ria was discovered by Fashion guru Prasad Bidapa as a model who later discovered her acting talent and guided her to make the big move to the city of dreams - Mumbai.
FILM AND FASHION
THREE LEGGED HORSE - Actor
MANMAUJI - Actor
SUNFLOWER - Actor
Dance of a Thousand Steps - Actor/writer
THE HOUSE PARTY (Assistant Director) – Sastatikao Productions, A One-shot Short Film, Produced By Mukesh Chhabra
Several fashion shows like Bombay Times Fashion Week, Bangalore Times Fashion Week, Rajasthan Heritage Week.
ADVERTISEMENTS AND COMMERCIALS
Kerala Tourism Print Ad
Brides of Sri Lanka editorial
Myntra online campaign
Oppo Mobile Print Ad
Xiomi Mobile online campaign
Lenovo Print campaign
Spoyl App commercial
Havells India commercial
Theatre for Liberation & Cycle Gap Productions English Play
Best Overall Production, Bangalore One-Act Theatre
Best Stagecraft, Bangalore One-Act Theatre Festival
Street Play in Mahila Seva Samaj, on Women Empowerment
Street Play on Environment Conservation
Improvisational Theatre at Dramaticon
TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS
Acting - Prashanth Singh, Mumbai
Acting -CenterStage, Bangalore
Bharatanatyam, Indian Classical Dance for over 7 years
Western Dance -various Dance forms -Contemporary, Hip-Hop, B-Boying, Jazz, Basic Ballet, Bangalore School of Performing Arts & ASDA
Training under Fashion Guru- Prasad Bidapa; Winner of Models Unlimited -Bollywood Face Title.
Shakespeare – Under Shubha Das of the British Council, at National center for Performing Arts, Mumbai
Screenwriting - Satyanshu Singh
People around her always joke that Ria started dancing before she could walk. From a young age itself, a love of rhythm and music contributed to an eager curiosity towards Dance, and led her to join Shiamak Davar's Academy, one of her first dance schools. Being a graduate of The Bangalore School of Performing Arts, Ria has choreographed several award winning performances. In order to attain grace and to maintain a strong connect to her cultural roots, Ria has also learnt Bharatanatyam in the Thanjavur and Kalakshetra styles under the Gurus - Smt Amrithavalli and Smt Rajeshwari. Currently she is furthering her education in the dance form, and working towards her Arangetram at the Kalalaya Nritha Foundation under the tutilage of Pandit Dr Naresh Pillay, reciever of the Global Achiever's Award.
On the completion of her Arangetram, Ria plans to give Dance a new meaning by starting an organization called Dance for Therapy.