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
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.
"I want to put a dent in the universe."
FILM , TELEVISION AND FASHION
Marathi Feature Film (Actor- Lead Role)- Medium Strong Productions and directed by Noopur Bora- coming of age story; under post production readying for a release in 2019.
THE HOUSE PARTY (Assistant Director) – Sastatikao Productions, A One-shot Short Film, Produced By Mukesh Chhabra, 2019- release.
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
Reliance Jio TV commercial (unreleased as of date)
THESPO by QTP
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 Workshop- Prashanth Singh, Mumbai
Acting Workshop -CenterStage, Bangalore
Bharatanatyam, Indian Classical Dance for over 7 years
Western Dance -Train the Trainer Workshop on 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
"Always having been a dancer, performance and emotions have come naturally to me. Bharatnatyam has taught me Abhinaya (expression and emotion) , the stage has given me an unshatterable confidence ; and as for inhibitions, I've never had them."
Ria's first break into film has been with the coming of age Marathi feature film "Three Legged Horse", directed by Noopur Bora, which is aiming for a 2019 release.
"I'm in love with stories, characters, their worlds and their lives. I'm also fully aware of the power of cinema : how it can change the world, and simultaneously entertain it. Through my work in the future, I plan to do exactly that, and more."
Ria is a dedicated and passionate actor, honest and hardworking. She is currently looking for projects that will propel her talent on the world stage.
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.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS
PRASAD BIDAPA MODELS UNLIMITED
Winner of Bollywood Face
TIMES FRESH FACE
Winner of a Nation Wide Talent hunt conducted by TIMES OF INDIA
One of the youngest TEDxYOUTH conference speakers, having given two TED Talks - At Amaatra Academy and DPS East, Bangalore.
FOREVER 21'S UNDER 21 CAMPAIGN
Was a part of Forever21's under 21 influencers
YOUNG PANELIST ON TV9
Featured on TV9 twice as a young panelist speaking about issues like Malnutrition and Women's safety
FOR BOOKINGS AND PROFESSIONAL ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT
Mr. Peter Ziebert