Friday, 14 June 2013

Richa Chadda wiki and pics

Richa Chadda is a Indian film and theatre actress. She made her debut with a critically acclaimed performance in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! where she made her appearance as Dolly. She is best known for her fiery portrayal of the character of Nagma in Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 and Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2, films based on the Wasseypur District of Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.

Early life 

Richa Chadda was born in Amritsar and brought up in Delhi, India, to a Hindu-Punjabi father and a Bihari mother. Her father owns a management firm and her mother is a renowned professor at Delhi University, who authored two books and also works with Gandhi Smriti.[4][5] After completing her schooling from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, she graduated with a Bachelors in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. Chadda later went on to get a PG Diploma in Social Communication Media from Sophia College, Mumbai.


Richa began her career as a model and then she moved to theater. She has performed plays touring in India and Pakistan. Later, she also received her training under Barry John.


Richa acted in the critically acclaimed movie Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! as the character of Dolly, both the movie and her role were well appreciated. She was cast by Anurag Kashyap for his movies Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 and Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 wherein she plays the pivotal character of Nagma Khatoon in the narrative. In the movie, she matured from 16 to 60 years of age. She got the name "Ms. Fire" for her spirited portrayal in the epic movie. This performance was well appreciated by the Critics. The movie was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012 and the entire cast was present at the event.

Reviews for Richa Chadda in Gangs of Wasseypur called it the Second Best Performance of the Year: "In a film packed with crazy characters stuffed to the gills with quirks and an ensemble throbbing with authentic, theatrical intensity, it takes some significant magic to stand out. Chaddha does so almost effortlessly in Anurag Kashyap's Gangs Of Wasseypur, right from its uneven Part One where she violently lambasts the menfolk around her till she gets into a position of control, and the madder Part Two, where she, as matriarch, controls the show. It is a firecracker of a performance, one that sets up Chaddha -- who was so thrilling in Oye Lucky Lucky Oye a few years ago -- as an actress with a tremendous amount to offer." 

Karan Anshuman of the Mumbai Mirror said "Richa Chadda essays the strongest and best role written for a woman in recent memory (yes Dirty Picture included) with a memorable performance. For me, Chadda and her character are the best thing about GoW". Khalid Muhammed said "Richa Chadda is first-rate, using her eyes and voice as sharp lethal weapons." Rajeev Masand said : "This film is a male bastion, but the women are unforgettable. Richa Chaddha sparkles as Sardar’s steely wife Nagma." 

She won the Filmfare Best Actress (Critics) award in 2013, for her performance it was said : "She had a cracking performance up her sleeve, one that nearly stole the show in GOW. Richa’s control over her character’s emotions and the arc, going from a shy newly married girl to an iron handed matriarch, you thought her track was straight from the Godmother. The critics were swayed by her underplay and Richa took home her first Filmfare Award."

Upcoming Projects 

Richa is next starring in the movie Tamanchey wherein she plays a glamorous role of an outlaw gangster girl.[10]
Richa has worked with the acclaimed Academy Award Nominated Director Mira Nair in an International Short film that includes the likes of Ben Kingsley in its cast. The movie will be released in 2013. [11]
Richa is acting in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's epic movie Ram Leela, a Gujarati version of Romeo & Juliet, wherein she plays the character of Raseela. The film is currently under production and is likely to be released in late 2013. [12]
Richa has also been signed by Farhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment for their upcoming movie Fukrey, wherein she plays the role of a female mafia don called Bholi Punjaban. The film is slated to be released in Summer of 2013.

Awards and nominations 

Year Film Award Category Result
2012 Gangs of Wasseypur Filmfare Awards Best Actress, Critics Award Won[14]
Best Supporting Actress Nominated[15]
Star Screen Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated[16]
Stardust Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated[17]
Zee Cine Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated


Year Title Role Director/Production Notes
2008 Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Dolly Dibakar Baneerjee Debut film, Movie won National Award for 'Popular Category Best Film'
2010 Benny and Babloo Fedora
2012 Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1
Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 Nagma Khatoon Anurag Kashyap Productions Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
2013 Fukrey Bholi Punjaban Excel Entertainment
2013 Tamanchey Baboo Filming
2013 Ram Leela Raseela Sanjay Leela Bhansali Filming

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Poorna Jagannathan wiki and pics

Poorna Jagannathan is an American actress well known for played her role in Delhi Belly and who plays Saya Katdare on USA's Royal Pains. She came to prominence after starring in the Bollywood film Delhi Belly opposite Imran Khan.

Early life 

Jagannathan was born in Tunis, Tunisia but grew up in Pakistan, Ireland, Brazil and Argentina.[2] She began her college education at the University of Brasilia, Brazil but ended up graduating in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. On scholarship, she started her Master's from The Actor's Studio but left after the first year.


Jagannathan portrays Saya Katdare on USA network’s Royal Pains. She has also appeared on TV shows like Law & Order, Rescue Me, Love Monkey and The Game.[4] She was recently was seen as Mira in Peace, Love and Misunderstanding starring Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener, directed by Oscar winner Bruce Beresford. She also joined the ensemble cast of Thanks For Sharing starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins and Mark Ruffalo directed by Oscar Nominee Stuart Blumberg which releases in 2013. Jagannathan is an established theater actress and is part of The Barrow Group in New York City. In 2012, reported that Jagannathan had joined the cast of HBO's new show "Criminal Justice" as a series regular. The ensemble cast was led by James Gandolphini and was written and directed by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price. [5] The project was shot end of 2012 but was shelved by HBO. It got revived in May 2013 and is slated to start shooting again in 2014. [6]

Moved by the gang rape and death of Nirbhaya (Jyoti Singh Pandey)[7] in Delhi on December 16th, 2012, Jagannathan initiated a testimonial play called "Nirbhaya". The play reportedly explores sexual violence in Indian society. She collaborated with internationally acclaimed playwright and director, Yael Farber who she met several years earlier while working on Ms. Farber's play, Amajuba. [8] "Nirbhaya" will open at the Assembly Hall in August 2013 during the Edinburgh Fringe.[9]

Jagannathan won critical acclaim for her role as a spunky, irreverent journalist in the film Delhi Belly. The Village Voice said "For all this censor-board razzing, the most enjoyably subversive element is Poorna Jagannathan as the self-sufficient bachelorette who waylays Tashi on his way to the altar. Rangy, corkscrew-haired, with a wary demeanor that can’t long be upset by anything, she’s a happy departure from the usual run of Xeroxed, pedestaled beauties."[10] Mumbai Mirror said, "Poorna Jagannathan, an offbeat choice, is remarkably subtle and does a brilliant job."[11] The Daily News and Analysis was of the opinion that Jagannathan shines in the film, and that "her bohemian sex appeal" is "a refreshing change from the prim and proper 'heroine' we are used to watching."[12] The editor of Outlook Lounge said that Jagannathan's performance was a "masterclass in effortless acting".

-For her performance in Delhi Belly, 

Jagannathan won the Stardust award for Best Supporting Actress [13] and the L'Oreal Femina Award for Breakthrough Performance in 2012.[14]
-Jagannathan has been featured on the cover of Marie Claire, Femina, Jade, Exotica and covered in numerous publication like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Grazia.
-She was featured in Vogue's October 2012 anniversary issue as one of 8 women who are changing the face of beauty in India.
-Jagannathan was featured among the top 10 in Femina magazine's "India's 50 most beautiful women" in 2012.
-She was included in Verve's "2012's Best dressed Women" issue.
-She was ranked #6 Most Fashionable Indian Woman by Cosmopolitan Magazine in their October, 2012 issue
-Vogue included her in their list of 50 best red carpet looks for 2012
-Italian Marie Claire named Jagannathan as one of the 12 women from the East impacting Western cinema in 2012[15]
-She was included in Elle Magazine's hot 100 list for 2011.
-She was voted among the top 50 Indians From Around The World for 2011 by Desiclub.[16]
She is a brand ambassador for PETA in India (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).


Year Film/TV series
2004 Law & Order
2004 She Hate Me
2005 Law & Order
2005 Johny Zero
2005 Dealbreaker
2005 The Weather Man
2005 Modern Day Arranged Marriage
2006 Love Monkey
2006 Rescue Me
2006 Law & Order
2007 Montclair[disambiguation needed]
2007 Awake
2008 The Game
2009 Karma Calling
2009 Numb3rs
2010–2011 Royal Pains
2011 Peace, Love and Misunderstanding
2011 Delhi Belly
2012 Thanks For Sharing
2012 Criminal Justice
2013 Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani


Award Category
L'Oreal Femina Women Awards 2012 Winner of Breakthrough Performance
10th Annual Kamala Pasand Max Stardust Awards Winner of Breakthrough Supporting Performance (Female)
18th Annual Colors Screen Awards Nominated for Best Debut Actor (Female)
Zee Cine Awards 2012 Nominated for Best Debut Actor (Female)
18th Annual Colors Screen Awards Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Female)

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