Richa Chadha, Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Award

Richa Chadha honoured with Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Award; says, ‘Will Hold Close To My Heart’

Gangs of Wasseypur fame Richa Chadha is among the well-known celebrities in the film fraternity. Richa made her acting debut with the film, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! and soon went on to star in several films such as Section 375, Masaan, RamLeela, Fukrey and many more.

 The actress was honoured with the Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar award by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. The actress, who was recently part of the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt, was bestowed with the award for her contribution to Indian cinema. As per reports, Richa was honured at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. 

Richa Chadha reacting on the achievement said, "It’s an honour that I will hold close to my heart. For an actor who has had no godfather, every achievement feels precious and well earned. The award reiterates my faith in my dreams. It has been a long journey to this point and standing by my value system and making movies that mean something more than just entertainment has always been my endeavour. I am grateful for this win and it will only embolden me to choose better projects in future”.

She added, “For the year that we’ve had, it remains a continual duty of artistes to support the lesser privileged and help reinstate their lives. The job of an actor goes beyond an entertainer’s. We all carry the responsibility of uplifting the society, and as an influencer, I urge that more people join in supporting the lesser privileged. It’s equally our responsibility to vouch for continual support to the medical fraternity and Covid warriors, who’ve brought us out of the most tumultuous year of our lives.”