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Richa Chadda

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.

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Navleen Lakhi
Navleen Lakhi
Hindustan Times

Birthday: December 18

Place of Birth: Amritsar

College: Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Delhi/ St Stephen’s College, Delhi and Sophia College
for Women, Mumbai

First break: Technically, it was in Kirti Jain’s play Aur Kitne Tukde, in which I was an extra

Currently: i am...Shooting for a few films

High point of your life: Winning the Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Female) at the 58th Filmfare Awards in 2012

Low point of your life: When I had to move out of my parents’ house and live in Mumbai to become an actor

A Punjabi dish to die for: Dal from Bukhara, Delhi

A Punjabi song you can’t stop humming: Ambarsariya from the film Fukrey

What are the three things you would do if you could?: Make the most money, spend it productively on people and issues I love and later live on a tropical island looking for nirvana in a blue two-piece

A fashion trend you wish would make a comeback: Pagdis and hats as a sign of honour on men

Which classic would you have chosen as your debut movie?: Mughal-e-Azam

Your favourite piece of jewellery: Beautifully embellished maang tikas

Which is Bollywood’s most romantic pair?: Dilip Kumar and Madhubala

What will we find on your bedside table?: A moisturiser, book, candle and Chanel No 5

Your favourite street food: Dilli ki chaat

A song that describes your life: All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun, by Sheryl Crow

A talent you would love to acquire: To be able to sing professionally

What would you wear to a hot date?: A sexy dress that enhances my hourglass shape

The last line of your autobiography would read: It’s unbelievable how much a single life can achieve, and in that touch so many others’...

A project that is close to your heart: My upcoming film Ram Leela

A celebrity you look up to: Bono and Angelina Jolie

You de-stress with: TV, books, coffee and nature

If you weren’t an actor, you would be: Very unhappy

A language you wish you were fluent in: Punjabi

The last time you had a bad hair day: Every third day. I have a thick mane that needs to be tamed

The hottest Bollywood actress: Madhuri Dixit

A dessert that describes you: Malai chaap

A rumour you’d like to start: Richa Chadda is a serious, snooty and methodical actor

If you could jet set to anywhere in the world, where would it be?: Machu Picchu, South

You have five minutes to pack, what all will you take?: Two pairs of jeans, three funky tops, one pair of black heels, one LBD and a skipping rope

First Published: Jul 14, 2013 11:04 IST