Actress Richa Chadha has recently been awarded the Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award for her substantial contribution to Indian Cinema. The award was handed to Richa by the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
The actress has constantly starred in roles that comment on important social issues. She is a powerhouse known for her critically acclaimed acting. Upon receiving the honour, Richa said in a press statement, “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. For the year that we’ve had, it remains a continual duty of artistes to support the lesser privileged and help reinstate their lives.”
She further added, “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.”
The actress was last seen on screen in films like Panga and Section 375. The actress also served as a panellist on women empowerment at the El Gouna Film Festival.