Richa Chadda 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. She made her debut with a critically acclaimed performance in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! in 2008.

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.


Films Done By Richa Chadda

  • 2008 Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Dolly
  • 2010 Benny and Babloo Fedora
  • 2012 Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 Nagma Khatoon Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress
  • 2013 Fukrey Bholi Punjaban
  • 2014 Tamanchey Babu
  • 2015 Masaan Devi Pathak Indian-French film
  • 2016 Chalk n Duster Reporter Cameo appearance
  • 2017 Jia Aur Jia Jia
  • 2017 Fukrey Returns Bholi Punjaban
  • 2018 3 Storeys Leela
  • 2019 Cabaret Rose/Razia/Rajjo Released on ZEE5
  • 2020 Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai Films that have not yet been released TBA Filming


Television and Web series Done By Richa Chadda

  • 2014 24 Sapna Cameo appearance
  • 2017-Present Inside Edge Zarina Malik Amazon Original series
  • 2019 One Mic Stand Herself Stand-up comedy on Amazon Prime


Awards and nominations Received By Richa  Chadda

  • 2013 Gangs of Wasseypur Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
  • 2014 Fukrey Screen Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Won
  • 2015 Masaan Stardust Awards Editor’s Choice Performer of the Year Won
  • 2016 Sarbjit Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
  • 2019 Section 375 Screen Awards Best Actress