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Richa Gangopadhyay is a former Indian film actress and model who predominantly appeared in Telugu films.
She has also appeared in a few Tamil and Bengali films.
She is pursuing an MBA degree from Washington University, USA.
After appearing in commercials, she made her film debut with Telugu political drama film Leader (2010).
She worked on several commercially successful Telugu films like Nagavalli (2010), Mirapakaay (2011), Sarocharu (2012) and Mirchi (2013).
She also played the lead in two Tamil films, including Dabangg remake, Osthe (2012).
In October 2013, Gangopadhyay announced that she would leave the film industry and move back to the USA to pursue her MBA.
In short span of four years career, she starred along with prominent Telugu, Tamil and Bengali actors like Venkatesh, Nagarjuna, Ravi Teja, Prabhas, Dhanush and Prosenjit.
Richa Gangopadhyay was born on 20 March 1986 to Utpal and Paula Gangopadhyay, in New Delhi.
Her father works as the Vice President of Netshape Technologies, while her mother works as a Director of Education at The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit and in March 2012 has been nominated Member of the prestigious National Museum and Library Services Board by president Obama.
Her parents settled in the USA in 1989 after spending her first year in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, with Gangopadhyay being brought up in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
In 2005 and 2006, Gangopadhyay began participating in beauty pageants and finished in the top ten in the Miss India USA competitions, winning a smaller prize for Miss Congeniality.
In August 2007, Gangopadhyay won the Miss Michigan pageant and in December, she was crowned Miss India USA 2007 at the 26th annual pageant held at Royal Albert's Palace in New Jersey.