Richa Chadha is now the recipient of Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award for her significant contribution to Indian cinema. The actress received the honour from the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
The actress has just returned from the El Gouna Film Festival where she was a part of a panel discussion on women empowerment.
Through her film choices, the actress has consistently pushed the envelope choosing stories that trigger a larger discussion. In her last two outings, Panga and Section 375, the actress's performances stood out as the film's highlight earning her praises from critics and audience alike.
In a statement, Chadha 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. 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 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."