Richa Pallod is an Indian model and film actress who has been featured in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. She made her entry into films with a minute role as a child artiste in the film Lamhe in 1991 and then Pardes in 1997. She started modelling at the age of 16, has featured in over five hundred commercials and appeared in Falguni Pathak's music videos "Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi" and "Piya Se Mil Ke Aaye Nain". She made her film debut in the Telugu film, Nuvve Kavali in 2000. She made her debut in Tamil cinema, playing the lead role opposite Vijay in Shajahan, the film wasn't really appreciated by critics. Her second Tamil film was Alli Arjuna, directed by noted film maker Saran featuring Manoj Bharathiraja. Her first Hindi film as a senior artiste was opposite Fardeen Khan in Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein with the film has become a failure. Her subsequent Hindi films within the next two years, which includes two films opposite actor Rakesh Bapat, were low-budget projects and did not fare well at the box office. Similarly her projects in Kannada Cheppale and Jootata opposite Sameer Dattani also failed commercially, with reviews criticising Richa's performance in the latter film. After several of her previous ventures failed to succeed, Richa was forced to appear in a supporting role in Unakkum Enakkum. Her first appearance in a Malayalam film, with the Mammootty, Daddy Cool. She won critical acclaim and the film was a commercial success. In 2010 she appeared in the Telugu language film, Inkosaari alongside Raja and Manjari Phadnis. However the film failed to succeed commercially as it was released alongside the hit film, Ye Maaya Chesaave, which went on to attract more viewers. Towards the end of her career as a lead actress, Richa featured in the making of two low-budget unreleased Tamil films, Nalvaravu and Kadhal Kalvan. In 2011, she was chosen to be one of the Hindi-dubbing artists for Hindi dubbed format of Hollywood film, X-Men: First Class, when it was released in theatres, shortly after its North American release, dubbing for Rose Byrne's role as Moira MacTaggert. She took a sabbatical from acting for a few years after her marriage, before appearing in Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka (2015), portraying a supporting role.