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Ritu Arya

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Kat Oliver

Ritu Arya

Ritu Arya plays series regular ‘Lila’ in Netflix’s most successful series of all time, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. Ritu has just wrapped on the hotly anticipated BARBIE film from Greta Gerwig, and on Working Title's new film from Nida Manzoor, POLITE SOCIETY. Ritu has recently been seen as supporting lead in RED NOTICE, a feature film for Netflix, starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Other screen work includes DOCTOR WHO, HUMANS and SHERLOCK.





Ritu Arya


Title Role Production Director
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY (SEASONS 2-4) Lila (Series Reg) Netflix Various Directors
DOCTOR WHO Gax BBC Nida Manzoor
FEEL GOOD Lava E4/Netflix Various Directors
THE STRANGER Michaela Siegal Red Productions/Netflix Daniel O'Hara
GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL (SERIES 2&3) Barsha Tiger Aspect Various Directors
LADY PARTS Saira All 4 Nida Manzoor
THE MAN Becky ITV Julia Ford
HUMANS (SERIES 2 & 3) Flash Kudos, Channel 4, AMC Various Directors
CRACKANORY Beth/ Eleni Tiger Aspect Richie Pengelley
DOCTORS Megan Sharma BBC One Various Directors
WE THE JURY Kate Big Talk, BBC Two Ben Taylor
DOCTORS Suhkinder BBC One Simon Gibney
SHERLOCK 3: SIGN OF THREE Gail Hartswood Films, BBC1 Colm McCarthy
THE TUNNEL Bureau Girl Kudos, Sky One Hettie MacDonald

Feature Film

Title Role Production Director
BARBIE Barbie Newswoman Mattel Films Greta Gerwig
POLITE SOCIETY Lena Working Title Nida Manzoor
RED NOTICE Das Netflix Rawson Marshall Thurber
LAST CHRISTMAS Jenna Universal Pictures Paul Feig
DAPHNE Rachida The Bureau Peter Mackie Burns
HALLO JOE Alesha 360 Degrees Media Mark Halliley/Perry Schaffer


Title Role Production Director
GENESIS INC Serena Hampstead Theatre Laurie Sansom
MOTHER CHRISTMAS Grace Hampstead Theatre Donacadh O'Briain
NOISES OFF Poppy Nottingham Playhouse/Northern Stage Blanche McIntyre
BEAUTY & THE BEAST Belle Polka Theatre Roman Stefanski
MERMAID Mermaid/Ensemble Shared Experience Polly Teale
SLEEPING BEAUTY Various Roles Unicorn Theatre Purni Morell
WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE Asma Finborough Theatre John Young
CARPE DIEM Aishah National Theatre Joanne McInnes
FOURTH WISE MAN Samira Unicorn Theatre Lee Lyford
THE CHRONICLES OF KALKI Kalki The Gate Theatre Alex Brown
THE COLLECTOR Zoya Gilded Balloon/Arcola Theatre Henry Naylor
WILD JUSTICE Mora Hydrocracker Joanne McInnes
1001 NIGHTS Mother/Neighbour Transport/Unicorn Theatre Douglas Rintoul
AS YOU LIKE IT Phoebe Transport Theatre Douglas Rintoul
LIAR LIAR Coco Unicorn Theatre Blanche McIntyre
ROMEO AND JULIET BLENHEIM PALACE Juliet The Oxford School of Drama Robin Belfield
THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT The Madwoman The Oxford School of Drama Steve Woodward

Short Film

Title Role Production Director
THE SUPER RECOGNISER Agent Williams Missing Link Films Jennifer Sheridan
JASMINE Sonya George Akers
TIDES Oyster Krysten Resnick
RELATIVE PRESSURE Saira Lemberg Films Jes Benstock
VISHAL Prema Met Film School Adi Parige
FRESH START Nat The Oxford School of Drama Karen Stowe


Title Role Production Director
TO BE FRANK Herself Schadenfreude Cabaret
TO BE FRANK 1, 2 & 3 Herself Lost Cabaret
ISLANDS IN THE STREAM OF FRANK Herself Wild Heart Festival
IMPROV COMEDY ICELAND TOUR Various Roles Southampton University Comedy Society
SOMETHING ELSE Various Roles Voodoo Rooms/Edinburgh Fringe, Reserved Collection
SUSU COMEDY CABARET Various Roles Southampton University Comedy Society, C Soco, Edi


Title Role Production Director
SKY DEMAND MORE Nurse ITV Drama Sniper Twins


Title Role Production Director
HERE COMES THE BRIDE Khadija Stratford East/Newham Asian Woman's Project Hanna Berrigan/Milli Bhatia
THE LADY VANISHES Blanche BFI Debs Paterson

Music Video

Title Role Production Director
WAKING AIDA Girl Tom Jordan


Title Role Production Director
IN ALDERSHOT Pushpa BBC Radio 4 Liz Webb
COLDER THAN HERE Jenna The Oxford School of Drama Jane Morgan
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Luciana The Oxford School of Drama Jane Morgan

Rehearsed Reading

Title Role Production Director
TORGUS ADN SNOW Torus Royal Shakespeare Company Hannah Berrigan
TRYING Kim Big Talk Matt Lipsey
FUNK Nisha Soho Theatre Mark Stephenson
O.K TATA BYE BYE Dhullan Royal Court Theatre Lyndsey Turner
Ritu will return to Season 3 of Netflix's most successful show of all time, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, as series regular 'Lila'. She has recently wrapped as a supporting lead on RED NOTICE, a feature film for Netflix, starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.