Ritika Singh Biography – an Indian Actress and Former Mixed Martial Artist

Ritika Mohan Singh is an Indian actress and former mixed martial artist, who predominantly appears in Tamil films in addition to Hindi Telugu and Malayalam Language films.

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Real Name: Ritika Mohan Singh
Profession: Indian actress
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Figure Measurements: 32-23-34
Age: 28

Ritika Mohan Singh is an Indian actress and former mixed martial artist, who predominantly appears in Tamil films in addition to Hindi Telugu, and Malayalam Language films. After competing for India at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games and then participating in the Super Fight League, she played a leading role in Sudha Kongara Prasad’s Tamil film Irudhi Suttru (also simultaneously shot in Hindi as Saala Khadoos) alongside R. Madhavan. She won Special Mention at the 63rd National Film Awards for her performance in the film. She received Filmfare Awards thrice for the same role in three languages: Tamil (Irudhi Suttru), Hindi (Saala Khadoos), and Telugu (Guru). She Has Won One National Award, One SIIMA Award, and Three Filmfare Awards ( 2 Filmfare Award South & 1 Filmfare Award) Respectively.

Ritika Singh Biography
Ritika Singh Biography
Ritika Singh Biography
Ritika Mohan Singh
16 December 1994
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
  • Actress
  • martial artist
Years active 2016—present
Known for Irudhi Suttru
Awards National Film Award – Special Jury Award
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil

Mixed martial arts career

Singh trained as a kickboxer and as a mixed martial artist since childhood, under the guidance of her father. She appeared in the inaugural season of the Super Fight League and competed as a mixed martial artist.

Ritika Singh with her Boyfriend
Ritika Singh with her Boyfriend

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown hide
4 matches 1 win 3 losses
By knockout 0 1
By submission 0 1
By decision 1 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location
Loss 1–3 Daizy Singh Decision (Unanimous) SFL 22-23 17 August 2013 3 5:00 Mumbai, India
Loss 1–2 Irene Cabello Rivera Submission (armbar) SFL 18 24 May 2013 1 2:06 Mumbai, India
Win 1–1 Aya Saber Decision (Unanimous) SFL 11 30 November 2012 3 5:00 Mumbai, India
Loss 0–1 Manjit Kolekar TKO (punches) SFL 5 19 October 2012 2 3:45 Mumbai, India

Acting career

Ritika Singh began her acting career in 2013, she was spotted by director Sudha Kongara Prasad in an advert for the Super Fight League and she later auditioned to play a leading role in her bilingual film, Saala Khadoos (2016), after the makers managed to contact her through the competition’s chairman, Raj Kundra. Portraying Madhi, a Marwari girl who grows up in the slums of Chennai, Singh was signed because the makers wanted a professional boxer to act, rather than an actress to act as a boxer. For the Tamil version, Irudhi Suttru, Singh phonetically learned her part in Tamil by writing down the dialogues in Hindi. Co-produced by the film’s lead actors R. Madhavan and Rajkumar Hirani, the film was released in late January 2016. Ritika received rave reviews for her portrayal, with stating “she is a marvelous discovery” and “her lip sync, body language, and gait is a major highlight for the film”. For her performance in Irudhi Suttru, Ritika won the Special Mention at the 63rd National Film Awards and became the first actress, who did not dub for her role, to be recognized at the National Awards. Singh later appeared in Manikandan‘s Aandavan Kattalai, which was released in September 2016. His next following was the Telugu movie Guru (2017), a remake of Irudhi Suttru. Later, she performed in the horror comedy by P. Vasu’s Shivalinga (2017) and the Telugu movie Neevevaro (2018).

In 2020, she played the female protagonist in the film Oh My Kadavule with Ashok Selvan and Vani Bhojan.



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Ritika Singh Biography
Ritika Singh Biography
List of films and roles
Year Title Role Language Notes
2016 Irudhi Suttru / Saala Khadoos Ezhil Madhi Tamil
Bilingual film
Aandavan Kattalai Karmegha Kuzhali Tamil
2017 Guru Rameshwari “Ramulu” Telugu
Shivalinga Sathya Tamil
2018 Neevevaro Anu Telugu
2020 Oh My Kadavule Anu Paulraj Tamil
2023 Boxer Not yet released TBA Filming
Pichaikkaran 2 Not yet released TBA Filming
Vanangamudi Not yet released TBA Delayed
Kolai Not yet released Sandhya Post-Production
King of Kotha Not yet released TBA Malayalam Filming

Web series

Year Title Role Language Network
2023 Story of Things Shurthi Tamil Sony LIV Originals Segment: Compressor


List of awards and nominations
Year Title Award
2016 Irudhi Suttru National Film Award – Special Jury Award
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Award for Best Actress
IIFA Utsavam for Best Actress
Saala Khadoos Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut
2017 Irudhi Suttru Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
SIIMA Award for Best Debut Actress
2018 Guru Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress – South
Zee Golden Award for Best Find of the Year

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