Riya Deepsi is an Indian film and television actress and model. She debuted in 2013 with the television series Mahabharat.[citation needed] In 2018, she made her Hindi film debut with Bhaagte Raho.[1]

Riya Deepsi
Occupation(s)Actress, model
Years active2012–2022
Known forPlaying 'Gandhari' in the television serial Mahabharat



She was a theatre artist before she entering in the small screen.

In 2013, Deepsi then 17 years old, made her TV debut with Mahabharat, where she portrayed blindfolded queen Gandhari.[citation needed] before Mahabharat she appeared on Mata Ki Chowki for an uncredited brief role.[2][3]

After Mahabharat she appeared in Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap,[4] Razia Sultan and Begusarai[citation needed] for supporting roles. She has also participated in celebrity sports reality television show Box Cricket League.

From 2017 to 2018 she played as a parallel lead role of Princess Barsine, second wife of Alexander the Great in Porus.[5]

In 2018, Deepsi made her Bollywood debut through Praful D.S. Tiwari's film, Bhaagte Raho, where she played the lead role of Gungun.[1][6]

In 2019, she appeared in an episodic role of a YouTube web series Be Safe as Nidhi. In 2020, she appeared in a supporting role of Roma in ALTBalaji original web series It Happened in Calcutta.




Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2012 Nanban Cameo
2018 Bhaagte Raho Gungun [1]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013–2014 Mahabharat Gandhari [7][citation needed]
2015 Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap Salima Sultan Begum [8]
2015 Razia Sultan Fatima
2016 Box Cricket League Herself Season 2
2016 Begusarai Sony Thakur [9]
2017–2018 Porus Barsine [citation needed]
2019 Box Cricket League Herself Season 4
2021–2022 Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na Roma

Web series

Year Title Role Ref.
2019 Be Safe Nidhi
2020 It Happened in Calcutta Roma
2022 Mombian Gul [citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c Johnson Thomas (14 December 2018). "Bhaagte Raho movie: Review, cast, director". The Free Press Journal. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  2. ^ Kelkar, Prianka (22 May 2014). "The Darkness in Intimidating". Asian Age. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  3. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - The Tribune Lifestyle". The Tribune. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Riya Deepsi to enter 'Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap'". The Indian Express. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  5. ^ "It was my dream to play a warrior princess : Riya Deepsi". mid-day. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Actress Riya Deepsi talks about her journey in the industry | Hindi Movie News - Bollywood - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Mahabharat's Gandhari and Kunti are thick friends off-screen too! (View Pics)". Pinkvilla.com. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Riya Deepsi to enter 'Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap'". The Indian Express. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Watch Begusarai TV Serial 8th June 2016 Full Episode Online on ZEE5". ZEE5. Retrieved 18 September 2021.