Riya Vij WikiRiya Vij is a young girl who was seen in Karan Johar's movie Gippy. She played a character of Gurpreet Kaur in the movie, the main character of the film who gets bullied by others because of her weight. 'Gippi' was produced by Karan Johar and has Taaha Shah and Divya Dutta in the lead cast along with Riya Vij.
BiographyRiya Vij was born in Delhi, India into a Punjabi Family. She was fascinated by the glamorous world of Bollywood and she wanted to become popular actress like Kareena Kapoor. Later on she loved the school life and wanted to become a teacher. Her hobbies are painting and playing the piano.
FamilyRiya's father Sandeep Vij is an entrepreneur and her mother Kavita Vij is a home maker. She has two brothers Sarthak Vij, Sanat Vij and two sisters Kriti Vij, Pritika Vij. One of her sister is 18 years old elder to her. According to Riya "My mom is my friend and my sister as well".
Personal ProfileName : Riya Vij
Date of Birth : 14 December 1998
Age : 16 years
Hometown : Delhi
School : Sanskriti School
As Gurpreet Kaur in Movie GippyGippi is a 14-year-old girl who lives in Shimla with her mother Pappi and little brother Booboo. She is overweight and doesn't know how to handle the physical, emotional and social changes adolescence brings. In school she is a backbencher and trying to figure out how to deal with living in a broken home. She falls madly in love with an older, brooding heartbreaker. When her love story comes to an end, she is publicly scorned, she decides to take her life in her hands and accepts Shamira's challenge to stand against her in the school elections. Whatever the final outcome might be Gippi makes sure she has a great time in the journey, filling it with delicious desserts, funny teachers, school crushes and Shammi Kapoor dances.
InterviewAre you a movie buff? And name some of your favorite movies
Riya Vij: I like watching movies but I am not an addict. Hum Tum is on the top of my list. Student Of The Year is my recent favourite.
Even though the film has a social message, did you at all feel that people may make fun of you in real life too?
Riya Vij: I do what I want and that's what everyone should do. Keeping in mind the health, you shouldn't become obese yet eat what you sometimes crave for.
At this age your first film. Do you aspire to be a star in the years to come?
Riya Vij: I never really thought of becoming an actor or getting into Bollywood. I just gave an audition and luckily for me it worked out. I knew that they had auditioned kids in Mumbai and then they came to Delhi. I thought the chances were slim for me to get selected. So here I am. Gippi is one out of 30,000. It's too early to decide on my future in films.
What's your fascination with pakodas?
Riya Vij: Both of us, Gippi and I love pakodas. We love eating fried food.