Riya Vij Profile

Riya 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. The film was released on the 10 May 2013.

Riya Vij Biography

Riya 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 was fascinated by school life and she wanted to become a teacher. Her hobbies are painting and playing the piano.

Personal Profile

Name : Riya Vij
Date of Birth : December 14, 1998
Age : 14 year
Hometown : Delhi
School: Sanskriti School

Riya Vij

Riya Vij as Gurpreet Kaur (Gippi) in Movie Gippy

Gippi is a 14-year-old girl who lives in Shimla with her mother Pappi and little brother Booboo. She is overweight and awkward and doesn't know how to handle the physical, emotional and social changes adolescence brings. In school she is a backbencher and is constantly bullied by the popular queen-bee Shamira and at home, she's trying to figure out how to deal with living in a broken home. In the middle of all this chaos, she falls madly in love with an older, brooding heartbreaker. When her love story comes to a humiliating end and 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. 'Gippi' is a coming-of-age story of an ordinary, overweight girl, who through the course of the film learns to love herself for exactly who she is. It is also a tale of an underdog who picks herself up from nothing and finds herself at the top of her own little world.


Riya's father is an entrepreneur and she has an 18-year-old elder sister. According to Riya "My mom is my friend and my sister as well".

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Are 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.

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