Riya first appeared as a child artist in the film Vishkanya in 1991, where she played the role of the young Pooja Bed
Ria made her debut in N. Chandra's Style in 2001, This low-budget sex comedy was the first commercial success in over a decade for the director.A launch pad for Riya, cast in the female lead along with fellow-newcomers, Sharman Joshi, Sahil Khan and Shilp
Her next success was Jhankaar Beats, a comedy revolving around the music of legendary composer R D Burman, which saw her playing a small and glamorous role alongside Shayan Munshi. Film was produced by Pritish Nandy, publishing director of The Times of In
In 2005, she starred in Shaadi No. 1, which had no female lead. This comedy, based on the theme of modern marriage, was directed by David Dhawan.
Ria has done many item numbers and cameos,few of her leading roles have been in low-budget films. Though she had small roles in Dil Vil Pyar Vyar (2002), Qayamat (2003) and Plan (2004),but attention was drawn to her item numbers in all three, especially t
Ria performed another item number in James (2005) on director-producer Ram Gopal Varma's behest, who has a history of casting aspirant actress-models. Furthermore, she took part in a dance number for Sajid Khan's Heyy Babyy (2007) that featured several ma
Riya has, in addition to Bollywood films, appeared in Bengali, Tamil,Telugu, Malayalam and English films. Her film career began in the earnest with Tamil films such as Bharathi Raja's Taj Mahal, co-starring Manjoj Bharatiraja in the male lead, and Manoj B
Her first English language movie was, It Was Raining That Night, a remake of the Bengali film, Hei Brishtir Raat,directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.In the film, she was casted with her mother Moon Moon Sen.
Riya was slated to appear in Anjan Dutta's Bengali-English bilingual film The Bong Connection with her sister, but she was eventually dropped from the project and replaced by Peeya Rai Chaudhary.The two sisters were later cast together in director Ajai Si