Ritu Arya Biography

Ritu Arya is an English personality whose parents belong to India but she is mainly from the United Kingdom. By profession, Ritu is an English actress and drummer. She first came into fame because of her role as Dr. Megan Sharma in the British soap opera called Doctors (2013-2017). For the same role, she was nominated for the British Soap Award. Later, she started gaining recognition because of her other roles including the series Humans (2016-2018), and Netflix’s original series ‘The Umbrella Academy’ (2020-present). Due to her particular performance in the ‘Umbrella Academy’, she has gained widespread recognition. She is working in the series with the role of Lila Pitts being cast on Netflix.

Early Life

Ritu Arya was born on 17th September 1987 in England to Indian parents. Her mother’s name is Sunita Arya and her father’s name is Raj Arya. Both of her parents work in real estate. She was brought up with her two brothers named Romi and Rahul. Ritu was having a keen interest in acting since she was a teenager. She received her degree from the University of Southampton and got herself trained at the Oxford School of Drama. Ritu’s elder brother Romi got married to Jigna Arya in 2016. All the three siblings seem to have a close-knit relationship which is assumed to be instrumental for Ritu’s successful life.

Ritu Arya Career

Ritu first received huge recognition because of her recurring role in the British soap opera named Doctors. She played the role from 2013 to 2017. For her this particular performance, she was nominated as Best Newcomer for British Soap Award in 2017. Later in 2014, she had a guest appearance in the series Sherlock. After this, she had recurring roles in the series Humans from 2016 to 2018. In 2019, she served the role of Jenna in the film ‘Last Christmas’ which later became a major commercial success. She also had recurring roles in the Netflix series called ‘Feel Good’ in 2020.

That same year, she appeared as a guest for the series ‘Doctor Who’. Thereafter in 2020, Ritu was starred in the role of Lila Pitts in the famous Netflix series called ‘The Umbrella Academy’ which was later considered to be her breakthrough role. Ritu is also the best-known drummer. She is part of the band KIN which released the debut single with the title name ‘Sharing Light’ in April 2020. Their follow-up single with the title ‘LOVE’ premiered on 6th August 2020. Ritu’s recent work can be seen in the Netflix film ‘Red Notice’.

Ritu Arya Biography

Real Name Ritu Arya
Birth Date 17 September 1987
Age (as of 2021) 34 Years
Birth Place Guildford, United Kingdom
Nationality British, Indian
Profession Actress, Musician
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Virgo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 165 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 52 kg  –  in Pounds –  114 lbs
Shoe Size 6 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Raj Arya
Mother Sunita Arya
Brother Romi Arya, Rahul Arya


School The Oxford School of Drama
College University of Southampton

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Boyfriend David Castañeda(2020)

Personal Life

Ritu is single for now. She is not involved with anyone romantically. She doesn’t owe any boyfriend. However, it has been seen that in the industry every individual has at least one relationship. So, it can be assumed that Ritu is involved in a relationship but she has not confessed the same in front of the media.

Ritu Arya Net Worth

Ritu has recently gained popularity because of her different roles in the Netflix series and other films. She is an aspiring actress who is on the way to gaining a name and fame for herself. Ritu Arya is embracing her roles and thriving well in her career. Arya is assumed to earn a net worth of around $2 million that is considered to be enough according to the roles she used to do in her films.


  • Acting is not the only way where she loves to express herself. Ritu has a keen interest in music, writing songs, and performing with the recognized band named KIN.
  • The acting was something that she decided to pursue her career with. But when she was in college she was having something different to taste. She earned a bachelor’s degree in astrophysics that was completely unlinked with her acting skills.
  • Ritu is now an international star. She loved to enjoy small things. When she is not enough busy with her schedule and dates of films, she used to spend her time while hiking or hanging out at the beach.
  • Ritu was very much fascinated by films and her acting career. Her career offered her plenty of flexibility to pursue any other thing she likes to do.
  • Many times, Ritu got the opportunity to visit some cool places including Dubai, Belgium, Spain, and Sri Lanka.
  • Ritu has been in the spotlight for several years. The way she works and adores the different roles of different films is highly appreciated.
  • She is a multi-lingual personality who speaks English, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her acting skills majorly belong to English-speaking productions.

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