For the past twelve years, Rita has been professionally acting on stage, on screen, and behind the scenes. She holds a B.S. in Marketing and Communications, as well as an M.B.A. in Marketing Advertising. Past jobs include working at the Leeza Show, Smash Music, 99.1 KGGI radio show, and Young and Rubicam Advertising. Her job for making commercials led to her passion to pursue acting as a full time profession.
Some of her stage appearances include The One Man Bollywood Show, Love Letters, Zindagani, and The Dining Room. Film credits include “Bombay Skies”, “Family of One”, “It’s a Mismatch”, and “The Complex”. Rita has also appeared on the hit television show “The Office” and the soap opera “Passions”. Several commercial and print credits include Wal-Mart, Meric College, Toyota, San Miguel Beer, LA Carpets, and Mitsubishi. She has also been a professional Bollywood dancer for the past seven year with the critically acclaimed NDM Dance Troupe.
After becoming a mother, Rita took a break from the stage and screen for a couple of years to take on the other side of the business as the New Face talent agent at the Brand Model and Talent Agency. The experience opened new doors and gave her a perspective of the other side of “show business”.
This unique blend of being a working actor, as well as a talent agent, inspired Rita to want to reach out to those who inspire to break into the industry. Growing up she did not have anyone in her community to look up to or reach out to guide her in her pursuit to becoming an actor. She is excited that technology and the vision of Jaya and Preeti will allow her to share her ideas and teachings with everyone on www.mybollywood studio.com. “Hopefully, I can encourage someone to pursue their dream and provide them the tools to get there.”
In the Los Angeles area, Rita currently teaches acting classes in person. There she teaches the fundamentals of acting, as well as the steps needed to break into Hollywood. For more information, please visit www.dreamraytalent.com.