Many would know that Ragini Dwivedi's showbiz career began back in 2008 when revered fashion designer/choreographer, Prasad Bidapa, spotted her and introduced her to the world of modelling.
Ragini Dwivedi is all set to make a comeback to the world of acting with a full-fledged role in Sheela. The film, billed as a crime thriller that is set to release as a bilingual in Malayalam and Kannada, has Ragini playing the titular character who finds in a whole lot of trouble and danger when she lands up in Kerala over a land deal. One could tell from the poster and also the trailer that the actress has had to deal with a role that is gritty and equally physically demanding.
But the journey to this point, for Ragini Dwivedi, hasn't been the smoothest one, nor did it pan out according to a design on her part. Many would know that her show-business career, so to speak, began back in 2008 when revered fashion designer/choreographer, Prasad Bidapa, spotted her and introduced her to the world of modelling. This allowed her to work with some of the biggest names in the Indian fashion industry and also try her hand at pageantry, which resulted in her emerging as the first runner-up in the Femina Miss India contest in the same year. Ragini would then be offered to play a role in an art film, and it was during the press conference of this project that she was spotted by the makers of Veera Madakari.
"I didn't even know that something like a Kannada or a Telugu film industry existed at the time - everything was either north or south at the time. I was part of this press conference for the art movie I had signed and my pictures from the event were then published by the press. That's when I got a call from Sudeep sir's office and before I realized it, I was shooting for Veera Madakari. I didn't know how to act, didn't know the language and didn't know that Sudeep sir, who both directed and acted in the film, was a big star," said Ragini in a recent media interaction.
Ragini Dwivedi, of course, would go on to star alongside Sudeep in Kempegowda and also etch a successful career for herself with films like Shiva, Victory, Ragini IPS and Adyaksha in America (her 25th film.)