IndiaGBnews Profiles: RIA MEERA MUNSHI, of Ri Ri’s Dance Academy UK
What are your main responsibilities? Everything! LOL! (Laugh out loud!).
What are your company’s Unique Selling Points (USPs) in India? Our credentials such as the Bollywood Guinness World Record, business awards, television performances and some innovative projects (including Debenhams, GMWDA).
What achievement are you most proud of? ‘Cast The Light’ when I was acting as the lead role of Sita. Ri Ri’s were commissioned to choreograph the entire show and Ri Ri’s dancers were also on stage, too.
What would you still like to achieve (in life, leisure or business)? Bungee jump, getting a tattoo, having a building for Ri Ri’s Dance Academy.
What do you think makes India an attractive destination to do business? Culture, tradition, religion – and my roots!
What sectors do you think will thrive in India and the UK in the coming years and why? Arts and culture simply because there’s no language barrier for this!
What is the best business advice you have ever received? Work smarter and not harder.
Favourite destinations in India and why? Mumbai because it is the heart of the Bollywood film industry. My favourite UK destination would be York as it is so beautifully picturesque.
Favourite restaurant in India and UK? High Point, in the Lokhandwala suburb of Mumbai (My dad’s favourite).
Describe your character in five words? Creative, hard working, bubbly, caring and spiritual.
What are your hobbies? Embroidery, exercising at the gym, reading, socialising and creating memories with my favourite people.
What five items would you take to a desert island? Favourite book, tofu, water, embroidery and camera
What public figures do you most admire and why? Akon (US rapper, songwriter and producer) because he was in prison, but managed to turn his life around incredibly through his song writing, singing and inspiring charity work, particularly in Africa.