May 2023 | Ritu Arya



 Ritu is best known for her role of series regular ‘Lila’ in hit Netflix show The Umbrella Academy as well the supporting lead in Red Notice and other screen work including Doctors, Humans and Sherlock.  


Take a look below at the exciting 2023 updates for Ritu including her lead role in new feature film Polite Society and starring roles in Barbie and hit show The Umbrella Academy





RITU ARYA stars in Nida Manzoor’s newest feature film - POLITE SOCIETY. The film follows the bond between Ria – a martial-arts loving teenager who devises a plan to save her older sister, Lena, from her upcoming marriage which seemingly threatens their relationship.


Ritu plays Lena - an aspiring artist (yet art school drop-out) who falls for rich bachelor Salim after knowing him for only a few weeks.


A wonderfully funny and heart-warming story about sisterhood, romance and societal expectations, Polite Society was shown at the Sundance Film Festival and the Glasgow Film Festival before being released in cinemas at the end of April.





A homegrown martial arts comedy that delivers a roundhouse kick to the heart

★★★★ Clarisse Loughrey, The Guardian



This explosive, action-packed delight recalls Scott Pilgrim, Kill Bill, Get Out and The Matrix

★★★★ Mohammad Zaheer, BBC Culture



Polite Society is out now in cinemas. Watch the trailer here.





Ritu is also a part of the much-anticipated blockbuster film BARBIE, directed by Greta Gerwig. Having been recently announced as a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, the film is set for release in the UK on the 21st July 2023.

 Watch the trailer for the upcoming film here.


She is also currently filming for the fourth and final season of one of Netlfix’s highest rated shows: THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. Ritu will return as series regular Lila Pitts and draw this story to a close. A release date is yet to be announced so keep your eyes peeled for updates!


As a voice artist, Ritu has worked in various radio reads such as In Aldershot with BBC Radio 4 and, commercially, campaigns with Sky Demand and Mercedes Benz and has also recently recorded for Audible. She has a wonderful energy to her voice and gives a powerful delivery to both commercial and character scripts. Listen to her voice reels here.