She graduated from Hello! Project on March 3, 2015 in a joint graduation concert with the other members of Berryz Koubou.
Sugaya Risako was born on April 4, 1994 in Zushi, Kanagawa, Japan.
On June 30, Sugaya successfully passed the Hello! Project Kids Audition along with 14 other girls. Her debut within Hello! Project came with the premiere of the first Minimoni feature film, as part of 4KIDS, a shuffle group formed exclusively for the movie.
Sugaya starred in the movie Hotaru no Hoshi, as Hikari, a fragile elementary school student who, with the help of her caring teacher, has a chance to be momentarily reunited with her deceased mother and overcome her emotional problems. She also starred in the drama "Shonan Kawarayane Monogatari."
This year also marked her first appearance on Kōhaku Uta Gassen, as one of Matsuura Aya's backup dancers, during the 54th edition of the renowned NHK New Year program.
Early in the year Sugaya became part of the newly formed group Berryz Koubou. Inside the group she, along with fellow member Natsuyaki Miyabi and, to a certain extent, Tsugunaga Momoko and Kumai Yurina, became the central performers.
Being a member of Berryz Koubou, she participated in the band's weekly radio show Berryz Koubou Kiritsu! Rei! Chakuseki!.
She also, like other Hello! Project members, appeared in the Musume Dokyu! segments, namely episodes 39, 40, 54, 55, and 56.
Additionally, Sugaya did a commercial for the Nihon Shokuniku Shōhi Sōgō Center in October.
In August, Sugaya was interviewed by MC Goto Maki in the 12th installment of the online-only show Hello! Pro Hour. She later re-appeared, along Tsugunaga Momoko, on the 20th and last episode of Hello! Pro Hour.
On October 12, Sugaya became the first member of Berryz Koubou, and the youngest of all Hello! Project, to release a solo photo book, which was, even prior to its release, met with mixed feelings by both Japanese and foreign fans. She herself admitted, in an interview with Sanspo.com, to first having doubts regarding the photoshoot, but claims to have had a pleasant experience and hopes her fans enjoy the various facets of her personality.
On December 31, Sugaya once again took the stage at the 57th edition of Kōhaku Uta Gassen as a backup dancer in Morning Musume's performance of Aruiteru, along with the remaining members of Berryz Koubou, Country Musume and ℃-ute.
Risako started voice-acting Ibu Himuro, a character in the anime, "Gokujou Meccha Motte Iinchou." Three months later her first solo single was announced (alongside a new one of the main character, Ogawa Mana as Kitagawa Mimi).
It was announced on November 12, that she and Ogawa Mana were nominated for Billboard JAPAN's "Independent Artist of the Year 2010" award, due to their characters (Himuro Ibu and Kitagawa Mimi) on the anime "Gokujo Meccha Motte Iinchou."
On July 25, it was announced that Berryz Koubou's Sugaya Risako, Shimizu Saki, Kumai Yurina, Sudo Maasa and ℃-ute's Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki and Hagiwara Mai would be performing in an stage play titled CAT'S♥EYE, based on a manga. The stage play ran from September 22 to September 30.
On April 4, Sugaya held a birthday fanclub event, titled ～with thanks～.
On April 3, Sugaya sang "Let it Go" on M! Countdown alongside Korean artists 2PM's Nichkhun, Girls Day's Minah, MBLAQ's G.O, and Block B's P.O.
On April 4, Sugaya celebrated her 20th birthday. The special event was called Berryz Koubou ~Sugaya Risako Birthday Event 2014~, the event featured two performances in Tokyo.
On June 15, Sugaya made a post on her official Ameba blog for the first time in a year and three months since Berryz Koubou went on hiatus, and announced that she opened an Instagram account.
On October 18, UP-FRONT PROMOTION suddenly announced that Sugaya has decided to get married to a man of ordinary background and is expected give birth to her first child in the spring. She would therefore go on maternity leave, and her future activities would be decided once she settles down after giving birth and begins childrearing. Sugaya revealed in an interview that she was at the time five months pregnant and she started dating her partner this year. He is also in his 20s and works in Tokyo, and they first met at a dinner party Sugaya went to with a friend.
On May 24, she revealed through Instagram that she was pregnant with her second child.
On September 17, she gave birth to a girl.
Sugaya has a younger brother.
- Chanrii (ちゃんりー): Official nickname, given her since joining Berryz Koubou. Used by members and fans.
- Rii-san (りーさん): Official nickname, given her since joining Berryz Koubou. Used by members and fans.
- Real Name: Sugaya Risako (菅谷梨沙子)
- Nickname: Chanrii (ちゃんりー), Rii-san (りーさん), Risakongu (りさこんぐ), Rii, Sugu-san, Mucchi, Risako (りさこ), Orin-chan, Risati (リサティ), Rishako, Ri-tan, Rii-chan (りーちゃん), Riiko (りーこ), Rishamaru (りしゃまる),
- Birth Date: April 4, 1994
- Birthplace: Zushi, Kanagawa, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Western Zodiac: Aries
- Eastern Zodiac: Dog
- Height: 161cm (5'3.5")
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2002-06-30: Member
- 2004-01-14: Berryz Koubou Member
- 2015-03-03: Graduated
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Years in Berryz Koubou: 10 Years
- Official Kaomoji: 州*‘ o‘ﾘ
- Berryz Koubou Color:
- Orange (2005-2006)
- Pink (2005)
- Yellow (2007-2008)
- Red (2009-2015)
- Cat's♥Eye 7 Color: Yellow
- Hello! Project Kids Audition song: "Minimoni Hinamatsuri!" by Minimoni
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Concert Units:
- Other Groups:
- Hobby: Drawing, making small things
- Habit: Clutching the remote control while watching TV
- Strong Point: Being bright and cheerful
- Weak Point: Not cleaning up afterwards
- Favorite Color: Red, white, pink, black
- Favorite Flower: Lavender, rose, hibiscus.
- Favorite Subject: Art
- Favorite Season: Spring, summer, fall, winter.
- Favorite Word: "Arigatou" (thanks).
- Favorite English Word: "Hello!".
- Favorite Song: "Namida no Umi de Dakaretai ~SEA OF LOVE~" by Southern All Stars.
- Favorite Berryz Koubou Song: "Himitsu no U.ta.hi.me"
- Favorite Song in the Past: "Minimoni Jankenpyon!" by Minimoni, "Minimoni. Hinamatsuri" by Minimoni, "Anpanman no March" by Dreaming.
- Current Favorite Song: "Skip Beat" by Superfly (KUWATA BAND cover), "Sakura" by Shimizu Shota, "HIKARI" by ayaka
- Favorite Book: Inagawa Junji no Kowai Hanashi, Crayon Oukoku
- Favorite Movie: Disney movies
- Favorite Food: Curry, steak, miso noodles, mabo tofu
- Least Favorite Food: Avocado, scallops, sazae
- Scared of: Big dogs
- Disliked thing/thing to do: Big dogs, rides
- Charm point: Eyes
- Favorite Hello Pro Kenshuusei: Ogawa Rena
- [2010.01] Nation Junior Magazine (Thailand)
- 1. Is it hard for teenagers working in the entertainment industry?:
- Sometimes when we have a show at the same time I've arranged to hang out with my friends.
- 2. Where do you see yourself in 50 years?:
- Living a laid-back life, I guess.
- [2010.10.13] Oshare My Dream / Elegant Girl (おしゃれ マイドリーム/エレガントガール) (Kitagami Mimi (Ogawa Mana) with MM Gakuen Gasshoubu / Himuro Ibu (Sugaya Risako))
- [2011.03.29] LOVE Namida Iro (LOVE涙色; LOVE the Color of Tears) (Matsuura Aya cover)
- [2011.03.30] Akai Nikkichou (赤い日記帳; Red Diary) (Akagumi 4 cover)
- [2011.03.30] Egao ni Namida ~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~ (笑顔に涙; Smiles and Tears ~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~) (Matsuura Aya cover)
- [2006.07.05] Yeah! Meccha Holiday (Yeah! めっちゃホリディ; Yeah! Super Holiday) (Matsuura Aya cover)
- [2008.09.10] REAL LOVE
- [2010.12.15] Hello! Project - Petit Best 11 (#10 Elegant Girl) (CV: Himuro Ibu)
- [2007.04.01] Sugaya Risako Berryz Koubou DVD Magazine Vol.8 (DVD Magazine)
- [2009.12.02] Sugaya Risako in Hokkaido
- [2011.02.12] Le Soleil ("e-Hello!" DVD)
- [2012.03.xx] Berryz Days 4 (with Kumai Yurina)
- [2013.10.26] Berryz Koubou 3EVENTS DVD - Sugaya Risako Birthday Event ～with thanks～ / Sudou Maasa, Natsuyaki Miyabi, and Sugaya Risako FC Tour Travelix in Shirakaba Lake (Fanclub DVD)
- [2014.09.xx] Berryz Koubou Birthday Event 2014 "Sugaya Risako & Tokunaga Chinami" (Berryz工房バースデーイベント2014"菅谷梨沙子＆徳永千奈美")
- [2015.02.28] Berryz Koubou DVD Magazine Vol.41 (with Sudo Maasa )
- [2015.02.28] Berryz Koubou DVD Magazine Vol.41 (with Shimizu Saki)
- [2006.10.11] Risako
- [2007.07.20] pure+
- [2008.02.06] Ring3 ~Rin Rin Rin~ (Ring3～リンリンリンッ！～)
- [2009.11.27] Risou (梨想)
-  Minimoni the Movie Okashi na Daibouken! (ミニモニ。じゃム→ビ→お菓子な大冒険！)
-  Hotaru no Hoshi (ほたるの星) (as Hikari)
-  Ousama Game (王様ゲーム) (as Shirokawa Mami)
- [2002–2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー! モーニング)
- [2007–2008] Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
-  Berikyuu! (ベリキュー!)
- [2008–2009] Yorosen! (よろセン!)
-  Bijo Houdan (美女放談) (2 episodes)
- [2010–2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
- [2011–2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
- [2011–2013] Kaette Kita Berryz Kamen! (帰ってきたBerryz仮面!)
- [2012–2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
- [2014–2015] The Girls Live
- [2002-09] Shonan Kawarayane Monogatari (湘南瓦屋根物語) (on TV Tokyo)
- [2009–2010] Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou (極上!!めちゃモテ委員長) (as Himuro Ibu)
-  Edo Kara Chakushin!? ~Timeslip to Kengai!~ (江戸から着信!? 〜タイムスリップto圏外!〜)
-  Reverse! ~ Watashi no Karada Doko Desu ka? (リバース! 〜私の体どこですか?)
-  Berryz Koubou VS Berryz Koubou (Berryz工房 VS Berryz工房)
-  Thank You Very Berry (サンク ユー ベリー ベリー)
-  Sanokuen Shoujo (三億円少女)
-  Real-etude Minna no Ie Girl's STAGE (リアルエチュード みんなの家 Girl's STAGE)
-  Sengoku Jieitai
-  CAT'S♥EYE (キャッツ♥アイ)
-  Joshi Rakugo (女子落語)
-  Akasaka Dance Dance Dance (赤坂ダンスダンスダンス)
-  Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ (我らジャンヌ 〜少女聖戦歌劇〜) (as Gigi and Jeanne d'Arc)
-  Musical Sengoku Jieitai
- [2009–2012] Tsuukai! Berryz Oukoku (痛快! ベリーズ王国)
- [2003.10] Japan Meat Information Service Center (日本食肉消費総合センター)
- She ranked 1st in Asian Plus Photo Book's April 2010 "6 hot girls from Hello Project".
- She ranked #116 in ENTAME magazine's "Most Influential female Idols of 2010".
- She ranked #9 in Men's Cyzo's 2010 "Top 10 Idol Boobs" ranking.
- She was voted 7th favorite member in the 2010 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event. 
- She ranked #30 in Anikan R Yanyan magazine's May 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
- She ranked 4th in mixi's June 2013 Hello! Project Popularity Ranking.
- She ranked #50 in All Night Nippon Listener's 2013 Overall Female Idol Ranking.
- She ranked #36 in Anikan R Yanyan magazine's September 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
- At her initial Hello! Project Kids audition, she appeared with a broken arm.
- She is the youngest member of Berryz Koubou.
- She is extremely good at Puyo Puyo (a puzzle game), and has beaten Kajiwara from Music Fighter in the game.
- She was the first Berryz Koubou member to release a solo photobook.
- In a Berryz Koubou DVD Magazine release, she said her favorite Berryz member was Natsuyaki Miyabi.
- One time, a boy in her class confessed his love for her in front of everyone in the classroom.
- She said her favorite Berryz Koubou song is "Himitsu no U.ta.hi.me."
- Her favorite artist is UNJASH.
- She has been noted to muddle out her name while introducing herself at times, from saying it too fast. At times, "Sugaaskkodesu" or "Sugayaskkodesu" is usually what comes out. She has been asked to repeat her name on TV programs, and was also criticized for it on the final episode of Gyao's Hello Pro Hour.
- She and Yajima Maimi had the most substantial magazine appearances in 2009.
- She cries the most during the song "BYE BYE matane" out of all of the members in Berryz Koubou. This is because this song was the last song she sang with her best friend Ishimura Maiha.
- She was the first Hello! Project Kids member to release a solo single.
- In Yorosen!, she taught the other Berryz Koubou members about Fantasy.
- She says she does not want to go back in time to change any part of her life. She claims she would only want to change her future from where she is now.
- She says while she's an idol, she won't cut or dye her hair back to black unless something comes up at work where she has to.
- She got a letter from Tsunku telling her she should try and stand out by using lots of different looks of her own, and it's why she dyes her hair so many different colors.
- If she was able to use magic, she would like to be invisible and use that power to pull pranks.
- She was the first Hello! Project Kids member to get married and have kids.
- Gallery:Sugaya Risako
- List:Sugaya Risako Discography Featured In
- List:Sugaya Risako Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Sugaya Risako Publications Featured In
Youngest member of Berryz Koubou
Youngest active member of Hello! Project
Youngest member of Zoku v-u-den
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Hello! Morning. Broadcast Date: 2002-06-30.
- ↑ "Hotaru no Hishi (2003)". IMDB.
- ↑ Tsunku. "『Berryz工房』（ベリーズこうぼう）誕生について" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Website. 2003-01-15.
- ↑ "魅惑の小学６年生…Ｂｅｒｒｙｚ工房・菅谷梨沙子が七変化" (in Japanese). SANSPO. 2006-10-12 (Archived).
- ↑ http://ameblo.jp/sugaya-risako-blog/entry-11993843111.html
- ↑ http://ameblo.jp/sugaya-risako-blog/entry-11993843111.html
- ↑ "お久しぶりです♡" (in Japanese). Sugaya Risako Official Blog. 2016-06-15.
- ↑ "菅谷梨沙子 新たなGFのアイコンメンバーに！" (in Japanese). GF. 2017-02-13.
- ↑ http://girlsf.jp/icon/sugaya_risako
- ↑ "菅谷梨沙子に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT PROMOTION. 2017-10-18.
- ↑ "Berryz工房・菅谷梨沙子 結婚と妊娠を告白「今5カ月です」" (in Japanese). Josei Jishin. 2017-10-18.
- ↑ "Berryz工房・菅谷梨沙子、第1子女児を出産" (in Japanese). ORICON NEWS. 2018-03-17.
- ↑ "菅谷梨沙子に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT PROMOTION. 2018-03-17.
- ↑ "| 2018. 3. 6. | ♥" (in Japanese). Sugaya Risako Official Blog. 2018-05-01.
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/BiNy8HRldi1/
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/CAjhepyhUfe/?igshid=1brcdi44bjyek
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/CFdtTfohAvz/?igshid=74p9rfao9ik7
- ↑ Hello! Pro TIME. Broadcast Date: 2011-06-09.
- ↑ http://ameblo.jp/kanon-fukuda/entry-11885706309.html
- GF Profile
- Berryz Koubou Profile (archived)
- Official LINE BLOG
- Official Ameba Blog "LIBREMENT"
- Wikipedia: Japanese, English
|Members||Mitsui Aika | Kumai Yurina | Sugaya Risako | Nakajima Saki|
|Singles||1. Omakase♪Guardian | 2. School Days | 3. PARTY TIME / Watashi no Tamago | 4. Going On!|
|Albums||Shugo Chara! Song♪Best (with Buono!, Shugo Chara Egg!)|
|DVDs||Shugo Chara! Clip♪Best (with Buono!, Shugo Chara Egg!)|
|Units & Other Groups|
|Related Units||Buono! | Shugo Chara Egg! | Morning Musume | Berryz Koubou | ℃-ute|
|1st Generation||Ishikawa Rika | Miyoshi Erika | Okada Yui|
|Zoku v-u-den||Michishige Sayumi | Junjun | Sugaya Risako|
|Singles||1. Koi no Nukegara | 2. Kacchoii ze! JAPAN | 3. Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari | 4.Hitorijime | 5. Kurenai no Kisetsu | 6. Issai Gassai Anata ni∮A.ge.ru♪ | 7. Aisu Cream to My Purin | 8. Koisuru♡Angel♡Heart | 9. Jaja Uma Paradise | 10. Nanni mo Iwazu ni I LOVE YOU|
Other: ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL!
|Albums||Original: Suite Room Number 1|
Best: v-u-den Single Best 9 Vol.1 Omaketsuki
|Concerts & Events|
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Morning Musume | Hello Pro Egg | Berryz Koubou|
|High-King||Takahashi Ai | Tanaka Reina | Shimizu Saki | Yajima Maimi | Maeda Yuuka|
|Tanpopo#||Kamei Eri | Mitsui Aika | Kumai Yurina | Okai Chisato|
|Petitmoni V||Mano Erina | Nakajima Saki | Hagiwara Mai|
|Shin Minimoni.||Linlin | Fukuda Kanon | Takeuchi Akari | Miyamoto Karin|
|Aa!||Natsuyaki Miyabi | Suzuki Airi | Saho Akari|
|ZYX-α||Niigaki Risa | Kusumi Koharu | Umeda Erika | Tsugunaga Momoko | Tokunaga Chinami | Sudo Maasa | Wada Ayaka | Ogawa Saki|
|Zoku v-u-den||Michishige Sayumi | Junjun | Sugaya Risako|
|Discography Featured In|
|Albums||As Chanpuru: Chanpuru ① ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~ | Petit Best 10|
Other: Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 4 (Petitmoni V only)
|DVDs||As Chanpuru: Hello! Project DVD Magazine Vol.21|
|Concerts Featured In|
|Hello! Project||As Chanpuru: 2009 SUMMER | 2010 WINTER | 2010 SUMMER | 2011 WINTER|
Other: 2013 Fuyu (High-King, Petitmoni V, ZYX-α, Zoku v-u-den only) | Berryz Koubou Matsuri (High-King, Aa!, ZYX only) | COUNTDOWN PARTY 2016 (Tanpopo# only)
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Morning Musume | Berryz Koubou | ℃-ute | Mano Erina | S/mileage | Mobekimasu | Buono! | Guardians 4 | Shugo Chara Egg! | Hello Pro Egg|