|Real Name:||Rupali Ganguly|
|Birthplace:||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Spouse:||Ashwin K Verma|
Rupali Ganguly (born 5 April 1977) is an Indian actress. Born to film director Anil Ganguly, Ganguly started her acting career as a child, making her debut at age seven in her father’s film Saaheb (1985). Following appearances in less favorably received films; Angaara (1996), and Do Ankhen Barah Hath (1997), as a teenager, Ganguly had her career breakthrough, after venturing into television with her portrayal of medical intern Dr. Simran Chopra in the Star Plus medical drama series Sanjivani (2002). She received further recognition with her portrayal of Monisha (née Manisha) Singh Sarabhai in the cult sitcom Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2004).
Ganguly continued to appear in numerous successful television series, notably Baa Bahoo Aur Baby (2005), and Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi (2011), following which she took a sabbatical from acting. After a seven-year hiatus, she returned in 2020 with the soap opera Anupamaa.
Rupali Ganguly Biography
|Born||5 April 1977
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Ashwin K Verma (m. 2013)
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Early life and education
Ganguly was born on 5 April 1977 in Calcutta, (present-day Kolkata), West Bengal into a Bengali Hindu family. Her father, Anil Ganguly, was a director and screenwriter and her brother Vijay Ganguly is an actor-producer. She studied hotel management and theatre.
Ganguly made her acting debut at age seven with her father’s film Saaheb in 1985. She made her television debut in Sukanya in 2000 and has also appeared in Sanjivani and Bhabhi. Ganguly received widespread recognition and critical acclaim for her portrayal of Monisha Sarabhai, a middle-class young woman married in high society, Cuffe Parade-living socialite family in the cult sitcom Sarabhai vs Sarabhai from 2004 to 2006.
In 2009, she participated in Colors TV’s stunt-based reality show, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 2. She also gave voice-over in an animation film Dashavatar in 2008. In 2000, she established an advertising agency in Mumbai.
Since 2020, she is portraying the titular character in StarPlus‘s Anupamaa. Ganguly made her digital debut in 2022 with her ongoing show Anupamaa’s prequel web series named Anupama: Namaste America which premiered on Disney+ Hotstar in 2022.
Ganguly married businessman Ashwin K. Verma on 6 February 2013. The couple has a son.
|1987||Mera Yaar Mera Dushman|
|1997||Do Ankhen Barah Hath||Neeta|
|2011||Satrangee Parachute||Sumitra C. Sharma|
|2002||Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi||Priya/Anjali|
|2003–2004||Zindagi…Teri Meri Kahani||Riya|
|2003–2005||Sanjivani||Dr. Simran||Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role (2004)|
|2004–2006||Sarabhai vs Sarabhai||Monisha Sarabhai||Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Comic Role (2005)|
|2009–2010||Baa Bahoo Aur Baby||Rekha|
|2005–2007||Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii||Gayatri Agarwal|
|2006–2007||Bigg Boss 1||Contestant||6th place|
|2007||Sapna Babul Ka…Bidaai||Roopa||Cameo|
|2008||Ek Packet Umeed||Sujata|
|Zara Nachke Dikha||Contestant|
|Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 2||Contestant||12th place|
|2010||Kitchen Champion 2|
|Meethi Choori No 1|
|Mujhe Meri Family Se Bachao||Sweetie Avasthi|
|2011–2013||Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi||Pinky Jeet Ahuja|
|2020–present||Anupamaa||Anupamaa “Anu” Joshi / Shah / Kapadia||Won—ITA Award for Best Actress Popular in 2022|
|2022||Ravivaar With Star Parivaar||Episode 1,2,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15,16|
|2017||Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Take 2||Monisha Sarabhai|
|2022||Anupama: Namaste America||Anupama “Anu” Vanraj Shah|
Awards and nominations
|2021||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress (Popular)||Anupamaa||Nominated|
|2022||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress (Popular)||Won|
|Best Actress (Drama)||Nominated|
|Gold Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Pending|
|Gold Best Onscreen Jodi (with Gaurav Khanna)|
|22nd Indian Television Academy Awards||Popular Actress (Drama)||Nominated|