Rupali Ganguly

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Rupali Ganguly
Rupali Ganguly at I am the Best Premiere
Rupali Ganguly at C.I.D Veerta Awards 2013
Born (1977-04-05) April 5, 1977 (age 38)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Ashwin K Verma (2013–present; 1 child)

Rupali Ganguly is an Indian television and theatre actress. She became popular after her role as Dr. Simran Chopra in the STAR Plus serial Sanjivani and later as Monisha Sarabhai in Sarabhai VS Sarabhai. She was a contestant in reality shows Zara Nachke Dikha (Season 1) (2009), Bigg Boss and Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi Level 2.[1][2]


Rupali was born in Kolkata on to a Hindu Bengali family. She is the daughter of acclaimed director Anil Ganguly, who made films like Kora Kagaz (1974) and Tapasya (1976).[3] In one of the reunion interviews, Sumeet Raghavan disclosed that she is a Maharashtrian as well. She started acting when she was 7 years old with a role in the film Saheb, following it up with an award winning performance in her father's film, Balidaan. Her latest TV serials include the hilarious comedy serial on Star One Sarabhai vs Sarabhai in which she plays the character of Monisha.

She has participated in dance reality show Zara Nachke Dikha, and Bigg Boss (Season 1) (2006)[4][5] and stunt/dare reality game show, Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi Level 2 (2009).[6] She also gave voice over in animation film, Dashavatar (2008)[7]

In 2000, she established an advertising agency in Mumbai.[3]

Presently, she is a regular anchor of Bioscope — a films-based TV show telecast on national channel of Doordarshan. She also played in a New York Life commercial with Ravi Kishen.

Personal life[edit]

Rupali got married to her longtime boyfriend, Ashwin K Verma on February 6, 2013. She gave birth to a baby boy on August 25, 2013.


Fiction shows[edit]

Year Show Channel Role Notes
2000–01 Sukanya B4U Sukanya
2002 Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi Sony TV Priya
2003–04 Zindagi...Teri Meri Kahani Sahara One Riya
2003–05 Sanjivani STAR Plus Dr. Simran Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role (2004)
2004 Bhabhi STAR Plus Roshni
2005–06 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai STAR One Monisha Sarabhai Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Comic Role (2005)
2005–07 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii STAR Plus Gayatri Gill-Agarwal
2005 Kkavyanjali Star Plus Mona
2008 Ek Packet Umeed Imagine TV Sujata
2009 Aapki Antara Zee TV Anuradha
2010 Baa Bahoo Aur Baby STAR Plus Rekha
2011 Adaalat Sony TV Rohini Mallik
2011 Mujhe Meri Family Se Bachao Mastiii Sweetie Awasthi
2011–13 Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi Sony TV Pinky Jeet Ahuja

Reality shows[edit]

Year Show Channel Notes
2006 Bigg Boss season 1 Sony TV Contestant
2008 Zara Nachke Dikha season 1 STAR One Contestant
2009 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi season 2 Colors Contestant
2010 Kitchen Champion 2 Colors Contestant
2010 Meethi Choori No.1 Imagine TV Participant
2012 The Late Night Show Colors Guest
2013 Bioscope DD 1 Host



  1. ^ "Chat with Khiladi Rupali Ganguly!". Movies. September 15, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Women find Akshay tough, real & simply super!". The Times of India. Aug 9, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Rupali Ganguly may tie the knot". DNA. Jun 7, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Controversy spices up reality TV". Financial Express. January 21, 2007. 
  5. ^ "‘Bigg Boss’ opens house". Indian Express. November 7, 2006. 
  6. ^ "Akshay madness spreads over". The Times of India. Sep 16, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Shatrughan Sinha gives narration for animation film 'Dashavatar'". DNA (newspaper). Dec 14, 2007. 

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