Anupriya Goenka

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Anupriya Goenka
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Goenka at a media event
Born (1987-05-29) 29 May 1987 (age 31)
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
NationalityIndian
EducationShaheed Bhagat Singh College
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2013–present
Goenka with Salman Khan

Anupriya Goenka (born 29 May 1987)[1] is an Indian actress and model who appears in Hindi and Telugu films.[2] She first shot to fame in 2013 as the face of UPA government's Bharat Nirman ad campaign and for playing a lesbian in India's first ever lesbian ad for the brand Myntra.[3][4] Goenka made her on-screen debut with the 2013 Telugu film Potugadu,[5] having previously starred in the 2013 short film Worth the Kiss. She subsequently starred in the comedy-drama Bobby Jasoos (2013), the drama Paathshala (2014), the action comedy Dishoom (2016) and the crime-drama Daddy (2017). She is best known for her portrayal of nurse Poorna in the action-thriller Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) and Nagmati in the epic period drama Padmaavat (2018), both of which rank among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.

Early life[edit]

Anupriya Goenka was born on 29 May 1987 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh[6] to Ravindra Kumar Goenka, a garment entrepreneur and Pushpa Goenka, a homemaker.[7] The youngest of four children, Goenka has two older sisters and a brother. She completed her schooling from Gyan Bharati School in Saket, New Delhi, and acquired her bachelor's degree in commerce from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi.[8] Goenka provided financial support to her family before she completed school. She said, "I was the enterprising one and started helping my father in the garment export business. Acting was always a hobby till I realized I couldn't do justice to both theatre and my corporate career," she said.[9]

Career[edit]

Goenka moved to Mumbai in 2008 to pursue a career in acting.[10] At first, she worked in the corporate sector and settled in Mumbai, where she was joined by her family. Goenka was intrigued with theater and juggled between a career in acting and the corporate sector.[6] She started doing commercials and first shot to fame in 2013 as the face of UPA government's Bharat Nirman ad campaign and for playing a lesbian character in India's first ever lesbian ad for the brand Myntra in 2015.[11] Goenka has appeared in various television commercials for brands including Coke, Garnier, Stayfree, Kotak Mahindra, Pepperfry, and Dabur.[12] She portrayed the nurse Poorna in the 2017 action-thriller Tiger Zinda Hai.[13] She is best known for her portrayal of the role of Queen Nagmati in the 2018 epic film Padmavati opposite Shahid Kapoor which genered her critical acclaim.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Title Year Role Director Notes Ref(s)
Worth the Kiss 2013 Ganesh Jagdishan Hindi Short
Potugadu Mary Pawan Wadeyar Telugu film
Bobby Jasoos 2014 Afreen Samar Shaikh Hindi
Paathshala Sandhya Mahi V Raghav Telugu
Dishoom 2016 Alishka Iyer Rohit Dhawan Hindi
Vekh Baraatan Challiyan 2017 Saroj (Special Appearance) Ksshitij Chaudhary Punjabi, Haryanvi
Daddy Hilda Ashim Ahluwalia Hindi
Tiger Zinda Hai Poorna Ali Abbas Zafar
Padmaavat 2018 Nagmati Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Yadav, Khushi. "Check Out The Stylish Pictures Of Tiger Zinda Hai Actor Anupriya Goenka ! | CircleOfBollywood". circleofbollywood.in. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  2. ^ Sharma, Smrity (27 October 2017). "Did You Know: This Actress In Padmavati Song Ghoomar Has Played A Lesbain In A Viral Ad". india.com. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  3. ^ Singh, Suhani (20 September 2013). "Anupriya Goenka now better known as Priya, thanks to being the face of UPAs Bharat Nirman ad campaign". India Today. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  4. ^ Sharma, Smrity (27 October 2017). "Padmavati Trivia: Anupriya Goenka In Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone's Ghoomar Played A Lesbain In A Viral Ad". India.com. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  5. ^ Mishra, Shivani (30 October 2017). "Padmavati: All you need to know about Anupriya Goenka, the other queen in Ghoomar". InUth. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b Bhatnagar, Rohit (27 December 2017). "Forget Kat, meet another tigress Anupriya Goenka from TZH". The Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  7. ^ Mehta, Ankita (28 October 2017). "REVEALED: The Rani in Deepika Padukone's Ghoomar song is Shahid Kapoor's first wife in Padmavati". International Business Times, India Edition. Archived from the original on 12 November 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Padmavati: This actress essays the role of Shahid Kapoor's first wife". Zee News. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017.
  9. ^ Dhaman, Himanshi (14 September 2013). "Bharat Nirman ad catapults Delhi girl to household fame - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  10. ^ Ved, Sonal (12 June 2015). "Meet the Myntra girls everyone's talking about". VOGUE India. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  11. ^ Acharya, Anindita (11 June 2015). "India's first ad with lesbian pair treats them as 'normal', says actor". The Hindustan Times. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Forget Kat, meet another tigress Anupriya Goenka from TZH". Deccan Chronicle. 27 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Tiger Zinda Hai actor Anupriya Goenka: Salman Khan has a divine personality". The Indian Express. 29 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Padmavati: Meet Anupriya Goenka, first wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh". Freepress Journal. 28 October 2017.

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