Rasika Dugal

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Rasika Dugal
Rasika Dugal at the special screening of the web series Mirzapur.jpg
Rasika Dugal at the special screening of the web series Mirzapur
Born (1985-01-17) 17 January 1985 (age 34)
Jamshedpur, Bihar (Now in Jharkhand), India
ResidenceMumbai, India
Nationality India
Alma materFTII
Sophia Polytechnic
Lady Shri Ram College
Sacred Heart Convent School (Jamshedpur)
Years active2007 - Present

Rasika Dugal is an Indian actress who starred in several Bollywood movies, an Indian-German drama film and several Indian soap operas. She is best known for her role in the movies Kshay, Qissa and Manto.[1][2]

Early life & education[edit]

Rasika Dugal was born in Circuit House Area, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. She attained Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in the year 2004 from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi. Subsequently, Dugal attended Sophia Polytechnic for a postgraduate diploma in "Social Communications Media" and FTII for attaining postgraduate diploma in "acting".[3]


Rasika Dugal started appearing in Bollywood movies in 2007. She appeared in Anwar in a character role. She made her debut in Bollywood in the movie Tahaan in 2008. She did a cameo in famous web series by TVF Permanent Roommates Season 2 Episode 4 "The Dinner". She has also appeared as a lead actress in another of TVF's web series Humorously Yours (2017).[3]

She also appeared in YRF TV serial Kismat as Lubna opposite to Rahul Bagga.[4][5]

She did a cameo in the film Tu Hai Mera Sunday released in 2017 now available on Netflix which starred actors Barun Sobti, Vishal Malhotra, Shahana Goswami, Nakul Bhalla, Avinash Tiwary, Jay Upadhyay.

She won the Best Actor Award for her role in the film Hamid at Rajasthan International Film Festival.[6]

She essays the role of Nutan Yadav, an ambitious politician's daughter willing to sacrifice his daughter's dreams for his political career, in Zoya Akhtar's web series Made in Heaven, released on Amazon Prime on March 8, 2019.

She portrays the role of young IPS officer named as Neeti Singh in Delhi Crime (TV series) released on Netflix on March 21, 2019.



Title Year Role Notes Source
Anwar 2007 character role - [3]
No Smoking 2007 character role - [3]
Hijack 2008 Neha - [3][7]
Tahaan 2008 Nadira - [3][8]
Agyaat 2009 Sameera - [3]
Thanks Maa 2010 character role - [3][9]
Kshay 2011 Chhaya - [3][10]
Aurangzeb 2013 Trishala(Chhoti)
Qissa 2015 Neeli - [3][11]
Kammatti Paadam 2016 Juhi Malayalam Film
Manto 2018 Safiya
Tu Hai Mera Sunday 2017 Tasneem Hindi Film
Once Again 2018 Sapna
Hamid 2018 Ishrat Won best actor award at RIFF[6]
Lootcase 2019 Filming (release date 11 October) [12]


Title From To Role
Upanishad Ganga 2008 2009 Nati & Iravati
Powder 2009 2010 Rati
Rishta.com 2009
Kismat 2010 2011 Lubna
Dariba Diaries 2015 present Zeenat
Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik 2016 present Rasika Dugal (show Host)
P.O.W.- Bandi Yuddh Ke 2016 2017 Mrs. Shobha Vikram Singh

Web Series[edit]

Title From To Role Comments
Permanent Roommates 2016 2016 Cameo Season 2 Episode 4
Humorously Yours 2016 2019 Mrs. Kavya Goyal Season 1 & 2 - All Episodes
Saheb, Biwi & Billi 2017 2017 Mrs. Kavya Goyal Sketch
Chutney 2017 - - Short movie
Mirzapur 2018 2018 Beena Tripathi Regular
Made in Heaven 2019 2019 Nutan Yadav Episode 8-9
Delhi Crime 2019 2019 Neeti Singh Regular


  1. ^ "Nandita Das and Nawazuddin Siddiqui bring Mantoiyat to JNU".
  2. ^ "IMDb profile". IMDb. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Profile". Official website. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Dariba Diaries". Indian Express. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  6. ^ a b Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (30 January 2019). "Yoodlee Films' talked-about film #Hamid wins two prestigious awards at Rajasthan International Film Festival: Best Director Aijaz Khan and Best Actor Rasika Dugal. t.co/x0xWSgywiU" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ "Hijack". IMDb. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Tahaan". IMDb. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Thanks Maa". upperstall.com. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Kshay". Cine Vue. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Qissa". The Huffington post. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  12. ^ "'Lootcase' promo: Kunal Kemmu and Rasika Dugal starrer film to be released on 11th October". Times of India. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.

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