Rasika Dugal

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Rasika Dugal
Rasika Dugal at the launch of ‘Tu Hai Mera Sunday'.jpg
Rasika in 2016
Born (1985-01-17) 17 January 1985 (age 37)
Jamshedpur, Bihar (now in Jharkhand), India
OccupationActress
Years active2007—present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2010)

Rasika Dugal (born 17 January 1985), is an Indian actress.[1][2] She is best known for her roles in several Indian movies, television shows and web series.[3][4][5]

She made her screen debut with a small role, in the film Anwar (2007).[6] And then she went onto star in many critically acclaimed films namely No Smoking (2007), Aurangzeb (2013), Qissa (2015), Train Station (2015), Tu Hai Mera Sunday (2017), Hamid (2018) etc.[7][8] In 2018, she was seen in the biographical movie Manto based on the life of writer Saadat Hassan Manto, where she essayed the role of Safia, Manto's wife.[9] For which she garnered her first Screen Award nomination in the category Best Supporting Actress. Then in 2020, she appeared in movies like Lootcase and Darbaan, for both the release her performance was appreciated.[10][11][12][13]

Despite films, Rasika was continuously active in the television industry. She appeared in many television serials such as Powder (2010), Kismat (2010), Upanishad Ganga (2012), P.O.W.- Bandi Yuddh Ke (2016) etc.[14][15]

Rasika's breakthrough came in the year 2018 for her role in the Amazon Prime Video original series Mirzapur,[16] for which she earned a nomination in Indian Television Academy Awards in the category of Best Actress in a web series. Since then, she has received critical appraisal for multiple web series including, Made in Heaven (2019), Delhi Crime (2019), Out of Love (2019-2021), A Suitable Boy (2020), OK Computer (2021).[17][18]

In 2020, she co-written a short film with her husband (Mukul Chadda) titled Banana Bread.[19] She also did a comic podcast named Uncovidable (2020), which was created by Vekeana Dhillon. It is available on the platform Audible.[20]

Early life and education[edit]

Rasika Dugal was born in Circuit House Area, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand on 17 January 1985 to Jessie Dugal and Raveen Dugal.[21] She attained Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in the year 2004 from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi.[22][23] Subsequently, Dugal attended Sophia Polytechnic for a postgraduate diploma in Social Communications Media and FTII for attaining postgraduate diploma in acting.[24]

Personal life[edit]

In 2010, Rasika Dugal married fellow actor Mukul Chadda.[25][26] She enjoys reading Urdu poetry, learning music and listening to podcasts.[27][28] She currently resides in Mumbai.[29]

Career[edit]

Early roles, career struggles (2007-2014)[edit]

Rasika started appearing in Bollywood movies since 2007. She first appeared in the film Anwar (2007) in a small role.[30][31] Then she appeared in many films but in a small role namely No Smoking (2007), Hijack (2008), Tahaan (2008), Agyaat (2009), Kshay (2011), Aurangzeb (2013) etc.[32][33][34] With working in films, she was also doing television shows like Powder (2010), Rishta.com (2010), Kismat (2010) and Upanishad Ganga (2012).[35][36][37] None of her roles, whether in films or in television failed to leave an impact.

Critical acclaim (2015-2017)[edit]

Then in 2015 she starred in critically acclaimed film Qissa in the role of Neeli. The film received praise from critics as well as audience. The critics consensus was "A masterpiece that lovers of parallel cinema would thoroughly enjoy. This unconventional and heart-breaking folk tale captures human emotions unlike any other recent Indian film."[38] She also did a Malayalam language film Kammatti Paadam (2016), starring Dulquer Salmaan in lead.[39] She also played a recurring role in Barun Sobti starrer Tu Hai Mera Sunday (2016).[40]

She also appeared in television series like Dariba Dairies (2015) in the role of Zeenat Bano and P.O.W.- Bandi Yuddh Ke (2016) in the role of Shobha Thakur.[41] Then in 2016, she turned host on the show Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik.[42] She also appeared in The Viral Fever web shows like Permanent Roommates (2016), Humorously Yours (2016-2019) and TVF Couples (2017).[43][44]

Recognition and commercial success (2018-present)[edit]

Then in 2018 she did a small appearance in the netflix anthology film Lust Stories in the Zoya Akhtar's segment.[45] Then she appeared in Nandita Das's biographical movie Manto (2018). The movie was about the life of playwright Saadat Hasan Manto, Rasika played the role of his wife Safia. Her performance was praised by the critics, for which she received her first nomination in the Screen Awards in the category Best Supporting Actress. After Manto she appeared in the critically acclaimed film Hamid (2018) co-starring Vikas Kumar and Talha Arshad Reshi, directed by Aijaz Khan. The film won many accolades including National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Urdu at the 66th National Film Awards and Rasika Dugal won the Best Actor Award for her role in the film Hamid at Rajasthan International Film Festival.[46][47]

Rasika at the special screening of Mirzapur in 2018

Then in November 2018, she starred in the Amazon Prime Video original series Mirzapur. She portrayed the role of Beena Tripathi.[48] For her role in Mirzapur she was nominated in the Indian Television Academy Awards in the category of Best Actress - Web Series. She also appeared in an episode of Zoya Akhtar's web series Made in Heaven, she portrayed the role of Nutan Yadav, daughter of an ambitious politician willing to sacrifice his daughter's dreams for his political career. The show was released on Amazon Prime on March 8, 2019.[49]

Subsequently, she played the main role in Hotstar original series Out of Love (2019-2021), She played the role of Dr. Meera Kapoor. The show was renewed for a second season, it was released on 21 May 2021.[50] She portrayed the role of young IPS officer named as Neeti Singh in TV series Delhi Crime released on Netflix on March 21, 2019 which won the International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series.[51] She also starred in supporting roles in web series such as A Suitable Boy (2020) and OK Computer (2021).[citation needed] In 2020, her two films was released namely Lootcase and Darbaan.[52][53] In both of the films her performance was praised by the critics. She also did a podcast titled Uncovidable (2020) which was released on Audible. It was created by Vekeana Dhillon.

Rasika was roped in for an international comedy audio series The Empire written by Anuvab Pal.[54] She will be next seen in Srijit Mukherji directorial Sherdil, the films also stars Neeraj Kabi and Pankaj Tripathi in key roles.[55]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Key
films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2007 Anwar Deepti [56]
No Smoking
2008 Hijack Neha [57]
Tahaan Nadira [58]
2009 Agyaat Sameera
2010 Thanks Maa [59]
2011 Kshay Chhaya [60]
2013 Aurangzeb Trishla Phogat "Chhoti"
2014 Bombay Talkies Amrita Mathur
2015 Qissa Neeli [61]
Train Station Wife (India) [62][63]
2016 Kammatti Paadam Juhi Malayalam Film
Shor Se Shuruaat Lina
2017 Tu Hai Mera Sunday Tasneem [64][65][66]
2018 Once Again Sapna
Lust Stories Maid
Hamid Ishrat [67][68]
Manto Safia [69][70]
2019 #Gadhvi Laxmi
Hamidabai Ki Kothi Shabbo ZEE5 film [71][72]
2020 Lootcase Lata Hotstar film [73]
Darbaan Bhuri ZEE5 film [74][75]
TBA Sherdil dagger TBA

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Notes Ref(s)
2010 Powder Rati [76]
Rishta.com [77]
Kismat Lubna
2012 Upanishad Ganga Various roles [78]
2015 Dariba Diaries Zeenat Bano [79][80]
2016 Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik Host Reality show [81]
P.O.W.- Bandi Yuddh Ke Shobha Thakur [82][83]

Web series[edit]

Year Show Role Platform Notes Ref(s)
2016 Permanent Roommates Cameo The Viral Fever Season 2; Episode 4 [84]
2016–2019 Humorously Yours Mrs. Kavya Goyal 9 episodes
2017 TVF Couples Kavya Episode: Saheb, Biwi aur Billi
2018–present Mirzapur Beena Tripathi Amazon Prime Video 19 episodes [85]
2019 Made in Heaven Nutan Yadav 2 episodes
2019 Delhi Crime Neeti Singh Netflix 7 episodes
2019–2021 Out of Love Dr. Meera Kapoor Disney+ Hotstar 6 episodes [86][87]
2020 A Suitable Boy Savita Mehra Kapoor BBC One & Netflix [88]
2021 OK Computer Satoshi Disney+ Hotstar 2 episodes [89][90]

Podcast[edit]

Key
Podcasts that have not yet been released Denotes podcasts that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Platform Notes Ref(s)
2020 Uncovidable Vekeana Dhillon Audible 21 episodes [91]
TBA The Empire dagger TBA TBA

Short films[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes short films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Ref(s)
2009 Narmeen Noor [92]
2010 Na Jeeva Maharaaj
2015 Agli Baar Faiza
2016 Chutney Rasika [93][94]
2017 Life Support
The School Bag Ammi [95]
2020 Banana Bread Shruti [96][97]
TBA The Miniaturist of Junagadh Films that have not yet been released Nurhayat [98][99]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Rasika Dugal at the 2019 Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards
Year Award Show Award Title Result Ref(s)
2019 Screen Awards Best Supporting Actress Manto Nominated [100]
Rajasthan International Film Festival Best Actress Hamid Won
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress- Web Series Mirzapur Nominated [101]
iReel Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated [102]
2021 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Best Actress Lootcase Nominated [103]
Best Actress- Web Series Mirzapur Nominated

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