Rupali Ganguly

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Rupali Ganguly
Rupali Ganguly in 2013
Rupali Ganguly in 2013
Born (1977-04-05) 5 April 1977 (age 44)
Years active1985–present
Ashwin K Verma
(m. 2013)

Rupali Ganguly, (born 5 April 1977), known also as Rupali Ganguly Verma, is an Indian actress primarily known for her work in television and theatre. She played Dr. Simran Chopra in the STAR Plus serial Sanjivani and later, played Monisha Sarabhai in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai. She was a contestant in the reality show, Bigg Boss, in 2006.[1][2] She is currently playing the titular lead role in the television series Anupamaa on STAR Plus.[3]

Early life[edit]

Rupali Ganguly was born on 5 April 1977 in Calcutta, (present-day Kolkata), West Bengal into a Bengali Hindu family.[4][5] Her father Anil Ganguly was a director and screenwriter and her brother Vijay Ganguly is an actor-producer.[6] She studied Hotel management and theatre, before being chosen for the lead role in a television show, Sukanya.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Ganguly married Ashwin K Verma on 6 February 2013. [8] They have a son, Rudransh.[9]


Her first acting assignment, at the age of 7, was the film Saaheb (1985), followed by a part in her father's film, Balidan. She made her television debut in Sukanya in 2000, and has also appeared in Sanjivani and Bhabhi.[10]

In 2003, she was roped in for Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, in which she played Monisha, one of the leads. In Ekta Kapoor's Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, she played the character Gayatri.[11] In 2006, she participated in the reality show, Bigg Boss, in its first season.[12][13] In 2008, she participated in the reality show, Zara Nachke Dikha, along with Karishma Tanna, Jennifer Winget & Mouni Roy.[14]

In 2009, she participated in Colors TV's stunt/dare reality game show, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 2 (2009).[15] She also gave voice over in an animation film, Dashavatar (2008)[16]

In 2000, she established an advertising agency in Mumbai.[6] In 2020, she rose to fame for her portrayal of lead character Anupamaa Shah in StarPlus series Anupamaa.


Year Name Role Notes Ref(s)
2000–2001 Sukanya Sukanya
2002 Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi Priya/Anjali double role
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 Bhabhi Roshni
2004–2006 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Monisha Sarabhai Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Comic Role (2005)
2005 Kkavyanjali Mona [17]
2005–2010 Baa Bahoo Aur Baby Rekha
2005–2007 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Gayatri Agarwal [17]
2006-2007 Bigg Boss 1 Contestant
2007 Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai Roopa Cameo
2008 Ek Packet Umeed Sujata
Zara Nachke Dikha Contestant
2009 Aapki Antara Anuradha
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 2 Contestant
2010 Kitchen Champion 2
Meethi Choori No 1
2011 Adaalat Rohini Malik
Mujhe Meri Family Se Bachao Sweetie Avasthi
2011–2013 Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi Pinky Jeet Ahuja
2013 Bioscope Host
2017 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai S2 Monisha Sarabhai
2020 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Guest (as Anupamaa) To promote Anupamaa
2020–present Anupamaa Anupama Shah



  1. ^ "Chat with Khiladi Rupali Ganguly!". Movies. 15 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Women find Akshay tough, real & simply super!". The Times of India. 9 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Anupamaa: Rupali Ganguly is set to surprise audience with her new makeover | TV - Times of India Videos". Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Anupamaa actor Rupali Ganguly's family plans distanced birthday after she tests positive for COVID-19, watch". The Indian Express. 6 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Rupali Ganguly's Quarantine Birthday is a Proof of How Family Makes Everything Special, Watch Video". CNN News18. 6 April 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Rupali Ganguly may tie the knot". DNA. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Sukanya". Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  8. ^ MumbaiFebruary 6, IANS; February 6, 2013UPDATED; Ist, 2013 18:06. "Rupali Ganguly gets married". India Today. Retrieved 13 April 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  9. ^ January 16, Indo-Asian News Service; January 16, 2018UPDATED; Ist, 2018 15:46. "Why does Rupali Ganguly want her son to be a farmer? Must read". India Today. Retrieved 13 April 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  10. ^ "Cast of Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Where are they now?". The Indian Express. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Back to Ekta". Mumbai Mirror.
  12. ^ "Controversy spices up reality TV". Financial Express. 21 January 2007.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "'Bigg Boss' opens house". Indian Express. 7 November 2006.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "I am very boring, says Rupali Ganguly". Hindustan Times. 29 September 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  15. ^ "Akshay madness spreads over". The Times of India. 16 September 2009. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012.
  16. ^ "Shatrughan Sinha gives narration for animation film 'Dashavatar'". DNA. 14 December 2007.
  17. ^ a b "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum". Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  18. ^ Rupali Ganguly Unplugged and unleashed interview .flv, retrieved 13 April 2021

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