Rupali Ganguly

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Rupali Ganguly
Rupali Ganguly at the 28th SOL Lions Gold Awards.jpg
Ganguly in 2022
Born (1977-04-05) 5 April 1977 (age 45)
Years active1985–present
Known for
Ashwin K Verma
(m. 2013)

Rupali Ganguly (born 5 April 1977) is an Indian actress. Born to film director Anil Ganguly, Ganguly started her acting career as a child, making her debut at age seven in her father's film Saaheb (1985). Following appearances in less favourably received films; Angaara (1996), and Do Ankhen Barah Hath (1997), as a teenager, Ganguly had her career breakthrough, after venturing into television with her portrayal of medical intern Dr. Simran Chopra in the Star Plus medical drama series Sanjivani (2002). She received further recognition with her portrayal of Monisha (née Manisha) Singh Sarabhai in the cult sitcom Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2004).[1][2] Ganguly continued to appear in numerous successful television series, notably Baa Bahoo Aur Baby (2005), and Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi (2011), following which she took a sabbatical from acting. After a seven-year hiatus, Ganguly returned in 2020 with the soap opera Anupamaa.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

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.[7][8]


Ganguly made her acting debut at age seven with her father's film Saaheb in 1985. She made her television debut in Sukanya in 2000, and has also appeared in Sanjivani and Bhabhi.[9] Ganguly received widespread recognition and critical acclaim for her portrayal of Monisha Sarabhai, a middle-class young woman married in a high society, Cuffe Parade-living socialite family in the cult sitcom Sarabhai vs Sarabhai from 2004 to 2006.

In 2009, she participated in Colors TV's stunt based reality show, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 2.[10] She also gave voice over in an animation film Dashavatar in 2008.[11] In 2000, she established an advertising agency in Mumbai.[6]

Since 2020, she is portraying the titular character in StarPlus's Anupamaa. Ganguly made her digital debut in 2022 with her ongoing show Anupamaa's prequel web series named Anupama: Namaste America which premiered on Disney+ Hotstar in 2022.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Ganguly married businessman Ashwin K. Verma on 6 February 2013. The couple have a son.[13][14]



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Saaheb Uncredited
1987 Mera Yaar Mera Dushman
1990 Balidan Bengali film
1997 Do Ankhen Barah Hath Neeta
Angaara Gulabi
2011 Satrangee Parachute Sumitra C. Sharma


Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2000–2001 Sukanya Sukanya
2002 Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi Priya/Anjali
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 [15]
2006 Yes Boss Sharmili
2009–2010 Baa Bahoo Aur Baby Rekha
2005–2007 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Gayatri Agarwal [15]
2006–2007 Bigg Boss 1 Contestant 6th place
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 12th place
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
2020–present Anupamaa Anupamaa "Anu" Joshi / Shah / Kapadia Won—ITA Award for Best Actress Popular in 2022 [16][17]
2022 Ravivaar With Star Parivaar Episode 1,2,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15,16 [18]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2017 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Take 2 Monisha Sarabhai
2022 Anupama: Namaste America Anupama "Anu" Joshi Shah [19]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2021 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Anupamaa Nominated [20]
2022 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Won [21]
Best Actress (Drama) Nominated
Gold Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated [22]
Gold Best Onscreen Jodi (with Gaurav Khanna)
22nd Indian Television Academy Awards Popular Actress (Drama) [23]


  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". Times of India. 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. ^ "Anupamaa: Rupali Ganguly To Sudhanshu Pandey, Know Show's Cast Qualification". Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Anupama: सात साल की उम्र में रुपाली गांगुली ने शुरू की थी एक्टिंग, बिग बॉस में भी हिस्सा ले चुकी हैं 'अनुपमा'". (in Hindi). 10 April 2021. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Cast of Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Where are they now?". The Indian Express. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Akshay madness spreads over". The Times of India. 16 September 2009. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Shatrughan Sinha gives narration for animation film 'Dashavatar'". DNA. 14 December 2007.
  12. ^ "Rupali Ganguly all set to make her OTT debut with her ongoing hit show Anupamaa's prequel web series titled "Anupamaa: Namaste America". Know the details inside". Jagran English. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  13. ^ "Rupali Ganguly gets married". India Today. Mumbai. Indo-Asian News Service. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Why does Rupali Ganguly want her son to be a farmer? Must read". India Today. Indo-Asian News Service. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  15. ^ a b "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum". Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  16. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (22 February 2020). "Rupali Ganguly back on a fiction show after seven years". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  17. ^ "Know the winners list of ITA 2022". Jagran Josh. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  18. ^ "Ravivaar With Star Parivaar: Gaurav Khanna and Rupali Ganguly to entertain in the grand finale; watch - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  19. ^ "Anupama Namaste America Promo: Rupali Ganguly and Sudhanshu Pandey's Younger Look Leave Fans Excited". News18. 18 April 2022. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  20. ^ "ITA Awards 2020 gets more than 1 crore votes in popular category. List of nominees". India Today.
  21. ^ "Know the winners list of ITA 2022". Jagran Josh. 8 March 2022. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  22. ^ "14th Boroplus Gold Awards, 2022: Check Out The List Of Nominees". Gold Awards. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  23. ^ "22nd Indian Television Academy Awards Nominations - Vote Now". Indian Television Academy Awards. Retrieved 9 September 2022.

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