Shweta Tripathi

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Shweta Tripathi Sharma
Shweta Tripathi at Critics' Choice Shorts & Series Awards 2019 (10).jpg
Tripathi in 2019
Born
Shweta Tripathi

(1985-07-06) 6 July 1985 (age 37)
EducationNational Institute of Fashion Technology
OccupationActor
Years active2009–present
Known forMirzapur (TV series)
Spouse(s)
Chaitanya Sharma
(m. 2018)

Shweta Tripathi Sharma (born 6 July 1985) is an Indian actress popularly known for the character of Golu Gupta in Mirzapur. She began her film career as a production assistant and associate director and gained wider recognition and accolades for her acting performances in the Hindi film industry and web series. Notable films include Masaan (2015) and Haraamkhor (2017).[1][2][3]

Early and personal life[edit]

Tripathi was born on 6 July 1985 in New Delhi.[4] Her father works for the Indian Administrative Service and her mother is a retired teacher. The family moved a lot due to her father's job; Tripathi spent her childhood in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Mumbai, Maharashtra.[4] She describes her time in Andaman as her happiest: "That’s when I discovered how much I like travelling and being outdoors. Every weekend used to be a picnic on a new island, and it was an enriching experience".[5]

Tripathi moved back to New Delhi to pursue secondary education and attended the Delhi Public School, RK Puram. She then studied at National Institute of Fashion Technology and graduated with a degree in Fashion Communication.[6]

She has been married to actor and rapper, Chaitanya Sharma since June 29, 2018.[7]

Career[edit]

Tripathi is mostly known for her role in Masaan, where she played Actor Vicky Kaushal's girlfriend. She also played the role of Zenia Khan, a tomboyish character, in the Disney India sitcom Kya Mast Hai Life.[8][9] She has also appeared in advertisements for brands such as Tata Sky, McDonald's and Vodafone.She also appears in ads for Tata Sky download, McDonald's, Tanishq and most recently Tata Tea.[10] She was also a photo editor for the women's magazine, Femina. Before her work on the sitcom Kya Mast Hai Life, she worked at Pixion trailer house, a post-production house in Mumbai and also ran a theater company called All My Tea Productions.

She was a part of The Trip on Bindass[11] and made her Tamil debut with Mehandi Circus directed by Saravana Rajendran.[12] She was also a part of the movie Zoo, India’s first feature length movie shot entirely on an iPhone.[13] Shweta later appeared in the web series Mirzapur as Golu Gupta[14] in which her masturbation was praised for its frank portrayal of women's sexuality.[15] Tripathi’s latest film Gone Kesh is her most ambitious wherein she plays an adolescent dancer who develops alopecia and loses her hair and her self-esteem.[16]

She is also admired for her role in TVF Tripling in the 3rd episode of season 2 as Begum Zainab, who is in love with the elderly Nawab. In the season 2 of Laakhon Mein Ek, she played the lead role of Dr. Shreya.[17][18] She will next be seen in Disney+ Hotstar's web series Escaype Live.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Trishna Shweta
Sujata Young Sujata Short film[19]
2015 Masaan Shaalu Gupta Won – Zee Cine Award for Best Supporting Actress
2016 Love Shots Short film
2017 Haraamkhor Sandhya
2018 Beautiful World Short film
Zoo Misha
2019 Gone Kesh Enakshi Dasgupta
Mehandi Circus Mehandi Tamil film
The Illegal Mahi English film
2020 Raat Akeli Hai Karuna Singh Netflix film
Cargo Yuvishka Shekhar Netflix film
Ticket To Bollywood TBA Pre production
2021 Rashmi Rocket Maya Bhasin ZEE5 film
2022 Kanjoos Makkhichoos TBA [20]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2009–2010 Kya Mast Hai Life Zenia Khan [21]
2012–2013 Suite Life of Karan and Kabir Minne Season 2 Episode 44
2016–2018 The Trip Ananya [22]
2018–present Mirzapur Gajgamini "Golu" Gupta [23]
2019 Made in Heaven Priyanka Mishra Episode: "The Price of Love" [24]
TVF Tripling Begum Zainab Episode: "Kabootar Ja Ja" [25]
Laakhon Mein Ek Dr. Shreya Pathare Season 2 [26]
2020–present The Gone Game Amara Gujral [27]
2022 Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein Shikha [28]
Escaype Live Sunaina [29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shweta Tripathi: I can't be an arm candy in films". 16 August 2015.
  2. ^ Moudgil, Reema (3 August 2015). "'All I Want is To Touch a Chord as an Actor'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Masaan, Haraamkhor and web-series The Trip, Shweta Tripathi is going strong". The Indian Express. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Shweta Tripathi birthday: Here are some little known facts about the Masaan actress that might surprise you! | Entertainment News". Times Now. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  5. ^ Shah, Zaral (16 August 2017). "Shweta Tripathi on Why being an actor comes to her as naturally as breathing". Verve. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Masaan, Haraamkhor and web-series The Trip, Shweta Tripathi is going strong". The Indian Express. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Shweta Tripathi ties the knot with Chaitnya Sharma in Goa". The Indian Express. 1 July 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  8. ^ Disney channel launches summer offering Kya Mast Hai Life, Webindiea123.com, retrieved 7 April 2010.
  9. ^ "Shweta Tripathi on Tamil debut: Want to explore as much as I can". The Indian Express. 27 September 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Ads of Shweta Tripathi | Tv Commercials of Shweta Tripathi". www.indianfilmhistory.com. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Revealed: First look of Masaan actress Shweta Tripathi in 'The Trip' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Masaan actress Shweta Tripathi plays circus performer in her Tamil debut Mehandi Circus; film likely to release in September- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Shweta Tripathi excited about 'Zoo' - a film shot entirely on iPhone 6, premiere at Busan Festival". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  14. ^ Parmita Uniyal (29 November 2018). "Decoding the women of Mirzapur: Why Vashudha, Golu and Beena stand out in the web series". India Today.
  15. ^ "Shweta Tripathi on masturbation scene for Mirzapur: It was like having coffee". India Today. 20 November 2018.
  16. ^ Ganapathy Raman, Sruthi (25 March 2019). "Shweta Tripathi on tackling alopecia in 'Gone Kesh': 'I hope the concept of beauty changes'". scroll.in. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Laakhon Mein Ek: Shweta Tripathi took extensive workshops for Amazon Prime series". India Today. Indo-Asian News Service. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  18. ^ "Biswa Kalyan Rath: We wanted Shweta Tripathi in Laakhon Mein Ek from day one". The Indian Express. 19 April 2019. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  19. ^ "Sujata". YouTube. Junglee Film Club. 25 September 2013. Archived from the original on 11 April 2019.
  20. ^ "Kunal Kemmu and Shweta Tripathi's next Kanjoos Makkhichoos is based on a heartwarming super hit Gujarati play". Bollywood Hungama. 24 October 2021. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  21. ^ "Shweta Tripathi: I'm Drawn Towards Dramatic Roles Because I Want My Life to Be Simple". News18. 6 July 2021. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  22. ^ "The Trip will change my image of small town girl: Shweta Tripathi". The Indian Express. 12 December 2016.
  23. ^ MumbaiJanuary 11, Divyanshi Sharma; January 11, 2021UPDATED; Ist, 2021 16:40. "For Mirzapur 2, Golu Shweta Tripathi practiced handling firearms for a month". India Today. Retrieved 27 April 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  24. ^ "Shweta Tripathi joins Zoya Akhtar's web-series, Made in Heaven". Hindustan Times. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  25. ^ "TVF Tripling season 2 review: Amol Parashar, Sumeet Vyas, Maanvi Gagroo's road trip goes downhill". First Post. 5 April 2019.
  26. ^ "Laakhon Mein Ek season 2 review: Biswa Kalyan Rath creates a dark, compelling world in Amazon's medical drama- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 12 April 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  27. ^ "The Gone Game review: Voot's shot-during-lockdown thriller is an effective experiment". Hindustan Times. 21 August 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  28. ^ "Tahir Raj Bhasin-Shweta Tripathi's Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein set to return for Season 2". The Indian Express. 2 February 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  29. ^ "Escaype Live: Social media turns into a horrific nightmare in this show". The Indian Express. 27 April 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.

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