Rupa Ganguly life and biography

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Rupa Ganguly biography

Date of birth : 1966-11-25
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-16
Credited as : Bollywood actress, ,

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Rupa Ganguly is an Indian actress in the Hindi and Bengali language film industry, as well as television She became popular after playing Draupadi in the hit Television series Mahabharat (1988), and in film is most known for her roles in films like Padma Nadir Majhi (1993) by Gautam Ghose, Yugant (1995) by Aparna Sen, and Antarmahal (2006) by Rituparno Ghosh.

Rupa Ganguly was born in Kalyani near Kolkata, West Bengal, India. She grew up in a joint family.

She passed her Madhyamik Exam from Beltala Girls High School
She graduated from the Jogamaya Devi College, an affiliated undergraduate women's college of the historic University of Calcutta, in Kolkata.

Rupa Ganguly debuted in the Anil Kapoor starrer, Saaheb 1985, as a child actress. Her second role was in Malayalam film, Ithile Iniyum Varu (1986), with Mamoothy as lead. Though her first role as a lead actress, was the pivotal role of Draupadi, in B.R. Chopra's mythological TV series, Mahabharat (1988), which immediately got her attention, and also lead to a role in Mrinal Sen's, Ek Din Achanak (1989).
Her other notable works are in award-winning film, Padma Nadir Majhi (1993) by Gautam Ghose, Yugant (1995) by Aparna Sen, Abar Aranye (2003) by Gautam Ghose, Antarmahal (2006) by Rituparno Ghosh, apart from these film appearances she has done, numerous television series, both in Bengali and Hindi, including Sukanya (1998) etc.

After working in a few Hindi films, she shifted to Kolkata, and after appearing in numerous Bengali films through the 1990s, shifted based to Mumbai in 2007, with an English film called, Bow Barracks Forever (2004), directed by Anjan Dutta, and continued to act in Bengali films. She started working in Hindi TV series, with Karam Apnaa Apnaa (2007), moving on to Love Story (SAB TV series) (2007), and more recently in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo (2009).
Rupa Ganguly was married to Dhruba Mukherjee, a Mechanical Engineer, since 1992. After 14 years of marriage the couple separated in 2007, and later formally divorced in January 2009. They have a son named Aakash.

She lived with her singer companion, Dibyendu, 13 years younger than her, in her Mumbai flat. Rupa has since split with Dibyendu. Her appearance in the concluding episode of STAR Plus's hit reality show, Sacch Ka Saamna (2009), the Indian adaptation of the British reality show, The Moment of Truth, created media stir


Saaheb (1985)
Mahabharat (1988 TV Series)
Ek Din Achanak (1989)
Kamla ki Maut (1989)
Pyaar Ka Devta (1990)
Bahaar Aane Tak (1990)
Meena Bazar (1991)
Inspector Dhanush (1991)
Saugandh (1991)
Virodhi (1992)
Nishchaiy (1992)
Janani aka Mother (1993
Padma Nadir Majhi (1993)
Gopalaa (1994)
Yugant (1995)
Vrindavan Film Studios (1996)
Sukanya (1998 TV Series)
Bariwali (2000)
Abar Aranye (2003)
Mahulbanir Sereng (2004)
Bow Barracks Forever (2004)
Shunyo E Bukey (2005)
Ek Mutho Chabi (2005)
Krantikaal (2005)
Karam Apnaa Apnaa (TV series) (2007)
Love Story (SAB TV series) (2007)
Waqt Batayega Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya (TV series) (2008)
Luck (2009)
Kasturi (TV series) (2009)
Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo (2009)
Sacch Ka Saamna(2009) (TV series)
Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (2011) (TV series)

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