Rupali Ganguly is undoubtedly one of the most renowned actresses in the Television industry and enjoys a massive fan following owing to her acting chops. The actress has come a long way and she has been scaling great heights with sheer hard work. However, her achieving success and humongous fan-following wasn’t a cakewalk.
The actor got candid about her struggles in a recent chat with ‘Humans Of Bombay’ and spoke about the trouble she faced while growing up. She shared how her father supported her and how her husband Ashwin always motivated her. Describing her journey in an Instagram post, Rupali started by talking about her teenage years and her father’s struggling career.
She says, "Papa was a national award-winning director, & my biggest hero. When his films came out, people admired stars like Rajesh Khanna, but I’d say, ‘Papa is the real star!’ After school, I’d visit his sets. Watching him direct each frame meticulously… I was fascinated. Iss bich, heroine kaise ban gayi, pata hi nahi chala! Once, an actress backed out of Papa’s film, & he put me in it. Just like that, at 12, the acting bug bit me!"
She continued, "But soon, Papa had 2 flops. Our tough time began, & my dream took a backseat. I did everything—worked in a boutique, catered, even waited tables. I was once a waiter at a party where Papa was a guest! I worked in ads, too–that’s how I met my husband, Ashwin. He suggested that I try TV, & I thought, ‘Why not!".
Rupali elaborated on her journey as she started, "Soon after, I got the titular character in Sukanya–in my head, I had arrived! But I held Papa’s feedback in high regard. Once, I proudly showed him a scene, & he said, ‘Khud rona nahi hai–audience ko rulana hai!’ He helped me better my craft. 4 years later, Sarabhai happened. And none of us knew it’d be a hit, we were just having fun! Even now, Satish Kaka calls to check up on me, & Ratna Ben brings presents for my son after every trip. We became a family on that show."
Meanwhile, on the personal front, Rupali Ganguly is married to Ashwin K Verma and the couple are proud parents to son Reyansh.
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