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Roopa Ganguly

Roopa Ganguly

Due to her portrayal of Draupadi in the television show Mahabharat and other productions, Indian actress Roopa Ganguly attracted attention. With her appearances in well-known T.V. series like Ganadevta and Sukanya, Roopa quickly rose to fame. She also entered the film industry during this time, making her film debut in Kadana (1988). After that, she continued acting in Bengali and Hindi movies, establishing herself as a financially successful leading lady. Pyaar Ka Devta (1990), Inspector Dhanush (1991), Janani (1993), and Gopalaa were among her economically successful films (1995).

Following this, she took a sabbatical from acting before coming back in 2000 with Borivali. After the commercially successful debuts of Anamni Angana (2002), Mahulbanir Sereng (2004), Nagordola (2005), and Antarmahal, Roopa proceeded to direct films (2006). With the 2009 film Luck, she made a comeback to Bollywood. She later made an appearance in Abosheshey (2012). Roopa was also a part of the famous film Barfi! (2012 Some of her most recent roles include Arshinagar (2015), Natoker Moto (2015), and Golmaal (2015). (2017).

Early Years

On November 25, 1966, a Friday, Roopa Ganguly was born in Kalyani, Kolkata. She is a Sagittarius by zodiac sign. Beltala Girls' High School in Kolkata served as her final educational institution before she enrolled at Jogamaya Devi College to earn a Bachelor of Science degree. Roopa worked in some Bengali T.V. shows after receiving her degree.

Roopa comes from a Hindu family. She is the child of Juthika and Samarendra Lal Ganguly. In 1992, Roopa married mechanical engineer Dhrubo Mukherjee. Akash Mukherjee, the son of the couple, was born in 1997. Ganguly lived a complicated family life because Dhrubo battled with her fame, and Mukherjee made multiple attempts to ruin her career. In 2006, the couple divorced.

Roopa was in a live-in relationship with the playback singer Dibyendu, who is 13 years junior. The two shared Roopa's Mumbai apartment. After only a few months of dating, their relationship ended. She made headlines when she appeared in the final episode of the popular reality series Sach Ka Saamna (2009) on STAR Plus, an Indian version of the British reality series The Moment of Truth.

Acting Career

Performing in several Bengali T.V. serials enabled Roopa to establish her acting career. As a young actress, Ganguly made her acting debut in the Anil Kapoor movie Saaheb in 1985. Her second appearance was in the 1986 Malayalam film Ithile Iniyum Varu, which starred Mammootty. Even though Draupadi, a crucial character, was her first prominent role as an actor in B.R., She was initially drawn to Chopra's legendary T.V. series Mahabharat (1988), which also led to a part in Mrinal Sen's Ek Din Achanak (1989).

Her other notable works include appearances in Sukanya, a highly acclaimed Bengali and Hindi television series, Yugant (1995), Padma Nadir Majhi (1993), Abar Aranye (2003), and Antarmahal (2006) by Rituparno Ghosh, all of which won awards.

Roopa Ganguly

She began acting in Hindi films before moving to Kolkata, where she continued to act in Bengali movies throughout the 1990s. In 2007, she moved to Mumbai to work on the English-language Anjan Dutta film Bow Barracks Forever. Beginning with Karam Apnaa Apnaa in 2007, she later worked on Love Story (a SAB TV series) and, most recently, Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo (2009).


Before the West Bengal Legislative Assembly election in 2016, Ganguly left Artiste Forum and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party because she thought a political person shouldn't hold a key position there.

In the 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, a cricketer for the Trinamool Congress, defeated Ganguly in the Howrah North district. In October 2016, she was proposed for election to the Rajya Sabha to replace the cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, who had earlier resigned.


After the main suspect in the child trafficking ring accused Roopa Ganguly of being involved in the case, the Crime Investigation Department summoned Ganguly and the BJP's then National Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya for questioning in the rising Jalpaiguri child trafficking case in February 2017.

Due to her provocative comments regarding the security of women in West Bengal, Roopa Ganguly found herself at the centre of a debate. Regarding the Mamta Banerjee regime, Ganguly remarked, "Send their (Trinamool workers') spouses and daughters to Bengal." Tell me if they can survive for 15 days without being raped," the West Bengali administration demanded, angering her, and an FIR was filed against her.

As she was featured in the popular T.V. program "Sach Ka Saamna," Roopa was revealed to have extramarital affairs and to have been requested for sexual services in exchange for Bollywood roles, which caused Ganguly to stir up controversy once more. Further, she disclosed that she had earlier received a call on her landline with an offer of Rs. 50,000 to spend the night with her.

Roopa Ganguly


  • Smita Patil Memorial Award for "Mahabharat" T.V. show's best actress (1989).
  • Best actress Kalakar Award for the T.V. programme "Mukta Bandha" (1993).
  • The film "Ujan" won the Best Supporting Actress Award from the Bengal Film Journalists' Association (1996).
  • Best actress Kalakar Award for the movie "Yugant" (1998).
  • The television series "Ingeet" won the Kalakar Award for best actress (2002).
  • Award for Best Actress at the Dhaka International Film Festival for the movie "Krantikaal" (2006).
  • The film "Antarmahal" won the Best Supporting Actress award from the Bengal Film Journalists' Association (2006).
  • For the movie "Abosheshey," the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer was given (2011).


  • She enjoys listening to music and reading books.
  • Ganguly reportedly made three suicide attempts but managed to pull through each time. In an interview, she said that she had given up her profession to start a family, moved to Kolkata to become a domesticated housewife, declined help with everyday expenses, and as a last choice, tried suicide.
  • She appeared on the Friends FM program "Hello Bolchi Friends" in 2009.
  • According to reports, during the West Bengal Legislative Assembly Elections in May 2016, Trinamool Party supporters damaged Roopa's automobile in the South 24 Parganas district's Diamond Harbour neighbourhood.
  • Roopa is a classical dancer and actor in addition to being a politician. She is also trained in Rabindra Sangeet vocals.
  • She is renowned for her adaptability to accents and versatility.
  • Roopa serves on the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan's board of directors.

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