Rupali Ganguly is an Indian television and theatre actress. She became popular after her role as Dr. Simran Chopra in the STAR Plus serial Sanjivani and later as Monisha Sarabhai in Sarabhai VS Sarabhai. She was a contestant in reality shows Zara Nachke Dikha (Season 1) (2009), Bigg Boss and Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi Level 2.[1][2]


Rupali was born in Kolkata to a Hindu Bengali family. She is the daughter of acclaimed director Anil Ganguly, who made films like Kora Kagaz (1974) and Tapasya (1976).[3] In one of the reunion interviews, Sumeet Raghavan disclosed that she is a Maharashtrian as well. She started acting when she was 7 years old with a role in the film Saaheb, following it up with an award winning performance in her father's film, Balidaan. Her latest TV serials include the hilarious comedy serial on Star One Sarabhai vs Sarabhai in which she plays the character of Monisha.

She has participated in dance reality show Zara Nachke Dikha, and Bigg Boss (Season 1) (2006)[4][5] and stunt/dare reality game show, Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi Level 2 (2009).[6] She also gave voice over in animation film, Dashavatar (2008)[7]

In 2000, she established an advertising agency in Mumbai.[3]

Presently, she is a regular anchor of Bioscope — a films-based TV show telecast on national channel of Doordarshan. She also played in a New York Life commercial with Ravi Kishen.

Personal life

Rupali got married to her longtime boyfriend, Ashwin K Verma on 6 February 2013. She gave birth to a baby boy on 25 August 2013.

She gave birth to her second son in 2015.


Fiction shows

Year Show Channel Role Notes
2000–2001 Sukanya B4U Sukanya
2002 Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi Sony TV Priya/Anjali Played double role in the show
2003–2004 Zindagi...Teri Meri Kahani Sahara One Riya
2003–2005 Sanjivani STAR Plus Dr. Simran Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role (2004)
2004 Bhabhi STAR Plus Roshni
2004–2006 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai STAR One Monisha Sarabhai Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Comic Role (2005)
2005–2007 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii STAR Plus Gayatri Gill-Agarwal
2005 Kkavyanjali Star Plus Mona
2008 Ek Packet Umeed Imagine TV Sujata
2009 Aapki Antara Zee TV Anuradha
2005-2010 Baa Bahoo Aur Baby STAR Plus Rekha
2011 Adaalat Sony TV Rohini Mallik
2011 Mujhe Meri Family Se Bachao Mastiii Sweetie Awasthi
2011–2013 Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi Sony TV Pinky Jeet Ahuja
2017 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Take 2 Hotstar Monisha Sarabhai

Reality shows

Year Show Channel Notes
2006 Bigg Boss season 1 Sony TV Contestant
2008 Zara Nachke Dikha season 1 STAR One Contestant
2009 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi season 2 Colors Contestant
2010 Kitchen Champion 2 Colors Contestant
2010 Meethi Choori No.1 Imagine TV Participant
2012 The Late Night Show Colors Guest
2013 Bioscope DD 1 Host



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