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Rupali Ganguly gets candid about her struggle period in the industry; says 'I was once a waiter at a party where Papa was a guest'

Rupali Ganguly gets candid about her struggle period in the industry; says 'I was once a waiter at a party where Papa was a guest'

Rupali Ganguly is also popularly known as Anupamaa and she recently opened up about her struggle period in the industry.

By BollywoodMDB Team | Updated On: Jul 22, 2022 10:00 AM IST

Rupali Ganguly gets candid about her struggle period in the industry; says 'I was once a waiter at a party where Papa was a guest'
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Popular television actor Rupali Ganguly plays the leading role in the hit show ‘Anupamaa’. The actor began her journey with the sitcom 'Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai’. She has experienced great success with hit shows but her journey was not easy. The actor has crossed several hurdles to reach where she is now. 

Recently she shared, "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 also spoke about the lowes one faces in the industry by sharing, "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!".

She further explained the beginning of her career, "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."

Rupali in her personal life is married to Ashwin K Verma and has a son together named Reyansh.

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