Rupali Ganguly’s flourishing TV career spanning over two decades is an inspiration to many. Looking back to the time she stepped into the world of television, the actor, who plays the titular role in the show Anupamaa, feels she has been the ‘chosen one’ because of the plethora of the roles and the variations of characters that she got to portray on screen.
Says Rupali, “I started at the age of four in one of my father’s (Anil Ganguly; director-screenwriter) movies where I played Dina Pathak’s daughter.”
She finished college and started modelling. Soon television happened and Rupali got to work with some of the best names in the business. “The first character that will be on my epitaph is Monisha from Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai. I’ve probably shot for the show 12-14 years back but as a team, we’re still close, we talk about the show every day. Fans still watch the show online and whenever the rerun happens. The second character is Anupamaa because it has taught me my self-worth, my range as an actor. It has probably given me my due, finally. It has given me the opportunity to showcase the terrific Bengali genes or should I say my father’s filmy genes,” she adds.