Roopa Ganguly or Rupa Ganguly is an Indian actress and National Film Award Winning female playback singer in the Hindi and Bengali language film industry, as well as television. She became popular after playing Draupadi in the hit Television series Mahabharat (1988), and in film is most known for her roles in films like Padma Nadir Majhi (1993) by Gautam Ghose, Yugant (1995) by Aparna Sen, and Antarmahal (2006) by Rituparno Ghosh.

Roopa Ganguly debuted in the Anil Kapoor starrer, Saaheb 1985, after her graduation from Calcutta. Her second role was in Malayalam film, Ithile Iniyum Varu (1986), with Mammootty as lead. Though her first role as a lead actress, was the pivotal role of Draupadi, in B.R. Chopra’s mythological TV series, Mahabharat (1988), which immediately got her attention, and also lead to a role in Mrinal Sen’s, Ek Din Achanak (1989).

Her other notable works are in award-winning film, Padma Nadir Majhi (1993) by Gautam Ghose, Yugant (1995) by Aparna Sen, Abar Aranye (2003) by Gautam Ghose, Antarmahal (2006) by Rituparno Ghosh, apart from these film appearances she has done, numerous television series, both in Bengali and Hindi, including Sukanya (1998) etc.

After working in a few Hindi films, she shifted to Kolkata, and after appearing in numerous Bengali films through the 1990s, shifted based to Mumbai in 2007, with an English film called, Bow Barracks Forever (2004), directed by Anjan Dutt, and continued to act in Bengali films. She started working in Hindi TV series, with Karam Apnaa Apnaa (2007), moving on to Love Story (SAB TV series) (2007), and more recently in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo (2009). She won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for rendering her voice in the bengali film Abhosheyshey

 

Hindi Movies Done By Roopa Ganguly

  • 1986 Nirupama Bijoy Chatterjee Short film based on Rabindranath Tagore’s Bengali short story Dena Paona
  • 1986 Stree Ki Patra Soumitra Chatterjee Telefilm
  • 1989 Ek Din Achanak Mrinal Sen
  • 1989 Kamla Ki Maut Basu Chatterjee
  • 1990 Bahaar Aane Tak Tariq Shah
  • 1991 Inspector Dhanush Tulsi Ramsay
  • 1991 Shyam Ramsay
  • 1991 Meena Bazar P. Chandrakumar
  • 1991 Pyar Ka Devta Kovelamudi Bapayya
  • 1991 Saugandh Raj Sippy
  • 1992 Nishchaiy Esmayeel Shroff Special appearance
  • 1992 Virodhi Rajkumar Kohli
  • 1994 Gopalaa Akash Jain
  • 1996 Vrindavan Film Studios Lamberto Lambertini
  • 2009 Luck Dhillin Mehta Special appearance
  • 2012 Barfi! Anurag Basu
  • 2013 Mahabharat Aur Barbareek Dharmesh Tiwari Played Draupadi
  • 2014 Children of War Mrityunjay Devrat
  • 2014 Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi Aman Sachdeva
  • 2015 Ek Adbhut Dakshina Guru Dakshina Kiran Phadnis
  • 2016 Aman Ke Farishtey Kader Kashmiri Delayed release
  • 2017 Main Khudiram Bose Hun Manoj Giri
  • 2017 Sonagachi Film has not yet been released Sudipto Chattopadhyay

 

Hindi TV series Done By Roopa Ganguly

  • 1988 Ganadevta
  • 1989 Mahabharat Draupadi Ravi Chopra
  • 1995 Kanoon Mrs. Mathur BR Chopra
  • 1995 Chandrakanta Damini Nirja Guleri
  • 1995 Parampara
  • 1995 Parivartan Bharat Rungachary
  • 1997 Mahabharat Katha Draupadi Ravi Chopra
  • 1998 Sukanya
  • 2004 Sahib Biwi Gulam Rituparno Ghosh
  • 2006 Krishnakali Amol Palekar
  • 2007 Karam Apnaa Apnaa
  • 2008 Waqt Batayega Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya
  • 2009 Heroine
  • 2009 Kasturi
  • 2009 Sacch Ka Saamna Guest
  • 2009 Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo Sumitra Singh
  • 2011 Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil
  • 2014 Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai Ramesh Pandey
  • 2015 Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan
  • 2016 Badho Bahu Payal Sumit Sodani
  • 2017 Class of 2017 Suyash Vadhavkar

 

Bengali films Done By Roopa Ganguly

  • 1988 Pratik Prabhat Roy
  • 1989 Agnitrishna
  • 1989 Tufan Biresh Chatterjee
  • 1990 Agnikanya Gopal Gupta
  • 1991 Sadharan Meye Shamit Bhanja
  • 1992 Dharma Yuddha Shamit Bhanja
  • 1992 Pitrireen Sukanta Ray
  • 1992 Surer Bhubane Prabir Mitra Special appearance
  • 1993 Janani Sanat Dasgupta
  • 1994 Rajar Raja Shamit Bhanja
  • 1995 Ujan Amal Ray Ghatak
  • 1996 Yugant Aparna Sen
  • 2000 Bariwali Rituparno Ghosh
  • 2000 Rupasi Dohai Tomar
  • 2001 Dekha Goutam Ghose
  • 2002 Anamni Angana Dr Swapan Saha
  • 2003 Abar Aranye Goutom Ghosh
  • 2004 Mahulbanir Sereng Sekhar Das
  • 2005 Abiswashi
  • 2005 Antarmahal Rituparno Ghosh
  • 2005 Krantikaal Sekhar Das
  • 2005 Mayer Raja
  • 2007 Chirosakha He
  • 2007 Bidhatar Lekha Raja Mukerji
  • 2008 Khela Rituparno Ghosh Special appearance
  • 2009 Chowrasta – Crossroads of Love Anjan Dutt
  • 2009 Kaaler Rakhal Sekhar Das
  • 2010 Rahmat Ali
  • 2011 Jaani Dyakha Hawbe Birsa Dasgupta
  • 2012 Abosheshey Aditi Roy
  • 2013 Aashbo Arek din
  • 2013 Half Serious Utsav Mukherjee
  • 2013 Namte Namte Rana Basu
  • 2013 Shantiniketane
  • 2014 Bonku Babu Anindya Bikash Dutta
  • 2014 Nayanchapar Dinratri Sekhar Das
  • 2014 Piyalir Password Raj Basu
  • 2014 Punascha Shouvik Mitra
  • 2015 Natoker Moto – Like a Play Debesh Chattopadhyay
  • 2015 Aro Ekbar Ariziet Halder
  • 2015 Arshinagar Aparna Sen
  • 2016 Onyo Opalaa Satarupa Sanyal
  • 2017 Golmaal Narayan Roy
  • 2017 Kaancher Dewal Film has not yet been released Anindya Sarkar

 

Bengali TV series Done by Roopa Ganguly

  • 1987 Muktabandha Ramaprasad Banik
  • 1987 Parashuramer Galpo Ashok Mukherjee
  • 1992 Muktabandha 2 Ramaprasad Banik
  • 1992 Ogo Priyotama
  • 1997 Janmabhoomi Piyaribai Inder Sen
  • 1999 Draupadi Draupadi
  • 1999 Jhora Samayer Upokatha
  • 1999 Sonar Bangla Inder Sen
  • 1999 Ingeet
  • 1999 Srot
  • 1999 Tithir Atithi
  • 1999 Kari Diye Kinlam
  • 2011 Kanakanjali Arindam Ganguly

 

Odia Film Done by Roopa Ganguly

  • 1995 Ranbhoomi Pranab Das

 

Assamese film Done by Roopa Ganguly

  • 1992 Ranangini Chandra Mudoi

 

Discography Done by Roopa Ganguly

  • 1989 Mahabharat
  • 1989 Aamare Bhulona Priyo Megaphone Calcutta
  • 1989 Anek diyechho Nath Bhavna Records
  • 1989 Ektuku Chhonya Lage
  • 1989 Hridoy Majhe
  • 1989 Natun Kore Pabo Bole
  • 2011 Abosheshey

 

Radio programme Done by Roopa Ganguly

  • 2009 Hello Roopa Bolchi Friends FM

 

Awards And Nominations Received By Roopa Ganguly

  • National Film Award 2011 Best Female Playback Singer Abosheshey Won
  • Osian’s Cinefan Festival Award 2005 Special Jury Mention Antarmahal Won
  • 2005 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards 1996 Best Supporting Actress Ujan Won
  • 2006 Antarmahal Won
  • Dhaka International Film Festival Award 2006 Best Actress Krantikaal Won
  • Indian Telly Award 2009 Best Supporting Actress Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo Nominated
  • Smita Patil Memorial Award 1989 Best Actress Mahabharat Won
  • Anandalok Puraskar 2005 Best Actress Nagordola Nominated
  • Kalakar Awards 1993 Best Actress Mukta Bandha Won
  • 1998 Yugant Won
  • 2002 Ingeet Won
  • Aajkaal Television Purashkar 1990 Special Felicitation Mahabharat Won
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