When Rupali Ganguly Waited Tables, So That She Could Financially Help To Her Father

rupali ganguly worked as waitress
Rupali Ganguly is inarguably the most popular television actor in the Hindi general entertainment space right now. While the actor has many impressive shows and performances to her name today, there was a time when she had to wait tables to help out her father due to financial challenges

Rupali Ganguly is the daughter of late filmmaker Anil Ganguly who is known for his films like Kora Kagaz and Tapasya, both of which won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. The actor also recalled her days as a waitress in the post. In a recent interaction, the Anupamaa actor went on to say that her father is her “star”.

When Rupali Ganguly worked as waitress

In the Instagram post shared by Humans of Bombay, Rupali Ganguly shared her journey toward becoming an Indian household name. She revealed that she used to visit her father’s film locations after school. “Iss bich, heroine kaise ban gayi, pata hi nahi chala!” she said and added that she started acting at the age of 12 in one of her father’s films.

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However, soon after, Anil Ganguly hit a rough patch in his career and her acting dream “took a backseat”. She recalled, “I did everything—worked in a boutique, catered, even waited tables. I was once a waiter at a party where Papa was a guest!” She mentioned that she even worked in ads where he met her husband, Ashwin, who suggested her to try the television entertainment industry. Ganguly shared that her father helped her become a better actor, “Once, I proudly showed him a scene, & he said, ‘Khud rona nahi hai–audience ko rulana hai!’ He helped me better my craft.”

She also shared how she earned friends on the sets of Sarabhai vs Sarabhai and how her husband motivated her to start acting again when Anupamaa was offered after her father’s death. “Being on the sets of Anupamaa made me feel close to Papa! It was the kind of story that he would’ve written, with a strong female lead,” the actor said, concluding that she has made her father proud. “I hope Papa is looking down at me with a smile!”