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Roopa Ganguly

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Roopa Ganguly
Ganguly at a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Parliament House, in New Delhi, in 2016.
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
4 October 2016
Nominated byPranab Mukherjee
Preceded byNavjot Singh Sidhu
ConstituencyNominated [1] (Arts)
President of BJP Mahila Morcha,
West Bengal
In office
Preceded byJyotsna Banerjee
Succeeded byLocket Chatterjee
Personal details
Born (1966-11-25) 25 November 1966 (age 57)[2]
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Years active1986 – Present[3]
Dhrubo Mukherjee
(m. 1992; div. 2007)

Roopa Ganguly is an Indian actress, playback singer and politician.[5] She is known for her role of Draupadi in B R Chopra's television series Mahabharat.[6] She is a trained Rabindra Sangeet vocalist and a classical dancer.[7] She has received awards like National Award and BFJA Awards.[8] In October 2016, she was nominated as a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, by the President of India.[9] She served as the President of BJP Mahila Morcha in West Bengal.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. "BJP's Roopa Ganguly nominated for Sidhu's post in Rajya Sabha". The Economic Times. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  2. "Actress Roopa Ganguly on Modern Bangla Film". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-15. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  3. "What troubles me most is how unsafe Bengal has become for women under Trinamul". www.telegraphindia.com. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  4. "I attempted suicide thrice". The Times of India. 29 September 2009. Archived from the original on 27 June 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  5. "Roopa Ganguly movies, filmography, biography and songs - Cinestaan.com". Cinestaan. Archived from the original on 18 August 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  6. "Netizens applaud Mahabharat's Roopa Ganguly and Nitish Bharadwaj after watching Draupadi's 'cheer-haran'". The Times of India. 21 April 2020. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  7. "Directorate of Film Festival". iffi.nic.in. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  8. "Directorate of Film Festival". iffi.nic.in. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  9. "Actor Roopa Ganguly nominated to Rajya Sabha". The Indian Express. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  10. "'Mahabharat' Actress Rupa Ganguly To Head BJP's West Bengal Women's Wing". Huffington Post India. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2017.