Rasika Dugal Biography – Daydreaming, bhangra-loving Punjabi who regrets being an actor only once a month when she has to pay her bills, is what she described herself.
Rasika Dugal was born on November 17, 1985, in Jamshedpur (Jharkhand). Her father’s name is Raveen Dugal and her mother’s name is Jessie Dugal, who run their own businesses.
She has two sisters, Upneet Dugal and Kashvi Dugal.
Rasika Dugal is married to actor Mukul Chadda, who was once a banker in New York. Mukul has appeared in movies like Satyagraha, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, etc. He also appeared in some short movies and web series like The Office.
Rasika did her schooling from Sacred Heart Convent School in Jamshedpur. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in mathematics from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi. She has also a diploma in social communications media from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai.
Later, she signed up for an acting course at FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) in Pune and went to Mumbai after finishing her course at FTII.
Rasika Dugal Biography:
|Full Name||Rasika Dugal|
|Date of Birth||January 17, 1985|
|Age||34 years (in 2019)|
|Birth Place||Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India|
|School||Sacred Heart Convent School, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.|
|College||1. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi.
2. Sophia College for Women, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
3. Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, Maharashtra.
|Family & Relationships|
|Siblings||2 sisters (Kashvi Dugal & Upneet Dugal)|
|Movie Debut (Hindi)||Anwar (2007)|
|Movie Debut (Malayalam)||Kammatipaadam (2016)|
Rasika Dugal Career:
Dugal started her career from a small role in Anwar in 2007. She also appeared in movies like No Smoking, Hijack, Tahaan, Agyaat, and, Thanks Maa, before getting her first lead role in a movie. Apart from movies, she started her TV career from Upanishad Ganga in 2008. Rasika is also a well-known face in Indian web series.
In the year 2011, she made her debut in Kshay as a lead role. She played the role of Chhaya in the movie opposite to Alekh Sangal. It was written and directed by Karan Gour, also the movie had won awards at film festivals in Los Angeles and Shanghai.
Two years later, in 2013, she appeared in a multi-Starrer film, Aurangzeb. She worked in the movie as Trishala along with Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Swara Bhaskar, Arjun Kapoor, and Sumeet Vyas. In the same year, Rasika appeared in Qissa along with Tisca Chopra, Irrfan Khan, and Tilotama Shome. The movie was first released on September 08, 2013 at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), then in Germany and India.
In July 2016, she made her debut in the Malayalam film industry by Kammatipaadam, although she has a very small role in the movie. In 2018, Rasika appeared in Nandita Das’s directorial Manto as Manto’s wife Safiya and Nawazuddin Siddiqui played the character of Manto.
Later, she appeared in Tu hai Mera Sunday as Tasneem and Once Again as Sapna.
In 2018, Dugal appeared in Aijaz Khan directorial Hamid. She played the role of Ishrat (mother of Hamid) in the movie for which she won the best actor award at RIFF (Rajasthan International Film Festival), also Aijaz won the best director award at the same event.
Then in 2019, she appeared in Lootcase which was released on online streaming platform Hotstar. She stars in the movie along with actors like Kunal Khemu, Vijay Raaz, Ranvir Shorey, and Gajraj Rao.
In 2008, she started off her career with Upanishad Ganga, a serial based on Upanishads. In 2009, Rasika appeared in Powder as ‘Rati’, along with the actors like Pankaj Tripathi Manish Choudhary. The same year she did a cameo in Rishta.com.
Later, in Kismat, she played the role of Lubna (Kabir’s wife), and then she starred in TV shows like Dariba Diaries and P.O.W. – Bandi Yuddh Ke. Rasika is currently active in the Television industry and hosting Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik, a mythological TV show. She’s also shooting for A Suitable Boy, a TV series of BBC One.
Rasika Dugal started her web series career in 2016, from a cameo in TVF’s Permanent Roommates. In the same year, she acted for TVF’s series Humorously Yours (Season 1 & 2) as Mrs. Kavya Goyal opposite to standup comedian Vipul Goyal.
In 2017, she did a sketch named Saheb, Biwi & Billi with Vipul Goyal. In the same year, she appeared in a short movie named Chutney along with Tisca Chopra and Adil Hussain. It was written by Tisca Chopra and directed by Jyoti Kapur Das.
In the year 2018, Dugal featured in one of the most popular Indian web series, Mirzapur. She played the role of Beena Tripathi, the second wife of Kaleen Bhaiya. Rasika appeared in the series along with stars like Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Harshita Gaur, and others. She’s also a part of the second part of the series.
Later, in 2019, she appeared as a guest in Amazon’s Made in Heaven TV series. In March 2019, Rasika appeared in Delhi Crime, a Netflix series based on the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case. She played the role of Neeti Singh, a trainee IPS officer in the series.
Rasika also played the lead role in Out of Love, streaming on Hotstar from November 2019. The show is an adaptation of Dr. Foster (UK based show) in which Dugal played the character of Meera Kapoor alongside with Purab Kohli.
- She has learned many languages like Hindi, English, Punjabi, Urdu, and Portuguese.
- Dugal wants to work with directors like Cristopher Nolan and Darren Aronofsky.
- Rasika and her husband Mukul Chadda will be seen together in the movie Fairy Folk.
- She is a fan of Italian novelist Elena Ferrante.
- She featured in The School Bag, a short movie in Peshawar, Pakistan.
- Dugal also appeared in Zoya Akhtar’s short film Lust Stories.
Frequently Asked Questions on Google:
Q1: Who is the husband of Rasika Dugal?
Ans: Mukul Chadda
Q2: What is the age of Rasika Dugal?
Ans: 34 years (in 2019)
Q3: Who are the sisters of Raika Dugal?
Ans: Kashvi Dugal and Upneet Dugal.
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