Rasika Dugal is a famous Indian actress who has made a name for herself in the Bollywood industry.
She has also featured in the Indian-German drama film Qissa along with Irrfan Khan and Tillotama Shome.
She has worked in many Indian soap operas as well.
Here check out some interesting facts about actress Rasika Dugal who is emerging as one of the great talents in the industry.
1. Rasika Dugal was born and raised in Circuit House Area, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.
She was very good at studies and she has attained the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 2004 from the Lady Shri Ram College For Women, Delhi.
2. Little do you know that the actress has attended Sophia Polytechnic for her post graduate diploma in Social Communications Media and FTII for attaining postgraduate diploma in acting.
3. In 2010, Rasika Dugal married Indian actor Mukul Chadda.
4. Rasika started her acting career in 2007 with the movie titled Anwar in which she played a character role.
In 2008, she made her Bollywood debut with the movie titled Tahaan.
5. In an interview Dugal clearly said that she is enjoying the success and recognition she is getting after doing these web series.
She said, “On the contrary, I get great joy and pleasure from working in the digital medium, as I am not just working continuously but the roles have such variety.
Delhi Crime, Mirzapur and Made in Heaven were all well-reviewed and was a hit with the audience.
These gave me more exposure and variety than my films, which have never been mainstream or blockbusters.
Also, I don’t make a distinction between films, TV and digital. I will be part of a story if it’s compelling. The medium doesn’t matter.”
6. Rasika Dugal was also part of the YRF famous TV series Kismat. In the show, she played the character of Lubna opposite Rahul Bagga.
7. Rasika made a cameo appearance in the movie Tu Hai Mera Sunday which was released in 2017.
The movie is available to watch on Netflix that stars Vishal Malhotra, Barun Sobti, Nakul Bhalla, Shahana Goswami, Jay Upadhyay, and Avinash Tiwary.
8. Rasika impresses everyone with her performance in the movie Hamid.
She won the best actor award for her mesmerizing performance at Rajasthan International Film Festival.
9. Rasika became popular among Indian audiences after playing the layered character of Beena Tripathi in the Amazon Prime Video web series Mirzapur.
Beena Tripathi is the second wife of Kaleen Bhaiya played by Pankaj Tripathi. It is expected that her character in season two would be interesting.
10. In her own words, she said, “I found Beena Tripathi very interesting because she is totally unlike me.
I found her very complex, maybe because I was playing her. She had a trillion plans and plots always going on in her mind.”
She added, “She is the kind of person who’s possibly not very good-looking but drop-dead gorgeous, but there’s something attractive about her when she enters the room. I wanted to experience being that.”
11. Rasika Dugal was appreciated for her looks and acting in the movie Hamid.
However, when she was approached to play the lead character she suggested the makers that they better cast a Kashmiri actress for her role in the movie.
12. Rasika is a mathematics graduate and switching to acting is a complete change for her.
She narrated her journey to be an actor with a story. She recalled, “On one dull day in office I opened the newspaper to FTII restarting their acting course, and thought it’ll be a fun course to do.
It was that non-strategising 21-year-old energy. About six months into the course I knew this is what I want to do for a really long time.
It was one of those moments in life where you feel like you found a connection like never before.”
13. Rasika pointed out that she worked with Irrfan Khan and Tisca Chopra in the movie Qissa.
Later she was pretty sure about the type of scripts she wanted to do. She said, “There are a bunch of things. The priority of that list keeps changing.”
14. She emphasized on the five important things that she considers before playing any character.
- Is it a compelling story?
- Is it being told sensitively?
- Is my role in the story exciting to me as an actor?
- Will it give me something new to do?
- And of course, the kind of people and team that I am working with is very important.
She also mentioned these criteria by stating, “Because I feel as actors we are required to be vulnerable, it is a part of our job.
So the space that you are being vulnerable in should respect that, otherwise it is not worth it.”