Anupriya Goenka

Anupria Goenka (born 29 May 1987) is an Indian actress and model who appears in Hindi and Telugu films.[1] She first shot to fame in 2013 as the face of UPA government's Bharat Nirman.[2][3] Goenka made her on-screen debut with the 2013 Telugu film Potugadu,[4] having previously starred in the 2013 short film Worth the Kiss. She made her bollywood debut with Bobby Jasoos.

Anupria Goenka
Anupriya Goenka at the screening of Criminal Justice.jpg
Goenka in 2019
Born (1987-05-29) 29 May 1987 (age 34)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2013–present
Height165 cm (5 ft 5 in)

She subsequently starred in the comedy-drama Bobby Jasoos (2014), the drama Paathshala (2014), the action comedy Dishoom (2016) and the crime-drama Daddy (2017). Goenka went on to star in the action-thrillers Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) and War (2019), and the epic period drama Padmaavat (2018), all of which rank among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.

She made her web debut with Stories by Rabindranath Tagore and went onto appear in successful series like Sacred Games, Abhay, Criminal Justice, Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side, Aashram and Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors.

Early lifeEdit

Anupriya Goenka was born in a Marwadi Family on 29 May 1987[5] in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh[6] to Ravindra Kumar Goenka, a garment entrepreneur and Pushpa Goenka, a homemaker.[7]

Goenka provided financial support to her family before she completed school. She said, "I was the enterprising one and started helping my father in the garment export business. Acting was always a hobby till I realized I couldn't do justice to both theatre and my corporate career," she said.[8]

CareerEdit

Goenka moved to Mumbai in 2009.[9] At first, she worked in the corporate sector and settled in Mumbai, where she was joined by her family. Goenka was intrigued with theater and tried to juggle between a career in acting and the corporate sector.[6] She started doing commercials and first shot to fame in 2013 as the face of UPA government's Bharat Nirman ad campaign and for playing a lesbian character in India's first ever lesbian ad for the brand Myntra in 2015.[10] Goenka has appeared in various television commercials for brands including Coke, Garnier, Stayfree, Kotak Mahindra, Pepperfry, and [Vodafone].[11] She also worked as an Anchor / Show Host in a Home Shopping Channel called ShopCJ for more than one year. She portrayed the role of nurse Poorna in the 2017 action-thriller Tiger Zinda Hai for which she was hugely appreciated.[12] She garnered critical acclaim for the portrayal of the role of Queen Nagmati in the 2018 epic film Padmaavat opposite Shahid Kapoor.[13] She is best known for her role of Agent Aditi in the action blockbuster War, with Hritik Roshan and Tiger shroff. She has been a primary part of several critically acclaimed and commercially successful web series of the recent times.

MediaEdit

Goenka was ranked in The Times Most Desirable Women at No. 8 in 2020.[14]

FilmographyEdit

Film performances
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Title Year Role Notes Ref(s)
Potugadu 2013 Mary Telugu
Bobby Jasoos 2014 Afreen Hindi
Paathshala Sandhya Telugu
Dishoom 2016 Alishka Iyer Hindi
Vekh Baraatan Challiyan 2017 Saroj (Special Appearance) Punjabi, Haryanvi
Daddy Hilda Hindi
Tiger Zinda Hai Poorna
Sir 2018 Ankita
Padmaavat Nagmati
War 2019 Aditi
Mere Desh Ki Dharti 2022 Hindi
Series
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Stories by Rabindranath Tagore Mrignoyonee Story "Kankaal"
2018–2019 Sacred Games Megha Singh Netflix Original series[15]
2019 The Final Call Parineeta "Pari" Zee5 Original series[16][17]
2019 Abhay Supriya (cameo appearance) Zee5 Original series[18][better source needed]
2019 Criminal Justice Nikhat Hussain Hotstar Specials series[19]
2019 Panchali Deepak Pandey [20]
2019 Fuh se Fantasy Mr. Mehra Voot Original Series Ep. Not Vanilla
2020 Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side Naina Voot Select Original series[21]
2020 Aashram Dr. Natasha[22] MX Original series[23]
2020 Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors Nikhat Hussain Hotstar Specials series
2021 Crime Next Door Sujata[24] Hotstar Specials series

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Show Result Ref(s)
2021 IWMBuzz Digital Awards Season 3 Most Popular Supporting Actress In A Web Series Asur Won [25]

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Sharma, Smrity (27 October 2017). "Padmavati Trivia: Anupriya Goenka In Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone's Ghoomar Played A Lesbain In A Viral Ad". India.com. Archived from the original on 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  4. ^ Mishra, Shivani (30 October 2017). "Padmavati: All you need to know about Anupriya Goenka, the other queen in Ghoomar". InUth. Archived from the original on 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Birthday special: एक्टिंग की क्वीन हैं शाहिद कपूर की ऑनस्क्रीन पत्नी रह चुकीं ये एक्ट्रेस, जानिए करियर की ये अहम बातें". TV9 Hindi (in Hindi). 29 May 2021. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
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  7. ^ Mehta, Ankita (28 October 2017). "REVEALED: The Rani in Deepika Padukone's Ghoomar song is Shahid Kapoor's first wife in Padmavati". International Business Times, India Edition. Archived from the original on 12 November 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  8. ^ Dhaman, Himanshi (14 September 2013). "Bharat Nirman ad catapults Delhi girl to household fame - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  9. ^ Ved, Sonal (12 June 2015). "Meet the Myntra girls everyone's talking about". VOGUE India. Archived from the original on 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  10. ^ Acharya, Anindita (11 June 2015). "India's first ad with lesbian pair treats them as 'normal', says actor". The Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
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  12. ^ "Tiger Zinda Hai actor Anupriya Goenka: Salman Khan has a divine personality". The Indian Express. 29 December 2017. Archived from the original on 29 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Padmavati: Meet Anupriya Goenka, first wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh". Freepress Journal. 28 October 2017. Archived from the original on 2 January 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  14. ^ "The Times Most Desirable Women of 2020". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  15. ^ "'I am very proud of Sacred Games'". www.sakaltimes.com. Archived from the original on 26 September 2020. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  16. ^ "The Final Call Review: Arjun Rampal's New Series Is Not Your Regular Web-Spinning Suspense Thriller". News18. Archived from the original on 24 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  17. ^ "'The Final Call' review: This Arjun Rampal-starrer gives spin to the web". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 31 May 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  18. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Anupriya Goenka and Manraj Singh to star in ZEE5's Abhay". Tellychakkar.com. Archived from the original on 24 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  19. ^ Winters, Bryce J. (25 May 2019). "Criminal Justice is a Gripping Social Thriller with a Stunning Cast!". TheNewsCrunch. Archived from the original on 20 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  20. ^ "Anupriya Goenka accuses Panchali web series makers of wrongfully make her shoot intimate scenes". InternationalBusinessTimes. 2 July 2019. Archived from the original on 30 September 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  21. ^ "'Asur' review: Voot Select show about a serial killer is a gripping watch once it settles down". Scroll.in. 14 April 2020. Archived from the original on 2 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  22. ^ ""Aashram (TV Series 2020) - IMDb"". Imdb.com. 19 August 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  23. ^ ""Aashram | Official Trailer | Bobby Deol | Prakash Jha | MX Original Series | MX Player"". Youtube.com. 19 August 2020. Archived from the original on 19 August 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  24. ^ ""Crime Next Door (TV Series 2021-) - IMDb"". Imdb.com. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  25. ^ "Full List of Winners – IWMBuzz Digital Awards Season 3". IWMBuzz. 18 March 2021. Retrieved 15 June 2021.

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