Roopal Tyagi

Roopal Tyagi is an Indian choreographer[1] and television actor.[2][7][8][9][10][11][12] She is known for playing Gunjan in the popular Zee TV show Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke.[13][14][15][16] She later participated in dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 and Bigg Boss 9 in 2015.

Roopal Tyagi
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Roopal in Bigg Boss 9 grand premiere in 2015.
OccupationActor,[2] choreographer[1]
Years active2007–present
Known forEk Nayi Chhoti Si Zindagi, Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, Bigg Boss 9
Partner(s)Akhlaque Khan (2012–2013)[3]
Ankit Gera (2013–2014)[4][5][6]
AwardsZee Rishtey Award for Favorite Behen and Favorite Nayi Jodi

Early lifeEdit

Tyagi was born on October 06, 1989 in Bangalore, India. She has done her education at Sophia High School, Bangalore. She trained at Shiamak Davar's dance institute Bangalore, her hometown, after which she got an opportunity to assist Pony Verma, a Bollywood choreographer in the song "Mere Dholna" from the movie Bhool_Bhulaiyaa. For two years, she shuttled between Bangalore and Mumbai before she finally settled in Mumbai.[17]


Roopal started her career as a choreographer in 2007.[17] After starting her acting career with the role of Mansha in Hamari Betiyoon Ka Vivaah,[17] she appeared in Ek Nayi Chhoti Si Zindagi. She also appeared in the Zee TV show Kasamh Se starring Prachi Desai and Ram Kapoor. The show was produced by Ekta Kapoor and Balaji Telefilms.

She played Gunjan in the Indian soap opera Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke.[18][19] Roopal participated in the eighth season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa as a wildcard entrant but was eliminated after a week.[20][21] She was a contestant in Bigg Boss 9, in which she was paired up with Digangana Suryavanshi and was eliminated in the second week of voting.[22][23][24][25][26]

In 2012, Tyagi won two Zee Rishtey Awards for Favourite Behen as Gunjan and Rachana (Mahima Makwana), and Favourite Nayi Jodi as Gunjan and Mayank (Ankit Gera).[27][28] In 2013, she was nominated in the Indian Telly Awards for Fresh New Face as Gunjan.[29]

Tyagi wrote an open letter to her Instagram in 2020, where she criticized the Indian contingent for undermining the main female character and the "backwardness" of the series. "You think you are making a drama about a 'black' skin girl, a 'short' girl, a 'fat' girl, etc. and the problem they are having, and calling it a progressive show. No" she said to the producers.[30][31]


Year Name Role Notes Ref
2007 Kasamh Se Ria Cameo [32]
2008–09 Hamari Betiyoon Ka Vivaah Mansha Kohil [32]
2009 Dill Mill Gaye Pari [33]
2010 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 Guest Contestant Teen Ka Tadka
2011–12 Ek Nayi Chhoti Si Zindagi Kuhu Lead role
2012 Dance India Dance Li'l Masters 2 Competitor
2012–15 Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke Gunjan Mayank Garg Lead role [34]
2013 Qubool Hai Gunjan / Guest Along with Ankit Gera
2014 Ek Mutthi Aasmaan Crossover with SSLP
2015 Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah Contestant Along with Vishal Singh [35]
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 (entered as wild card) – Eliminated 10th week – 20 September 2015 [36]
Bigg Boss 9 Entered Day 1, Evicted Day 14 [37]
2016 Box Cricket League Player in Pune Anmol Ratn
2016 Fakebook with Kavita Guest Along with Kavita Kaushik
2019 Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki Manasvi Supporting role



Year Award Category Show Result
2012 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Behen Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke Won
Favourite Nayi Jodi
Favourite Jodi Nominated
Favourite Naya Sadasya - Female Nominated
Indian Telly Awards Best Fresh New Face - Female Nominated
2013 Indian Telly Awards Fresh New Face Nominated
Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Behen Won
Favourite Jodi Nominated
2014 Favourite Popular Face - Female Nominated
Favourite Saas-Bahu Nominated



  1. ^ a b c d Vidya Balan's choreographer Rupal Tyagi turns actor | NW
  2. ^ a b "TV stars Rithvik Dhanjani, Gautam Rode, Roopal Tyagi, others reveal their Diwali plans". dna. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  3. ^ Tiwari, Vijaya (12 October 2013). "Roopal Tyagi & Aklaque Khan remain friends even after break-up". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  4. ^ "It was difficult to work with Ankit after the breakup: Roopal". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  5. ^ "I am not quitting Sapne Suhane: Roopal Tyagi". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  6. ^ "I will slap Ankit if he tries to talk to me: Roopal Tyagi". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  7. ^ "When Roopal Tyagi met WWE Superstar Ryan Ryback!". Zee News. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Roopal Tyagi stands up against cyber bullying". Zee News. 29 September 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Roopal Tyagi's on a diet - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Teen Times - Indian Express". Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Rupal Tyagi approached for 'Nach Baliye 6' - Times of India". Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  12. ^ "When Roopal Tyagi met WWE Superstar Ryan Ryback! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  13. ^ "You don't have to be Katrina Kaif to do TV: Roopal". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Roopal Tyagi is her father's doll!". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Roopal Tyagi does her makeup in the car to save time". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  16. ^ "Roopal Tyagi chops off her long hair". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  17. ^ a b c IANS (27 February 2013). ""Life Has Changed Immensely" - TV actress Roopal Tyagi". Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  18. ^ "Roopal Tyagi approached for 'Nach Baliye 6'". Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  19. ^ "Roopal Tyagi approached for 'Nach Baliye 6'". Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  20. ^ "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded: Roopal Tyagi, Anita Hasnandani and Neha Marda are the new wild card entries". Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  21. ^ "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8:Roopal Tyagi eliminated!". Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  22. ^ "Roopal Tyagi Bigg Boss 9 contestant: Can Gunjan maintain her bubbly attitude in the show?". Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  23. ^ "'Bigg Boss 9' Day One: Roopal Tyagi, Kishwer Merchant break down". Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  24. ^ "Bigg Boss 9 Day 5: Roopal Tyagi still has a soft corner for Ankit". Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  25. ^ "Roopal Tyagi out of Bigg Boss 9, says Mandana Karimi is the most selfish person on the show". Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  26. ^ "Bigg Boss 9: 5 shocking confessions made by Ankit Gera about ex-lover Roopal Tyagi!". Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  27. ^ " - Informationen zum Thema careermasti". Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  28. ^ "". Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  29. ^ "Indian Telly Awards 2013". Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  30. ^ "'Was asked to wear fat suit for daily soap which I declined': Roopal Tyagi speaks about her recent open letter". DNA. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  31. ^ "Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke fame Roopal Tyagi pens an open letter, slams the TV industry for its regressive content". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  32. ^ a b ""Life Has Changed Immensely" – TV actress Roopal Tyagi".
  33. ^ "Roopal Tyagi's journey from choreographer to actor". Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  34. ^ "Roopal to suffer memory loss on Sapne Suhane..." The Times of India. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  35. ^ "When Roopal Tyagi 'cried' on the sets of &TV's Killerr Karaoke". Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  36. ^ "Roopal Tyagi in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8!". Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  37. ^ "Small is big: TV actors Mahi Vij, Roopal Tyagi in 'Bigg Boss 9'?". Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  38. ^ Roopal Tyagi. "Opens about her life at Humans Of College". Humans Of College. Retrieved 12 September 2020.

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