Shweta Tripathi

Shweta Tripathi Sharma (born 6 July 1985) is an Indian actress popularly known for the character of Golu Gupta in 2018, Mirzapur. She began her film career as a production assistant and associate director, but gained wider recognition and accolades for her acting performances in the Hindi film industry and web series. Notable films include Masaan (2015) and Haraamkhor (2017).[1][2][3]

Shweta Tripathi Sharma
Shweta Tripathi at Critics' Choice Shorts & Series Awards 2019 (10).jpg
Tripathi in 2019
Born (1985-07-06) 6 July 1985 (age 35)
EducationNational Institute of Fashion Technology
OccupationActor
Years active2009–present
Known forMirzapur (TV series)
Spouse(s)
Chaitanya Sharma
(m. 2018)

Early and personal lifeEdit

Tripathi was born on 6 July 1985 in New Delhi.[4] Her father works for the Indian Administrative Service and her mother is a retired teacher. The family moved a lot due to her father's job; Tripathi spent her childhood in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Mumbai, Maharashtra.[4] She describes her time in Andaman as her happiest: "That’s when I discovered how much I like travelling and being outdoors. Every weekend used to be a picnic on a new island, and it was an enriching experience".[5]

Tripathi moved back to New Delhi to pursue secondary education and attended the Delhi Public School, RK Puram. She then studied at National Institute of Fashion Technology and graduated with a degree in Fashion Communication.[6]

She has been married to actor and rapper, Chaitanya Sharma since June 29, 2018.[7]

CareerEdit

Tripathi is mostly known for her role in Masaan. She also played the role of Zenia Khan, a tomboyish character, in the Disney India sitcom Kya Mast Hai Life.[8][9] She has also appeared in advertisements for brands such as Tata Sky, McDonald's and Vodafone.She also appears in ads for Tata Sky download, McDonald's, Tanishq and most recently Tata Tea.[10] She was also a photo editor for the women's magazine, Femina. Before her work on the sitcom Kya Mast Hai Life, she worked at Pixion trailer house, a post-production house in Mumbai and also ran a theater company called All My Tea Productions.

She was a part of The Trip on Bindass[11] and is making her Tamil debut with Mehandi Circus directed by Saravana Rajendran.[12] She was also a part of the movie Zoo, India’s first feature length movie shot entirely on an iPhone.[13] Shweta later appeared in the web series Mirzapur as Golu Gupta[14] in which her masturbation was praised for its frank portrayal of women's sexuality. The Series was on the Highest Rank[15] Tripathi’s latest film Gone Kesh is her most ambitious wherein she plays an adolescent dancer who develops alopecia and loses her hair and her self-esteem.[16]

She is also admired for her role in TVF Tripling season 2 in 3rd episode as Begum Zainab. Her character is in love of old aged Nawab.

She also did the season 2 of Laakhon Mein Ek in which she played the lead role of Dr. Shreya.[17][18]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2011 Trishna Shweta
2011 Sujata Young Sujata Short film[19]
2015 Masaan Shaalu Gupta Won–Zee Cine Award for Best Supporting Actress
2016 Love Shots Short film
2017 Haraamkhor Sandhya
2018 Beautiful World Short film
2018 Zoo Misha
2019 Gone Kesh Enakshi Dasgupta
2019 Mehandi Circus Mehandi Tamil film
2019 The Illegal Mahi English film
2020 Raat Akeli Hai Karuna Singh Netflix film
2020 Cargo Yuvishka Shekhar Netflix film
2020 Ticket To Bollywood TBA Pre production

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2009- 2010 Kya Mast Hai Life Zenia Khan Disney Channel India
2016-2018 The Trip Ananya Bindass [20]
2018- 2020 Mirzapur Gajgamini "Golu" Gupta Prime Video [21][22], web series
2019 Made in Heaven Priyanka Mishra Prime Video Episode: "The Price of Love"[23], web series
2019 TVF Tripling Begum Zainab SonyLIV Episode: "Kabootar Ja Ja"[24]
2019 Laakhon Mein Ek Dr. Shreya Pathare Prime Video Season 2 [25], web series
2020 The Gone Game Amara Gujral Voot

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shweta Tripathi: I can't be an arm candy in films".
  2. ^ Moudgil, Reema (3 August 2015). "'All I Want is To Touch a Chord as an Actor'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Masaan, Haraamkhor and web-series The Trip, Shweta Tripathi is going strong". The Indian Express. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Shweta Tripathi birthday: Here are some little known facts about the Masaan actress that might surprise you! | Entertainment News". Times Now. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  5. ^ Shah, Zaral (16 August 2017). "Shweta Tripathi on Why being an actor comes to her as naturally as breathing". Verve. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Masaan, Haraamkhor and web-series The Trip, Shweta Tripathi is going strong". The Indian Express. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  7. ^ "https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/shweta-tripathi-chaitnya-sharma-wedding-photos-5239713/". The Indian Express. 1 July 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2020. External link in |title= (help)
  8. ^ Disney channel launches summer offering Kya Mast Hai Life, Webindiea123.com, retrieved 7 April 2010.
  9. ^ "Shweta Tripathi on Tamil debut: Want to explore as much as I can". The Indian Express. 27 September 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Ads of Shweta Tripathi | Tv Commercials of Shweta Tripathi". www.indianfilmhistory.com. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Revealed: First look of Masaan actress Shweta Tripathi in 'The Trip' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Masaan actress Shweta Tripathi plays circus performer in her Tamil debut Mehandi Circus; film likely to release in September- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Shweta Tripathi excited about 'Zoo' - a film shot entirely on iPhone 6, premiere at Busan Festival". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Decoding the women of Mirzapur: Why Vashudha, Golu and Beena stand out in the web series".
  15. ^ "Shweta Tripathi on masturbation scene for Mirzapur: It was like having coffee".
  16. ^ Ganapathy Raman, Sruthi (25 March 2019). "Shweta Tripathi on tackling alopecia in 'Gone Kesh': 'I hope the concept of beauty changes'". scroll.in. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  17. ^ MumbaiApril 5, Indo-Asian News Service; April 5, 2019UPDATED; Ist, 2019 12:17. "Laakhon Mein Ek: Shweta Tripathi took extensive workshops for Amazon Prime series". India Today. Retrieved 6 April 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  18. ^ "Biswa Kalyan Rath: We wanted Shweta Tripathi in Laakhon Mein Ek from day one". The Indian Express. 19 April 2019. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  19. ^ "Sujata". YouTube. Junglee Film Club. 25 September 2013.
  20. ^ "The Trip will change my image of small town girl: Shweta Tripathi". The Indian Express.
  21. ^ Chaubey, Pranita (6 December 2018). "Farhan Akhtar Unveils First Look Of Web-Series Mirzapur, Starring Ali Fazal And Shweta Tripathi". NDTV.
  22. ^ "Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi start shoot for 'Mirzapur' in Varanasi". Business Standard. 29 September 2017.
  23. ^ "Shweta Tripathi joins Zoya Akhtar's web-series, Made in Heaven". Hindustan Times. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  24. ^ "TVF Tripling season 2 review: Amol Parashar, Sumeet Vyas, Maanvi Gagroo's road trip goes downhill". First Post.
  25. ^ "Laakhon Mein Ek season 2 review: Biswa Kalyan Rath creates a dark, compelling world in Amazon's medical drama- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 12 April 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

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