By Monisha G Kumar Last Updated:
Best known as ‘Monisha’ from the show, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, Rupali Ganguly is one of the most loved actresses of telly world. It was in the year 2013, when she had tied the knot with her soulmate, Ashwin K Verma, whom she had known for 12 years. He was the one, who had encouraged Rupali to join television. In 2015, Rupali had embraced motherhood and had taken a sabbatical from acting. In 2020, Rupali had made her comeback with the serial, Anupamaa, where she is playing the lead role.
Rupali Ganguly, who had been shooting for Anupamma was tested COVID positive a few days back and since then, the actress had quarantined herself. On April 5, 2021, Rupali turned a year older but the actress couldn’t celebrate the special day with her loved ones. But her family made sure to surprise her by celebrating her birthday. The happy actress shared glimpses of the same on her social media handle.
On April 5, 2021, Rupali Ganguly took to her IG handle and shared glimpses of her 44th 'quarantined birthday' celebration. In the videos and pictures, Rupali’s husband, Ashwin and their son, Rudransh with her other family members celebrated her birthday by cutting a cake in the open, outside her home, where she is quarantined. The video also showed her family singing the birthday song, which made Rupali happy. She captioned the video as “When ur family decides to make it special despite the quarantine awwwwwwwwwww Thank u @vijayganguly @ashwinkverma for making the efforts and making my Rudransh, my little Jojo bunny cut the cake THU THU THU thank u. Soon we shall all celebrate together. Ps- please ignore my scary laughter. Quarantine day 4! Can’t smell anything anymore.”
To announce the news of her COVID positive result, Rupali had taken to her IG handle on April 2, 2021 and had written, “MA Corona Devi. Tu hai ki nahiiiii (mild to asymptomatic) Ye kya hua kaise hua kab hua, Jab hua tab hua .... chhodo ye na pooch. This is the kind of positive I didn’t want to be. Take care and stay safe everyone and keep showering ur love on my family and Anupamaa family. Sorry for letting u and Rudransh down @ashwinkverma and the entire unit down @rajan.shahi.543 despite u taking all the precautions- pata nahi kahan se kaise ho gaya. Have quarantined myself away from my family and other humans. Family has been tested and awaiting results.... please keep them in ur prayers. Unit is getting tested too as I write this .... please send out a lot of love , healing and prayers for my family and for my Anupamaa family… Quarantine day 1.”
In an interview with Pinkvilla, Rupali had opened up on why she had taken a sabbatical from work for seven-years. The gorgeous actress had shared, "Seven years back after I gave birth, I gained weight. My body changed and I couldn’t look at myself. I would not step out of the house afraid of what people would say. If I couldn’t look at myself, why would people want to look at me? Self-doubt started seeping in. So, when Sarabhai 2.0 happened, I somehow managed to get out but then I realised I don’t want to leave my child alone. Hence, when an offer would come up, I would quote ridiculous figures."
Belated happy birthday, Rupali!