Anupriya Goenka is an Indian actress who works mainly in Bollywood and South Indian Film Industry. She is known for her role as ‘Nagmati’ in the film “Padmaavat” in 2018. Recently, she came into the limelight with her performance in Criminal Justice.
About Anupriya Goenka
|Born||Friday, 29 May 1987|
|Age (as of 2021)||34 years|
|Birthplace||Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh|
|Profession||actress and model|
|Debut||Short Film: Worth the Kiss (Hindi; 2013)|
Telugu: Potugadu (2013) as ‘Mary’
Bollywood: Bobby Jasoos (2014) as ‘Aftreen’
Television: Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (2015) as ‘Mrignoyonee’
Punjab-Haryanvi: Vekh Baraatan Challiyan (2017) as ‘Saroj’
Web Series: Sacred Games (2018-19) as ‘Megha Singh’
|Height||centimeters– 170 cm|
in meters– 1.7 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 7”
|School||Gyan Bharati School, Saket, New Delhi|
|College||Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, New Delhi|
|Educational Qualification||BCom from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, New Delhi|
Early life, family and education of Anupriya Goenka
Anupriya Goenka was born on Friday, 29 May 1987. Her birthplace is the Kanpur City of Uttar Pradesh, India. Anupriya Goenka belongs to a Marwari family. Her father’s name is Ravindra Kumar Goenka. Mr. Goenka is also a former garment entrepreneur, and her mother, Pushpa Goenka, is a homemaker.
Moreover, she has two elder sisters and a brother. Also, she completed her primary education at Gyan Bharati School in Saket, New Delhi, India. Afterward, she did her BCom at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College in New Delhi.
Personal life of Anupriya
Anupriya Goenka is rumored to be dating an actor, Vaibhav Raj Gupta.
Anupriya Goenka first came to Mumbai in 2008. In Mumbai where she started working in the corporate sector. While she was working there, she was drawn to theatre. Afterward, Anupriya brought a house in Thane, and her family followed her to stay with her. Simultaneously, she also started acting in theatre. However, initially, Anu had to drag her career between acting and the corporate sector. She began working in commercials. However, in 2013, she came into the limelight when she became the face of the UPA Government’s “Bharat Nirman” ad campaign.
Anupriya became very popular in 2015 when she appeared in an advertisement for the Indian fashion e-commerce company Myntra. She was assigned a lesbian character in India’s first-ever lesbian, and her performance was applaudable. Afterward, she appeared in multiple advertisements of various famous brands, including Coke, Garnier, Stayfree, Kotak Mahindra, Pepperfry, and Dabur.
Anupriya has also worked as a host for the home shopping channel ShopCJ for more than a year. She then made her acting debut with the Hindi short “Worth the Kiss” in 2013. Again, in 2013, she made her Telugu debut with the film “Potugadu” as ‘Mary.’ In 2014, She also made her Bollywood debut with the movie “Bobby Jasoos” as ‘Afreen.’
She also made her television debut with the show “Stories by Rabindranath Tagore” in 2015. This was also aired on the EPIC channel in which she portrayed the role of ‘Mrignoyonee.’
Goenka later made her Punjabi and Haryanvi language debut with the 2017 bilingual film “Vekh Baraatan Challiyan.” In this movie, she also made a special appearance as ‘Saroj.’ Anupriya has acted in many Indian films, including Paathshala in 2014, Daddy in 2017, Tiger Zinda Hai In 2017, Padmaavat in 2018, and War in 2019. Then, she came into the limelight with her performance in her web debut with “Sacred Games (2018-19).”
Anupriya has appeared in many web and television series such as-
- Sacred Games (2018-19),
- Criminal Justice (2019)
- Panchali (2019),
- and Asur (2020).
Recently, she has been working on Guilty Minds aired on Amazon Prime. This series was also released on 22nd April 2022.
In 2019, Anupriya and the makers of the web series ‘Panchali’ got into a feud. The web series makers accused Anupriya of being unprofessional for not promoting the show. After allegations by the show’s makers, Anupriya released her statements regarding the controversy. In an interview, sharing her part of the story, she said-
The first three intimate scenes were shot in silhouette and dim light, and no scene of any personal nature was to extend beyond 30 seconds each. During the shoot of the first three scenes, as if they were fully lit, I was once again reassured that in the post, the scenes would be dimmed, and on edit, the settings wouldn’t extend beyond what was discussed.
Again to realize that once again, I was manipulated, and each scene was released for a duration of 3 to 4 minutes in bright light. I felt let down and admit did not want to promote the project at all, but after talking with Mr. Sushant Singh (CINTAA HEAD), I agreed to promote the series. My PR team, in fact, even followed up with their PR team for PR strategy and dates constantly. Asked for details of interviews they planned with journalists, but nothing was ever shared with us. They only wanted me to have a picture with the CEO of Ullu to put on MediaNet in TIMES. Despite all the bad blood, I was willing to promote the series, but I can’t be made to enable a channel in particular or act as their brand ambassador.”
Some interesting facts about Anupriya Goenka
- Anupriya Goenka is an Indian actress famous for her appearance in Bollywood and South Indian Film Industry.
- She was born and brought up in Kanpur into a business family. Due to their failed family business in Kanpur, they shifted to Delhi after a few years of her birth.
- After completing high school, she also worked at a call centre and then in the corporate sector. At the same time, she also got an opportunity to attend a one-month workshop by the National School of Drama (NSD). Goenka also enjoyed the workshop and also became interested in theatre and acting.
- When Anu was 18, she starting assisting her father in his business.
- In 2008, she came to Mumbai at her maternal grandparents’ house for some business purposes.
- At first, she started working in the corporate sector. However, the theatre caught her interest. Afterward, Anupriya brought a house in Thane and also shifted her family there. At the same time, she also started acting in theatre. However, she juggled between acting and corporate sector.
- Goenka has also worked as a host for the home shopping channel ShopCJ for more than a year.
- Anupriya is also an avid animal lover and has a dog named ‘Sugar.’
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