Ulka Gupta

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Ulka Gupta
Born
Ulka Gagan Gupta

(1997-04-12) 12 April 1997 (age 25)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActress

Ulka Gupta (born 12 April 1997) is an Indian film and television actress.[1][2][3] She is popularly known as Manu, as she played the role of Manu (the young Rani Lakshmibai) in the Zee TV soap Jhansi Ki Rani until the leap; later she made a re-entry in the same show as Kaali.[4][5][2] Her debut film was the Tollywood movie Andhra Pori, in which she plays the lead character, Prashanti. Gupta also appeared in the 2015 Telugu film Rudhramadevi.[6]

Biography[edit]

Gupta was born on 12 April 1997 in Saharsa, Bihar. Her family is native to the area. She was brought up in Mumbai. Her father Gagan and her younger sister Goya are also actors.[7] She studied at Rustomjee International School, Dahisar, Mumbai.[citation needed][8][9]

Career[edit]

Gupta first faced the camera in Resham Dankh, and then appeared in Saat Phere, as Savri, Saloni's daughter. She is best known for her versatile performance as Manu in Jhansi Ki Rani. For making the serial very lively, she worked hard and took horse riding and sword fighting training for two months. She also learned Sanskrit to deliver shlokas. She played Ami in Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi on Zee TV. She worked in the Telugu movie Andhra Pori, produced by Ramesh Prasad, opposite Akash Puri, the son of Puri Jagannadh. It was released in June 2015. She played the lead role in the Tollywood movie Rudhramadevi.

She played the lead role in the Bengali-language movie Sera Bangali, which was expected to release in 2017 or 2018.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2015 Andhra Pori Prashanti Telugu debut
Rudhramadevi Young Rudhramadevi Telugu
2016 Traffic Riya Hindi debut
2017 Mr. Kabaadi Meethi Hindi
Shrestha Bangali Bengali debut
2018 Odh-The Attraction Marathi debut
Simmba Nandini Mohile Hindi

Awards[edit]

2010[edit]

  • Indian Telly Awards - Most Popular Child Artist in Jhansi Ki Rani
  • Zee Rishtey Awards - Special Award for Most Popular Character in Jhansi Ki Rani
  • FICCI Award - Best Entertainer of the Year in Jhansi Ki Rani
  • Women Achievers Award - Best Actress in Jhansi Ki Rani
  • Zee Gold Awards - Best Performer of the Year in Jhansi Ki Rani
  • ITA Awards - Jhansi Ki Rani
  • Indian Telly Awards - Best Actress in Jhansi Ki Rani
  • Face of the Year 2010 - Gr8
  • Star Mahila Awards
  • Zee Telugu Award - Future Generation

Serials[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "I used to beat up boys in school: Ulka Gupta - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "I was mentally tortured: Ulka Gupta - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  3. "Gautami Kapoor & Ulka Gupta to return to TV - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  4. "Aakash's to star in Andhra Pori - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  5. "'Fear Files' to reveal haunted experience of Ulka, Sameer - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  6. "Gunasekhar ropes in Ulka Gupta for Rudhramadevi - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  7. IndiaGlitz Telugu Movies. "My friends treat me like I'm from another planet: Ulka Gupta ll Andhra Pori ll RudramaDevi". Youtube.
  8. Kumari, Kajal. "इस 'झांसी की रानी' के रोल मॉडल हैं पापा, टीवी के बाद फिल्मों में बना रही मुकाम". Jagran. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  9. Tellychakkar Team. "Goya Gupta follows sister Ulka; debuts on TV". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 16 March 2021.

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