Rasika Dugal

  • Actor

Jan 17, 1985  in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

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After completing her acting course from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, Rasika started her career in the Bollywood film industry by doing cameos before eventually gaining recognition and fame with her first lead role in Agyaat (2009) directed by Ram Gopal Varma. His other notable film credits include Kshay (2011), Qissa (2015), and Tu Hai Mera Sunday (2017), a comedy-drama directed by Milind Dhaimade. Apart from films, Rasika has also starred in many TV series` like Upanishad Ganga (2008), Kismat (2009), Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik (2016) and P.O.W. - Bandi Yudh Ke (2016). Her 2019 releases include Hamid and Lootcase.
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Rasika is Bollywood actor, best known for her performance in the films `Kshay` and `Qissa`. As the radiant Neeli in Qissa and as Kshay`s Chaaya, the housewife on a downward spiral, Rasika`s performance has wowed audiences and critics at international festivals and in India. A graduate of the Acting course at the Film and Television Institute of India, Rasika started her career with cameos in `Tahaan` directed by Santosh Sivan, `No Smoking` directed by Anurag Kashyap and Anwar directed by Manish Jha and then went on to play a pivotal role in `Agyaat` directed by Ram Gopal Varma. In Television, Rasika has been part of unconventional TV shows like `Powder` and `Kismat` produced by YRF and most recently, a historical detective series titled `Dariba Diaries`. Her versatility as an actor comes across in the varied roles she has played on stage. Best known for her performance as a boisterous sex worker in `The Vagina Monologues`, she also performs in a popular theatrical production, `Bombay Talkies`. She is a storyteller with `Dastangoi: An art of storytelling` in Urdu and an improviser with the troupe `Improv Comedy Mumbai`.