Roopa Ganguly or Rupa Ganguly is an Indian actress and National Film Award Winning female playback singer in the Hindi and Bengali language film industry, as well as television. She became popular after playing Draupadi in the hit Television series Mahabharat (1988), and in film is most known for her roles in films like Padma Nadir Majhi (1993) by Gautam Ghose, Yugant (1995) by Aparna Sen, and Antarmahal (2006) by Rituparno Ghosh.
Roopa Ganguly debuted in the Anil Kapoor starrer, Saaheb 1985, after her graduation from Calcutta. Her second role was in Malayalam film, Ithile Iniyum Varu (1986), with Mammootty as lead. Though her first role as a lead actress, was the pivotal role of Draupadi, in B.R. Chopra?s mythological TV series, Mahabharat (1988), which immediately got her attention, and also lead to a role in Mrinal Sen?s, Ek Din Achanak (1989).
Her other notable works are in award-winning film, Padma Nadir Majhi (1993) by Gautam Ghose, Yugant (1995) by Aparna Sen, Abar Aranye (2003) by Gautam Ghose, Antarmahal (2006) by Rituparno Ghosh, apart from these film appearances she has done, numerous television series, both in Bengali and Hindi, including Sukanya (1998) etc.
After working in a few Hindi films, she shifted to Kolkata, and after appearing in numerous Bengali films through the 1990s, shifted based to Mumbai in 2007, with an English film called, Bow Barracks Forever (2004), directed by Anjan Dutt, and continued to act in Bengali films. She started working in Hindi TV series, with Karam Apnaa Apnaa (2007), moving on to Love Story (SAB TV series) (2007), and more recently in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo (2009). She won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for rendering her voice in the bengali film Abhosheyshey