Rupa Ganguly is an Indian actress prominent in the Hindi and Bengali language film industry, as well as on television. She became popular after playing Draupadi in the hit Television series `Mahabharat` (1988). Ganguly debuted in the Anil Kapoor starrer, `Saaheb` 1985, as a child artist. Her second role was in the Malayalam film, `Ithile Iniyum Varu` (1986), with Mamoothy as lead. Her debut role as a lead actress, was the pivotal role of Draupadi, in B.R. Chopra's mythological TV series, `Mahabharat` (1988), which got her instant stardom, leading to another lead role in Mrinal Sen's `Ek Din Achanak` (1989).
After appearing in numerous Bengali films through the 1990s, she shifted her base to Mumbai in 2007, with an English film called, `Bow Barracks Forever` (2004), directed by Anjan Dutta and continued to act in Bengali films. She started working in Hindi TV series, with `Karam Apnaa Apnaa` (2007), moving on to `Love Story` (2007) and more recently in `Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo` (2009).
Her other notable award-winning films are `Padma Nadir Majhi` (1993) by Gautam Ghose, `Yugant` (1995) by Aparna Sen, `Abar Aranye` (2003) by Gautam Ghose and `Antarmahal` (2006) by Rituparno Ghosh. In addition, she has performed in numerous television serials, both in Bengali and Hindi, including `Sukanya` (1998).