Anupam Tripathi | Srivideo
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Born/Date of Birthday: 2 November 1988
Place of Birth: New Delhi, India
Alma mater: Korea National University of Arts
Series: Squid Game
Anupam Tripathi (born 2 November 1988) is an Indian actor based in South Korea. He has appeared in various South Korean television series and films. His first main role, as Abdul Ali in Netflix's South Korean survival drama series Squid Game (2021), garnered him worldwide recognition.
Tripathi was born into a middle-class family in New Delhi on 2 November 1988. He became interested in acting after playing a slave in a stage production of Spartacus. He was a part of the playwright Shahid Anwar's Behroop theater group from 2006 to 2010.
Tripathi began training in singing and acting in 2006. He intended to attend the National School of Drama in New Delhi but moved to South Korea in 2010 to attend Korea National University of Arts on the Arts Major Asian scholarship. He has discussed the initial difficulty of adjusting to the cultural and language differences but then became fluent in Korean in less than two years.
Tripathi began acting in South Korean plays and commercials during his third year of university. His first feature film credit was as an unnamed Sri Lankan man in Ode to My Father (2014). He had a minor role as a bomb expert fighting for Korean independence in the play 불량청년, which was selected for the 36th Seoul Theater Festival, and had various minor unnamed role in television series like Hospital Playlist (2020) and films such as Space Sweepers (2021). Many of his roles relate to being a migrant worker in Korean society.
Tripathi's first main cast credit was as the undocumented Pakistani worker Abdul Ali on the Netflix original series Squid Game (2021). Director Hwang Dong-hyuk said that it was "hard to find good foreign actors in Korea" and that he cast Tripathi because of his emotional acting capabilities and fluency in Korean. Following the series' international success, Tripathi's follower count on Instagram increased from 10,000 to over 2.5 million in a matter of days.
In 2017, Tripathi's father passed away. He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Korean.
As of 2021, Tripathi is finishing his master's degree in acting at Korea National University of Arts.
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