Roopa Divetia is a Gujarati and Indian television actress. She gained popularity for her role in Ekta Kapoor’s serial ‘
Kkusum’ which was aired on Sony from 2001 to 2005.
Roopa is mainly seen in Gujarati stage plays. She is most fondly remembered for her role Jasma in ‘Jasma Odan’, which was a huge hit among Gujarati audience. She was a part of the first Indian television daily soap which aired on Doordarshan named “Huto-Huti No Ghar Sansar” where she played the character of Radha.
She has acted in many television serials like ‘
Ghar Ek Mandir’, ‘
Kohi Apna Sa’, ‘
Teen Bahuraaniyaan’ and ‘
Piya Basanti Re’. She has performed in a famous Gujarati movie ‘Dariya Choru’ which is a cult classic.
Her recent plays have been – Bhalai No Jamano Nathi Bhaila, Baa Bapuji ni Twenty Twenty. She has acted in the documentary Shyamji Krishna Verma. She has worked in many television commercials too which include Nirma and Assam Gold Tea.
She has also bagged a role in Color’s ‘Thapki Pyaar Ki’ in which she will be playing matriarch in the lead boy’s family. She was also seen in the serial ‘Hum Ne Li Hai Shapath’. She played the lead protagonist Manjula in a Gujarati TV show ‘Matha Bhare Manjula’. She was also seen in
Yeh Hai Aashiqui on Bindass. She has been working in the industry for 45 years now and continues to be a prominent face of Gujarati theater.
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Seasoned TV actress Roopa Divetia made her position as a leading TV actress by performing in a few Balaji Telefilms shows. But this actress is a popular TV face even before Balaji Telefilms came into existence. Roopa Divetia has a career in the field of entertainment and theater for over four decades, especially Gujarat.
Many generations have seen her performance and liked her screen persona. Her notable performance includes Radha from 'Huto-Huti No Ghar Sansar’, a first TV series telecast on Doordarshan. She also then got notices in daily soap like 'Ghar Ek Mandir' that was telecast on Sony India on 2000. In ‘Kkusum’, which was telecast on Sony TV in 2001, she got national fame. Later on, she portrayed various roles in Hindi TV serials. In these shows, she played roles that were focused on saas-bahu tracks.
Her popular serial ‘Kkusum’ placed her in top charts. This Gujarati television actress had even earned a name by appearing in TV shows that are different from the Balaji Telefilms shows. She gets ample opportunity to play light-hearted comedy or even serious fiction characters that are not part of Hindi series. In Gujarati serial ‘Matha Bhare Manjula’, she plays roles that are quite meaningful that focuses on day-to-day problems of the society.
Her performance in Gujarati TV series has her signature style that impresses audiences. This actress also acted in Sahara One’s ‘
Shorr’ for a few episodes. Besides acting in TV series and soap operas, she also had an opportunity to play act in the cult Gujarati film ‘Dariya Choru’ to her credit. As a beginner, it was quite a routine work for the actress to evolve in Gujarati plays by rehearsing for 3 to 5 months when the actress got to act with the legends of Gujarati Theater.
The actress even recalls that she had to start with backstage, sweep the stage for months and land up in getting small roles before she could get actual lines to speak. As she had struggled a lot to evolve as an actor on stage, TV or even cinema, she wants to remain happy and to continue happily in her profession till her last breath.