The rising popularity of Netflix’s Original drama, “Squid Game”, has brought newly-found fame for most of its cast members. Previously, Jung Ho Yeon garnered attention for her excellent acting and friendship with BLACKPINK Jennie. Today, we will discuss 5 fun facts about “Squid Game” actor Anupam Tripathi, who played contestant No. 199, “Ali Abdul”.
Who is Actor Anupam Tripathi who played “Squid Game” Contestant No. 199, “Ali”?
One of the most memorable scenes in the Netflix Original, “Squid Game”, was the marble scene involving a Pakistani immigrant, Ali Abdul. This scene is highly crucial throughout the game because while it showed Cho Sang Woo’s ruthless character, Ali was one of the contestants who remained kind and compassionate in the crazy game environment.
Once the show ended, fans began paying attention to the “Squid Game” cast, including the actor who played Ali, Anupam Tripathi.
So, who is Anupam Tripathi, and who do we know about him so far? Here are 5 fun facts about actor Anupam Tripathi who played “Ali Abdul” in Netflix Original, “Squid Game”.
5 Fun Facts about Anupam Tripathi
1. Started His Career as an Actor in India
Born and raised in the home country of Taj Mahal, India, Anupam Tripathi started his career as an Indian actor in 2006.
2. Passed a Scholarship Exam and Moved to Korea in 2010
In 2010, Anupam Tripathi moved to Korea to study under a scholarship in the Korea National University of Arts (KARTs). His friend told him that passing the scholarship exam meant that he would be able to study the field he’d loved the most. So, he took the exam and nailed it.
After that, he began his acting career as an actor in South Korea starting from the third year of college.
3. Various Obstacles Did NOT Hold Him Back
Like other South Korean foreign idols and celebrities, Anupam Tripathi faced language and cultural differences during his study. He didn’t know any Korean language when he first moved to South Korea, but he conqeuered all those challenges.
“Try, at least. At least try; let’s try. It’s hard. It’s tough and difficult. But at the same time, I always have challenged myself. For example, if I’ve come this far, let’s move one more step.”Anupam Tripathi.
4. Went Out for Research for His Ali Abdul Character in Squid Game
As a true professional actor, Anupam Tripathi actually did some research for his Ali Abdul character in “Squid Game”. He went out and had various discussions with other immigrants to immerse himself more in his character.
“As an actor, you observe, feel, and you try to grasp that idea of a person: how and why he is like that, and what he’s desiring. All those things come when you talk to different kinds of people.”Anupam Tripathi.
5. Has Previously Participated in Various Roles in Several Big-Name Dramas
Next, some viewers might not realize but Anupam Tripathi had actually participated in various big-name Korean dramas.
Descendants of the Sun (2016)
Anupam Tripathi actually acted with Song Hye Kyo in Descendants of the Sun.— KDrama Observer 2005 (@KDramaObserver) October 2, 2021
He might play a minor role, but it was touching and extremely meaningful. 🥺#AnupamTripathi #SquidGame #SongHyeKyo #DescendantsOfTheSun pic.twitter.com/TDBrGCWyLJ
Arthdal Chronicles (2019)
TAXI DRIVER (2021)
Finally, now that he had finally landed his first major role in the Netflix Original, “Squid Game”, Anupam Tripathi wishes he could develop his acting career even further.
“I wanna do diverse characters with diverse stories. At the same time, I hope that I can be the path for other foreign talents who exist in Korea or who want to come to Korea. That if I can do it, so do you.”Anupam Tripathi.
At last, what do you think about these amazing facts on “Squid Game” actor Anupam Tripathi who played Ali Abdul, Kdrama fans? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment sections and stay with Kpoppost for further news and updates on Kdrama.
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