Actor Ashish Vidyarthi married fashion entrepreneur Rupali Barua over an intimate ceremony at a Kolkata club on Thursday. The National Award-winning actor was previously married to Rajoshi Barua, daughter of yesteryear actress Shakuntala Barua. Rupali, who is from Guwahati, is associated with an upscale fashion store in Kolkata.
Ashish and Rupali had a quiet registry marriage in the presence of family and close friends. "At this stage of my life, getting married to Rupali is an extraordinary feeling. We had a court marriage in the morning, followed by a get-together in the evening," said Ashish.
So how did the couple meet? "Oh, that's a long story," chuckled the Drohkaal actor, adding, "Will share it some other time." To this, Rupali added, "We met some time ago and decided to take it forward. But both of us wanted our wedding to be a small family affair." Talking about what drew her to the actor, known for his complex, dark roles on screen, she said with a smile: "He is a beautiful human being and a great soul to be with."
The wedding was followed by a formal reception.
Known for working in several film industries, the veteran actor was born in Delhi on June 19, 1962. Ashish Vidyarthi has worked in several Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, English, Odia, Marathi and Bengali films in a career that started in 1986.
He is also known for his role as Ashutosh, in 1942: A Love Story. Ashish Vidyarthi also received the Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role, for the 1996 film Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin.