New Delhi, oct 04 : Actor and BJP leader Roopa Ganguly, who had played the role of the mythological character Draupadi in the television series Mahabharat, was today nominated to the Rajya Sabha.
Roopa Ganguly was born 25 November 1966, is an Indian actress, playback singer and a politician. She has also acted in a few Hindi and Bengali films in the 1990s and the 2000s.
Ganguly joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2015, contested the West Bengal Assembly elections this year on BJP ticket, was nominated by President Pranab Mukherjee to the seat vacated by cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned recently following differences with the BJP leadership.
The government had also nominated Pranav Pandya, head of All World Gayatri Pariwar, as Rajya Sabha member in May but he declined it. In his place, the government then nominated Sambhaji Raje, a descendant of Shivaji, to the Rajya Sabha in June.