New Delhi bred Star of the South Korean Web series ‘Squid Game, Anupam Tripathi aka Abdul Ali speaks at the 3rd Diorama International Film Festival late this month. The Actor who trained at Delhi’s Behroop Theatre Group appears in the internationally popular Korean Web Series which is rage on ‘Netflix’.
Playing the role of a Pakistani in the Korean drama, Anupam is stuck to his roots in India and speaks fluent Hindi and Korean. Educated and trained in Delhi between 2006-2010, Anupam Tripathi wanted to be a Singer but found a scholarship at the Korean National University of Arts and moved to Korea. He began acting in Korean plays and commercials during the third year of his university education. He found a small role, his first in the Sri Lankan films ‘Ode to my father’ where he played the role of a Bomb Expert fighting for Korean independence.
Tripathi continued his education in Korea alongside Park So-dam, the Korean star of the Academy Award-winning film ‘Parasite’ to find space in theater and film. Talking about Tripathy’s role in ‘Squid Game’, 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.
Anupam Tripathi stars in a Screen Chat with Film Festival veteran, Manoj Srivastava who heads the Diorama International Film Festival on 18th December 2021, to talk about his journey from New Delhi to Seoul, his Theatres days in New Delhi, how he got the role in Squid Game, behind the scenes, and much more.