Ami Trivedi

Ami Trivedi is an Indian television and theatre artist.[1] She is most known for her roles of "Kittu" in Kituu Sab Janti Hai (2005–06) and "Kokila" in popular comedy sitcom Papad Pol (2010–11).[2]

Ami Trivedi
Ami Trivedi (left) on the sets of Bajega Band Baaja, 2009
OccupationTelevision actress, voice actress & theatre artist
Spouse(s)Neeraj Sanghai
RelativesKaran Trivedi (brother)

Trivedi has done Gujarati theatre for many years and has appeared in number of Hindi serials also. Her father is a well-known theatre actor, Tushar Trivedi who has been involved in Gujarati plays for over 20 years. Her younger brother, Karan Trivedi, is also a theatre actor and voice-over artist.

Early life

Career

Acting

Trivedi started acting since childhood. As a child artist, she acted in Hindi serials like Hamrahi and Zee Horror Show in small cameo roles. In 1994, she acted in Prakash Jha's telefilm Didi which focused on education of female children in rural areas. After taking a gap for studies in class 10th and 12th, Trivedi returned to acting as a teenager and did Gujarati theatre for some years. She received appreciation for her acting skills from the Gujarati audiences.

Her major theatre background helped her in getting many acting offers from television channels. She got her first break for a small role in a daily soap Babul Ki Duwayen Leti Jaa which aired on Zee TV. Thereafter, she did cameos & supporting roles in few shows like Dil Chaahta Hai and Kumkum- Ek Pyra Sa Bandhan. She also acted in the popular comedy sitcom Khichdi which was the first show produced by Hats Off Productions. Despite the popularity of the show, Trivedi would not appear in its second season Instant Khichdi because she would be committed to other projects.

Later in 2005, Trivedi auditioned for Kituu Sab Janti Hai on the insistence of a coordinator. She didn't even have her photographs taken for self-promotion but she impressed them and managed to get a call back in two days. She won the lead role of Kittu in the show. She was chosen among 40–45 girls based on her talent. It was the breakthrough point of her career. She played the role of a young extrovert 20-something girl Kituu who takes the plunge to face the professional world. The show ran for two years and finally ended in March 2007.[3]

After that, she worked in various other Hindi serials like Zaara- Pyaar Ki Saugat, Jaane Kya Baat Hui and Bajega Band Baaja.[4]

In 2010, Trivedi acted in SAB TV's comedy sitcom Papad Pol opposite Swapnil Joshi. She became popular for her role of Kokila in the show[5] for which she was nominated at the Indian Telly Awards in the category for Best Actress in a Comic Role. Papad Pol ended on 13, September 2011.[6]

Trivedi also portrayed the role of "Tulika" in SAB TV's another comedy serial Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo.[7] The show ended on 6 January 2012 after successfully running for 2 years. Trivedi also appeared as a guest in famous dance class show Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan hosted by Saroj Khan, on 21 December 2011.[6]

Since 2012, Trivedi kept a distance from television as she got busy with her marriage and pregnancy until she made a comeback in July 2013 with Zee TV's horror show Fear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi Tasvirein.[8] She did an episodic role in the show. She later entered in Sony TV's popular court room drama Adaalat where she played the role of a public prosecutor.[9] She acted as mother in "Tedhi medhi family" a wonderful TV series on Big magic channel. Presently she is working with sab TV as Rupal(chakudi) in their new TV show "saat pheron ki hera pheri ".

Dubbing

In 2001, Trivedi gave her voice to Daniel Radcliffe's role as "Harry Potter" in the Hindi-dubbed version of the first film of the Harry Potter Series. Since the second film of the series, her brother, Karan Trivedi took over as the second Hindi dubbing voice for Harry Potter, until it was passed to Rajesh Kava after the fifth film. Since then, she has lent voices in various animated and live-action films like The Incredibles and Barbie Mariposa. She has dubbed for some Gujarati films also.

She's also said that to be the official current Hindi voice for Disney character, Hiro Hamada.

Personal life

Ami's father, Tushaar Trivedi is now directing plays as a drama director at the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan in London. Ami's mother, Jaya Trivedi is a housewife. Jaya is the greatest inspiration in her life. Jaya commutes between Mumbai and London. Whenever she's in Mumbai, she frequently visits her daughter on the sets with homemade food and also helps her to select the right kind of work. Ami's brother, Karan Trivedi is also a theatre artist.

She married her boyfriend, Niraj Sanghai in 2009. Niraj Sanghai works at Prime Focus Ltd, which is one of the largest end-to-end post production services companies in the world. They both met through a common friend on the sets of Kituu Sab Janti Hai. There were many problems in their marriage as they belong to different castes. But finally after four years of dating, they were happily married to each other on 10 December 2009. At present, she is living with her husband in one of the most sought-after areas of Mumbai, Lokhandwala, Andheri(W). The couple have a son who was born on 15 December 2012.[10]

Gujarati plays

Ami has worked in many Gujarati plays. Some of her famous commercial Gujarati plays are listed below.[11]

S.NoPlayRoleGenre
1.Hawe Vasant Thainai AavoDrama
2.Ek Aakarshan TejaabiIsha ChinoyDrama
3.Dikri Vahal No DariyoUrja MajumdarDrama
4.Shodh-PratishodhPriyaDrama / Comedy
5.Carry On LaluSonal ParopkariComedy
6.Resham DankhForam SoumilDrama
7.Pappa Padhravo SavdhaanComedy
8.AvtaranPriyaDrama / Serious
9.Life PartnerSonakiDrama
10.Aankh MicholiSumi BharuchaComedy
11.Ajab KaramatShielaDrama / Comedy
12.MahapurushDrama
13.Hoonj Taro EeshwarDrama
14.OlkhanTanvi PatelDrama
15.Gujjubhai E Gaam GajavyuComedy
16.KaatilVebhaSuspense

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1992HumraahiChild artist
1995The Zee Horror ShowPooja / NaziaChild artist
2000–01Babul Ki Duwayen Leti Jaa
2001Dil Chahta Hai
2002–04KhichdiMira Parekh
2004Kumkum- Ek Pyra Sa BandhanVirindaCameo
2005–06Kituu Sab Janti HaiKatyayini Purohit aka KittuFemale protagonist
2006–08Zaara- Pyaar Ki SaugatKhushi
2007AahatEpisodic role
2007Daayan Bani DulhanHusnaEpisodic role
2007Mano Ya Na ManoEpisodic role
2007Saas Bahu Aur SaazishHerselfHost (1 Episode)
2007–09Raakhi- Atoot Rishtey Ki DorMuktiAntagonist
2008–09IndiadhanushHerselfCo-host with Siddharth Kak
2008–09Jaane Kya Baat HuiSanjana Sareen
2009–10Bajega Band BaajaNishaFemale protagonist
2009–12Sajan Re Jhoot Mat BoloTulika Shah
2010–11Papad Pol - Shahabuddin Rathod Ki Rangeen DuniyaKokila ParikhFemale protagonist,
Nominated– Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Comic Role (2010)
2011Nachle Ve with Saroj KhanHerselfGuest appearance along with Jasveer Kaur
2013 - 15AdaalatUrmi DixitAs Prosecution Lawyer
2013Fear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi TasvireinJuhiEpisodic role as a ghost[12]
2014Pritam Pyare Aur WohJamunaGhost
2014Tu Mere Agal Bagal HaiKhandvi
2015Chidiya GharLeelavatiGhost
2015Tedi Medi FamilyAnjali KhuranaMother of three
2018Saat Phero Ki Hera PherieRupal DesaiWife of Parimal Desai

Dubbing roles

Live Action Films

Film titleActorCharacterDub LanguageOriginal LanguageOriginal Year ReleaseDub Year ReleaseNotes
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneDaniel RadcliffeHarry PotterHindiEnglish20012002The Hindi dub released as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
Released in India on 12 April 2002.
InceptionMarion CotillardMal Cobb
(First Dub)
HindiEnglish20102010In early 2013, UTV Software Communications produced a second Hindi dub for UTV Action due to a policy implemented, even though Main Frame Software Communications is owned by the same company that made the original Hindi dub that Ami participated in.
The Dark Knight Rises[13]Marion CotillardMiranda Tate / Talia al GhulHindiEnglish20122012Performed alongside Samay Raj Thakkar who voiced Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Uday Sabnis who voiced Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox and Mohan Kapoor who voiced Tom Hardy as Bane in Hindi version.
HerculesRebecca FergusonErgeniaHindiEnglish20142014Performed alongside Shailendra Pandey who voiced Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, Anil Dutt who voiced Ian McShane as Amphiaraus in Hindi version.

Animated films

Film titleOriginal voice(s)Character(s)Dub LanguageOriginal LanguageOriginal Year ReleaseDub Year ReleaseNotes
Barbie of Swan LakeKathleen Barr
Venus Terzo
Marie
Lila
HindiEnglish20032004The Hindi dub released on VCD/DVD. Released on 5 July 2004.[14]
The IncrediblesSarah VowellViolet Parr
(Vinita)
HindiEnglish20042004The Hindi dub released as
"Hum Hain Lajawab".
Sonal Kaushal dubbed this character in sequel.
Chicken LittleJoan CusackAbbagail Ducktail MallardHindiEnglish20052005
Barbie MariposaChiara ZanniMariposaHindiEnglish20082008

Awards

  • Winner, New Promising Actress Award by Indo-American Society for Kituu Sab Janti Hai in December 2005.
  • Winner, Gujarati Actress Award in 2008.
  • Nominated, at Indian Telly Awards in the category Best Actor in a Comic Role (Female) in 2010 for Papad Pol.
  • Winner, Kala Ratna Award for achieving excellence in her field at Hira Manik Awards Ceremony in 2011.

See also

References

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  2. Elina Priyadarshini Nayak (14 January 2011). "I regret taking breaks: Ami Trivedi". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  3. ""It's a big blow" – Ami Trivedi".
  4. "Ami Trivedi cries foul". Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  5. "My long choti in Papad Pol is already the talk of the town : Ami Trivedi".
  6. "IPL made Papad Pol go off air, opines Ami Trivedi". Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  7. "New comedy show on the way". The Times of India. 2 December 2009. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  8. Tejashree Bhopatkar (15 July 2013). "Ami Trivedi returns with Fear Files!". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  9. Vijaya Tiwari (16 November 2013). "Ami Trivedi makes a comeback with Adaalat". Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  10. Neha Maheshwri (21 December 2012). "Ami delivers a baby boy". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  11. "Ami Trivedi Ji's Career in Gujarati Theater!". 30 May 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  12. "Fear Files : Fear Files Episode 110". YouTube. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  13. Neha Maheshwri (14 July 2012). "Ami Trivedi dubs for a Hollywood role". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  14. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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