Rupal Patel (Gujarati: રૂપલ પટેલ) is an Indian actress. She is known for her portrayal of Kokila Modi in the soap opera Saath Nibhaana Saathiya on Star Plus. Since 18 March 2019 she is playing the role of Meenakshi Rajvansh in Star Plus show Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, which is a Spin-off of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.
|Born||2 January 1975|
|Education||B.com, University of Mumbai, Mumbai|
|Known for||Her role as Kokila Modi in Saath Nibhana Saathiya; as Meenakshi in Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke|
|Spouse(s)||Radha Krishna Dutt|
Early life and Carrer
Patel was trained in acting at the National School of Drama in New Delhi. She owns a theatre group by the name Panorama Art Theatres which is involved in children's plays. She has a degree in Commerce as well. Rupal has worked in few films with director Shyam Benegal.
Apart from this Patel has featured in a lot of special appearances in various shows. She is always chosen for portraying strong grey characters. She was seen as a hardcore warden in one of the episodes of C.A.T.S. which was an Indian remake of TV series Charlie's Angels. She was also featured in few episodes of Crime Patrol.
|2001||Shagun||Lakhi||Star Plus||Television debut|
|2002||Sau Dada Sasuna||Aashalata Sheth||ETV Gujarati|
|2009||Jaane Kya Baat Hui||Vrinda||Colors TV|
|2010—2017||Saath Nibhaana Saathiya||Kokila Modi||Star Plus|
|2019||Manmohini||Kubarjra (Usha)||Zee TV||Cameo|
|2019—present||Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke||Meenakshi Rajvansh||Star Plus|
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- "I am not quitting Saath Nibhana Saathiya, I'm too happy playing Kokila: Rupal Patel". Indian Express.
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- "Right in the act". Tribune India.