Netflix’s new Korean dram squid game is one of the most-watched shows on Netflix. Written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the series also stars Anupam Tripathi, an Indian actor. Anupam plays the role of a Pakistani migrant worker, Abdul Ali, in the series.
South Korean-based Indian-origin actor Anupam Tripathi, who has become a world-famous name thanks to Netflix’s survival drama Squid Game, said he was baffled by the show’s immense popularity.
Who is Anupam Tripathi
Anupam Tripathi 32-year-old actor was born in India but is currently based in South Korea. A Korea National University for Arts graduate.
Tripathi plays Abdul Ali, aka No. 199, a 33-year-old Pakistani who finds himself and his family in Korea with no way to support them.
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He is one of very few actors of non-Korean descent in the Korean TV and film industry and an even rarer Indian face in the K-drama community.
Anupam has featured many Korean TV shows and films. He made his acting debut with the Korean film Ode to My Father in 2014. His other projects include the popular Korean series Descendants of the Sun and Hospital Playlist and the 2021 film Space Sweepers.
About Squid Game
Squid Game is a dystopian survival game, which is based upon the Japanese Battle Royale format. 456 poor and desperate people are chosen to fight it out for the top prize of ₩45.6 billion. The participants take part in traditional Korean children’s games, like Red Light, Green Light, and tug of war. But these games are taken a notch further, with the losers facing death as a punishment.
Squid Game stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, O Yeong-su, Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ho-yeon, Heo Sung-tae and Kim Joo-ryoung in lead roles.