After being lauded for his performance in the South Korean series, Squid Game on Netflix, Aman Tripathi wants to perform in front of his home audience in India.
The Delhi-born actor who plays Ali Abdul, aka No. 199, a debt-distressed Pakistani immigrant who takes part in the mortal Korean games, had landed the role on his return to South Korea after a break.
The role needed him to gain 5-6 kg and, as he had just returned from home, eating home-cooked meals, he realized he would have to work to gain those kilos.
The 32-year-old actor 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 had plans of studying at the National School of Drama when he happened to win a scholarship to study at the Korea National University of the Arts in 2010.
Anupam played small roles in K-drama including Descendants of The Sun, prior to landing his role in Squid Game.
Squid Game is a new series with 9 episodes that revolve around 450-odd contestants playing to win a jackpot, where those who do not win, die.
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