Rupal Patel is an Indian film and television actress, better known by her stage name Kokilaben Modi. There came a time in her life when she was only getting failures, yet today due to her acting skills she has become a big celebrity in the world of television.
So let’s know that this woman who used to do theatre plays, today she takes 2 lakhs for an episode of the serial.
👩 Personal Info
|Real Name||Rupal Patel|
|Nick Name||Kokilaben Modi|
|Date of Birth||1 January 1975|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Age (as in 2020)||45 years|
|Appearance||Bollywood & TV Serials|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Debut||Film: Mehak (1985)|
Serials: Hindi- Shagun (2001)
Serials: Gujarati- Sau Dada Sasuna (2002)
|Famous For||‘Kokila Modi’ in TV serial “Saath Nibhaana Saathiya”|
👧 Body Appearance & 💪 Physical Stats
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Height||5’ 7” Feet-inches|
|Weight||approx. 67 kg|
Early Life & Career
Rupal Patel was born on 1 January 1975 (age 45 years in 2020) in a lower-middle-class family in Mumbai. Rupal was very fond of acting since childhood. After completing her schooling, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in B.Com from the University of Mumbai.
But due to her passion for acting, she obtained an acting degree from Delhi’s National School of Drama. After earning a degree in acting, Rupal made her move towards theatre and then she worked in several Gujarati plays.
After some time Rupal left the theatre and wanted to work in the film industry. She later made her Bollywood debut from the 1985’s Hindi movie “Mehak“, but unfortunately the film did not show anything special.
Then after keeping herself away from acting for a few years, she appeared in a Hindi movie called Antarnaad (1991). This movie was also similar to her first movie at the box office. Despite the failure in films, she continued to work in many films including Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (1992), Papeeha (1993), Mammo (1994), Samar (1999).
Now, after trying his luck in films, in 2001, she got a chance to work in Star Plus’ drama serial “Shagun“, where she played the role of “Lakhi“. Because of this serial, she got recognition in the television industry.
In 2002, she again got a chance to work in the Gujarati industry. Where she played Aashalata Sheth in the Gujarati serial Sau Dada Sasuna. But even from here, she did not get anything special.
Now, as if her life was repeating, she again made a cameo role in a 2004 Hindi movie Jaago. Now this movie also did not do much at the box office. She also acted in movies Pehchaan: The Face of Truth (2005) and Sambar Salsa (2007) (as Art Director).
Even after such a struggle in acting, Rupal did not get the fame in any industry for which she was entitled. But still, she did not give up and choose acting as her career.
Then in 2010, she played the role of a strict mother-in-law in Star Plus’s Gujarati themed drama serial Saath Nibhaana Saathiya and her name in this serial was Kokilaben Modi.
Now you must have known that this is the serial where Rupal Patel got her stardom. This serial can also be called the turning point of her acting career. Saath Nibhaana Saathiya serial rocked the television world for 7 years and was the top-rated serial of 2010.
Rupal’s character Kokilaben was so loved by the people in this serial that she continued to work in this serial for 7 years. After this serial became a super hit, Rupal was seen doing Zee TV’s drama series Manmohini (2019) but the show only got an average rating.
Today Rupal is playing the role of Meenakshi Rajvansh in Star Plus’s second superhit serial Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke (2019-Present) and for this role she got a lot of love from the people. She worked in several superhit drama serials in her career.
Apart from this, she has also featured in a lot of special guest appearance in various serials. She was seen as a hardcore warden in an episode of C.A.T.S. Which was the unofficial remake of the American TV series Charlie’s Angels.
Rupal’s Films & TV Serials
|1992||Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda|
|2005||Pehchaan: The Face of Truth|
|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|
|2019—present||Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke||Meenakshi Rajvansh||Star Plus|
|2020||Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2||Kokila Modi||Star Plus|
📚 Education Information
|College(s)/University||University of Mumbai|
National School of Drama
|Education Qualification||B.com & Degree in acting|
Rupal Patel’s Family & Husband
We do not have much information about her parents. Her husband’s name is Radha Krishna Dutt, who is an actor by the profession. He is worked in many Bollywood films and TV serials. He is particularly known for playing the role of Lord Vishwakarma in Ramanand Sagar’s TV show Shree Krishna. Apart from this, you must have seen him playing the role of Lord Brahma in the famous serial Devo Ke Dev Mahadev.
Rupal has a son named Harsh Patel. She has two sisters.
Net Worth, Salary & Car Collection
💸 Net Worth & Income
|Salary||2 Lakh per episode|
|Net Worth||32 crores|
|Source of Income||TV Serial & Ads|
|Car Collection||Honda City|
💖 Favourite Things
|Favourite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Favourite Actress||Waheeda Rehman, Nargis|
|Favourite Movie||Not Known|
|Favourite Colour||Green & Yellow|
|Favourite Drink||Not Known|
|Favourite Singer||Alka Yagnik|
|Favourite Food||Dhudhra & Gujarati Sweet|
Rupal Patel Viral Video
In August 2020, Yashraj Muhate, a music artist, uploaded a rap song of ‘Kokila Ben‘ on his YouTube channel, which was based on a special view of the Indian television show Saath Nibhana Sathiya. The video soon went viral on social media. On this, Rupal praised Yashraj.
Some Lesser-Known Facts about Rupal Patel
- She is always chosen to portray strong characters in serials/shows.
- She was also featured in a few episodes of Crime Patrol, an Indian Hindi crime collection series.
- Since 2017, she works on the Swachh Bharat project and is an ambassador for the project. For her great works, she twice received honours from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- She does not like using social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.).
- Her family belongs to Gujarat from which her native language is Gujarati and this is the reason that she speaks Gujarati so well.
- She has her own theatre group called “Panorama Art Theatre”.
- She is a follower of the spiritual guru, Sri Gagangiri Maharaj.
- She gives full credit for her success to her fans.
- She has won ‘Star Parivaar Award’ and ‘Indian Telly Award’ for her great performance in the serial, “Saath Nibhaana Saathiya”.
- According to reports, we will soon get to see Rupal Patel as Kokilaben in Saath Nibhana Saathiya Season 2 in October.