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Having graduated from Delhi University, she did a lot of modelling and fashion shows there. But Mumbai was her dream station, where she did quite a few hit serials like Kya Hadsa Kya Haqiqat, Vaidhehi, CID, Ravan and Nagin.
Namrata Thapa's creative journey took her to Oriya and Bengali films. Her Oriya film I love you was a smash hit, which made her the most popular actress of that part of the world and her recently released Bengali films Golmal and Ghar Jamai are running house full all over Bengal. The latest of Namrata Thapa's venture is Sagar Arts' Mahima Shani dev Ki . She is playing the central character of Rani Madanlekha, wife of King Vikramaditya, who is under the spell of Shanidev. Rani Madalekha stands by the king in hours of ups and downs which makes the Namrata's role interspersed with different shades, ranging from a pauper to the queen.
Unlike many TV artistes, Namrata find TV's job interesting and satisfying. "TV trains you and teaches you different nuances of acting. In comparison to films it offers you more roles and you are more free to experiment with them. Here you have fewer restraints… and in the case if you feel something is not quite working out well, you can redress yourself. It is best medium to hone your acting skill", Namrata Thapa says.
When asked about plans ahead, she answers cautiously but sceptically, "Standard of actresses in Hindi films has downward. Actresses are used as show pieces… they are not given chance to show their talent. Yes, of course, if role is good, I would do it happily, otherwise, I am better off with serials where I am being offered lead role. I have decided now to do only lead roles like Sagar Arts has given me one. I am very grateful to them for giving me such a role."
Namrata's success in Oriya and Bengali films make us wait and watch her progression in Hindi Entertainment Industry.