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Interesting Facts About Squid Game’s Ali Abdul (Atopam Tripathi)

Squid Game's Ali Abdul
Squid Game's Ali Abdul

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Here are some interesting facts about Squid Game’s Ali Abdul known in real life as Atopam Tripathi.

South Korea and Netflix’s original drama ”Squid Game” has brought new faces into the acting world and fame for its cast members since its rising popularity ever since its premiere on September 17.

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One of the casts known as Jung Ho Yeon has gotten the attention for herself when she was exceptional in her excellent acting and friendship with BLACKPINK Jennie, before being featured on the most-watched series of all time “Squid Game”.

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Today, we will look at some of the interesting facts about one of the casts that became a favorite to most of the fans through his exceptional role in the deadly drama series. Actor Anupam Tripathi who was contestant No. 199, ”Ali Abdul” in the popular drama is our selected actor for the day.

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Who Is Actor Anupam Tripathi Who Played ”Squid Game” Contestant No. 199, ”Ali”?

Squid Game's Ali Abdul
Squid Game’s Ali Abdul

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One of the most memorable scenes in the South Korean popular series ”Squid Game”, was the scene involving a Pakistani immigrant, Ali Abdul. Ali Abdul has taught many people how to remain kind and compassionate even when they are in the craziest situations.

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It was a highly crucial scene for Ali Abdul throughout the Game because while Cho Sang Woo was showing ruthless character, Ali Abdul was still kind and compassionate. Fans became enthusiastic to know more about ”Squid Game’s casts including the character who played the role of Ali Abdul, known in real life as Anupam Tripathi.

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So, who is Anupam Tripathi and what do we know about him so far? These are some of the questions from the fans and lovers of Ali Abdul in the popular series “Squid Game”.

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Luckily, I have done some research and have some interesting facts about the actor. Below are some interesting facts about ”Squid Game’s” Ali Abdul.

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1. Started His Acting Career in India.

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Anupam Tripathi (Abdul Ali) started his acting career in India in the year 2006. He was born and raised in the home country of the Taj Mahal in India.

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He grew up showing a keen interest in music until he got the chance to participate in a stage production of Spartacus. He played the role of a slave in the production and eventually joined the Delhi-based Behroop theatre group from 2006 to 2010. His mentor then was playwright Shahid Anwar.

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2. He passed a Scholarship Exam and Moved to Korea in 2010

Squid Game's Ali Abdul

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”Squid Game’s” Ali Abdul who is known in real life as Anupam Tripathi moved to Korea in the year 2010 after passing a scholarship exam to study in the Korea National University Of Arts (KARTs).

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His friend explained to him that passing the scholarship exam meant that he would be able to study what he loved the most so he went on to take the exam and passed successfully. When he arrived in Korea, he began his acting career when he was in his third year in college.

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3. He was not held back by various obstacles

Squid Game's Ali Abdul

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He faced language and cultural differences during his study in South Korea just like other foreign idols and celebrities.

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Anupam Tripathi did not know any Korean language when he first arrived in the country but through determination and perseverance, he overcame all those challenges he faced as a foreigner.

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”Try, at least. At least try; let’s try. It’s hard. It’s tough and difficult. But at the same time, I always have challenged myself. For example, if I’ve come this far, let’s move one more step.” he said.

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4. He Went Out for Research for His Ali Abdul Character In Squid Game

Squid Game's Ali Abdul

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As every true professional actor will do, Anupam Tripathi actually did what was expected from him by doing some research on his Ali Abdul character in ”Squid Game”.

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He reached out to other immigrants, got them into serious and thorough discussions to immerse himself more in his role as Ali Abdul.

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”As an actor, you observe, feel, and you try to grasp that idea of a person: how and why he is like that, and what he’s desiring. All those things come when you talk to different kinds of people” he explained.

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5. He Has Previously Participated In Various Roles In Several Big-Name Dramas

Squid Game's Ali Abdul

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Anupam Tripathi had actually participated in several big-name dramas in Korea but some viewers might not realize that. He was one of the minor actors in ”Descendants Of The Sun” in 2016.

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Although he played a minor role, it was still a touching and extremely meaningful, and beautiful piece from him. He featured in ”Arthdal Chronicles” in 2019 playing the role of a minor actor as well. In 2021, he featured in ”Taxi Driver” as a minor actor before getting his major role as an actor in ”Squid Game”.

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His biggest wish after the success of his first major role as a lead actor is to develop his acting career even further.

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Squid Game's Ali Abdul
Squid Game’s Ali Abdul

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He said ”I wanna do diverse characters with diverse stories. At the same time, I hope that I can be the path for other foreign talents who exist in Korea or who want to come to Korea. That if I can do it, so do you.”

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However, this Netflix-backed Korean drama ”Squid Game” is trending all over social media for its whacky concept of ‘gambling on life’. The series has become the most-watched series and is still climbing up onto the popularity charts as more and more people keep watching and recommending it to friends and families.

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Atopam Tripathi who was ‘Ali Abdul’, the Pakistani immigrant in the popular series ”Squid Game”, has been receiving lots of love on social media as he currently has over 2.5 million followers on Instagram ever since the release of this project. By the virtue of this project, Atopam Tripathi’s popularity has catapulted to a different level.

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