US talent agency signs up ‘Squid Game’ actor Anupam Tripathi

Anupam Tripathi of ‘Squid Game’ fame has signed with Los Angeles-based talent agency CAA (Creative Artists Agency), according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Indian actor played Ali Abdul, a migrant worker from Pakistan, in the Korean series which created a splash on Netflix.

Born in India, Tripathi, 32, began his career as an actor in 2006. He moved to South Korea in 2010 to study film at the Korea National University of Arts (KARTs).

Fluent in Korean, he has acted in several Korean TV and films as a supporting actor. In Seoul, the Delhi-born Tripathi had to overcome language and cultural barriers for more than a decade.

Tripathi landed his first significant role in 2014. He made a guest appearance in the Korean film ‘Ode To My Father’, which stands fourth among the highest-grossing films in South Korean history.

He will next be heard in Marginal Mediaworks’ upcoming podcast drama ‘Scammers’. He will voice the lead role in the English-language series, penned by upcoming writers Vishnu Vallabhaneni and Karan Sunil.

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