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Rupali Barua: All About Indian Fashion Entrepreneur!



Rupali Barua: All About Indian Fashion Entrepreneur!

Rupali Barua is an Indian fashion entrepreneur and one of the key persons behind NAMEG, a fashion boutique in Kolkata. The venture ‘Nameg’ mainly deals with handloom sarees and handmade crafts and there is a cafe, Narumeg also functioning inside the same building.

Rupali shot to fame after her recent marriage with eminent film actor Ashish Vidyarthi on 25th May 2023. Unlike her husband Ashish who is quite active on social media platforms, Rupali maintains a low profile in the virtual world.

Going by her Instagram profile, she has very few connections with 1982 people following her and she following 991 people.

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Physical Stats

Full NameRupali Barua
Birth PlaceGuwahati, Assam
Birth Date21st of April 1973
Age50 years
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight60 Kg
Eye color Black
Hair ColorBlack
Zodiac SignTaurus
QualificationsMA In Anthropology
ProfessionFashion entrepreneur
FatherAmbika Barua
MotherNot Known
Ex- HusbandMitam Barooah
(Present) HusbandAshish Vidyarthi
Net worthRs.8 crores

Rupali Barua Family

Rupali was born on the 21st of April 1973. Her father is the late Ambika Barua and the name of her mother is not available in the public domain. Rupali also has a sister Meghali, who works at Medica Superspeciality Hospital, Kolkata.

Rupali Barua Family

Rupali was first married to Mitam Barooah, a doctor who was working in England. Later, after her husband’s death, Rupali returned from England to India. She is also having a daughter from her first marriage.


As per sources, Rupali met Ashish Vidyarthi, an actor during a fashion shoot. At the end of the shoot, they exchanged each other’s contact numbers. After knowing each other for a year, Rupali and Ashish decided to tie the knot.

On 25th May 2023, Rupali married Ashish in an intimate ceremony held in a Kolkata club. The couple had a quiet marriage that was attended by their family members and close friends. Ashish later commented that it is an extraordinary feeling to get married to Rupali at this stage of his life.

He added that they had a court marriage in the morning followed by a get-together in the evening. According to Rupali, they met each other some time ago and decided to take it forward. She also said that Ashish is a beautiful human being and a great soul to be with.

Ashish apart from acting in Hindi and South Indian films, has also been part of English, Odia, Marathi, and Bengali movies. He went on to win the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Drohkaal.

Ashish was previously married to Rajoshi Barua, the daughter of the famous actress Shakuntala Barua. Later Ashish got divorced from Rajoshi in 2022 October. They also have a son Arth, who is working with Tesla in the United States.      

Rupali Barua Education

Rupali did her schooling at St Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Guwahati. For her graduation, she joined Cotton College, Guwahati, and completed her Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree in Anthropology.

Later, she enrolled at Gauhati University, Guwahati, and secured a Master of Arts (M.A) degree in Anthropology. As per Rupali’s LinkedIn profile, she scored first class for graduation as well as post-graduation.


Soon after Rupali’s wedding with Ashish, Rajoshi, Ashish’s first wife shared some cryptic Instagram stories and posts. Since the topics revolved around life, peace, and calmness, rumor mills started speculating that Rajoshi is hinting that Ashish cheated on her.

However, the day after Ashish and Rupali’s wedding, Rajoshi revealed in an interview that Ashish never cheated on her and that their divorce was mutual.

She also made it very clear that she has not gone through any torture or hardship as speculated by rumor-mongers. In fact, she was wondering how much of the content we see on social media is true.

As soon as Rupali got married to Ashish, the news went viral on social media and the headline in news reports was the 10-year age difference between the two. As per the media reports, 50-year-old Rupali got married to 60-year-old Ashish.

However, a day after their wedding, Ashish posted a video on his Instagram account clarifying that he is just 57 and not 60.

Rupali Barua Profession

In 2010, Rupali founded Reel and Weave, a company that was into retail sales of textiles, clothing, and footwear. She founded the concern along with her first husband Mitam Barooah.

On 6 October 2014, Reel and Weave was incorporated with its registered office in Birmingham, England. However, on 8th November 2016, the company was dissolved. Later, after her husband’s death, Rupali relocated to India.

Currently, Rupali along with two of her partners Namitha and Meghali is running a fashion boutique in Kolkata. ‘Nameg’, the flagship store mainly deals with handloom sarees, silver jewelry, and homeware. The concern is housed inside a three-storied building and spread across a massive space of 3,200 square feet. 

Apart from the boutique, there is also a cafe Narumeg that is operating in the same building. The name ‘Narumeg’ was derived from the name of the three partners of the firm, Namitha, Meghali, and Rupali.

Rupali Barua Net worth

Ruapli’s main source of income is from her boutique and cafe business. As per sources, her net worth comes close to Rs.8 crores.

Lesser Known Facts About Rupali Barua

  • In 2022 September, Rupali’s now husband Ashish Vidyarthi did a vlog on ‘Nameg’, the fashion store run by Rupali. In the vlog, Ashish is seen introducing and speaking to Rupali and her other partners.
  • On her wedding day, Rupali looked gorgeous in a beautiful white mekhela chador from Assam. On the other hand, Ashish was clad in Kerala style with a white and gold mundu.
  • Rupali was always interested in handlooms and she used to conduct exhibitions in a very small way before floating the venture ‘Nameg’. Now she is the creative person at Nameg and designs the dresses.
  • Rupali’s and Meghali’s mother has her own loom even today in Guwahati and both of them grew up seeing mekhlas and beautiful sarees.
  • When Ashish visited Rupali’s cafe Narumeg, he had aloo posto and later recommended his Instagram followers to try out food from that cafe.

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