By Rishabh Naudiyal Last Updated:
Ashish Vidyarthi is one of the most famous actors in Indian cinema. Renowned for his impactful performances in several films, he is still an inspiration for so many aspiring actors. Some of his best movies are the likes of Drohkaal, Sangharsh, and Bhadra. Ashish Vidyarthi’s debut film is Ankuram, with which he announced himself to the Indian film industry. After working for some decades in the film industry, Ashish has left a lasting legacy as a versatile actor, with his portrayal of iconic villains standing out in particular.
The iconic actor, Ashish Vidyarthi left the entire internet in shock and surprise after his wedding pictures surfaced on social media. With no prior hints about the same, people initially thought the pictures were from one of his projects. However, the actor soon confirmed his wedding with Rupali Barua in an interview with a news portal.
Ashish Vidyarthi got married to an Assam-based lady named Rupali Barua in an intimate wedding on May 25, 2023. The couple ditched fancy celebrations and opted for low-key celebrations in the presence of their close friends and relatives. As soon as the wedding pictures made their way online, several netizens and celebrities congratulated the couple on their wedding. Ashish and Rupali looked super-happy in the pictures from their beautiful wedding.
Talking about the wedding ensembles of Ashish Vidyarthi and Rupali Barua, the much-in-love couple twinned in the shades of cream and golden hues. The then-bride, Rupali looked stunning at the wedding, wearing an elegant cream-coloured mekhela chador, which is a traditional Assamese saree. The attire was adorned with a beautiful golden border and exquisite peacock motifs.
The gorgeous lady, Rupali Barua complemented her look with a delicate layered gold necklace, subtle makeup, and a neatly tied bun. Talking about the then-groom, Ashish, on the other hand, twinned with his ladylove by donning a matching golden kurta paired with a dhoti and a gamcha. The couple looked dreamy in their respective wedding ensembles and gave pure couple goals to everyone.
When the news of Ashish Vidyarthi’s second marriage with Rupali Barua made it into the headlines, most people were curious to know the latter’s age. At the time of their wedding, Ashish was 60 years old, and his second wife, Rupali was 50. Thus, the age difference between Ashish and Rupali is of 10 years. The massive age gap of 10 years created a huge buzz on the internet, but most of the reactions were positive as people hailed the couple for not being bothered about people’s opinions.
Since the pictures of Ashish Vidyarthi’s wedding surfaced on the internet, his massive fanbase has been curious to know about the background of his second wife, Rupali Barua. Hence, Internet searches are dominated by questions like who is Ashish Vidyarthi’s second wife?, who is Rupali Barua?, what Rupali Barua does?, and so on. After digging deep into the internet, we have the answers to all these queries and much more.
For the unversed, Ashish Vidyarthi’s wife, Rupali Barua is a 50-year-old entrepreneur hailing from Assam’s beautiful city, Guwahati. She reportedly works with a handloom fashion store in Kolkata called NAMEG. In contrast to Ashish, she is not an avid social media user. However, Rupali’s Instagram account boasts a modest following of 1965, and she follows 991 other accounts.
Most of Rupali Barua’s IG handle posts are of the gorgeous lady posing in lovely sarees. While most of them are collaborations with different handloom brands, the pictures speak volumes about her love for traditional attire.
Everyone is aware of the fact that Ashish Vidyarthi was previously married to Rajoshi Vidyarthi. However, not everyone knows the fact that it was also Rupali Barua’s second marriage. The entrepreneur was previously married to a doctor, Mitam Barooah. She used to live with her husband in England, and together they started a clothing retail brand by the name Reel and Weave. However, after running the company for just 2 years, Rupali and Mitam dissolved the company in November 2016.
As per multiple reports, everything was going fine in Rupali Barua and Mitam Barooah’s married life. However, the alleged untimely demise of Mitam broke Rupali. The ex-wife returned to India and started living here since then. After coming back to India, Rupali kick-started a handloom clothing store by the name, NAMEG store, which is in Kolkata.
The iconic actor, Ashish Vidyarthi is blessed with a son named Arth Vidyarthi from the former’s first marriage with Rajoshi Vidyarthi. Just like that, his second wife, Rupali Barua has a daughter from her late husband, Mitam Barooah. Although the name of Rupali’s daughter isn’t mentioned in the public domain, there are some rare pictures of the mother-daughter duo on the former’s Instagram handle.
In a joint interview with The Times Of India, when Ashish Vidyarthi was asked about their love story, the actor replied that it is a lengthy tale and he would share it in the future. The actor said, “Oh, that's a long story. Will share it some other time.” However, on the contrary, Rupali Barua quipped in and revealed that she and Ashish met for the first time some time ago.
Rupali Barua shared how they mutually decided to progress their relationship to marriage after spending some time together. Rupali also expressed admiration for her husband, Ashish, describing him as a wonderful person and a delightful companion. She said:
"We met some time ago and decided to take it forward. But both of us wanted our wedding to be a small family affair. He is a beautiful human being and a great soul to be with."
As per the sources, Ashish Vidyarthi and Rupali Barua met for the first time at a fashion shoot. The couple exchanged numbers after a good conversation and soon started dating. As per multiple reports, their respective pasts also played a positive role in bringing them together, as they both longed for the right partner.
Soon after the wedding pictures of Ashish Vidyarthi’s second marriage with Rupali Barua made their way on social media, the actor’s first wife, Rajoshi Vidyarthi aka Piloo Vidyarthi posted a cryptic post on her Instagram stories. Then, Ashish's former wife shared a thought-provoking post that created a stir on the internet. The quote could be read as:
"The right person will never leave you doubting your worth. They will refrain from actions they know will cause you pain. Always remember this."
For the unversed, Rajoshi Vidyarthi is a renowned Indian artist, who is involved in acting, singing, and theatre. She has made appearances in several Hindi films and TV series. Notably, she has acted in TV serials such as Suhani Si Ek Ladki (2019) and Imlie (2020). Rajoshi's mother, Shakuntala Barua, is a respected veteran actress in the Bengali film industry.
We wish Ashish Vidyarthi and Rupali Barua a happy married life and hope they continue to live their lives to the fullest.