Who they played: Tripathi plays Abdul Ali, a migrant worker from Pakistan who enlists in the Games to provide for his young family after his employer refuses to pay him.
What they did before Squid Game: This is Tripathi's main cast debut and he shines in it, stealing all our hearts through his character's kindness and the straw he gets served in Squid Game. Prior to this, he had training in singing and acting in his home country of India, before moving to South Korea in 2010 to attend Korea National University of Arts. It was in his third year of university when he began acting in South Korean plays and commercials, leading to roles in Ode To My Father, Taxi Driver, Space Sweepers and, of course, Squid Game.
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