Rupali, born in 1960, settled in Western India. She graduated from Calcutta University with a degree in Bio-Science.
She started her wildlife career in her early school days in the late 70’s with Calcutta Snake Park. Throughout her career, she has worked with many renowned personalities as well as numerous tribes and trading communities.
For various reasons, she was forced to change her primary career path to child welfare but continued short-term wildlife assignments for various film and behavioral study projects.
An opportunity arose to jump into the field of her liking after meeting Peter Praschag, and she chose field-work with turtles as a full time career in 2008. She is presently working with the Vienna Zoo for Project Batagur.