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Hi. I’m Rati Gupta. No middle name. In Kindergarten I thought middle names were the same as nick names, so one day when we went around the room and said our middle names, I said “Butterfly.” I also (allegedly!) threw up hot pink strawberry milk. So, let me try this again...

Hi. I’m Rati Butterfly Gupta. :)

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Rati Gupta is a rare breed of professional hip hop dancer turned comedy actor, writer and storyteller. She trained with some of Chicago’s most renowned choreographers while studying at Northwestern University and worked alongside musical artists Lupe Fiasco and Flo Rida.

Since transitioning from dancer to actor, Rati has made guest appearances on various TV series such as Pamela Adlon’s critically acclaimed FX show Better Things, the Seth Rogan-produced Hulu comedy Future Man, as well as the biggest comedy on network television: The Big Bang Theory.

Rati also travels the country performing humorous retellings of her personal experiences. She is a 3-time champion of The Moth StorySlam, and her debut one-chick storytelling show, Not Another Teen Solo Show, was nominated for Best Solo/Duo at the LA Comedy Festival and named one of the Top 3 Performances of the New York International Fringe Festival by Backstage.

Credits & Accolades



Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Future Man (Hulu)

Unbelievable (Netflix)

Better Things (FX)

Worst.Prom.Ever (MTV)



Mortified Nation

Where the Road Meets the Sun




Women in Comedy Festival

NYC International Fringe FestivaL

Hollywood Fringe Festival

Chicago Fringe Festival

Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater

World Famous Comedy Store

The Hollywood Improv



Does this baby make me look fat?

How to grow the Fuck Up


Top 3 Performances of the New York Fringe Festival

Best Solo/Duo, LA Comedy Fest

The Moth StorySLAM Champion

Emerging Screenwriters Top 100 List