The rupee depreciated by 6 paise to trade at Rs 46.82 per dollar on the forex market in early on Monday, following increased dollar demand from importers amid weak equity markets.
The Rupee depreciated by 6 paise to Rs 46.82 against the US dollar. It had ended steady at Rs 46.76/77 on Friday.
Dealers said dollar strengthened against major world currencies in global markets, which also weighed on the rupee.
Increased demand for dollar from importers and weak equity markets dampened the rupee sentiment.
The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark index Sensex fell by 73.32 points to 18,093.71 points in opening trade.