Dipika Kakar is an Indian actress. She gained popularity for playing the role of Simar Bhardwaj in Sasural Simar Ka that aired on Colors TV. She has done quite a few serials and the reality shows, including Big Boss season 2018. Kakar was the winner of Big Boss.
Keep reading to learn more about the personal life and career details of Dipika Kakar.
Dipika Kakar Wiki/Biography
Born on 6th August 1986, Dipika is 34 years old as of 2021. She was born in Pune, India. Her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds Indian nationality. She was born to a Hindu family but has now converted into Islam (after her marriage).
Kakar completed her primary education in her hometown. She gave exams conducted by CBSE. She completed her graduation from the University of Mumbai.
|Full Name||Dipika Kakar|
|Date of Birth||6 August 1986|
|Birth Place||Pune, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Home Schooling, Pune, Maharashtra, India|
|College / University||University of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
Family, Boyfriend & Relationships
Dipika is the daughter of an army officer. His mother’s name is Renu Kakkar.
She has two elder sisters.
Dipika is married to Shoaib Ibrahim who she met on the Sasural Simar Ka set. The duo tied a knot on 22nd February 2018 in Bhopal. Dipika has accepted Islam and she has changed her name to Faiza.
Dipika’s first husband was Raunak Samson, who worked as a flight attendant with Dipika. The duo got married in 2011. However, things did not work out and the couple got divorced in 2015.
|Mother Name||Renu Kakkar|
|Boyfriend||Raunak Samson and Shoaib Ibrahim|
|Husband Name||Raunak Samson and Shoaib Ibrahim|
Dipika’s height is 165 cm and she weighs 55 kgs. Her figure measurements are 34-26-34. Her eye color is brown and her hair color is black.
After completing her graduation, Dipika joined the Jet Airways and worked as a flight attendant for more than 3 years. However, due to certain health problems, she had to quit her job. Later, she joined the film fraternity. She got her first break in the entertainment industry with the serial “Neer Bhare Tere Naina Devi” where she played the role of Lakshmi.
Later, she got another project “Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo”. Dipika got the biggest project of her career in 2011 as Simar in Sasural Simar Ka. She played the lead role in the serial. It continued till 2017.
Kakar took part in a dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhla Ja”. She did another dance reality show with her beau Shoaib Ibrahim, i.e. Nach Baliye season 8, which aired on Star Plus.
Her next project was Entertainment Ki Raat. Kakar played the role of Suhasini Thakur in the serial Qayamat Ki Raat in 2018. She also did Big Boss season 12 and became the winner of the reality show. Dipika’s recent project was Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum. She played Sonakshi Rastogi in the serial opposite Karan Grover. She has also given guest appearances in many reality shows and serials, including Kundali Bhagya and Balika Vadhu. Dipika has recently done a movie named “Paltan” which was released in August 2020. Though it didn’t perform well at the box office, Dipika’s performance was appreciated by the critics.
Dipika caught a controversy when she didn’t reveal her marriage until she got divorced. She mentioned that the compatibility issue was the reason she broke up with her first husband. However, many people believed that it was due to her closeness with Shoaib. She got into another major controversy when fans on social media started trolling her for converting into Islam after her wedding.
Facts and Information
Dipika’s hobbies are reading, listening to music, traveling, and dancing.
She loves to eat Pani Puri.
Her favorite song is Saathiya Tune Kya Kiya.
Dipika worked as an air hostess before joining the film industry. However, she had to quit because of certain health issues.
She has participated in many dancing shows.
Allegedly, the main reason behind Dipika’s divorce with her first husband was her closeness to her Sasural Simar Ka co-star Shoaib.
She is a dog lover.
Dipika won INR 30 lakh after emerging as the winner of the Bigg Boss season 12.
Her favorite color is red.
She likes to watch the movies of Madhuri Dixit.
She is active on social media and has millions of fans on Instagram.
Dipika mentioned that her reason for converting into Islam is private. She doesn’t want to reveal why she decided to change her name and religion. She further said that she would be Dipika to her fans.