Dipika Kakkar also known by her married name Dipika Kakkar Ibrahim is an Indian television actress. She is known for playing the role of Simar Prem Bharadwaj in Sasural Simar Ka. She was a contestant in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 8. In 2017, she was participating in Nach Baliye 8 along with her present husband Shoaib Ibrahim. She played a extended cameo role opposite Abhinav Kohli and Nirbhay Wadhwa in Star Plus Television Series Qayamat Ki Raat. She is presently a contestant on the reality TV show Bigg Boss on Colors. She appeared in the JP Dutta’s film Paltan making her entry in Bollywood in 2018.

Birth Name

Dipika Kakar

Nickname

Dipo, Dipi

Profession

Actress

Nationality

Indian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Dipika Kakar was born on 6 August 1986, in Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Age

She’s currently 32 years old.

Residence

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Sun Sign

Leo

Ethnicity

(Asian) Indian

Religion

Islam

After Dipika’s marriage with Shoaib Ibrahim, she changed her religion to Islam.

Education

Dipika attended Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1 in Dehu Road, Pune.

Family Details

  • Father – Her father worked with the Indian Army.
  • Mother – Renu Kakar
  • Siblings – She has two older sisters.

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Dipika Kakar has dated –

  • Raunak Samson – Dipika’s marriage to Raunak Samson, who is a commercial pilot, became the subject of news in January 2015 after it was announced that they had got divorced. They had been married for 2 years. Some sources reported that it was her relationship with Shoaib Ibrahim that led to the end of her marriage. While Dipika refuted such rumors and claimed that they had just drifted apart due to busy work schedules.

  • Shoaib Ibrahim (2013-Present)– Dipika first met actor Shoaib Ibrahim while they were working together on the TV show, Sasural Simar Ka. They hit it off instantly. However, they realized their feelings for each other after he decided to quit the show in 2013. Once they started dating, they decided against making their relationship public as they wanted to be sure about their relationship first. On February 22, 2018, the couple got married in a private ceremony in Bhopal (Shoaib’s hometown).

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 167 cm
  • In meters – 1.67 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 53 kg
  • In Pounds – 117 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-27-34
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 27 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Being cast in the female lead role of Simar Prem Bharadwaj in the popular daily soap, Sasural Simar Ka from 2011 to 2017. Having made appearances on various popular reality TV shows such as Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8, Nach Baliye 8, Bigg Boss 11 and Entertainment ki Raat.

Film Debut

Dipika hasn’t acted in films till date.

Television Debut

Dipika Kakar made her television debut playing Lakshmi in the religious drama serial Neer Bhare Tere Naina Devi in 2010.

Controversy

She was criticized by a faction of society for keeping her marital status a secret until she got divorced.

Awards

  • 2015– Zee Gold Award for Most Fit Actress Female
  • 2016– Zee Gold Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role (critics)

Dipika Kakar Favorites

  • Favorite TV Show – Dekh Bhai Dekh
  • Favorite Comedy Show – Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain
  • Favorite Actress – Madhuri Dixit
  • Favorite Food – Cheeni Prantha
  • Favorite Hobbies – Dancing, Reading
  • Favorite Song – Saathiya Tune Kya Kiya of film Love (1991)

Dipika Kakar Net worth

She is one the highest paid actresses in Hindi television industry who makes Rs 70 lkh upwards per episode. Her net worth is not publicly available right now.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dipika Kakar

  • Dipika has changed her name to Faiza post-wedding.
  • After graduation, she worked as an Air Hostess for over years and later quit the job due to health issues.
  • In 2007, Dipika Kakar joined the Jet Airways as an air hostess, but she left the job after working there for three years due to some health issues.
  • She got her break in television space in 2010 when she was offered to play the role of Lakshmi in the mythological show Neer Bhare Tere Naina Devi. Thereafter, there’s no turning back for his beautiful actress.
  • In 2015, she appeared on the 8th season of dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Ja, but got eliminated from the show in the 2nd week itself.
  • In 2017, Dipika competed on the Star Plus dance show, Nach Baliye 8 and finished as the 3rd runner-up of the show.
  • In 2017, she guest appeared on the popular reality show, Bigg Boss 11.
  • Dipika Kakar has won Boroplus Gold Awards twice in her acting career in 2015 and 2016 for Most Fit Actress Female and Best Actress in a lead role (critics). respectively.
  • In November 2017, she launched her own clothing line, Sitara, which was named after mother-in-law.
  • She has a pet dog named Cuddle.
  • In 2007, Dipika Kakar joined the Jet Airways as an air hostess, but she left the job after working there for three years due to some health issues.
  • After that, she joined the entertainment industry and made her acting debut in 2010 with the TV serial Neer Bhare Tere Naina Devi, in which she played the role of Lakshmi.
  • She is a trained dancer.
  • In 2015, Dipika participated in the famous dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 8.
  • She also took part in Nach Baliye Season 8 in 2017, along with her dance partner Shoaib Ibrahim (now her husband) and was one of the top four finalists.
  • She loves wearing long skirts.
  • To marry Shoaib, Dipika converted her religion to Islam and changed her name to Faiza.
  • In 2018, she participated in Bigg Boss 12 as a celebrity contestant.
  • In 30 December 2018, she was declared the winner of Bigg Boss 12 and won the prize money of 30 lakh.
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