Dipika Kakkar, born 6 August 1986)[1][2] is an Indian television actress.[3] She is known for playing the role of Simar Prem Bharadwaj in Sasural Simar Ka[4] and Sneha Vishal Singh in Ghar Aii Hamari Pyaare Bahu. She was a contestant in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2015 and Nach Baliye along with her present husband Shoaib Ibrahim in 2017.[5] She played a extended cameo role opposite Abhinav Kohli and Nirbhay Wadhwa in Star Plus Television Series Qayamat Ki Raat.[6] She is presently a contestant on the reality TV show Bigg Boss on Colors.[7]

She appeared in the JP Dutta’s film Paltan making her entry in Bollywood in 2018.

Early Life

Kakkar was born on 6 August 1986 in Pune to an army officer and mother Renu Kakkar. She completed her school level from CBSE board and completed graduation degree from the University of Mumbai, Mumbai. After completed study she started working as an Air Hostess with Jet Airways for almost 3 years but due to some health issues, she left the job and joined the entertainment industry.[8]


Deepika samson colors indian telly awards

Dipika Kakar at Colors Indian Telly Awards

Kakkar started her acting career on TV with the role of Lakshmi in the mythological show Neer Bhare Tere Naina Devi,[9] She later played Rani in Apna Pyaar Kya Hai which aired on Star Plus in 2010. After that, she appeared in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo as Rekha.[10][11]

In 2011, she appeared in the lead role of Simar Prem Bharadwaj in Sasural Simar Ka.[12] Dipika quit the show in 2017. She was a contestant in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8. In 2017, she was also a participant in the eighth season of dance based reality show Nach Baliye. She also appeared on the reality show Entertainment Ki Raat on Colors TV.[13]

In February 2018, Kakkar replaced Suhasi Dhami and was playing the role of Sneha in Ghar Aii Hamari Pyaare Bahu. Later in June 2018, Kakkar played the role of Suhasini in Ekta Kapoor's Qayamat Ki Raat in a cameo opposite Karishma Tanna and Vivek Dahiya.[14][15] Dipika is a celebrity contestant in the twelfth season of the Indian version of the reality TV show Big Brother, Bigg Boss.[16][17]

Kakkar made her film debut with J. P. Dutta's war film Paltan.[18]

Personal Life

She started dating Shoaib Ibrahim, her co-star from Sasural Simar Ka since 2015 and later married him on 22 February 2018[19]


Year(s) Title Role Channel Notes Ref
2010 Neer Bhare Tere Naina Devi Lakshmi Imagine TV Debut Show [20]
2010 Apna Pyaar Kya Hai Rani Star Plus Supporting Role
2011 Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo Rekha Zee TV [10]
2011–17 Sasural Simar Ka Simar Prem Bharadwaj Colors TV Lead Role [21]
2012 Kairi — Rishta Khatta Meetha In a week long crossover episodes [22]
2013 Diya Kya Hai Iss Vivaah Guest
2014 Beintehaa In Eid Special episode as Aaliya's friend [23]
2014 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 Herself Guest [24]
2015 Shastri Sisters Simar Prem Bharadwaj In a Holi Special Crossover episode [25]
2015 Comedy Nights with Kapil Herself Guest (To Promote Jhalak) [26]
2015 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 Contestant Eliminated 2nd week – 26 July 2015 [27]
2015, 2016 Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur Simar Prem Bharadwaj In 6 Crossover episodes [28]
2016 Balika Vadhu In a Crossover episode [29]
2017 Nach Baliye 9 Participant Star Plus With Shoaib Ibrahim [30]
2017 Dance Ki Takkar 6 Herself Guest
2017 Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai Herself Guest Dance Appearance [31]
2017 Kundali Bhagya Zee TV Guest
2017 Sajan Re Phir Jhooth Mat Bolo Sab TV Episodic Appearance [32]
2017 Bigg Boss 11 Herself Colors TV Guest [33]
2017–18 Entertainment Ki Raat Herself/Contestant Along with Ravi Dubey [13]
2018 Ghar Aii Hamari Pyaare Bahu Sneha Vishal Singh Star Plus Lead Role
2018 Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar Cameo Appearance/Guest
2018 Qayamath Ki Raat Suhasini Thakur Cameo [34]
2018 Kumkum Bhagya Herself Zee TV Guest
2018–present Bigg Boss 12 Contestant Colors Entered, Day 1 [35]


Year Film Role Notes
2018 Paltan TBA Supporting Role


  • Most Fit Actress Female - Boroplus Gold Awards 2015
  • Best Actress in a lead role (critics) - Boroplus Gold Awards 2016

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Trending stories on Indian Lifestyle, Culture, Relationships, Food, Travel, Entertainment, News & New Technology News. Retrieved on 8 July 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Warm birthday wishes to Sara Khan and Dipika Samson. (2013-08-06). Retrieved on 2018-09-19.
  3. Jambhekar, Shruti (24 December 2012) Daily soaps are far from reality: Dipika Samson – Times of India. Retrieved on 2018-09-19.
  4. Deepika Samson from air hostess to actress. Times of India (8 November 2011).
  5. "Nach Baliye 8: Sasural Simar Ka couple Dipika Kakar, Shoaib Ibrahim confirm participation". The Indian Express. 11 March 2017. 
  6. TV star Dipika Kakar to comeback with Qayamat Ki Raat starring Vivek Dahiya, Karishma Tanna | Free Press Journal. (2018-05-26). Retrieved on 2018-09-19.
  7. Dipika Kakar is a ‘Bigg Boss 12’ contestant, husband Shoaib Ibrahim confirms!. (2018-09-12). Retrieved on 2018-09-19.
  8. Dipika Kakar Height, Weight, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Wiki biography (12 September 2018).
  9. "'B-Wood's not hot' says Dipika Samson". The Times of India. 21 April 2011. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 'Devi' Dipika now cast as Laali's sister (29 July 2010).
  11. Bigg Boss 12: Here's why Dipika Kakar's dream of becoming an international air hostess never came to life (17 September 2018).
  12. "Dipika Samson’s marriage on the rocks". The Times of India. 4 January 2012. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 "I said yes to Entertainment Ki Raat in five seconds: Dipika Kakar". The Indian Express. 7 December 2017. 
  14. Dipika Kakar to return to TV post marriage, with Vivek Dahiya-Karishma Tanna starrer Qayamat Ki Raat. (2018-05-25). Retrieved on 2018-09-19.
  15. Karishma Tanna-Vivek Dahiya starrer show to be titled Qayamat Ki Raat. (2018-05-08). Retrieved on 2018-09-19.
  16. Bigg Boss 12: Dipika Kakar to enter Salman Khan's show? (1 September 2018).
  17. Dipika Kakar: I want to rule over the Bigg Boss 12 kitchen (17 September 2018).
  18. "Sasural Simar Ka actress Dipika Kakar all set to make Bollywood debut". The Times of India. 10 February 2018. 
  19. "Dipika Kakar on converting to Islam: I have done it and I am proud of it". Times of India. 6 March 2018. 
  20. Team, Tellychakkar (28 February 2013). Dipika Samson "packs dabba" for her boyfriend Shoaib Ibrahim.
  21. "Dipika Kakar quits Sasural Simar Ka. Who will play the next fly?". The Indian Express. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  22. "Shubh Sangam" between Kairi and Sasural Simar Ka (14 May 2012).
  23. Beintehaa’s Aaliya and Zain to be joined by Rangrasiya and Sasural Simar Ka stars for Eid celebrations! (24 July 2014).
  24. In Pics: Toral Rasputra, Preetika Rao, Harshad Arora and Deepika Samson on Jhalak Dikhla Jaa-7.
  25. Holi Special: Maha sangam episode of Shastri Sisters and Sasural Simar Ka (23 February 2015).
  26. Vivian, Radhika, Dipika, Shamita, Raftaar and Kavita in Comedy Nights with Kapil (24 June 2015).
  27. 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' Season 8: Dipika Samson aka Simar of 'Sasural Simar Ka' and 'Roar' Actress Nora Fatehi to Participate. (12 May 2015). Retrieved on 26 May 2015.
  28. Sasural Simar Ka-Swaragini 'maha-sangam': Simar to turn Swara's savior (30 November 2015).
  29. Shivratri Special: Sasural Simar Ka-Balika Vadhu 'maha-sangam' (27 February 2016).
  30. Nach Baliye 9: Sasural Simar Ka couple Dipika Kakar, Shoaib Ibrahim confirm participation. Retrieved on 11 March 2017.
  31. Dipika Kakar in Star Plus’ Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai (17 April 2017).
  32. Sasural Simar Ka actress Dipika Kakkar to be seen on Sajan Re Phir Jhoot Mat Bolo (30 August 2017).
  33. Bigg Boss 11, 29th October, 2017, written update: Jyoti Kumari gets evicted (30 October 2017).
  34. Dipika Kakar Replaces Madhurima Tuli In Ekta Kapoor's Qayamat Ki Raat (25 May 2018).
  35. Meet Bigg Boss 12 contestant Dipika Kakkar (17 September 2018).

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