Sukirti Kandpal (born 20 November 1987) is an Indian television actress. She is known for Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo, Dill Mill Gayye, Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani, Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai, Pihu Ka Rishta, Dilli Wali Thakur Girls, Mera Tera Kya Rishta Hai, Kaala Teeka and Sapnon Ki Pyaar Aur Mohabbat Hai. She was a contestant in two reality shows Bigg Boss 8 in 2014[2] and Dance Ki Takkar 3 in 2015. She was playing the lead as Karishma in Sapne Ki Pyaar Aur Chhal.

Early life & education

Kandpal was born in a Kumauni Brahman family in Nainital, Uttarakhand to Mr. and Mrs. B.D Kandpal. She has two siblings, an elder sister Bhavna Kandpal and a younger brother Manjul Kandpal.[3] During her growing up days, Sukirti wanted to pursue law as her father was a public prosecutor.[4]

Kandpal attended St. Mary's Convent High School, Nainital[5] and Sophia College for Women,[6] Mumbai.


2007-2009 & Dill Mill Gayye

Kandpal started her television career at the age of 19[7] with Jersey No. 10.[8] She was with friends at a coffee shop, when a creative director with Cinevistaas Limited spotted her and asked her to meet him later for an audition, and was selected.[9] Later in 2008, she replaced Shilpa Anand as Dr. Riddhima Gupta in the show Dill Mill Gayye[10] which became a turning point in her career.[11] In 2009, she was also seen in official music video of song Teri Yaad Mein by Kailash Kher from the album Chaandan Mein.[12]

2010-2011 & Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani

In early 2010, She appeared as Siddheshwari Singh in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo and also had a small cameo appearance in film Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010).[13] Later in 2010, she played a double role in Balaji Telefilms' supernatural romance Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani opposite Vivian Dsena. The show was inspired from The Vampire Diaries[14] and Twilight Saga [15] and gave her fame and recognition.[16]

2012 – 2014 & Bigg Boss 8

Sukriti Kandpal RSSI Launch

Kandpal at the launch of Rab Se Sona Ishq.

After playing lead in three shows, she took a break[17] and made a comeback in 2012 with the role of Jazz in Rab Se Sona Ishq.[18] She went on to play four different persons with same face (Clones) in Life OK's Hum Ne Li Hai...Shapath's special episode "Mystery Of Clones".[19] She also co-hosted a special episode of crime based television series "Gumrah" on Channel V & Star Plus.[20] In 2013, she played lead role of Simran in Kaisa Ye Ishq Hai..ajab sa risk hai.[21] She had played a Non resident Indian (NRI) character in Rab Se Sona Ishq and she again portrayed an NRI character in Kaisa Ye Ishq Hai..ajab sa risk hai. Parts of Rab Se Sona Ishq were shot in London[22] and Kaisa Ye Ishq Hai..ajab sa risk hai in Singapore.[23] Besides doing many fiction shows, she has been part of many reality shows too. In 2014, she appeared as a contestant in Bigg Boss 8. After Kandpal got her next show on Zee TV with the popular show Pakhi Ka Rishta from October 2014 but later, in March 2015, the show revamped as Pihu Ka Rishta and played Pihu - Pakhi's daughter. She got replaced by Kratika Sengar.

2015 - present & Dance Ki Takkar 3

In April 2015, Kandpal participated in the dance show Dance Ki Takkar in its third season. In 2015, she played a journalist, Debjani Thakur in &TV's Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls[24] which was one of the most popular shows on television in 2015.[25] Show was inspired from Anuja Chauhan's novel Those Pricey Thakur Gurls and was shot in key locations in Delhi.[26]

In 2016, Sukirti played the lead in Mera Tera Kya Rishta Hai playing the role as Preetika. She then played a a small part in her next Mohe Rang De...Har Ek Pyaar Mein. In 2016, Kandpal was also a contestant on Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao but got evicted in the 1st week. In 2016, she was part of a travel-centered web series called Desi Explorers as host.

In 2017, she was playing her cameo appearace in the popular show Ghar Aii Hamari Pyaare Bahu playing Sakshi.[27] She has made a comeback to fiction in Zee TV's Kaala Teeka as Naina Yug Choudhary.[28] She is seen as Kritika Jai Singh in Star Plus popular show Sapnon Ki Pyaar Aur Mohabbat Hai opposite Varun Khanna.

In the media

She was included in Eastern Eye's list of the top 50 sexiest Asian women in 2014,[29] 2015[30] and 2016.[31] An Indian lifestyle website for men, listed her among "35 Hottest Actresses In Indian Television".[32] In 2016, listed her among "28 Sexiest Hindi Television Actresses".[33] She was ranked 20 in Television Personality 2015 poll by Sabras Radio for her show Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls.[34] She is a regular face of annual Telly Calendar featuring popular television actresses by Marinating Films and Balaji Telefilms and has been part of its all six editions till 2017.[35][36][37][38][39]

She was awarded with Aadhi Aabadi Women Achievers award in 2013 along with 18 other Indian women for her outstanding contribution in her field.[40]

In Beauty Pageants

She represented India (as Miss India Worldwide India) in Miss India Worldwide contest 2011 held in Dubai, won the title Miss Bollywood Diva and was one of the Top ten contenders among the participants spanning over 30 countries.[41][42] In 2016, She was one of the judges to Mrs. India Dubai International Beauty Pageant 2016, held in Dubai.[43]


Show Role Channel Year Co-Star Source
Jersey No 10 Sakshi (Main Lead) Sab TV 2007 Abhinav Shukla [44]
Deewar Ghost Star One 2008 N/A
Dill Mill Gayye Dr. Riddhima Gupta (Main Lead) Star One 2009 Karan Singh Grover
Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo Siddheshwari Singh Zee TV 2010 Abhishek Rawat
Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani Pia Raichand and Princess Gayatri Singhi Shivranjini Maithali Gaurima Pandher (Double Role)(Main Lead) Star One 2010-11 Vivian Dsena [45]
Rab Se Sona Ishq Jazz/Jasveer Zee TV 2012 Ashish Sharma [46]
Hum Ne Li Hai...Shapath Monisha/Sonia/Leena/Bindhya and Con girl Life OK 2012 Vipul Gupta [47]
Gumrah The End Of Innocence Tanvi and host Channel V 2012 N/A [48]
Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai Simmy/Simran Khanna/Simran Rajveer Sangwaan (Main Lead) Life OK & A-Plus Entertainment 2013-14 Gaurav S Bajaj [49]
Pakhi Ka Rishta Pakhi Anand Singh Zee TV 2014-15 Ashish Singh [50]
Pihu Ka Rishta Pihu Karan Bhardwaj Zee TV 2015 Gautam Singh [51]
Dilli Wali Thakur Girls Daboo/Debjani Thakur (Main Lead) &TV 2015 Aamir Ali [52]
Mera Tera Kya Rishta Hai Preetika Manav Khanna Zee TV 2016 Aham Sharma [53]
Darr Sabko Lagta Hai (Episode nineteen) Rashmi &TV 2016 Tarun Wadhwa [54]
Tashan-e-Ishq Rajjo (Cameo) Zee TV 2016 N/A [55]
Mohe Rang De...Har Ek Pyaar Mein Paridhi Zee TV 2016 Arjun Singh [56]
Ghar Aii Hamari Pyaare Bahu Sakshi Kapadia Star Plus 2017 Shakti Arora [57]
Kaala Teeka (Season-2) Naina Yug Choudhary (Main Lead) Zee TV 2017 Karan Sharma [58]
Sapnon Ki Pyaar Aur Mohabbat Hai Kritika Jai Singh (Main Lead) Star Plus 2017 Varun Khanna
Sapne Ki Pyaar Aur Chhal Karishma Singh (Main Lead) Star Bharat 2017-18 Varun Kumar

Reality appearances

Show Role Channel Year Source
Meethi Choori No 1 Herself Imagine TV 2010 [59]
Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan Herself Imagine TV 2011 [60]
Koffee With Karan (Season-3, Episode 10) Herself ( Supporting Appearance ) Star World 2011 [61]
The Bachelorette India- Mere Khayaalon ki Mallika Finale Co-host & Guest Life OK 2013 [62]
Bigg Boss 8 Contestant Colors 2014 [63]
Box Cricket League Player for Rowdy Bangalore Sony TV 2014 [64]
Dance Ki Takkar 3 Herself Star Plus 2015 [65]
Killer Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah Herself &TV 2015
Desi Explorers Jordan Host Web Series 2016 [66]
Desi Explorers Taiwan Host Web Series 2016 [67]
Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao Herself Plus TV 2016 [68]
Dance Ki Takkar 5 Herself Star Plus 2017 [69]
Bigg Boss 10 Herself Colors TV 2017 [70]

Special & Guest appearances

Show Role Channel Year Source
Ajab Prem Ki Kahani (Valentine Special Show) Special performance ( with Vivian Dsena ) STAR One 2011 [71]
Punar Vivah Special Performance in Zee 20 years celebration episode ( with Ashish Sharma ) Zee TV 2012 [72]
Do Dil Ek Jaan Special Appearance Life OK 2013 [73]
Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq Special Appearance Life OK 2013 [74]
Holi Hai Life OK Hai (Holi Special Show) Guest & Performance ( with Gaurav S Bajaj ) Life OK 2014 [75]

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2012 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Nayi Jodi (Shared with Ashish Sharma) Rab Se Sona Ishq Nominated[76]
2014 Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Performer of the Year - Female (Shared with Sanjeeda Sheikh) Pakhi Ka Rishta Won[77]
Best Actress - Popular Nominated[77]
ON-Screen Couple of the year (Shared with Ashish Singh)
Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Beti Nominated[78]
Favourite Saas-Bahu
Favourite Naya Sadasya - Female
Sahib Chaggar Awards Best Actress - Popular Won[79]
Favourite Naya Sadasya - Female Nominated[79]
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Favourite Bahu
Most Stylish Sadasya - Female
Favourite Nayi Jodi

See also

List of Indian television actresses


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