Dheeraj Dhoopar

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Dheeraj Dhoopar
Dheeraj Dhoopar at the Zee Cine Awards 2019.jpg
Dhoopar at the Zee Cine Awards 2019
Born (1984-12-20) December 20, 1984 (age 36)
  • Actor
  • model
Years active2009–present
Notable work
(m. 2016)

Dheeraj Dhoopar (born 20 December 1984) is an Indian actor and model known for his portrayal of Prem Bharadwaj in Sasural Simar Ka and Karan Luthra in Kundali Bhagya.[1] In 2020, he also did a cameo in Naagin 5 as Cheel Aakesh and Rakshas Shakura.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Dhoopar (left) with wife Vinny Arora at Zee Rishtey Awards, 2018

Dhoopar was born to Sushil Dhoopar on 20 December 1984.[3][4] He married actress Vinny Arora on 16 November 2016 in Delhi. They first met on the sets of Maat Pitaah Ke Charnon Mein Swarg.[5]

Early life[edit]

Dhoopar started his career as a model and featured in over hundred commercials for brands like Maruti Suzuki, Parker, Dabur Honey, Samsung Galaxy, Videocon Mobile.[6] Before venturing in acting, Dhoopar did a course in fashion designing.[7]


Dhoopar made his television debut with Maat Pitaah Ke Charnon Mein Swarg as Ansh.[8] He also played Bhavesh Patil in Star Plus's Behenein, Sushant in Mrs. Tendulkar and Shikhar in Zindagi Kahe – Smile Please.[9] He also made a cameo appearance in Sony TV's Kuch Toh Log Kahenge.[10]

From 2013 to 2017, he portrayed Prem Bhardwaj in Colors TV's Sasural Simar Ka opposite Dipika Kakar.[11][12] He also hosted the grand finale of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.[13] Since 2017, he is playing the lead role of Karan Luthara in Zee TV's Kundali Bhagya.[14][15]

In 2019, he also hosted Dance India Dance 7 but later quit.[16]

In 2020, Dhoopar portrayed Cheel Aakesh in Naagin 5.[17]



Year Show Role
2009 Maat Pitaah Ke Charnon Mein Swarg Ansh
2010 Behenein Bhavesh Patel
2011 Mrs. Tendulkar Sushant
Zindagi Kahe – Smile Please Shikhar
2012 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Amar
2013–2017 Sasural Simar Ka Prem Bharadwaj
2013 Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon Guest
2014 Beintehaa
Bigg Boss 8
2014–2015 Box Cricket League 1 Contestant
2015 Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur Guest
2016 Box Cricket League 2 Contestant
2016 Sohaagi Sindoor Dhrubo
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Guest
2017–present Kundali Bhagya Karan Luthra
2017-2018 Kumkum Bhagya
2017 Entertainment Ki Raat Guest
2019 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Host
Dance India Dance
Haiwaan : The Monster Cameo
2020 Naagin 5 Aakesh/Shakura
2021 Indian Pro Music League Guest

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Opposite Singer Channel
2020 Viah Nai Karuana[18] Shraddha Arya Asees Kaur Desi Music Factory
2020 Mera Dil[18] Mairien James T-Series Apna Punjab
2020 Humko Tum Mil Gaye[18] Hina Khan Naresh Sharma and Vishal Mishra VYRLOriginals
2021 Jogiya[19] Smriti Kalra Shibani Kashyap amplify

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Show Result Reference
2015 Indian Television Academy Awards Rishtey Naate Award Sasural Simar Ka Won
2017 Zee Rishtey Awards Favorite Naya Sadasya Kundali Bhagya Won
2018 Gold Awards Best Actor Male (Popular) Kundali Bhagya Nominated [20]
Best Jodi (Popular)

(with Shraddha Arya)

2019 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in Lead Role (Popular) Nominated [21]
Best Jodi (Popular)

(with Shraddha Arya)

Gold Awards Best Actor Male (Popular) Won [22]
Best Jodi (Popular)

(with Shraddha Arya)

Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Popular) Won [23][24]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Big challenge to replace Shoaib in 'Sasural...': Dheeraj Dhoopar". 12 March 2013.
  2. ^ Sharma, Aditi (10 August 2022). "'Naagin 5' cast: Hina Khan as Aadi Naagin, Dheeraj Dhoopar as Cheel Aakesh & others". Republic World. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  3. ^ Agarwal, Stuti (16 June 2013). "Dheeraj Dhoopar's love for his dad". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  4. ^ Nayak, Greeshma (21 December 2020). "Dheeraj Dhoopar's co-star Shraddha Arya wishes him, wife Vinny calls them 'goofster twins'". Republic World. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  5. ^ "TV actors Dheeraj Dhoopar and Vinny Arora are married". IndiaToday. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Dheeraj Dhoopar elated to bag ad with Vidya Balan - Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". 16 April 2013.
  7. ^ Chatterjee, Swasti (12 June 2013). "Actor Dheeraj Dhoopar is a fashion designer". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  8. ^ Mulchandani, Amrita (16 May 2013). "I am not single anymore: Dheeraj Dhoopar". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  9. ^ Keshri, Kalyani Prasad (25 August 2010). "Dheeraj Dhoopar to enter 'Behenein'". Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  10. ^ Maheshwari, Neha (27 August 2012). "Dheeraj to fall in love with Dr Nidhi". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  11. ^ "Emotional scenes tough for Dheeraj Dhoopar". Zee News. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  12. ^ "New 'Prem' in Simar's life". Hindustan Times. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  13. ^ "Dheeraj Dhoopar to host grand finale of 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa'". Business Standard India. 23 January 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  14. ^ "Dheeraj Dhoopar starrer Kundali Bhagya becomes the biggest weekday launch since 2016". The Times of India. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  15. ^ Keshri, Shweta (15 April 2021). "Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya cast head to Goa for shoot amid lockdown in Maharashtra". India Today. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  16. ^ Divya Kaushik (5 April 2019). "Dheeraj Dhoopar to host next season of Dance India Dance". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Naagin 5 update, August 15: Cheel Aakesh has his eyes on Sarvashreshta Adi Naagin - Times of India". The Times of India. 16 August 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  18. ^ a b c Vivek, Arundhati (29 October 2020). "Dheeraj Dhoopar shines once again in 'Mera Dil' music video". Republic World. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  19. ^ Vivek, Arundhati (18 March 2021). "Shibani Kashyap shares teaser of her upcoming song 'Jogiya' featuring Dheeraj Dhoopar". Republic World. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  20. ^ "Gold Awards 2018 Winners List: Nakuul-Surbhi-Ishqbaaaz team win big; Jennifer Winget-Mouni Roy among awardees | PINKVILLA". www.pinkvilla.com. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  21. ^ Baddhan, Raj (20 March 2019). "Indian Telly Awards 2019: Winners list". Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  22. ^ "Nominations for 12th Boroplus Gold Awards, 2019". 12th Gold Awards.
  23. ^ Baddhan, Raj (11 November 2019). "ITA Awards 2019: Winners list". Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  24. ^ "ITA Awards 2019 Winners List: Kundali Bhagya, Shivangi Joshi, Dheeraj Dhoopar, Kapil Sharma Win Big At The Indian Television Academy Awards In Indore | 📺 LatestLY". LatestLY. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2020.

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