Dheeraj Dhoopar

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Dheeraj Dhoopar
Dheeraj Dhoopar at the Zee Cine Awards 2019.jpg
Dhoopar in 2019
Born (1984-12-20) 20 December 1984 (age 38)[1]
  • Actor
  • model
Years active2009–present
Notable workSasural Simar Ka
Kundali Bhagya
Sherdil Shergill
(m. 2016)

Dheeraj Dhoopar (born 20 December 1984) is an Indian actor and model who appears in Hindi television. He is best known for his portrayal of Prem Bharadwaj in Sasural Simar Ka and Karan Luthra in Kundali Bhagya for which he received several awards including Gold Awards and Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actor Male (Popular).[2]

Personal life[edit]

Dhoopar 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] In April 2022, they announced that they were expecting their first child.[6][7] On 10 August 2022, the couple had their first child, a boy, Zayn.[8][9][10]


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.[11] Before venturing in acting, Dhoopar did an advanced course in fashion designing as well as worked as an airline cabin crew member.[12][13]

Dhoopar made his television debut with Maat Pitaah Ke Charnon Mein Swarg as Ansh.[14] He also played Bhavesh Patel in Star Plus's Behenein, Sushant in Mrs. Tendulkar and Shikhar in Zindagi Kahe – Smile Please. He also made a cameo appearance in Sony TV's Kuch Toh Log Kahenge.[15]

From 2013 to 2017, he portrayed Prem Bhardwaj in Colors TV's Sasural Simar Ka opposite Dipika Kakar.[16][17] He also hosted the grand finale of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.[18] From 2017 to 2022, he has played the lead role of Karan Luthra in Zee TV's Kundali Bhagya opposite Shraddha Arya.[19][20]

In 2019, he also hosted Dance India Dance 7 but later quit.[21]

In 2020, Dhoopar portrayed a cameo role of Cheel Akesh and Shakura respectively, opposite Hina Khan in Naagin 5.[22]

In June 2022, Dhoopar quitted Kundali to take a paternity break for his pregnant wife Vinny Arora.[23] In the same month he signed Colors TV's upcoming series Sherdil Shergill opposite Surbhi Chandna as Rajkumar Yadav.[24] The following month Dhoopar announced that he is participating in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10 but walked out of the show in Week 4 owing to health and personal issues.[25][26]


Dhoopar was ranked in The Times Most Desirable Men On TV at No. 12[27] in 2019, at No. 9[28] in 2020.

Dhoopar was ranked in The Times Most Desirable Men at No. 47[29] in 2019, at No. 45[30] in 2020.



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2009 Maat Pitaah Ke Charnon Mein Swarg Ansh [31]
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 [32]
2014–2016 Box Cricket League Contestant 2 seasons [citation needed]
2016 Sohaagi Sindoor Dhrubo
2017–2022 Kundali Bhagya Karan Luthra [33]
2019 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Host Grand finale [34]
DID: Battle Of The Champions 2 episodes [35][36]
2022 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10 Contestant 15th place [37][38][26]
2022–2023 Sherdil Shergill Rajkumar Yadav [24][39]

Special appearances[edit]

Year Title Role
2013 Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon Prem Bharadwaj
2014 Beintehaa
Bigg Boss 8
2015 Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Himself
2017 Entertainment Ki Raat
2017/2018 Kumkum Bhagya Karan Luthra
2019 Haiwaan: The Monster Unknown
2020 Naagin 5 Akesh/Shakura
2021 Indian Pro Music League Himself
Bhagya Lakshmi Karan Luthra

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2020 Viah Nai Karuana Asees Kaur [40]
Mera Dil Mairien James [41]
Humko Tum Mil Gaye Naresh Sharma and Vishal Mishra [42]
2021 Jogiya Shibani Kashyap [43]
2022 Kafan Shekhar Khanijo [44]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Show Result Ref.
2015 15th Indian Television Academy Awards Rishtey Naate Award Sasural Simar Ka Won
2018 Gold Awards Best Actor Male (Popular) Kundali Bhagya Nominated
Best Jodi (Popular)

(with Shraddha Arya)

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

(with Shraddha Arya)

Gold Awards Best Actor Male (Popular) Won [45]
Best Jodi (Popular)

(with Shraddha Arya)

2022 21st Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Popular) Won [46]
22nd Indian Television Academy Awards Popular Actor - Drama Nominated [47]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dheeraj Dhooper shares winsome pictures from his birthday celebration with his wife Vinny Arora; thanks for the Surprise". Times of India. 22 December 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Big challenge to replace Shoaib in `Sasural...`: Dheeraj Dhoopar". Zee News. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  3. ^ Agarwal, Stuti (16 June 2013). "Dheeraj Dhoopar's love for his dad". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Dheeraj Dhoopar Celebrates His 36th Birthday With Kundali Bhagya Co-Stars And Wife Vinny Arora". Zee5. 21 December 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  5. ^ "TV actors Dheeraj Dhoopar and Vinny Arora are married". IndiaToday. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  6. ^ Khan, Tahira (3 April 2022). "'Kundali Bhagya' actor Dheeraj Dhoopar, wife Vinny Arora expecting their first baby, share adorable post". Zee News. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Kundali Bhagya actor Dheeraj Dhoopar, wife Vinny Arora announce pregnancy: 'We're expecting, a tiny miracle'". The Indian Express. 3 April 2022. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  8. ^ "Kundali Bhagya star Dheeraj Dhoopar welcomes baby boy with wife Vinny Dhoopar". DNA India. 10 August 2022. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  9. ^ "Dheeraj Dhoopar, wife Vinny Arora welcome their first child: 'All of God's grace in one tiny face'". Hindustan Times. 10 August 2022. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  10. ^ ""Dheeraj Dhoopar REVEALS his baby boy's name as he shares an adorable PIC with him; Find Out"". Pinkvilla. 10 September 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Dheeraj Dhoopar elated to bag ad with Vidya Balan". 16 April 2013.
  12. ^ Chatterjee, Swasti (12 June 2013). "Actor Dheeraj Dhoopar is a fashion designer". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  13. ^ "You won't believe what Kundali Bhagya's Dheeraj Dhoopar used to do before entering TV industry". India Today. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  14. ^ Mulchandani, Amrita (16 May 2013). "I am not single anymore: Dheeraj Dhoopar". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  15. ^ Maheshwari, Neha (27 August 2012). "Dheeraj to fall in love with Dr Nidhi". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  16. ^ "Emotional scenes tough for Dheeraj Dhoopar". Zee News. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  17. ^ "New 'Prem' in Simar's life". Hindustan Times. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  18. ^ "Dheeraj Dhoopar to host grand finale of 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa'". Business Standard India. 23 January 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  19. ^ "Dheeraj Dhoopar starrer Kundali Bhagya becomes the biggest weekday launch since 2016". The Times of India. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ Divya Kaushik (5 April 2019). "Dheeraj Dhoopar to host next season of Dance India Dance". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  22. ^ "Naagin 5 update, August 15: Cheel Aakesh has his eyes on Sarvashreshta Adi Naagin". The Times of India. 16 August 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  23. ^ Farzeen, Sana (14 June 2022). "Dheeraj Dhoopar – "Not just my fans but co-actors could not believe that I'm leaving Kundali"". Indian Express. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  24. ^ a b Maheshwari, Neha (14 June 2022). "Breaking! Dheeraj Dhoopar signs a new show; will romance Surbhi Chandna in Saurabh Tewari's next". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  25. ^ Keshri, Shweta (21 July 2022). "After Paras Kalnawat and Nia Sharma, Dheeraj Dhoopar and Niti Taylor are also revealed to be confirmed contestants for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10". India Today. Retrieved 21 July 2022.
  26. ^ a b "Dheeraj Dhoopar quits Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10 owing to health issues". The Indian Express. Retrieved 21 September 2022.
  27. ^ "The Times 20 Most Desirable Men on Television 2019". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  28. ^ "Meet The Times 20 Most Desirable Men on Television 2020". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  29. ^ "Times 50 Most Desirable Men: Here are the stars who bagged the place in the coveted list". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  30. ^ "The Times Most Desirable Man of 2020: Sushant Singh Rajput – Philosopher, dreamer, charmer". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  31. ^ "I am not single anymore: Dheeraj Dhoopar". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  32. ^ "Here's what Dheeraj Dhoopar has to say about romancing a fly in Sasural Simar Ka". India Today. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  33. ^ "'Kundali Bhagya' actor Dheeraj Dhoopar on playing a Sardar: It feels special". www.indiatvnews.com. 8 February 2022. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  34. ^ "Kundali Bhagya actor Dheeraj Dhoopar to host Sa Re Ga Ma Pa grand finale". India Today. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  35. ^ "Host Dheeraj Dhooper quits Dance India Dance, says he needs to focus on other commitments". Hindustan Times. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  36. ^ "Actor Dheeraj Dhoopar quits Kareena Kapoor's Dance India Dance. Here's why". India Today. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  37. ^ Maheshwari, Neha (18 July 2022). "Dheeraj Dhoopar and Niti Taylor in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  38. ^ "Shilpa Shinde, Nia Sharma, Dheeraj Dhoopar and Paras Kalnawat feature in new promos of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10". The Times of India. 8 August 2022. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  39. ^ "Shooting begins of TV Show 'Sherdil Shergill' starring Dheeraj Dhoopar and Surbhi Chandna". ABP Live. 25 June 2022. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  40. ^ "Viah Nai Karauna sung By Asees Kaur fDheeraj Dhoopar And Shraddha Arya". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 9 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  41. ^ "देखिए 'कुंडली भाग्य' फेम धीरज धूुपर का पंजाबी गाना 'मेरा दिल'". Navbharat Times (in Hindi). Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  42. ^ "Hina Khan on Humko Tum Mil Gaye: Besides being a romantic number, it also has a strong message". The Indian Express. 15 September 2020. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  43. ^ "Dheeraj Dhoopar and Smriti Kalra to feature in a Punjabi love song 'Jogiya'". The Times of India. 26 March 2021. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  44. ^ "Kafan (Official Video) | Shekhar Khanijo | Dheeraj Dhoopar | Daisy Shah | Avvy Sra | Punjabi Song". YouTube. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  45. ^ "Nominations for 12th Boroplus Gold Awards, 2019". 12th Gold Awards.
  46. ^ Baddhan, Raj (11 November 2019). "ITA Awards 2019: Winners list". Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  47. ^ "The 22nd ITA Awards". Indian Television Academy. Retrieved 27 September 2022.

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