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Dipika Kakar
Dipika Kakar at the 25th SOL Lions Gold Awards 2018 (14) (cropped).jpg
Kakar at Lions Gold Awards
Dipika Kakar

(1986-08-06) 6 August 1986 (age 34)
Other namesFaiza[1]
Years active2010–present
Known forSasural Simar Ka
Bigg Boss 12
Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum
Raunak Samson
(m. 2011; div. 2015)

(m. after 2018)

Dipika Kakar (born 6 August 1986)[3] is an Indian television actress. She is known for playing Simar Bhardwaj in Sasural Simar Ka and portraying Sonakshi Rastogi in Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum. She participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 12 and emerged as the winner in 2018.[4]

Early life

Dipika was born on 6 August 1986 in Pune, India.[5] Kakar completed her school level exams conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education and then graduated from the University of Mumbai.[6] After completing her studies she started working as a flight attendant with Jet Airways for almost 3 years. Due to some health issues, she resigned and joined the entertainment industry.[7]

Personal life

First Kakar was married to Raunak Samson in 2011 but they got separated in 2015.[8] Then, she married Shoaib Ibrahim, her co-star from Sasural Simar Ka on 22 February 2018 in Bhopal.[9] She converted to islam and changed her name to Faiza.[10]


Kakar started her career as an Air Hostess for three years in Mumbai.[8] Then, she made her television debut in 2010 with Neer Bhare Tere Naina Devi where she played Lakshmi.[11] She then appeared in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo as Rekha.[12][13]

From 2011 to 2017, she portrayed Simar Bhardwaj in Colors TV's Sasural Simar Ka.[14] In 2015, Kakar participated in the celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8.[15] In 2017, she participated in Star Plus's Nach Baliye 8 with Shoaib Ibrahim.[16] She next appeared in Entertainment Ki Raat.[17]

In 2018, Kakar played Suhasini Thakur in Star Plus's Qayamat Ki Raat.[18][19] In October 2018, Kakar participated in Bigg Boss 12.[20][21] On 30 December 2018, she emerged as the winner of the season.[22][23]

Since 2019, she has been portraying Sonakshi Rastogi in Star Plus's Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum opposite Karan Grover.[24]


Year Show Role Notes Ref
2010 Neer Bhare Tere Naina Devi Lakshmi [25]
2011 Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo Rekha [12]
2011–2017 Sasural Simar Ka Simar Bhardwaj [26]
2015 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 Contestant [27]
2017 Nach Baliye 8 Contestant With Shoaib Ibrahim [28]
2017–2018 Entertainment Ki Raat Participant [17]
2018 Qayamat Ki Raat Suhasini Thakur Cameo [29]
Bigg Boss 12 Contestant Winner [30]
2019–2020 Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum Sonakshi Rastogi [31]

Special appearances

Year Show Role Ref
2012 Kairi – Rishta Khatta Meetha Guest [32]
2014 Beintehaa Guest [33]
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 Guest [34]
2015 Shastri Sisters Guest [35]
Comedy Nights with Kapil Guest [36]
Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur Guest [37]
2016 Balika Vadhu Guest [38]
2017 Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai Dance Performance [39]
Sajan Re Phir Jhooth Mat Bolo Episodic Appearance [40]
Kundali Bhagya Guest [41]
Bigg Boss 11 Guest [42]
2018 Kumkum Bhagya Guest [43]
Box Cricket League 3 Participant [44]
2019 Nach Baliye 9 Guest


Year Film Role Notes
2018 Paltan Capt. Prithvi Singh Dagar's fiancé [22]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Show Result Reference
2015 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in Leading Role (Popular) Sasural Simar Ka Nominated
Gold Awards Best Jodi

With (Dheeraj Dhoopar)

Best Actor Female Nominated
Most Fit Actor Female N/A Won [45]
2019 Lions Gold Awards Best Reality Icon Bigg Boss 12 Won [46]
Gold Awards Best Actor (Female) Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum Nominated

See also


  1. ^ "Dipika Kakar on changing her name to Faiza: It's a personal matter, what's in the name - Times of India".
  2. ^ Shoaib Ibrahim marries Dipika Kakar, see photos and videos. The Indian Express (23 February 2018). Retrieved on 19 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Happy Birthday Dipika Kakar Ibrahim: 7 Times the Actress Showed Up Her Romantic Side on Instagram". News18. 6 August 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Bigg Boss 12: Sasural Simar Ka actress Dipika Kakar to enter the show". 11 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Happy Birthday, Dipika Kakar: 5 times Sasural Simar Ka actress proved she is the perfect bahu in real life". 6 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Bigg Boss 12 contestant Dipika Kakar: Biography, love life, controversies, unseen photos and videos". 18 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Bigg Boss 12: Here's why Dipika Kakar's dream of becoming an international air hostess never came to life". 16 September 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Is this the real reason Sasural Simar Ka actress Dipika Kakar's first marriage fell apart?". India Today.
  9. ^ "Dipika Kakar on converting to Islam: I have done it and I am proud of it". Times of India. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Dipika Kakar on converting to Islam: I have done it and I am proud of it - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  11. ^ "'B-Wood's not hot' says Dipika Samson". The Times of India. 21 April 2011.
  12. ^ a b "'Devi' Dipika now cast as Laali's sister". 29 July 2010.
  13. ^ "Bigg Boss 12: Here's why Dipika Kakar's dream of becoming an international air hostess never came to life". 17 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Dipika Samson's marriage on the rocks". The Times of India. 4 January 2012.
  15. ^ Narayan, Girija (27 July 2015). "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 Elimination: Dipika Kakar Evicted From Show". Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Nach Baliye 8: Sasural Simar Ka couple Dipika Kakar, Shoaib Ibrahim confirm participation". The Indian Express. 11 March 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  17. ^ a b "I said yes to Entertainment Ki Raat in five seconds: Dipika Kakar". The Indian Express. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  18. ^ Dipika Kakar to return to TV post marriage, with Vivek Dahiya-Karishma Tanna starrer Qayamat Ki Raat. (25 May 2018). Retrieved on 19 September 2018.
  19. ^ Karishma Tanna-Vivek Dahiya starrer show to be titled Qayamat Ki Raat. (8 May 2018). Retrieved on 19 September 2018.
  20. ^ "Bigg Boss 12: Dipika Kakar to enter Salman Khan's show?". 1 September 2018.
  21. ^ "Dipika Kakar: I want to rule over the Bigg Boss 12 kitchen". 17 September 2018.
  22. ^ a b "Bigg Boss 12: 7 lesser-known facts about Dipika Kakkar we bet you didn't know". International Business Times. 25 October 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  23. ^ "Bigg Boss 12 Winner: Dipika Kakar makes 15 heartfelt confessions about her journey on the show". The Times of India.
  24. ^ "Kahan Hum Kahan Tum first trailer: Saif Ali Khan introduces Dipika Kakar and Karan V Grover's characters". India Today.
  25. ^ Team, Tellychakkar (28 February 2013). "Dipika Samson "packs dabba" for her boyfriend Shoaib Ibrahim".
  26. ^ "Dipika Kakar quits Sasural Simar Ka. Who will play the next fly?". The Indian Express. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  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 26 May 2015.
  28. ^ "Nach Baliye 9: Sasural Simar Ka couple Dipika Kakar, Shoaib Ibrahim confirm participation". Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  29. ^ "Dipika Kakar Replaces Madhurima Tuli in Ekta Kapoor's Qayamat Ki Raat". 25 May 2018.
  30. ^ "Meet Bigg Boss 12 contestant Dipika Kakkar". 17 September 2018.
  31. ^ "Dipika Kakar- Karan V Grover's show to be titled as Kahaan Hum- Kahaan Tum, Producer Sandip Sikcand confirms - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  32. ^ ""Shubh Sangam" between Kairi and Sasural Simar Ka". 14 May 2012.
  33. ^ "Beintehaa's Aaliya and Zain to be joined by Rangrasiya and Sasural Simar Ka stars for Eid celebrations!". 24 July 2014.
  34. ^ "In Pics: Toral Rasputra, Preetika Rao, Harshad Arora and Deepika Samson on Jhalak Dikhla Jaa-7".
  35. ^ "Holi Special: Maha sangam episode of Shastri Sisters and Sasural Simar Ka". 23 February 2015.
  36. ^ "Vivian, Radhika, Dipika, Shamita, Raftaar and Kavita in Comedy Nights with Kapil". 24 June 2015.
  37. ^ "Sasural Simar Ka-Swaragini 'maha-sangam': Simar to turn Swara's savior". 30 November 2015.
  38. ^ "Shivratri Special: Sasural Simar Ka-Balika Vadhu 'maha-sangam'". 27 February 2016.
  39. ^ "Dipika Kakar in Star Plus' Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai". 17 April 2017.
  40. ^ "Sasural Simar Ka actress Dipika Kakkar to be seen on Sajan Re Phir Jhoot Mat Bolo". 30 August 2017.
  41. ^ "TV Hotties Divyanka Tripathi, Sanjeeda Sheikh & Deepika Samson Celebrate 'Ganesh Chaturthi' in Style. Check Out Inside Pictures". 1 September 2017.
  42. ^ "Bigg Boss 11, 29th October, 2017, written update: Jyoti Kumari gets evicted". 30 October 2017.
  43. ^ "Dipika-Shoaib, Manish Goplani-Aditi Sharma join Zee TV's Kumkum Bhagya Saawan Mahotsav". 23 July 2018.
  44. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Lucknow Nawabs wins MTV Box Cricket League Season 3". 31 March 2018.
  45. ^ "Gold Awards 2015: Complete Winners' List". International Business Times.
  46. ^ "Dipika Kakar, Surbhi Chandna win big at Lions Gold Awards | Full Winners List". India Today.

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