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Dipika Kakar Ibrahim
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Kakar Ibrahim at Lions Gold Awards, 2019
Dipika Kakar

(1986-08-06) 6 August 1986 (age 36)[1]
Other namesFaiza[2]
Years active2010–present
Known forSasural Simar Ka
Nach Baliye 8
Bigg Boss 12
Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum
Raunak Samson
(m. 2011; div. 2015)
(m. 2018)

Dipika Kakar Ibrahim (born 6 August 1986)[1] is an Indian actress who works in Hindi television. She is known for playing Simar in Sasural Simar Ka and Sonakshi in Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum. She participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 12 and emerged as the winner in 2018.[3] She also participated in Nach Baliye 8.[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

Dipika Kakar with her husband Shoaib Ibrahim

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][10] She converted to Islam and changed her name to Faiza.[11]


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.[12] She then appeared in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo as Rekha.[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. In 2017, she participated in Star Plus's Nach Baliye 8 with Shoaib Ibrahim.[15] She next appeared in Entertainment Ki Raat.[16]

In October 2018, Kakar participated in Bigg Boss 12.[17][18] On 30 December 2018, she emerged as the winner of the season.[19][20]

In 2019 and 2020, she portrayed Sonakshi Rastogi in Star Plus's Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum opposite Karan Grover.[21]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2010 Neer Bhare Tere Naina Devi Lakshmi/Devi
2011 Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo Rekha Prasad
2011–2017 Sasural Simar Ka Simar Bhardwaj [22]
2015 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 Contestant [23]
2017 Nach Baliye 8 Finalist [24]
2017–2018 Entertainment Ki Raat [16]
2018 Box Cricket League 3 [25]
Bigg Boss 12 Contestant Winner [26]
2019–2020 Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum Sonakshi Rastogi [27]

Special appearances

Year Title Role Ref.
2011 Rishton Se Badi Pratha Simar [16]
Bigg Boss 5
2012 Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha
Kairi — Rishta Khatta Meetha
2013 Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon [28]
2014 Beintehaa
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 [29]
2015 Shastri Sisters: Chaar Dil Ek Dhadkan
Comedy Nights with Kapil Herself
Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur Simar
2016 Balika Vadhu
2017 Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai Herself [30]
Sajan Re Phir Jhooth Mat Bolo [31]
Kundali Bhagya [32]
Bigg Boss 11 [33]
2018 Qayamat Ki Raat Suhasini Thakur [34]
Kumkum Bhagya Herself
2019 Nach Baliye 9 [16]
Kasautii Zindagii Kay Sonakshi
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
2020 Yeh Hai Chahatein
2021 Sasural Simar Ka 2 Simar [35]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2018 Paltan Capt. Prithvi Singh Dagar's fiancée Cameo [19]

Music videos

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2021 Yaar Dua Mamta Sharma [36]
2022 Jiye Toh Jiye Kaise 2.0 Stebin Ben [37]
Toota Tara Nikhita Gandhi, Saaj Bhatt [38]
Rab Ne Milayi Dhadkan Devrath Sharma [39]
Barsaat Ka Mausam Saaj Bhatt [40]
Tujhe Dekhen Meri Aankhen Mamta Sharma, Sameer Khan [41]
Muskurana Tera Saaj Bhatt [42]

Awards and nominations

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

With (Dheeraj Dhoopar)

Best Actor Female Won
Most Fit Actor Female Won [43]
2019 Best Actor (Female) Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum Nominated

See also


  1. ^ a b "Happy Birthday Dipika Kakar Ibrahim: 7 Times the Actress Showed Up Her Romantic Side on Instagram". News18. 6 August 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Dipika Kakar on changing her name to Faiza: It's a personal matter, what's in the name - Times of India".
  3. ^ "Bigg Boss 12: Sasural Simar Ka actress Dipika Kakar to enter the show". ABP. 11 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Dipika Kakar-Shoaib Ibrahim to Ravi Dubey-Sargun Mehta:TV celebs who got married after participating in Nach Baliye". Times of India. 19 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Happy Birthday, Dipika Kakar: 5 times Sasural Simar Ka actress proved she is the perfect bahu in real life". India Today. 6 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Bigg Boss 12 contestant Dipika Kakar: Biography, love life, controversies, unseen photos and videos". India Today. 18 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Bigg Boss 12: Here's why Dipika Kakar's dream of becoming an international air hostess never came to life". DNA. 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. ^ "Shoaib Ibrahim marries Dipika Kakar, see photos and videos". The Indian Express. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  10. ^ "Dipika Kakar on converting to Islam: I have done it and I am proud of it". The Times of India. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "'B-Wood's not hot' says Dipika Samson". The Times of India. 21 April 2011.
  13. ^ "Bigg Boss 12: Here's why Dipika Kakar's dream of becoming an international air hostess never came to life". DNA. 17 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Dipika Samson's marriage on the rocks". The Times of India. 4 January 2012.
  15. ^ "Nach Baliye 8: Sasural Simar Ka couple Dipika Kakar, Shoaib Ibrahim confirm participation". The Indian Express. 11 March 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  16. ^ a b c d "I said yes to Entertainment Ki Raat in five seconds: Dipika Kakar". The Indian Express. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Bigg Boss 12: Dipika Kakar to enter Salman Khan's show?". The Indian Express. 1 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Dipika Kakar: I want to rule over the Bigg Boss 12 kitchen". The Indian Express. 17 September 2018.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ "Bigg Boss 12 Winner: Dipika Kakar makes 15 heartfelt confessions about her journey on the show". The Times of India. 31 December 2018.
  21. ^ "Kahan Hum Kahan Tum first trailer: Saif Ali Khan introduces Dipika Kakar and Karan V Grover's characters". India Today.
  22. ^ "Dipika Kakar quits Sasural Simar Ka. Who will play the next fly?". The Indian Express. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  23. ^ "'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' Season 8: Dipika Samson aka Simar of 'Sasural Simar Ka' and 'Roar' Actress Nora Fatehi to Participate". Ibtimes.co.in. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  24. ^ "Nach Baliye 9: Sasural Simar Ka couple Dipika Kakar, Shoaib Ibrahim confirm participation". The Indian Express. 11 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  25. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Lucknow Nawabs wins MTV Box Cricket League Season 3". The Indian Express. 31 March 2018.
  26. ^ "Meet Bigg Boss 12 contestant Dipika Kakkar". The Indian Express. 17 September 2018.
  27. ^ "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.
  28. ^ "'Devi' Dipika now cast as Laali's sister". Tellychakkar. 29 July 2010.
  29. ^ "In Pics: Toral Rasputra, Preetika Rao, Harshad Arora and Deepika Samson on Jhalak Dikhla Jaa-7". Daily Bhaskar.
  30. ^ "Dipika Kakar in Star Plus' Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai". Tellychakkar. 17 April 2017.
  31. ^ "Sasural Simar Ka actress Dipika Kakkar to be seen on Sajan Re Phir Jhoot Mat Bolo". Times Of India. 30 August 2017.
  32. ^ "TV Hotties Divyanka Tripathi, Sanjeeda Sheikh & Deepika Samson Celebrate 'Ganesh Chaturthi' in Style. Check Out Inside Pictures". Daily Bhaskar. 1 September 2017.
  33. ^ "Bigg Boss 11, 29th October, 2017, written update: Jyoti Kumari gets evicted". Times Of India. 30 October 2017.
  34. ^ "Dipika Kakar Replaces Madhurima Tuli in Ekta Kapoor's Qayamat Ki Raat". Spotboye. 25 May 2018.
  35. ^ "Dipika kakar returns to Agra for Sasural Simar Ka 2 shot,shares her journey in video". India Today.
  36. ^ "Dipika Kakar has eyes only for husband Shoaib Ibrahim in new music video poster". India Today. Archived from the original on 1 February 2021. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  37. ^ "Shoaib Ibrahim and Dipika Kakar join forces for another music video". The Indian Express. 6 January 2022. Archived from the original on 6 January 2022. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  38. ^ "'Toota Tara' Sung By Nikhita Gandhi And Saaj Bhatt Featuring Shoaib Ibrahim And Dipika Kakar Ibrahim". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  39. ^ "Dipika Kakar-Shoaib Ibrahim Drop Music Video 'Rab Ne Milayi Dhadkan' To Celebrate 4th Wedding Anniversary". News18. 22 February 2022. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  40. ^ "Shoaib Ibrahim and Dipika Kakar's song Barsaat Ka Mausam is about budding romance in monsoon; WATCH". PINKVILLA. 4 July 2022. Retrieved 5 July 2022.
  41. ^ "शादी के 4 साल बाद दीपिका कक्कड़ और शोएब इब्राहिम पर चढ़ा स्टूडेंट बनने का खुमार, कॉलेज कैंपस में रोमांस करते आए नजर". NDTV India. Retrieved 2 November 2022.
  42. ^ Muskurana Tera by Saaj Bhatt, 28 October 2022, retrieved 2 November 2022
  43. ^ "Gold Awards 2015: Complete Winners' List". International Business Times. 22 June 2015.

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