Dipika Kakar

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Dipika Kakar Ibrahim
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Dipika Kakar at Colors Indian Telly Awards
Born (1986-08-06) 6 August 1986 (age 32)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra
Other namesFaiza[1]
Years active2010–present
Known forSasural Simar Ka/ Simar
Raunak Samson
(m. 2013; div. 2015)

Shoaib Ibrahim (m. 2018)

Dipika Kakar[3] also known by her married name Dipika Kakar Ibrahim (born 6 August 1986),[4][5] is an Indian television actress.[6] She is known for playing the role of Simar Bharadwaj in Sasural Simar Ka.[7] She was a contestant in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 8. In 2017, she was participating in Nach Baliye 8 along with her present husband Shoaib Ibrahim.[8] She played a extended cameo role opposite Abhinav Kohli and Nirbhay Wadhwa in Star Plus Television Series Qayamat Ki Raat.[9] She is presently a contestant on the reality TV show Bigg Boss on Colors.[3] She appeared in the JP Dutta’s film Paltan making her entry in Bollywood in 2018.

Early Life[edit]

Kakar was born on 6 August 1986 in Pune to an army officer and mother Renu Kakar.[10] She completed her school level from CBSE board and completed graduation degree from the University of Mumbai.[11] After completing study she started working as an Air Hostess with Jet Airways for almost 3 years but due to some health issues, she left the job and joined the entertainment industry.[12]


Kakar was seen in Rishta.com in a cameo appearance in 2008. She later appeared in the role of Lakshmi in the mythological show Neer Bhare Tere Naina Devi,[13] After that, she appeared in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo as Rekha.[14][15]

In 2011, she appeared in the lead role of Simar Prem Bharadwaj in Sasural Simar Ka.[16] Dipika quit the show in 2017. She was a contestant in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8. In 2017, she was also a participant in the eighth season of dance based reality show Nach Baliye. She also appeared on the reality show Entertainment Ki Raat on Colors TV.[17]

In 2018, Kakar played the role of Suhasini in Ekta Kapoor's Qayamat Ki Raat in a cameo opposite Karishma Tanna and Vivek Dahiya.[18][19] Dipika is a celebrity contestant in the twelfth season of the Indian version of the reality TV show Big Brother, Bigg Boss.[20][21]

Kakar made her film debut with J. P. Dutta's war film Paltan.[22]

Personal Life[edit]

She started dating Shoaib Ibrahim, her co-star from Sasural Simar Ka since 2015 and later married him on 22 February 2018 after converting to Islam and taking the name Faiza.[23]


Year(s) Title Role Channel Notes Ref
2010 Neer Bhare Tere Naina Devi Lakshmi Imagine TV Debut Show [24]
2011 Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo Rekha Zee TV Supporting Role [14]
2011–17 Sasural Simar Ka Simar Bharadwaj Colors TV Lead Role [25]
2012 Kairi — Rishta Khatta Meetha In a week long crossover episodes [26]
2014 Beintehaa In Eid Special episode as Aaliya's friend [27]
2014 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 Herself Guest [28]
2015 Shastri Sisters Simar Bharadwaj In a Holi Special Crossover episode [29]
2015 Comedy Nights with Kapil Herself Guest (To Promote Jhalak) [30]
2015 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 Contestant Eliminated 2nd week – 26 July 2015 [31]
2015, 2016 Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur Simar Bharadwaj In 6 Crossover episodes [32]
2016 Balika Vadhu In a Crossover episode [33]
2017 Nach Baliye 8 Participant Star Plus With Shoaib Ibrahim [34]
2017 Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai Herself Guest Dance Appearance [35]
2017 Sajan Re Phir Jhooth Mat Bolo Sab TV Episodic Appearance [36]
2017 Bigg Boss 11 Herself Colors TV Guest [37]
2017–18 Entertainment Ki Raat Herself/Contestant Along with Ravi Dubey [17]
2018 Qayamat Ki Raat Suhasini Thakur Star Plus Cameo [38]
2018–present Bigg Boss 12 Contestant Colors Entered, Day 1 [39]


Year Film Role Notes
2018 Paltan Capt. Prithvi Singh Dagar's fiance Supporting Role

See also[edit]


  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. ^ a b Dipika Kakar is a ‘Bigg Boss 12’ contestant, husband Shoaib Ibrahim confirms!. Dnaindia.com (12 September 2018). Retrieved on 2018-09-19.
  4. ^ "Trending stories on Indian Lifestyle, Culture, Relationships, Food, Travel, Entertainment, News & New Technology News". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  5. ^ Warm birthday wishes to Sara Khan and Dipika Samson. Tellychakkar.com (6 August 2013). Retrieved on 2018-09-19.
  6. ^ Jambhekar, Shruti (24 December 2012) Daily soaps are far from reality: Dipika Samson – Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved on 19 September 2018.
  7. ^ Deepika Samson from air hostess to actress. Times of India (8 November 2011).
  8. ^ "Nach Baliye 8: Sasural Simar Ka couple Dipika Kakar, Shoaib Ibrahim confirm participation". The Indian Express. 11 March 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  9. ^ TV star Dipika Kakar to comeback with Qayamat Ki Raat starring Vivek Dahiya, Karishma Tanna | Free Press Journal. Freepressjournal.in (26 May 2018). Retrieved on 2018-09-19.
  10. ^ "Dipika Kakar Cries After Seeing Her Mother Teary-Eyed During Mehendi Ceremony". 22 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Bigg Boss 12 contestant Dipika Kakar: Biography, love life, controversies, unseen photos and videos". 18 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Bigg Boss 12: Here's why Dipika Kakar's dream of becoming an international air hostess never came to life". 16 September 2018.
  13. ^ "'B-Wood's not hot' says Dipika Samson". The Times of India. 21 April 2011.
  14. ^ a b "'Devi' Dipika now cast as Laali's sister". 29 July 2010.
  15. ^ "Bigg Boss 12: Here's why Dipika Kakar's dream of becoming an international air hostess never came to life". 17 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Dipika Samson's marriage on the rocks". The Times of India. 4 January 2012.
  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. Bollywoodlife.com (25 May 2018). Retrieved on 2018-09-19.
  19. ^ Karishma Tanna-Vivek Dahiya starrer show to be titled Qayamat Ki Raat. Bollywoodlife.com (8 May 2018). Retrieved on 2018-09-19.
  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. ^ "Sasural Simar Ka actress Dipika Kakar all set to make Bollywood debut". The Times of India. 10 February 2018.
  23. ^ "Dipika Kakar on converting to Islam: I have done it and I am proud of it". Times of India. 6 March 2018.
  24. ^ Team, Tellychakkar (28 February 2013). "Dipika Samson "packs dabba" for her boyfriend Shoaib Ibrahim".
  25. ^ "Dipika Kakar quits Sasural Simar Ka. Who will play the next fly?". The Indian Express. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  26. ^ ""Shubh Sangam" between Kairi and Sasural Simar Ka". 14 May 2012.
  27. ^ "Beintehaa's Aaliya and Zain to be joined by Rangrasiya and Sasural Simar Ka stars for Eid celebrations!". 24 July 2014.
  28. ^ "In Pics: Toral Rasputra, Preetika Rao, Harshad Arora and Deepika Samson on Jhalak Dikhla Jaa-7".
  29. ^ "Holi Special: Maha sangam episode of Shastri Sisters and Sasural Simar Ka". 23 February 2015.
  30. ^ "Vivian, Radhika, Dipika, Shamita, Raftaar and Kavita in Comedy Nights with Kapil". 24 June 2015.
  31. ^ "'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.
  32. ^ "Sasural Simar Ka-Swaragini 'maha-sangam': Simar to turn Swara's savior". 30 November 2015.
  33. ^ "Shivratri Special: Sasural Simar Ka-Balika Vadhu 'maha-sangam'". 27 February 2016.
  34. ^ "Nach Baliye 9: Sasural Simar Ka couple Dipika Kakar, Shoaib Ibrahim confirm participation". Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  35. ^ "Dipika Kakar in Star Plus' Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai". 17 April 2017.
  36. ^ "Sasural Simar Ka actress Dipika Kakkar to be seen on Sajan Re Phir Jhoot Mat Bolo". 30 August 2017.
  37. ^ "Bigg Boss 11, 29th October, 2017, written update: Jyoti Kumari gets evicted". 30 October 2017.
  38. ^ "Dipika Kakar Replaces Madhurima Tuli In Ekta Kapoor's Qayamat Ki Raat". 25 May 2018.
  39. ^ "Meet Bigg Boss 12 contestant Dipika Kakkar". 17 September 2018.