Keerti Gaekwad Kelkar

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Keerti Gaekwad Kelkar
Born (1984-01-21) 21 January 1984 (age 35)
Years active2002–present
Known forSasural Simar Ka’s Simar
Spouse(s)Sharad Kelkar (June 2005-present)
Children1 Daughter (Kesha Kelkar)

Keerti Gaekwad Kelkar (born 21 January 1984) is an Indian television actress and model. She is prominently known for playing the leading character of Simar Prem Bharadwaj in television series Sasural Simar Ka. She began her career in 2002 with her first television debut in Kammal. In 2004, she did a TV series called Aakrosh, where she met the love of her life Sharad Kelkar who is a famous Bollywood and Indian Television Celebrity and Ex-Physical Trainer. She did a quite a number of TV shows and in some of them, she was cast opposite to her husband.


She debuted as Kammal in Kammal and went on to play "Kanan" in Kahiin To Hoga and "Niharika Raizada" in Sinndoor Tere Naam Ka on Zee TV. She participated with her husband Sharad Kelkar in the second season of dance reality show Nach Baliye. In 2011, she took a Break from television. In 2017, she entered the Popular series Sasural Simar Ka as Simar, replacing the former Protagonist Dipika Kakar who was previously playing Simar.[1] About her Comeback to screen after six years, she added "I wanted to return to television with a good project. Over the years, family took precedence and I was happy with that. But then, Colors approached me for Simar’s role in Sasural Simar Ka, and I was sold. I am nervous and excited at the same time to face the camera after so long. She continues "Television has changed so much over the past few years, there are many new concepts and formats. Even the viewers are open to Storylines and narratives that were unfathomable earlier." About Replacing Dipika and her entry in the show, she said "Though the character of Simar is already established, the challenge lies in adding some freshness to it. I wouldn't have taken it up if it wasn't so challenging. I’ve seen Dipika in Sasural Simar Ka, and she’s been fabulous. The show will bring its focus back on the Mother-daughter relationship and I believe that I will portray the role perfectly since I am also a mother." The show ended in March 2018.

Personal life[edit]

Keerti married her co-star from Sindoor Tere Naam Ka and Saat Phere, Sharad Kelkar.


Year Movie Role Co-Stars(s) Language
2005 Kanyadaan Nandini Ravi Kishan Bojpuri

Kiah Films Production[edit]

Year Movie Producer Director(s) Co-Producer(s) Language
2018 Idak Herself Deepak Gawade/ Archana Borhade Sharad Kelkar/ Baishakhi Banerjee Marathi


Year Serial Role Co-Star Channel
2002 Har Mod Par Hansa Ravi Kishan and Buddhaditya Mohanty Sahara TV[2]
2002–2003 Kammal Kammal Manav Jajoo Sandeep Baswana Zee TV
2004 Aakrosh Sharad Kelkar DD National
2004–2006 Kahiin To Hoga Kanan Sinha Star Plus
2005 Hotel Kingston Star One
2005-2006 India Calling Manisha Kapoor / Mini Star One
2005–2007 Sinndoor Tere Naam Ka Niharika Rudra Raizada Pracheen Chauhan / Anand Suryavanshi / Sharad Kelkar / Sachin Sharma Zee TV
2006 Nach Baliye 2 Contestant Sharad Kelkar Star One
2006–2007 Saat Phere - Saloni Ka Safar Chandni Nahar Singh / Devika Nahar Singh (Double Role) Sharad Kelkar / Akshay Anand / Sachin Sharma Zee TV
2007-2008 Solhah Singaarr Sonia Shakti Chaturvedi / Fake Shagun Sumer Chaturvedi Sachin Tyagi / Faisal Raza Khan Sahara One
2008–2010 Choti Bahu - Sindoor Bin Suhagan Mrinalini Vivek Purohit Rajiv Kumar / Raj Logani Zee TV
2017–2018 Sasural Simar Ka Simar Prem Bharadwaj Dheeraj Dhoopar / Mazher Sayed Colors TV


  1. ^ "Keerti Gaekwad Kelkar replaces Dipika Kakar in 'Sasural Simar Ka' | The Siasat Daily". Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Sahara builds up primetime fare around 'Har Mod Par'". Indian Television Dot Com. 20 August 2002. Retrieved 15 July 2019.