Sukirti Kandpal

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Sukirti Kandpal
Sukirti Kandpal at the success party of Box Cricket League.jpg
Sukirti Kandpal at the success party of Box Cricket League
Born (1987-11-20) 20 November 1987 (age 29)[1]
Nainital,[1] Uttarakhand, India.
Nationality Indian
Other names Suku
Occupation Model, actress
Years active 2007–present
Known for Dill Mill Gayye
Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani
Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls
Title Miss India Worldwide India 2011 and Miss Bollywood Diva

Sukirti Kandpal (born 20 November 1987) is an Indian television actress. She is famous for her roles as Dr Riddhima Gupta in Dill Mill Gayye opposite Karan Singh Grover and as Piya Dobrial in hit series Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani opposite Vivian Dsena on Star One. In 2014 she was seen in Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai. Also she was a contestant on Bigg Boss 8.[2] In 2015 she played the role of debjani in Dilli Wali Thakur Girls. In 2017, she was seen as lead in Zee TV's show Kaala Teeka season-2.

Early life & education[edit]

Kandpal was born in a Kumauni Brahman family in Nainital, Uttarakhand to Mr. and Mrs. B.D Kandpal. She has two siblings, an elder sister Bhavna Kandpal and a younger brother Manjul Kandpal.[3] During her growing up days, Sukirti wanted to pursue law as her father was a public prosecutor.[4]

Kandpal attended St. Mary's Convent High School, Nainital[5] and Sophia College for Women,[6] Mumbai.


2007-2009 & Dill Mill Gayye[edit]

Kandpal started her television career at the age of 19[7] with Jersey No. 10.[8] She was with friends at a coffee shop, when a creative director with Cinevistaas Limited spotted her and asked her to meet him later for an audition, and was selected.[9] Later in 2008, she replaced Shilpa Anand as Dr. Riddhima Gupta in the show Dill Mill Gayye[10] which became a turning point in her career.[11] In 2009, she was also seen in official music video of song Teri Yaad Mein by Kailash Kher from the album Chaandan Mein.[12]

2010-2011 & Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani[edit]

In early 2010, She appeared as Siddheshwari Singh in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo and also had a small cameo appearance in film Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010).[13] Later in 2010, she played a double role in Balaji Telefilms' supernatural romance Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani opposite Vivian Dsena. The show was inspired from The Vampire Diaries[14] and Twilight Saga [15] and gave her fame and recognition.[16]

2012 – present & Desi Explorers Web Series[edit]

After playing lead in three shows, she took a break[17] and made a comeback in 2012 with the role of Jazz in Rab Se Sona Ishq.[18] She went on to play four different persons with same face (Clones) in Life OK's Hum Ne Li Hai...Shapath's special episode "Mystery Of Clones".[19] She also co-hosted a special episode of crime based television series "Gumrah" on Channel V & Star Plus.[20] In 2013, she played lead role of Simran in Kaisa Ye Ishq Hai..ajab sa risk hai.[21] She had played a Non resident Indian (NRI) character in Rab Se Sona Ishq and she again portrayed an NRI character in Kaisa Ye Ishq Hai..ajab sa risk hai. Parts of Rab Se Sona Ishq were shot in London[22] and Kaisa Ye Ishq Hai..ajab sa risk hai in Singapore.[23] Besides doing many fiction shows, she has been part of many reality shows too. In 2014, she appeared as a contestant in Bigg Boss 8. In 2015, she played a journalist, Debjani Thakur in &TV's Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls[24] which was one of the most popular shows on television in 2015.[25] Show was inspired from Anuja Chauhan's novel Those Pricey Thakur Gurls and was shot in key locations in Delhi.[26] In 2016, she was part of a travel-centered web series called Desi Explorers as host. In 2017, She made a comeback to fiction in season-2 of Zee TV's Kaala Teeka as Naina Yug Choudhary.

In the media[edit]

She was included in Eastern Eye's list of the top 50 sexiest Asian women in 2014,[27] 2015[28] and 2016.[29] An Indian lifestyle website for men, listed her among "35 Hottest Actresses In Indian Television".[30] In 2016, listed her among "28 Sexiest Hindi Television Actresses".[31] She was ranked 20 in Television Personality 2015 poll by Sabras Radio for her show Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls.[32] She is a regular face of annual Telly Calendar featuring popular television actresses by Marinating Films and Balaji Telefilms and has been part of its all six editions till 2017.[33][34][35][36][37]

She was awarded with Aadhi Aabadi Women Achievers award in 2013 along with 18 other Indian women for her outstanding contribution in her field.[38]

In Beauty Pageants[edit]

She represented India (as Miss India Worldwide India) in Miss India Worldwide contest 2011 held in Dubai, won the title Miss Bollywood Diva and was one of the Top ten contenders among the participants spanning over 30 countries.[39][40] In 2016, She was one of the judges to Mrs. India Dubai International Beauty Pageant 2016, held in Dubai.[41]


Show Role Channel Year Source
Jersey No 10 Sakshi (Main Lead) Sab TV 2007 [42]
Deewar Ghost Star One 2008
Dill Mill Gayye Dr. Riddhima Gupta (Main Lead) Star One 2008-2009 [43]
Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo Siddheshwari Singh Zee TV 2010
Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani Piyali Abhay Raichand (Piyali Arnab Dobriyal)/ Piyashree/Piya Jaiswal and Princess Gayatri Singhi Shivranjini Maithali Gaurima Pandher (Double Role)(Main Lead) Star One 2010-11
Rab Se Sona Ishq Jazz/Jasveer Zee TV 2012 [44]
Hum Ne Li Hai...Shapath Monisha/Sonia/Leena/Bindhya and Con girl Life OK 2012 [45]
Gumrah: End of Innocence Season-2 Tanvi and host Channel V 2012 [46]
Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai Simran Rajveer Sangwaan (Simran Khanna)/ Simmy (Main Lead) Life OK 2013-14 [47]
Dilli Wali Thakur Girls Debjani Dylan Singh Shekhawat (Debjani Thakur)/ Dabbo (Main Lead) &TV 2015 [48]
Darr Sabko Lagta Hai (Episode nineteen) Rashmi &TV 2016 [49]
Tashan-e-Ishq Rajjo (Cameo) Zee TV 2016 [50]
Kaala Teeka (Season-2) Naina Yug Choudhary (Main Lead) Zee TV 2017 [51]

Reality appearances[edit]

Show Role Channel Year Source
Meethi Choori No 1 Contestant Imagine TV 2010
Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan Herself (Guest) Imagine TV 2011 [52]
Koffee With Karan (Season-3, Episode 10) Guest (Supporting Appearance) Star World 2011 [53]
The Bachelorette India- Mere Khayaalon ki Mallika Finale Co-host & Guest Life OK 2013 [54]
Bigg Boss 8 Contestant Colors 2014 [55]
Box Cricket League Season-1 Player for Rowdy Bangalore Sony TV 2014 [56]
Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah Guest &TV 2015
Desi Explorers Jordan Host Web Series 2016 [57]
Desi Explorers Taiwan Host Web Series 2016 [58]

Special & Guest appearances[edit]

Show Role Channel Year Source
Ajab Prem Ki Kahani (Valentine Special Show) Special performance (with Vivian Dsena) STAR One 2011 [59]
Punar Vivah Special Performance in Zee 20 years celebration episode (with Ashish Sharma) Zee TV 2012 [60]
Zee Rishtey Awards Red Carpet Co-host (with Ankit Gera) Zee TV 2012 [61]
Do Dil Ek Jaan Special Appearance Life OK 2013 [62]
Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq Special Appearance Life OK 2013 [63]
20th Screen Awards Co-hosted a section with Sushant Singh Life OK 2014 [64]
Holi Hai Life OK Hai (Holi Special Show) Guest & Performance (with Gaurav S Bajaj) Life OK 2014 [65]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Album Artist
2009 "Teri Yaad Mein" Chaandan Mein Kailash Kher

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2012 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Nayi Jodi (Shared with Ashish Sharma) Rab Se Sona Ishq Nominated
2013 Aadhi Aabadi Women Achievers Award Best Actress N/A Won[66]
2015 Television Style Awards Most Stylish Female N/A Nominated[67]

See also[edit]

List of Indian television actresses


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