Deepika Kakkar is a famous Indian Television actress. She is famous for performing the role of Simar Prem Bharadwaj in the television series “Sasural Simar Ka” on Colors TV. She was a participant in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 8.

In the year 2017, she was participating in Nach Baliye 8 along with her present husband Shoaib Ibrahim. She performed an extended cameo role opposite Nirbhay Wadhwa and Abhinav Kohli in Star Plus Television Series Qayamat Ki Raat.

She is presently a contestant on the popular reality TV show Bigg Boss 12 on Colors. Both Deepika and Sreesanth are one of the tough competitors inside the Bigg Boss house.

Deepika is also acted in the JP Dutta’s film Paltan making her entry in Bollywood in 2018.

Deepika Kakkar

Deepika Kakkar


deepika with in laws

deepika with in laws

Deepika Kakkar was born in Pune to an army officer and mother Renu Kakkar. She belongs to a middle-class Khatri family. She has 2 elder sisters and Deepika is Hindu by religion.

Date of Birth : 6 August 1986

Birth Place: Pune, Maharashtra, India

Father: NA( Army Officer)

Mother:  Renu Kakkar

Sister: 2 (both are elder)


Sasural Simar Ka

Sasural Simar Ka

She finished her school from CBSE board and completed graduation degree from the University of Mumbai.

After the studies, she started working as an Air Hostess with Jet Airways for almost 3 years but because of some health problems. She quit the job and joined the entertainment industry.

Deepika Kakkar started her acting career on TV with the role of Lakshmi in the fictional show Neer Bhare Tere Naina Devi. After that, she performed in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo as Rekha.

In the year 2011, she played a lead role of Simar Prem Bharadwaj in Sasural Simar Ka. Deepika left this show in 2017. She was a participant in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8. In 2017, she was also a contestant in the season 8 of dance based reality show Nach Baliye on Star Plus. Deepika also appeared on the reality show Entertainment Ki Raat on Colors TV.

In 2018, Kakkar acted the role of Suhasini in Ekta Kapoor’s Qayamat Ki Raat in a cameo opposite Karishma Tanna and Vivek Dahiya. Deepika is a celebrity contestant in the 12th season of the Indian version of the reality TV show Big Brother, Bigg Boss.

Kakkar made her movie debut in 2018 with movie “Paltan” which is directed by J.P. Dutta’s.

University: University of Mumbai, Mumbai

Educational Qualification: Graduate

Debut on TV:  Neer Bhare Tere Naina Devi (mythological show)


deepika with Shoaib Ibrahim

deepika with Shoaib Ibrahim

In 2015, she started dating Shoaib Ibrahim, her co-star from Sasural Simar Ka, and later married him on 22 February 2018 after changing to Islam and taking the name Faiza.


Real Name: Deepika Kakkar Ibrahim

Other Name: Faiza

Nickname: Dipo, Dipi

Zodiac sign: Leo

Caste: Khatri

Profession: Actress

Year Active: 2010–present

Religion: Islam (Changed from Hinduism)

Hobbies: Dancing, Reading, Listening to Music

Nationality: Indian

Famous Role: Simar Prem Bharadwaj in TV serial ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ on Colors TV (2011-2017)


Age: 32 years

Height:  in centimeters- 165cm, 1.65m (in metre), 5’5” (in feet Inches)                    

Weight: in Kilograms- 55 kg

             in Pounds- 121 lbs

Figure Measurements: 34-26-34

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Dark Brown

Favorite Things

Favorite Food: Panipuri

Actress: Madhuri Dixit

Color: Red

Favourite Song: “Sathiya tune kya kiya” of movie Love(1991)

Boys, Affairs & More

Marital Status: Married

Affairs/Boyfriends: Raunak Samson (Flight Attendant)
                                 Shoaib Ibrahim (Actor)

Marriage Date: December, 2008 (with Raunak Samson)
                           22 February 2018 (with Shoaib Ibrahim)

Marriage Destination: Maudaha Tehsil, Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh (with Shoaib Ibrahim)

Salary (approx.): ₹70,000/episode


Deepika Kakkar

Deepika Kakkar


2018PaltanSupporting RoleJ.P. Dutta’s.


2010Neer Bhare Tere Naina DeviLakshmiDebut Show
2011Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi KijoRekhaSupporting Role
2011-2017Sasural Simar KaSimar Prem BharadwajLead Role
2012Kairi — Rishta Khatta MeethaAs a Simar Prem BharadwajIn a week long crossover episodes
2014BeintehaaSimar Prem BharadwajIn Eid Special episode as Aaliya’s friend
2014Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7HerselfGuest
2015Shastri SistersSimar Prem BharadwajIn a Holi Special Crossover episode
2015Comedy Nights with KapilHerselfGuest (To Promote Jhalak)
2015Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8ContestantEliminated 2nd week – 26 July 2015
2015,2016Swaragini – Jodein Rishton Ke SurSimar Prem BharadwajIn 6 Crossover episodes
2016Balika VadhuSimar Prem BharadwajIn a Crossover episode
2017Nach Baliye 8ParticipantWith Shoaib Ibrahim
2017Koi Laut Ke Aaya HaiHerselfGuest Dance Appearance
2017Sajan Re Phir Jhoot Mat BolOHerselfEpisodic Appearance
2017Bigg Boss 11ParticipantGuest
2017-18Entertainment Ki RaatContestantAlong with Ravi Dubey
2018Qayamat Ki RaatSuhasini ThakurCameo
2018-PRESENTBigg Boss 12ContestantEntered, Day 1

In all the role, she did a genuine and stunning performance. She is in the top list of Indian TV actress.


Deepika Kakkar

indian television award


  • 2013- Colors Golden Petal Award under the category Bhavuk Personality.
  • 2015– Zee Gold Award under the category Most Fit Actress Female.
  • 2016– Zee Gold Award under the category Best Actress in a Lead Role (critics).


  • 2015- Indian Telly Award,  for the Best Actress.
  • 2016- Colors Golden Petal Award, for the Best Actress.


Present Work: Bigg Boss 12 (As a Contestant)

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In Bigg Boss 12

Deepika in bigg boss 12

Deepika in bigg boss 12

Some Other Facts of Deepika Kakkar

  • She is a dog lover.
  • She loves carrying long skirts.
  • To marry Shoaib, Deepika changed her religion to Islam and changed her name to “Faiza.”
  • She is a well-trained dancer.
  • During the free time, she prefers to listen to old songs.

Hence, that’s all about Deepika Kakkar. She is a very talented actress and also a well-trained dancer.

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