Divyanka Tripathi

Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya (née Tripathi;[1] born 14 December 1984) is an Indian television actress.[2] She is known for playing Vidya Pratap Singh in Zee TV's Banoo Main Teri Dulhann and Dr. Ishita Iyer Bhalla in Star Plus's Yeh Hai Mohabbatein.[3] In 2017, participated in the dance reality show Nach Baliye 8 and emerged as the winner.[4] In 2021, she participated at Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 as a contestant where she emerged as the runner-up.

Divyanka Tripathi
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Tripathi in 2017
Born (1984-12-14) 14 December 1984 (age 37)
Alma materNehru Institute of Mountaineering
Known for
Spouse(s)
(m. 2016)

Early life

Tripathi was born on 14 December 1984[5] in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.[6][7] She attended Nutan College in Bhopal.[8] She completed a mountaineering course from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarkashi.[9]

Career

Tripathi started her career as an anchor on All India Radio, Bhopal. She participated in Pantene Zee Teen Queen in 2003 and won the title of Miss Beautiful Skin.[10] In 2004, Tripathi participated in India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj and ended up being in top 8 from Bhopal zone.[11] She again contested from the Indore zone where she was declared the runner up.[12] This ensured her qualification for phase 2 of the contest where she lost eventually.[8] In 2005, she was crowned Miss Bhopal.[13]

Tripathi made her acting debut in a telefilm for Doordarshan and later presented a show called Akash Vani.[14] In 2005, she acted in Star One's Yeh Dil Chahe More as Payal followed by Viraasat as Melanie in 2006. In August 2006, Tripathi was roped in for Zee TV's drama fiction Banoo Main Teri Dulhann by playing the dual roles of Vidya and Divya.[15] She received recognition for the role of Vidya and her onscreen pair with Sharad Malhotra. She won many awards for her performance in the show including the Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actress in Drama Category[16] and the Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face.[17] The show ran for three years and ended in 2009.[18] She participated in Zee TV's Khana Khazana as a contestant in 2006.

 
Tripathi in 2010

In 2007, Tripathi participated in Sahara One's reality show, Jjhoom India as a contestant.[19] In 2008, she participated in Imagine TV's Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan.[20] In the same year she presented 9X's Jalwa Four 2 Ka 1.[21] In 2009, Tripathi featured in the second season of Star Plus's horror thriller Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai.[22] In 2010, she played the role of Rashmi Sharma, a housewife in SAB TV's comedy drama Mrs. & Mr. Sharma Allahabadwale. In 2011 Tripathi participated in Imagine TV's Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout. She later played the lead in SAB TV's Chintu Chinki Aur Ek Badi Si Love Story as Suman, followed by appearing in an episodic appearance in Adaalat.[23] In 2012, she acted in Star Plus's Teri Meri Love Stories as Nikita opposite Iqbal Khan.

In 2013, she portrayed the character of Dr. Ishita Bhalla, an infertile dentist who marries a chief executive officer, in order to provide maternal affection to his daughter in Ekta Kapoor's show Yeh Hai Mohabbatein opposite Karan Patel.[24][25][26]

 
Tripathi on the sets of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein in 2015

The show premiered in December 2013 and ran successfully for six years until it ended at the end of 2019.[27][28][29] Her portrayal of Ishita won her many awards and nominations such as the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role,[30] the Lions Gold Award for Best Actress in Lead Role, and the Boroplus Gold Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role.[31] In 2015, she received a Shan-E-Bhopal Award.[32] In 2016, she received two awards at the Gold Awards for Face of The Year and Best Actress in a Lead Role.[33]

In 2016, Tripathi participated in Colors TV's sports reality show, Box Cricket League 2. Later in the same year, she made an cameo appearance in Life OK's Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant along with Anita Hassanandani, Hina Khan and Karanvir Bohra. In 2017, she participated in Nach Baliye 8 with her husband Vivek Dahiya and emerged as the winner whilst Mohit Sehgal, Sanaya Irani became finalists.[34][35]

In 2018, Tripathi made an appearance on Kanpur Wale Khuranas. In early 2019, Tripathi presented Star Plus's singing reality show The Voice 3.[36] In June 2019, Tripathi made an cameo appearance in Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum starring Dipika Kakar.[37] In 2020, she made an appearance on The Greedy Closet. In December 2020, Tripathi presented Sony TV's crime show, Crime Patrol until March 2021.[38][39] In 2021, she participated in Colors TV's stunt based reality show, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 as a contestant.[40][41][42]

Personal life

Tripathi dated actor Sharad Malhotra, her co-actor from Banoo Main Teri Dulhann, but they broke up in 2015.[43]

 
With her husband Vivek Dahiya, 2016

On 16 January 2016, she got engaged to her Ye Hai Mohabbatein co-actor Vivek Dahiya.[44][45] The couple got married on 8 July 2016 in Bhopal.[46]

In the media

In 2014, Tripathi was ranked 23 among the "35 Hottest Actresses In Indian Television" by MensXP.com, an Indian lifestyle website for men.[47]

 
Tripathi in 2017

In 2017, she became the first Indian television actress who appeared in the Forbes Celebrity 100, a list based on the income and popularity of India's celebrities.[48][49]

In 2017, Tripathi posted some emotional tweets condemning the rape of a 12-year-old girl in Chandigarh on Independence Day (15 August), some of which she addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to take strict action against the rapist.[50]

In the same year, Tripathi was trolled for her character Haryanavi from the serial Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. She was called pathetic and disgusting for using dark brown makeup for this role. About this Tripathi replied to the troll by saying:

If I chose to be dark... How's it pathetic? Do you find it pathetic? You guys don't even think before bashing! Which Indian actor will voluntarily choose to look dark on screen? It's not usual!!!", "Know me first before judging! I'm doing that make up myself! Everyday! So please... Watch the track, understand and respect instead of writing baseless provocative comments![51]

In 2020, Tripathi won the title of "International Iconic Most Popular Face Of Indian Television 2020"[52]

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2004 India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj Contestant
2006–2009 Banoo Main Teri Dulhann Vidya Pratap Singh / Divya Shukla
2006 Khana Khazana Contestant
2008 Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan
Jalwa Four 2 Ka 1 Presenter
2009 Intezaar Radhika / Meera
2010 Mrs. & Mr. Sharma Allahabadwale Rashmi Sharma
2011 Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout Contestant
Chintu Chinki Aur Ek Badi Si Love Story Chinki
Adaalat Kumud Sharma / Flavia Golmes
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Nikita
Ramayan Devi Apsara
2013 Savdhaan India Resham
Comedy Circus Contestant
2013–2019 Yeh Hai Mohabbatein Dr. Ishita Bhalla
2014–2015 Box Cricket League 1 Contestant [53]
2017 Nach Baliye 8 Winner [54]
2019 The Voice 3 Host [55][56]
2021 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 Contestant 1st runner-up [57]

Special appearances

Year Title Role Ref.
2005 Viraasat Melanie Kapoor
2007 Kasamh Se Vidya
Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar
2008 Chotti Bahu
2010 F.I.R. Rashmi
2011 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Suman
2013 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Ishita
2015 Tere Sheher Mein
Nach Baliye 7
Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan
2016 Diya Aur Baati Hum
Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant
2018 Kundali Bhagya Herself
Kanpur Wale Khuranas
2019 Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum
Nach Baliye 9
Yeh Hai Chahatein Ishita
2020 The Greedy Closest Herself

Films

Year Title Role Ref.
2012 Lala Hardaul Rani Padmavati [58][59]
2014 A Divorce to Remember Zara [60]

Web series

Year Title Role Ref.
2019 Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala Chef Nithya Sharma [61]

Music videos

Year Title Singer Label Ref.
2022 Babul Da Vehda Asees Kaur MB Music [62]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Show Result
2007 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Banoo Main Teri Dulhann Won[16]
Indian Telly Awards Fresh New Face (Female) Won[17]
Most Popular On-Screen Couple
(with Sharad Malhotra)
Gold Awards Emami Golden Skin Won[63]
2008 Best Actress in a Lead Role Won[64]
Star Guild Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2012 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Comic Role Chintu Chinki Aur Ek Badi Si Love Story Nominated
2014 Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! On-Screen Couple of the Year Ye Hai Mohabbatein Nominated
Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Won[65]
Best Onscreen Couple
(with Karan Patel)
Gold Awards Boroplus Face of the Year Won[66]
2015 Indian Telly Awards Best Jodi (with Karan Patel) Won[67]
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) Nominated
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actress in Lead Role (Fiction) Nominated
Asian Viewers Television Awards Best Actress of the Year Won[68]
2016 Gold Awards Boroplus Face of the Year Won[33]
Best Actress in a Lead Role
Best Jodi
(with Karan Patel)
Nominated[33]
2017 Best Actress in a Lead Role Won[69]
2018 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Jury) Ye Hai Mohabbatein Won[70]
2019 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role (Jury) Won[71]
Best Actor in Lead Role Female (Popular) Nominated
Best Jodi (Popular)

(With Karan Patel)

Nominated
Television Personality of the Year N/A Won[citation needed]
Gold Awards TV Personality of the Year N/A Won[72]

See also

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