Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya, who is considered as one of India's leading television actresses, was born on December 14, 1984 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. She completed a mountaineering course from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarkashi and has won a lot of medals for rifle shooting. Very few know, that Divyanka started off as a Doordarshan anchor in early 2000s. (All photos: Divyanka Tripathi's official Instagram account)
After working as an anchor on Akash Vani, Bhopal, in 2003, Divyanka Tripathi participated in Pantene Zee Teen Queen and won the title of Miss Beautiful Skin.
Two years later, Divyanka won the Miss Bhopal contest. She then particpated in India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj, a talent hunt competition which opened up the gates of the small screen for her.
In 2006, Divyanka Tripathi bagged Banoo Main Teri Dulhann, a daily soap, that became popular and came up with its Season two as well. Thank to the show's popularity, Divyanka became an overnight star.
Divyanka Tripathi had told in an interview that when it comes to picking roles she gets very choosy. "I'm very finicky and picky about my characters. I don’t want to do any role in which I have nothing to do. I love challenges and if my character goes straight, then I get bored," she said.
For Divyanka, that's not just the case for her reel avatars, but in real life too. "I cannot live a straight line life. I have experimented and explored a lot in the course of my own life. And that has been the pattern in my acting career as well," she said.
Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya was in a relationship with her Banoo Main Teri Dulhann co-star, Ssharad Malhotra. The couple had been in a relationship for about seven years.
Divyanka Tripathi's bitter break-up with co-actor Ssharad Malhotra made it to the headlines and shocked fans of the couple. The couple parted ways in 2015.
Since 2013, Divyanka Tripathi has been part of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, playing the role of Dr. Ishita Raman Bhalla. The show continues to rule the charts till date. The show "Ye Hai Mohabbatein" started in 2013 and continues to run today with a steady popularity. Asked if she expected such success in the beginning, Divyanka said: "Honestly, we never had the expectation to match up the TRP race and survive, so successfully with the show because the storyline of our show was very different when we started five years ago.
She met Vivek Dahiya on the sets of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and eventually the couple got married in 2016. However, it wasn't a love marriage! The actress recalls, "We were introduced to each other by a common friend in August 2015 for marriage prospects. After this, it was awkward for us to shoot together. But I don't think our co-actors ever got a hint. There was no courtship as we were looking at the relationship culminating into marriage."
Vivek Dahiya added, "Our friends felt we were like-minded people. We started meeting regularly only after we got our parents' approval. We were both at a marriageable age and were not interested in a fling."
When asked what attracted her to Vivek, Divyanka Tripathi gushed, "I am a normal girl aspiring to lead a normal life with my partner. He is genuine and simple. He is also a guide who calms me when I'm stressed. He cares for me. It's a comforting feeling. Everything is good about Vivek and women should envy me. Nazar Na lage."
Divyanka Tripathi considers her YHM producer Ekta Kapoor an inspiration for many women to step into the business of entertainment behind the camera. "Working with a lady boss is always amazing and more fun. Ekta is a very creative person, and always gives us the right suggestion. Perhaps that also comes from the fact that apart from being a producer, she is also a writer. She pampers all of us and she deserves all the respect that she has earned over a period of time," Divyanka told IANS in an interview.
In 2017, Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya appeared in the Forbes Celebrity 100, a list based on income and popularity of India's celebrities. She has also won a lot of awards for her show Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and her maiden TV show - Banoo Main Teri Dulhann.
Divyanka Tripathi has truly come a long way. Here's wishing nothing but all the luck to the lovely lady.
P.S.: Belated happy birthday Divyanka!
One of India's leading actresses Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya known for her role on 'Banoo Main Teri Dulhann' and now 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein', has come a long way. Let's take a look at her career graph through pictures
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