At 29, Dipika Pallikal Karthik slays it in bikinis and sarees!

Updated: 22 September, 2020 13:27 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Dipika Pallikal

    Dipika Pallikal Karthik is a professional Indian squash player who has participated in Indian doubles as well as singles competitions.

    In picture: Dipika Pallikal dons a sexy black swimsuit in this photoshoot

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    Dipika Pallikal Karthik is the first Indian female player to enter the top 10 for the PSA rankings in 2012. It has been her highest ranking to date.

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    Dipika Pallikal was born in a Malayalam family in Chennai. Her parents are Sanjiv and Susan Pallikal. Her mother Susan is a former Indian women's cricketer.

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    Dipika Pallikal first turned pro back in 2006. But it was after many ups and downs that the 27-year-old squash star began to find her rhythm in 2011.

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    Dipika Pallikal Karthik came into the limelight after her performance at the World Squash Championships in 2012.

    In pic: Dipika Pallikal in a cold shoulder dress at a shoot.

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    Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal were engaged in November 2013. The couple got married in traditional Christian and Hindu ceremonies on 18th and 20th August 2015 respectively.

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal caught in a fun and candid moment on her wedding day

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    After citing inequality in prize money Dipika Pallikal Karthik refused to be part of the National Squash Championships from 2012-2015. It was only in 2016, that the equal prize money was agreed upon.

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal with her husband and Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik on a yacht

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal with her husband and Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik

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    In picture: Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal during one of their vacations

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal and Dinesh Karthik during their Diwali celebrations.

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal in her saree for her Indian-styled wedding to Dinesh Karthik

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    Dipika Pallikal is known for her doubles partnership with Joshna Chinappa.

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    Dipika Pallikal Karthik  is a Commonwealth Games gold medallist as well as a two-time silver medallist. 

    In picture: Dipika Pallikal poses in a bikini in a swimming pool

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    Dipika Pallikal Karthik has also won three bronze medals and a silver medal at the Asian Games. Dipka has a total of 11 titles in her squash career.

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    Two years later in 2014, Dipika Pallikal Karthik won the Padma Shri award.

    In picture: Dipika Pallikal during a photoshoot for Vogue India

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    In 2012, Dipika Pallikal Karthik won the Arjuna Award.

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    Dipika Pallikal shared this photo from one of her holidays with Dinesh Karthik and wrote. "Whisked away by the husband to this heavenly place #dpdkadventures #beachsunwinerepeat!"

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal rocks this black and silver saree just before she attends an event

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal gets her cute quotient on in a traditional salwar kameez

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal looks dazzling in this pink ghagra choli

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal sports shades and shorts during her vacation in Maldives

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal showing off her ear-rings and her hairdo

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal poses with a friend during a holiday

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal in a cool pose with her friend during a holiday

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal and her close friend in Maldives

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal poses with her pet dog

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About The Gallery

Indian professional squash player Dipika Pallikal Karthik turned 29 on September 21, 2020. While she is quite a fierce competitor on the court, she is equally fun-loving, romantic and adventurous off it. On her birthday, we look at some of her personal photos with husband Dinesh Karthik, solo photos and few pics with her friends. (All Pics/ Dipika Pallikal Karthik's Instagram)

First Published: 21 September, 2018 16:30 IST