With the number of television series hitting the screens increasing at a rapid pace, one also gets to see young talent becoming stars of the small screen as their shows climb the ladder of TRP ratings. One such starlet, is the strikingly beautiful Deepika Samson who found her way into the hearts of thousands of viewers and became a household name after playing the role of ‘Simar Bhardwaj’ in her show ‘Sasural Simar ka’ aired on Colors. Here’s what you need to know about the actress.
Early Life and family
Born in Pune, Maharashtra in 1986 as Deepika Kakkar, Deepika Samson celebrated her 29th birthday on 6th August this year. Her father is an officer in the Indian Army. She is the youngest of three siblings and has two elder sisters. She completed her graduation and joined Jet Airways as an airhostess where she worked for nearly three years. She married her long term boyfriend Raunaq Samson, who is a flight attendant. She does not have any children.
How did the young air-hostess from Pune land in Tinsel town? Samson always nurtured in her heart a love for acting and it was this passion that led to the switch in careers. Her career as an actress took off after she landed a role as Lakshmi in the mythological show ‘Neer Bhare Tere Naina Devi’ in 2010. The 5 feet 2″ tall petite actress later played a minor part as Lali’s little sister Rekha in the popular soap on Zee Tv ‘Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo’. However her big break in the television industry came with Sasural Simar Ka where she plays the protagonist Simar. The show has still got fans glued to their TV sets after four years of run. Her character as the gorgeous, courteous and compassionate ‘bahu’ became an instant hit among the audiences. The numerous twists and turns in the intriguing plot of the show makes it appealing and is widely loved by viewers. Deepika says that she resembles her character in real life. She continues to receive acclaim for her role and won the Colors Golden Petal Award in 2012.
She recently appeared at the dance reality show Jhalak Reloaded which is being judged by Shahid Kapoor. However her stint at the show was shortlived as she became the first contestant to be eliminated.
Deepika’s marital status was not known to many and came as a surprise after she divorced her husband Raunaq Samson this year. She has dropped her ex-husband’s surname from her name. Although the couple claimed they separated due to differences, Deepika’s closeness to her co-star Shoaib Ibrahim, is alleged to be the reason behind the split. Shoaib plays her husband on the show. Although Deepika has asserted time and again that Shoaib is a friend, the couple have been spotted together at numerous occasions and been seen engaging in public display of affection. Her recent updates of pictures with Shoaib on her Instagram account further hyped up rumors involving the two.
Deepika Samson – Pictures
Deepika with husband Raunak Samson
Deepika Samson with Shoaib Ibrahim