Dheeraj Dhoopar is an Indian television actor and model popularly known to portray the ‘Prem Bhardwaj’ character in the serial ‘Sasural Simar Ka’. He also played lead roles in the serials Kundali Bhagya and Naagin 5.
|Real Name||Dheeraj Dhoopar|
|Date of Birth||20-Dec-84|
|Birth Place||Delhi, India|
|Home Town||Delhi, India|
|Mother||Name not known|
|Educational Qualification||Fashion Designing|
|Height||5′ 9″ Feet|
|Net worth||$1Million Approx.|
|Salary||65,000 per day shoot|
Early Life and Education – Dheeraj was born on 28 December 1984 in Delhi. He belongs to a middle-class Hindu family and is the son of Sushil Dhoopar. His mother’s name is not disclosed. He grew up with one sister and two brothers. Dheeraj was active in sports during his school days and was captain of the school cricket team. In college, he participated in a small modelling contest and became the winner. As a reward, he was offered a course in fashion designing. After completing graduation, he did a diploma in fashion designing. He got inspired for acting when he became the ‘May King’ in one of the college plays.
Career – Dheeraj started his career as a model. He featured in about a hundred TV commercials, including Dabur Honey, Samsung Galaxy, Parker, TATA AIG and Videocon mobile.
He debuted in the television industry with the serial ‘Maat Pita Ke Charanon Mein Swarg’ as Ansh in the year 2009. Later he played the role of ‘Bhavesh Patil’ in the Star Plus serial ‘Behnein’ and as Sushant in the serial ‘Mrs Tendulkar’ in 2010. In the year 2011, he was seen in the serial ‘Zindagi Kahe: Smile Please. In 2012 he played the role of Amar in the serial ‘Kuch Toh Log Kahenge’. He gained popularity by playing Prem Bhardwaj’s role in the serial ‘Sasural Simar Ka'(2013-2017) and became a household name. From the year 2000 to the present, he plays the role of Karan Luthra in the serial ‘Kundali Bhagya’ and ‘Kumkum Bhagya’. In 2020 Dheeraj portrait Aakesh in Naagin 5. Besides, in the year 2019, he hosted ‘Dance India Dance 7’ but later on, he quit the show.
Marriage and Affairs – Deeraj met Vinny Arora on the set of ‘Maat Pitaah Ke Charanon Mein Swarg’. Vinny too debuted in the television industry with the same show opposite Dheeraj. Despite the long working schedules, the duo managed to spend time with each other and dated for seven years. The couple got married on 16th November 2016. In one of his interview, Dheeraj says that he is lucky to have Vinny as his life partner as she understands him and his temper. Dheeraj considers Vinny as his lady luck. Both share great chemistry.
Controversies – Dheeraj Dhoopar never came into the news for the wrong reasons. His career has always been unblemished. Dheeraj is focused on his work and keeps his personal life away from the limelight. He believes that when everything in life is going well, one should not spoil it, so he works accordingly.
- 2015 – ITA Popular Rishte-Naate Awards
- 2017 – Zee Rishtey Award for Favourite Naya Sadasya (Male)
- 2019 – ITA Award for Best Actor (Male)
- 2019 -Zee Rishtey Award In category Social Swagger of the year.
- 2018-2019 – Zee Rishtey Award in Favourite Popular Face (Male)
- 2019 – Zee Rishtey Award for Favourite Jodi
- 2020: Kalakar Awards for Best Actor Male (Popular)
- Gold Awards for Best Actor Male (Popular).
- Indian Television Academy Awards in Best Actor (Popular).
- 2020: Lions Gold Awards in TV Icon of the Year.
Less Known Facts About Dheeraj Dhoopar
- Dheeraj is passionate about photography and calls photography his love affair for life.
- In one of his interviews, Dheeraj states that people focused only on his looks and dimples when he entered the modelling and television industry. However, he is no more just a cute guy. He has worked for more than eight years in the television industry and has received many compliments for his acting skills. Dheeraj is happy that now people remember him for his work and appreciate him for the right reasons.
- According to Dheeraj, he always wanted to be a ramp model. But, when he realised that one should be at least 6 feet tall to walk the ramp and that he is not tall enough, his dream of becoming a model shattered. Heartbroken, he plunged into the acting career and bagged the show ‘Maat Pitaah Ke Charno Mein Swarg’.
- Does Dheeraj smoke or drink alcohol – not known
- The race is very fond of jackets and has more than 50 of them.
- He has featured on the cover page of the magazine DE MODE.
- He owns a Jaguar car and never leaves his home without a wallet and his phone.
- Dheeraj is a big fan of Shahrukh Khan and considers him his role model.
- His hobbies include shopping, watching movie and designing.
- Dheeraj got inked three arrows below his thumb on his right hand and the word ‘loved’ on his left forearm.
- He also made his appearance in the reality show Sa Ra Ga Ma Pa.
- He is a big fitness freak.
- Dheeraj has around 1 million followers on his official Instagram account.