Divyanka Tripathi


A Famous Name of Indian Household

Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya is a name and face which every household in India knows. Her two quite long and famous shows, “Banoo Main Teri Dulhann” and “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein,” made her one of the favorite bahus in the television industry. If you have seen her recently on Fear Factor-Khatron Ke Khiladi, then you know that the “Dhakad” girl is full of surprises.

Was a Tomboy Growing Up

You might be surprised to know that The Bahu you see all clad in beautiful sarees was actually a TomBoy at heart. She used to wear loose t-shirts and trousers, hand-stitched by her mother. Divyanka’s family was incredibly supportive of her and never tried to force their views. They were given complete freedom to express their opinions and be honest.

Got First Job When She Was In School

Divyanka Tripathi started working as a host on All India Radio (AIR) in her school days, for which she got 800 a day. She then came to know about various competitions and started participating in them.

Divyanka went for Pantene Zee Teen Queen and was awarded the title of Miss Beautiful Skin, 2003. She then went for “India’s Best Cinestars Ki Khoj” and came 8th from Bhopal Zone. With her never-giving-up attitude, she tried again by applying through the Indore Zone and came out to be the runner-up.

She later achieved the title of Miss Bhopal, 2005.

Wanted to be an Army Officer

Divyanka Tripathi originally planned to become an army officer. Her father made her join NCC to support her dreams. She worked hard to be an officer and went to Bhopal Rifle Academy and won a gold medal in shooting. Her love for adventure and the army made her take a course in mountaineering as well.

But then, she started getting opportunities in radio and TV shows, and her career plans took a turn.

Bhopal to Zee TV

She had to convince her parents a bit when she decided to become an actress. They eventually supported Divyanka and her father used to take her to Mumbai for auditions via bus. She started her work with Doordarshan in a telefilm and then in a show called Akash Vani. It took her about two years of patience and perseverance till she got the opportunity to play Vidya and Divya on the famous Zee TV show.

The Elevator Ride in TV Industry

The journey from Vidya to Ishi Maa resembles an elevator ride which only goes up. She did various shows such as a horror one, in Ssshhhh… Phir Koi Hai or a comedy one in Mr. and Mrs. Sharma Allahabad Wale, among others, till she starred on Star Plus.

Divyanka never ceased to play out any opportunity she got throughout her journey and displayed her talents other than acting. The competitive and fun nature of Divyanka could be seen in her several reality show appearances like Khana Khazana and Nach Baliye.

Being Limitless on Khatron Ke Khiladi

The actress recently was a participant on the show and showcased her guts, stamina to everyone. She went to the show with the mindset that she would never say “abort” and do whatever came ahead. She went there to test her limits, and throughout the show, whenever the actress came across a task, she felt excited to perform it. She lost by 20 seconds and became the first runner-up.

Loved on Sets As Well

The love she gets on her sets matches the love she receives from her audience. She is well known for her culinary skills and cooks for everyone on the show during shooting.

Although she is a vegetarian, she learned to cook non-vegetarian dishes for her ex-beau Sharadh.

Not Made for Bigg Boss

Everyone is aware of the much-loved-hated show Bigg Boss, and the actress has been approached for the show many times since some years. The actress says that she is very sensitive sometimes and volatile other times. This may benefit Bigg Boss but can affect Divyanka Tripathi’s personal life.

Payal, Vidya, Ishi Maa and “Divyanka Tripathi”- her presence on the screen in either character shows her talents and proves she deserves the love she receives from her audience. Hope she continues to entertain her audience through her performances like this.



14 December 1984 Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Active Years

1984 - Today


Name Divyanka Tripathi
Nickname Channi
Profession Actress
Physical Stats
165 cm
65 Kg
Career Debut TV: Banoo Main Teri Dulhann (2006)
Film: Lala Hardaul (2012)

Early Life and Education

DOB 14-12-1984
Birth Place Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality Indian
Home Town Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
School Carmel Convent School, Bhopal
College Sarojini Naidu Govt. Girls P.G. (Auto.) College, Bhopal
Educational Qualification Graduate
Religion Hinduism
Food Habits Vegetarian
Hobbies Shopping, reading

Relationships & More

Marital Status Married
Marriage Date First Marriage: 08-07-2016
Marriage Location Kanha Fun City near Bhopa
Boyfriends/Girlfriends Sharad Malhotra (Actor)
Vivek Dahiya (Actor)


Wife/Spouse Husband: Vivek Dahiya (Actor) (m. 2016)
Narendra Tripathi
Neelam Tripathi
Siblings Brother(s): None,
Sister(s): Priyanka Tiwari, Aishwarya Tripathi

Favourite Things

Food Dal Baati Churma, Ice cream, Chocolates
Actor Salman Khan, Sonu Sood
Actress Nargis
Bollywood Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Lamhe
Hollywood The Godfather
Tollywood Not Known
Singer Not Known
Sports Not Known
colour White
Songs Not Known
Holiday Destination Kashmir, Mauritius, San Francisco
Restaurants Not Known
Perfume Not Known

Style Quotient

Car Collection Not Known
Bike Collection None

Money Factor

Salary (approx) ₹1 lakh/episode
Net Worth (approx) Not Known


Top Controversies of  Divyanka Tripathi

1) An unknown person came close to her on the sets of "Ye Hai Mohabbatein" and started misbehaving with her by passing derogatory remarks, after which Karan and Ali beat him for his misbehavior.

2) In 2017, Diyvanka, alongwith her husband, Vivek took part in couple-based dance reality show Nach Baliye 8. She was trolled for carrying a fake injury in Nach Baliye 8, but she confirmed the truth behind her injury by uploading a video.

3) Sporting an iconic Sabyasachi belt which wasn’t original:My genuine ignorance maybe a big fashion crime…but you guys definitely have the guts to be rude to another level. Thanks for pointing out the mistake. No thanks for being inhuman and harsh

Did you know?

1) She did her first job when she was in school, as a host of All India Radio (AIR) for which she was paid ₹800.

2) She was adventurous in her younger days and a mountaineering course from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, India.

3) She had to leave her IAS preparations in midway after she got the lead role in "Banoo Main Teri Dulhann". Moreover, she had to put a lot of effort to convince her parents

4) She is a pure vegetarian but she learned to cook non-vegetarian food as her Ex-boyfriend, Sharad used to like non-vegetarian food.


Indian Television Academy Award
2007: Best Actress
2018:Best Actress Jury
Gold Award
2007:Emami Golden Skin
2008: Best Actress in a Lead Role
2014: Face of the Year
2018:Most Celebrated Actor
Lions Gold Award
2019:Best Actress
Asian Viewers Television Award
2015:Female Actor Of The Year