Dipika Pallikal Karthik Biography, Height, Age, Husband, Family, & More

Dipika Pallikal Karthik, an accomplished Indian squash professional, once held a disdain for cricketers, believing their fame and spotlight overshadowed athletes from other sports. Remarkably, she became the inaugural Indian athlete to secure a spot in the top 10 PSA Women’s rankings. Nevertheless, Karthik’s encounters gradually proved her initial assumption wrong, leading to their blossoming romance. In this article, you’ll find a comprehensive Dipika Pallikal Karthik biography.

Dipika Pallikal Karthik Biography

Dipika Pallikal Karthik is an Indian professional squash player. She embarked on her professional journey in 2006, facing a series of challenges and successes early on. In 2011, Dipika gained significant recognition by clinching three WISPA tour titles, propelling her to a career-high ranking of 13th. By December 2012, she had ascended into the prestigious top 10 rankings. Notably, she played a pivotal role in the gold medal triumph of the women’s team in February 2016.

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Dipika Pallikal Karthik Picture

Personal Information

Real Name Dipika Rebecca Pallikal
Nickname AKA Dipika
DOB (Date of Birth) 21 September 1991
Age 32 Years
Birth Place Kottayam, Kerala, India
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality Indian
Hometown Kottayam, Kerala, India
Religion Hindu

Education/Qualifications

School Good Shepherd Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College/University Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Honours (2013)

Physical Stats

Height

Feet & Inches 5’ 7”
Meter 1.70 m
Centimeters 170 cm
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Brown
Figure Measurements 36-26-36

Family Information

Father Name Sanjiv Pallikal (entrepreneur)
Mother Name Susan Itticheria (former Indian Cricketer)
Siblings Sisters- 2
• Divya Pallikal (chartered accountant)
• Dia Pallikal (graphic designer)
Marital Status Married
Husband Dinesh Karthik (Indian Cricketer)
Children Sons- 2
Kabir
Zian

Affairs

Boyfriend Dinesh Karthik (Indian Cricketer)

Profession

Profession Squash Player (Right-handed), Model
Net Worth approximately $5 Million

Favorites

Color Balck, White, Red
Food Butter Chicken
Drink Sugarcane juice
Actor/Actress Ranveer Singh
Songs Apna Bana Le, Sachin-Jigar, Arijit Singh.
Movies  Dil Chahta Hai
Hobbies Baking, Cooking, Swimming, Travelling, Dancing
Dipika Pallikal Karthik Childhood Picture
Dipika Pallikal Karthik Childhood Picture
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Dipika Pallikal Karthik Young Age Picture
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Dipika Pallikal Karthik With her Family Picture
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Dipika Pallikal Karthik With her Husband Picture
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Dipika Pallikal Karthik With her Children Picture
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Dipika Pallikal Karthik With her Father Picture
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Dipika Pallikal Karthik With her Mother Picture
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Dipika Pallikal Karthik With her Sister Picture
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Dipika Pallikal Karthik With her Boyfriend Picture

Family

She hails from Chennai and was born into a Malayali family. Her father, Sanjiv Pallikal, and mother, Susan Pallikal, both have significant backgrounds. Notably, her mother represented the Indian women’s cricket team at the international level.

Age

Dipika Pallikal was born on September 21, 1991, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She is currently 32 years old.

Education

Pallikal Karthik pursued his education at Ethiraj College for Women, where he majored in English during the academic year 2012-2013. Later, he successfully completed his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (B.Arch).

Height and Weight

She stands at 171 cm (5 ft 7½ in) tall and weighs 69 kg.

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Early life

Dipika Pallikal was born in Kottayam to a Malayali family. She is the daughter of Sanjiv and Susan Pallikal (née Itticheria), both of whom are originally from Kerala and are of Syrian Christian descent. Notably, her mother represented the Indian women’s cricket team at the international level.

Career

Deepika turned professional in 2006, encountering both highs and lows in her early career. It was after a brief training period in Egypt at the start of 2011 that she found a more consistent stride, leading to a series of impressive victories. She secured her first of three WISPA titles in 2011 at the Orange County Open in Irvine, California, in September. Another triumph followed in the United States, marking her second WISPA tour event win. The third title came in December 2011 at the Crocodile Challenge Cup in Hong Kong, propelling her to 17th place in the world rankings.

Yet, it was her performance in the World Open that truly catapulted her into the spotlight. She achieved a top-eight finish, garnering a world ranking of 14 in February 2012. This surpassed the previous best world ranking by an Indian, held by former national champion Misha Grewal at 27th in 1995.

In January 2012, Deepika made history by becoming the first Indian to reach the final of a Silver event at the Tournament of Champions squash meet in New York. In August of the same year, she went even further by reaching the semi-finals of a gold event, the 2012 Australian Open, another groundbreaking achievement for an Indian athlete. Deepika Pallikal played a crucial role in the Indian squash team’s fifth-place finish in the 2012 Women’s World Team Squash Championships.

Net Worth

As of June 1, 2023, Ducu’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.

Award List

Year Award
2014 Padma Shri
2012 Arjuna Award

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