Deepshikha Nagpal is a well-known Indian film and television actor. She appeared as Paroma and Sheraali in ‘Shaktimaan’ (1997); aired on Doordarshan.
Deepshikha Nagpal was born on Saturday, 20 August 1977 (age 42 years; as in 2019), in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.
Height: 5′ 8″
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Her father Ashwini Kumar Nagpal was an actor, and her mother, Sharda Panchotia was a producer and actress. Her grandfather was the actor and director, Vithaldas Panchotia. She has one sister, Aarti Nagpal or Aakriti Nagpal, who is an actress too.
Relationships, Husband & Children
In 1997, she got married to Jeet Upendra, and after ten years of their marriage, the couple got divorced in 2007. Deepshikha has two children with him; one daughter, Vidhika Upendra and one son, Vivaan Upendra.
In 2012, she got married to actor and model, Keshav Arora. Their relationship lasted for only four years, and in 2016, Deepshikha and Keshav got divorced.
On her divorce with Keshav, she said in an interview,
He was cheating on me. I wanted him out. I don’t want to be with a man who doesn’t take the responsibility of his family.” I saw several messages on his mobile phone, which were stark enough to say that he was having an extra-marital affair. Don’t be surprised if he is already looking out for a new bakra. He is a sick, psycho, manipulative man. He also has an abusive personality; I couldn’t take that.”
She debuted as an actress in the Bollywood film, ‘Betaaj Badshah’ (1994). She played the character of ‘Neelam Pari’ in the Doordarshan’s TV serial ‘Dastaan E Hatimtai’ (1996). She came into the limelight with the popular TV serial, ‘Shaktimaan’ (1997), in which she played the dual role of Paroma and Sheraali.
She got immense popularity with her role ‘Bindya’ in the super hit Bollywood film ‘Koyla’ in 1997.
She has acted in many Bollywood films, like ‘Baadshah’ (1999), ‘Agniputra’ (2000), ‘Partner’ (2007), and ‘Bhram: An Illusion’ (2008).
She has appeared in various TV serials, including ‘Karishma – The Miracles of Destiny’ (2003), ‘Son Pari’ (2000), ‘Baa Bahoo Aur Baby’ (2005), ‘Baal Veer’ (2013), and ‘Main Bhi Ardhangini’ (2019).
In 2013, she participated in the TV dance reality show, ‘Nach Baliye 5,’ along with her ex-husband, Keshav Arora.
In 2014, she appeared as a contestant in the popular TV reality show, ‘Bigg Boss 8.’ Though, the title was won by the TV actor, Gautam Gulati, Deepshikha was one of the strongest contestants of Bigg Boss 8.
In 2016, she filed an FIR against her ex-husband, Keshav Arora, in which she stated that Keshav had abused her physically. In an interview, she said,
Yes, its true. We tried our best to stay together but things did not work out between us. We are not staying together. I don’t want to get into details as to what went wrong. There’s no market for your sorrows in this world so never advertise them. All I can say is that I have no complaints jisko jiske saath rehna hai reh sakta hai agar main kuch bolungi toh logon ko bura lag jaayega so I don’t want to comment.”
- She won ‘Mrs. India Gladrags’ in 2003, and she became the 1st runner up in the ‘Kohinoor Women of the Year’ contest in the same year.
- In 2011, she produced the Bollywood film, ‘Yeh Dooriyaan.’ She worked as an actor, producer, director, casting director, story writer, screenplay writer, dialogue writer, choreographer, and post-production assistant in this film. Her name was recorded in the ‘Limca Book of Records 2012’ and ‘Asia Book of Records 2011’ for 1st Asian lady to handle nine departments at a time.
- Her hobbies include travelling and partying with friends.
- She has got many tattoos inked on her body.
- She is an avid dog lover.
- She is considered as the late Bollywood actress, Parveen Babi’s doppelganger.