Dipika Pallikal – Dinesh Karthik Wife, Age, Height, Photos, Instagram

Published on: Nov 13, 2018 12:00 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 16, 2024 5:37 pm IST

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Dipika Pallikal is a professional Indian squash player and she is also the first Indian to break into top 10 in the PSA Women’s rankings. Dipika Pallikal shot into fame after she won three WISPA tour titles in 2011 to achieve her career-best ranking of 13th. She earned a spot in top 10 in December 2012. Her mother, Susan Pallikal was an international cricketer who represented India. Pallikal played her first international tournament in London in her sixth grade and brought many accolades in the European Junior Squash Circuit. She also became the first female squash player to receive the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award in 2012. At 2014, Common Wealth Games, she won a gold medal for the country with Joshna Chinappa making it India’s first ever medal in squash.

Dinesh Karthik Wife

She got married to Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik on 18 August 2015 according to Christian rules and on 20 August 2015 according to Hindu rituals. Interestingly, she hated cricketers because she believed cricket to be an over-hyped sport in India which made other sportspersons look dwarf in front of them. They met each other when they were receiving fitness sessions under the same coach, Basu and  they eventually developed a friendship between each other


Nickname: Dipika Pallikal
Profession: Squash Player (Right-handed)
Autobiography: NA
Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 21 September 1991
Birth Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
School: Good Shepherd Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College: Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai
Educational Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Honours


Social Media
Facebook page: @Dipika.Rebecca.Pallikal
Twitter: @DipikaPallikal
Instagram dipikapallikal



Father: Sanjiv Pallikal
Mother: Susan Itticheria (Former Indian Cricketer)
Sister: Divya Pallikal, Dia Pallikal
Brother: NA
Coach/Mentor: NA
Religion: Christianity
Address: Chennai



Dipika Pallikal Husband

Marital Status: Married
Affair Dinesh Karthik

Dipika pallikal husband

Dinesh Karthik

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karthik second wife



Marriage Date: 18 August 2015 (as per Christian Rituals)
20 August 2015 (as per Hindu Rituals)
Children: NA


Awards and recognitions

  • Dipika Pallikal won Arjuna Award in 2012.
  • She won Padma Shri in 2014.


  • NA

Lesser Known Facts


  • She is the second wife of Dinesh Karthik.
  • She started playing cricket when she was 10 years old.
  • At the age of 15, she turned into a professional squash player, but she struggled for almost five years to get the better opportunity.
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