Deepika Singh

Deepika Singh (born 26 July 1989) is an Indian television actress.[2] She is known for playing the role of Sandhya in the Star Plus series Diya Aur Baati Hum.[3]

Deepika Singh Goyal
Deepika Singh

(1989-07-26) 26 July 1989[1]
Delhi, India
EducationMBA degree
Alma materPunjab Technical University
Years active2011–present
Known forDiya Aur Baati Hum
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Spouse(s)Rohit Raj Goyal (m. 2014)

Early life

Deepika Singh was born on 26 July 1989 in Delhi into a Rajput family. She has three younger siblings - two sisters and a brother.

Singh completed a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing at Punjab Technical University.[4]


Deepika made her television debut with the hit serial Diya Aur Baati Hum as Sandhya Rathi in 2011 on Star Plus.[5] She played the role for 5 years until the show went off air in September 2016.[6][7]

In 2018 she was seen in a webseries called The Real Soulmate. She also participated in Ekta Kapoor's Box Cricket League in 2014 and in 2019.[8]

From 2019 to present, she is seen in Colors TV's supernatural show Kavach... Mahashivratri.[9]

Personal life

Singh married the director of her television show Rohit Raj Goyal on 2 May 2014.[10] In January 2017, Singh announced her pregnancy news to the media and her fans.[11] In May 2017, Deepika gave birth to a baby boy[12][13] and took a brief break from acting.[14]

Singh has been training in the classical Odissi dance form.[15]


2011–2016Diya Aur Baati HumIPS Sandhya Sooraj Rathi (née Arvind Kothari)Star PlusLead Role opposite Anas Rashid[16]
2011Zindagi Ka Har Rang....GulaalHerselfPromotion of Diya Aur Baati Hum
2012Nach Baliye 5To Support Neelu Vaghela and Arvind Kumar
2013Nach Baliye 6To Support Kanika Maheshwari and Ankur Ghai
2014Box Cricket LeagueContestantSony TVPlayer in Delhi Dragons
2014Yeh Hai MohabbateinSandhyaStar PlusGuest, Along with Hina Khan
2015Tu Mera HeroGuest
2012; 2016Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata HaiGuest, Crossover Episode
2017Tu Sooraj, Main Saanjh PiyajiSandhyaCameo, (in flashbacks only)[17]
2019Kitchen Champion 5ContestantColors TVAlong with Antara Biswas[18][19]
Box Cricket League 4MTV IndiaPlayer in Chennai Swaggers[20]
2019Kavach... MahaShivratriSandhya/ SakshiColors TV Main Female Protagonist[21][22]


Indian Telly Awards
2012 Best Actress Popular Sandhya Rathi Diya Aur Baati Hum Won
Best Fresh New Face (Female) Nominated
Best Onscreen Couple (with Anas Rashid) Nominated
2013 Best Onscreen Couple Nominated
Best Actress in Lead Role Won
2015 Best Onscreen Couple Nominated
Zee Gold Awards
2012 Best Gold Debut (Female) Sandhya Rathi Diya Aur Baati Hum Won
2013 Best Actor (female) Nominated
Most Popular Jodi
2015 Best Actor (female)
Big Star Young Entertainer Award
2012 Superhit TV Star Female Sandhya Rathi Diya Aur Baati Hum Won
Lions Gold Awards
2012 Best Jodi (shared with Anas Rashid) Sandhya Rathi Diya Aur Baati Hum Won
Hira Manek Awards
2012 Best TV Actress Sandhya Rathi Diya Aur Baati Hum Won
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards India
2013 Best TV Character Female Sandhya Rathi Diya Aur Baati Hum Nominated
Indian Television Academy Awards[23]
2014 Desh Ki Dhakan Sandhya Rathi Diya Aur Baati Hum Won[23]
Best Actress - Drama Nominated
BIG Entertainment Awards
2014 Most Entertaining Television Actor - Female Sandhya Rathi Diya Aur Baati Hum Nominated

See also

List of Indian television actresses


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  3. "About Diya Aur Baati Hum". Star Plus. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  4. Shruti Jambhekar (26 December 2011). "Deepika Singh's study interests". Times of India. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
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  6. "Diya Aur Baati Hum Completes 5 Glorious Years; It's Celebration Time On The Sets Of The Show! [PICS]". Filmibeat. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  7. "Diya Aur Baati Hum to go off-air on August 15?". Times of India. 12 June 2016. Star Plus.
  8. "Diya Aur Baati Hum fame Deepika Singh aka Sandhya all set to sizzle on the pitch in BCL post maternity leave". Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  9. "Kawach 2: New promo of Deepika Singh and Namik Paul's show will send shivers down your spine - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
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  11. "Good News: Bigg Boss 10 winner Deepika Singh aka Sandhya of 'Diya Aur Baati Hum' is PREGNANT!". Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  12. "Diya Aur Baati Hum actress Deepika Singh blessed with a son". Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  13. "Deepika Singh celebrates son's 2nd birthday, regrets she couldn't spend the whole day with her baby - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  14. "Working with costars in Kawach 2". Times of India. 22 May 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  15. "Kawach 2 fame Deepika Singh gets trolled for her Odissi dance posture; actress gives a fitting reply - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  16. "I was tired of doing 15 hours shift for Diya Aur Baati Hum everyday: Deepika Singh". Hindustan Times. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  17. "'Diya Aur Baati Hum' sequel to be titled 'Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh Piyaji'". The Times of India. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  18. DelhiFebruary 20 (20 February 2019). "Diya Aur Baati Hum's Deepika Singh to make a comeback alongside Rashami Desai and Arjun Bijlani". India Today. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  19. "Arjun Bijlani, Rashami Desai, Deepika Singh enjoy with kids on Kitchen Champion | TV - Times of India Videos". Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  20. "New innings". The Tribune India. 28 April 2019.
  21. "Deepika Singh: Wanted to lose weight before signing a show". mid-day. 11 June 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  22. "Deepika Singh on comeback post motherhood: Didn't want to feel guilty 10-15 years later". India Today. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  23. "". Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
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