|Real Name:||Rubina Dilaik|
|Birthplace:||Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India|
Rubina Dilaik (born 26 August 1987) is an Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi television along with Hindi films. She made her acting debut in 2008, portraying Radhika Shastri in the popular show Chotti Bahu. Dilaik earned wider recognition with her portrayal of Soumya Singh, a transgender, in Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, for which she earned ITA Award for Best Actress Drama. In 2020, she emerged as the winner of Bigg Boss 14. Dilaik’s notable works include portraying Divya Jakhotia in Punar Vivah – Ek Nayi Umeed and Jeannie in Jeannie Aur Juju. She made her Hindi film debut with Palash Muchhal’s Ardh in 2022. She participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 12, where she finished fourth place, and in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10, where she finished as the 1st Runner-Up, both in 2022. She will be essaying a pivotal role in the upcoming series of the RAAZ franchise.
Rubina Dilaik Biography
|Born||26 August 1989
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
|Alma mater||St. Bede’s College, Shimla|
Abhinav Shukla (m. 2018)
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Early life and work
Dilaik was born on 26 August 1987 in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. She studied at Shimla Public School and St. Bede’s College, Shimla. Her father is also a writer and has written many books in Hindi.
In her early days, she was a beauty pageant contender for which she won two local beauty pageants and was crowned Miss Shimla in 2006. She was a national-level champion in debate during her school days. She is a graduate with a degree in English Literature with minors in Political science. In 2008, she won the Miss North India Pageant held at Chandigarh.
Debut and breakthrough (2008-2013)
She started her acting career in Chotti Bahu though she wanted to be an IAS and was preparing but got selected in auditions held in Chandigarh. Dilaik gained recognition by playing Radhika Shastri in Zee TV‘s Chotti Bahu opposite Avinash Sachdev and reprising the role in the show’s sequel. In 2012, she played Simran “Smiley” Gill in Sony TV’s Saas Bina Sasural.
In 2013, she played Divya Jakhotia in Zee TV’s Punar Vivah – Ek Nayi Umeed opposite Karan Grover.
Success and acclaim (2014-2019)
From 2013 to 2014, she portrayed Sita in Life OK’s mythological show Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev and Jeannie in SAB TV‘s Jeannie Aur Juju.
From 2016 to 2020, Dilaik portrayed Soumya Singh, a transgender woman in Colors TV’s Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki opposite Vivian Dsena, for which she was awarded Best Personality in Colors’ Golden Petal Awards 2017 and Best Actress in ITA Awards 2017. In March 2021, she returned to the series. It proved as a major turning point in her career.
Dilaik had been in a relationship with her Chotti Bahu co-actor Avinash Sachdev before they split up in 2012.
Dilaik married her longtime boyfriend, actor Abhinav Shukla on 21 June 2018 in Shimla.
Dilaik revealed on Bigg Boss 14 that her marriage with Shukla was falling apart before they entered the show. She also revealed that they had given six months to each other before getting divorced. However, post the show they decided to continue their marriage while her husband said, “there’s no divorce happening”.
In 2016, Dilaik ranked 11th in the Top 50 Sexiest Asian Women List by Eastern Eye. She ranked 10th in 2017, on the same list. In the Times of India‘s Most Desirable Women on TV List, she ranked 10th in 2020.
Bigg Boss 14 and beyond (2020-present)
In October 2020, Dilaik entered as a contestant in the fourteenth season of Bigg Boss, the Indian version of the reality TV show Big Brother. She took part in the house along with her husband Abhinav Shukla. She stayed in the house for twenty weeks and emerged as the winner.
In 2022, Dilaik participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 12.
Dilaik made her Hindi film debut with Ardh in 2022 alongside Rajpal Yadav and Hiten Tejwani. It marks the directorial debut of music composer-singer Palash Muchhal. Rubina was chosen over 50 other girls during the look-test for the film. Ardh was released digitally on ZEE5 on 10 June 2022 and received mixed reviews from critics.
In 2022, she participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10, where she ended up becoming the 1st runner-up.
|2020||Bareilly Ki Beti: The Youngest Survivor||Mother||Short film|
|2008–2010||Chotti Bahu||Radhika Shastri|
|2011–2012||Chotti Bahu 2||Radhika / Ruby Bhardwaj|
|2012||Saas Bina Sasural||Simran “Smiley” Gill|
|2013||Punar Vivah – Ek Nayi Umeed||Divya Malhotra|
|2013–2014||Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev||Sita|
|Jeannie Aur Juju||Jeannie|
|2016–2021||Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki||Soumya Singh|
|2020–2021||Bigg Boss 14||Contestant||Winner|
|2022||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 12||5th place|
|Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10||1st runner-up|
|2008||Banno Main Teri Dulhan||Radhika|
|2009||Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar|
|Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan||Herself|
|2013||Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke|
|2014/2015||Box Cricket League|
|2016||Bigg Boss 10||Soumya|
|2017||Sasural Simar Ka|
|Savitri Devi College & Hospital|
|Bigg Boss 11|
|Entertainment Ki Raat|
|Ishq Mein Marjawan|
|Bigg Boss 12|
|2019||Khatra Khatra Khatra||Herself|
|Bigg Boss 13||Soumya|
|2021||Dance Deewane 3||Herself|
|Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11|
|Bigg Boss OTT|
|2022||Bigg Boss 15|
|The Khatra Khatra Show|
|Saavi Ki Saavari – Ganesh Utsav|
|2021||Boss Lady Rubina||Roach Killa|
|Tumse Pyaar Hai||Vishal Mishra|
|Bheeg Jaunga||Stebin Ben|
|Shah Rukh Khan||Inder Chahal|
|2009||Indian Telly Awards||Fresh New Face – Female||Chotti Bahu||Nominated|
|2010||Gold Awards||Debut in a Lead Role (Female)||Nominated|
|2016||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress – Drama||Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki||Won|
|Best Actress (Popular)||Nominated|
|2017||Gold Awards||Most Fit Actress||—||Won|
|Asian Viewers Television Awards||Female Actor of the Year||Shakti – Astitva Ki Ehsaas Ki||Nominated|
|2018||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress (Popular)||Nominated|
|2018||Gold Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role||Nominated|
|2019||Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role||Nominated|
|2022||Indian Television Academy Awards||Popular Actor – OTT||Wanderlust||Pending|