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Rubina Dilaik Biography – An Indian Actress AKA Chotti Bahu

Rubina Dilaik Biography
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Real Name: Rubina Dilaik
Profession: Indian actress
Birthplace: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Spouse: Abhinav Shukla
Age: 33

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
Rubina Dilaik Biography
Rubina Dilaik Biography
Born 26 August 1989 (age 33)

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Alma mater St. Bede’s College, Shimla
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present
Known for
  • Chotti Bahu
  • Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10
  • Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki
  • Bigg Boss 14
  • Khatron Ke Khiladi 12
Abhinav Shukla (m. 2018)

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.

Personal life

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”.

Rubina Dilaik with her Husband
Rubina Dilaik with her Husband

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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 Indias 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.



Year Title Role Notes
2020 Bareilly Ki Beti: The Youngest Survivor Mother Short film
2022 Ardh Madhu


Year Title Role Notes
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
Rubina Dilaik Biography
Rubina Dilaik Biography

Special appearances

Year Title Role
2008 Banno Main Teri Dulhan Radhika
Kasamh Se
2009 Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar
2010 Pavitra Rishta
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
2018 Tu Aashiqui
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

Web series

Year Title Role
2022 Wanderlust Rubina

Music videos

Year Title Singer
2021 Boss Lady Rubina Roach Killa
Marjaneya Neha Kakkar
Galat Asees Kaur
Tumse Pyaar Hai Vishal Mishra
Bheeg Jaunga Stebin Ben
Shah Rukh Khan Inder Chahal
2022 Ishq Sarthi K
Rubina_Dilaik Biography
Rubina Dilaik Biography


Year Award Category Work Result
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 Nominated
2019 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Nominated
2022 Indian Television Academy Awards Popular Actor – OTT Wanderlust Pending

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