Dipika Pallikal

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Dipika Pallikal Karthik Biography
NameDipika Pallikal
Full NameDipika Pallikal Karthik
Birth NameDipika Rebecca Pallikal
ProfessionIndian squash player
Years Active2006-Present
Date of BirthSeptember 21, 1991
Age (In 2024)32 Years 9 Month(s) 28 Days
Birth PlaceKottayam, Kerala, India
ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Mother TongueMalayalam
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 171 cm
in meters- 1.71 m
in feet inches- 5ft 7 1/2in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseDinesh Karthik (Cricketer)
dipika pallikal with husband dinesh karthik
Marriage DateAugust 18, 2015 (Christian Wedding) at The Leela Palace hotel, Chennai
August 20, 2015 (Hindu Wedding) at Grand Chola, Chennai
Son(s)Kabir Pallikal Karthik
Zian Pallikal Karthik
dipika pallikal and dinesh karthik with twin sons
FatherSanjiv Pallikal
MotherSusan Pallikal (née Itticheria) (former Indian women cricketer)
dipika pallikal with parents
Sister(s)Divya Pallikal (Chartered accountant)
Diya Pallikal (Graphic designer)
dipika pallikal with sisters divya pallikal and diya pallikal
Other Relative(s)
Grand Father (Paternal)George Phillip Pallikal
Grand Father (Maternal)Kurichiathy Kuruvilla Itty Cheria
Brother-in-law(s)Saurav Ghosal (Squash Player)
Squash Career
Turned pro2006
Playing StatusActive
CoachSarah Fitz-Gerald
Highest ranking10 on December 2012
Major TournamentsWinnipeg Winter Club Open (Winner, 2015)
Macau Squash Open (Winner, 2013)
Meadowood Pharmacy Open (Winner, 2013)
Australian Open (Semi-finals, 2012)
Tournament of Champions (Runner-up, 2012)
Crocodile Challenge Cup (Winner, 2011)
World Open (Quarter-final, 2011)
Dread Sports Series (Winner, 2011)
Orange County Open (Winner, 2015)
Education Details
SchoolGood Shepherd Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai
CollegeEthiraj College for Women, Chennai, India (2010-13)
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Honours (2010-13)
TV ShowsMiss Field (Self, 2018)
Contact/Social Media Details
Twittertwitter.com/DipikaPallikal (424k followers)
Facebookfacebook.com/Dipika.Rebecca.Pallikal (246k followers)
Instagraminstagram.com/dipikapallikal (484k followers)
Email[email protected]
Other Details
Award(s)/Title(s)Padma Shri, 2014
Arjuna Award, 2012
Alternate namesDeepika Pallikal
Family Picturedipika pallikal family picture
Dipika Pallikal Karthik is an Indian professional squash player. She was born on September 21, 1991 in a Malayali Christian family to Sanjiv Pallikal and Susan Pallikal in Kottayam, Kerala, India. She has 2 elder sisters, Diya Pallikal and Divya Pallikal.
She did her schooling from Good Shepherd Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Chennai. After that she did Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Honours from Ethiraj College for Women in Chennai.
Dipika Pallikal became the first Indian to break into the top 10 in the PSA Women's rankings in December, 2012.
She is the first squash player to be conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award in August, 2012.
She is a brand ambassador of sports365.in, an online store selling sports goods and fitness equipment.
Her mother, Susan Pallikal played international cricket for the Indian women's team.
In 2014, she along with Joshna Chinappa won the squash women's doubles gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. This was India's first ever Commonwealth Games medal in squash.
She was part of the gold medal winning Indian Women's team at the South Asian Games, 2016.
She was part of the silver medal winning Indian Women's team at the Asian Team Championship, 2016.
Dipika Pallikal boycotted National Championship (Squash) from 2012-2015 due to inequality in prize money between men's & women's championship winner (women's winner were awarded only 40% of the prize money of the men's winner). After equal prize money is agreed for the 2016 championships where Deepika Pallikal defeated Joshna Chinappa in the finals to win the title for the second time.
Dipika Pallikal and Dinesh Karthik first met at a marathon in 2008. Their next meeting was in 2013 at Shanker Basu's Maverick Gym in Chennai as Shanker was the fitness trainer to both Dipika and Dinesh.
She got engaged to Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik on 15 November, 2013.
Dipika Pallikal & Dinesh Karthik got married in both Christian and Hindu wedding style on August 18, 2015 & August 20, 2015 respectively.
On October 28th 2021, the couple became parents to twin boys, Kabir Pallikal Karthik & Zian Pallikal Karthik.
Dipika Pallikal & Dinesh Karthik are dog lovers and they have a Labradoodle (Labrador Retriever and Poodle cross) pet dog named Coco Chanel Karthik. Coco Chanel Karthik has a instagram handle too which has over 8k followers. 1
dinesh and dipika with pet dog coco chanel karthik
Eldest sister Divya Pallikal is a chartered accountant.
Sister Diya Pallikal is a graphic designer and she is married to squash player Saurav Ghosal.
Father Sanjiv Pallikal is the Founder and Managing Director of "Reach Management Consultant Pvt Ltd", a company that provides Human Resources to organizations.
Paternal grandfather George Phillip Pallikal was an athlete who excelled in triple Jump and Long Jump. He was a Colonel in the Indian Army.
Maternal grandfather Kurichiathy Kuruvilla Itty Cheria represented Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in Basketball and her mother also represented Kerala in Javelin and Sprint.
Dipika Pallikal is a Syrian Christian.

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