Dinesh Karthik Fiance Dipika Pallikal Biography
Although the game of Squash is not very popular in India but Dipika Pallikal has given this game the popularity in India. Dipika is a famous Squash player and has improved the WSA ranking of India as well. Not many people except the South Indians know Dipika but after her engagement with Indian Cricket team wicket keeper Dinesh Karthik, she has come to limelight in every part of India. Her glamorous look and talent in this game, she has become the favourite of many youngsters. At very young age, she has achieved lots of things in her career and has already made her parents proud. Dinesh Karthik is also very talented Indian wicket keeper batsman and they both will be very hot couple from the sports background. When Dipika was in sixth standard, she played her first International tournament in London.
Now we will highlight her career achievements in detail. Dipika is the first Indian squash player to enter in the top 10 rank of WSA. In 2011, she has won 3 WISPA titles due to which she witnessed the career finest ranking of 13. And then in December 2013, she improved her ranking to top 10. Because of her hard work, she qualified for semi-finals of Australian open 2012 and was also the runner up of tournament of champions in 2012. Dipika also won the Meadowood Pharmacy Open in February 2013 to complete her sixth WSA title. This was just the beginning for the hot and talented Dipika Pallikal. She plays with her right hand and has won many titles in her young age only like Australian open, French Open, Scottish Open, Dutch open, German Open. She is the first Indian squash player to enter in the quarter finals of world Open Squash Championship.
The full name of Dipika Pallikal is Dipika Rebecca Pallikal. Sanjiv and Susan Pallikal gave birth to Dipika on 21 September 1991 in Kerala. She was born in Malayali Syrian Christian family. Dipika’s father Sanjeev Pallikal runs Reach Management Consultancy which has 10 branches all over the world. Susan Pallikal, her mother runs travel agency named, Travel Masters India. The eldest sister Divya is studying for CA and working in KPMG Company. The younger sister Dia is doing masters in graphic designing from Leeds, UK. Her height is known to be 4’6”. Till her 9th standard, she studied in Good Shepherd School and then for her sports career she moved to lady Andal School. She is studying in 3rd year of English department form Ethiraj College. Dinesh, her fiancée is also short heighted so they will form the perfect pair. Dipika is very hot and sizzling by her looks and people often call her Indian Sharapova because of her talent and looks. South film Industry has offered her roles because of her charming personality. She has also done some endorsement for certain products.
Dipika Pallikal took training under Cyrus Poncha and Major retired S. Maniam at ICL-TNSRA Academy in Chennai. The six time world champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald is the coach of Dipika and she attributes most of her success to him. Sarah has improved her a lot from the past times. Her professional career also had many obstacles but because of hard work, she has got success in her career. She was not consistent during her early days of her career but soon after the training in Egypt, she regained her momentum and started winning games consistently. Orange county Open in Irvine, USA tour event and Crocodile Challenge Cup, Hong Kong were the three most prestigious WISPA titles 2011 for Dipika that really boost her career and bring her to 17 in the world ranking. After this, she never looked backwards and keeps on winning the games consistently. World Open, in which she finished at 8th position, was the highlight of her career. In February 2012, she claimed the best ranking of 14 surpassing the 27th rank of Misha Grewal in 1995.
Dipika qualified for the finals of the tournament of Champions Squash meet in New York and by doing so, she became the first Indian the finals of the Silver event and in the same year only she reached the semi finals of the Gold event. Dipika is the important part of the Indian Squash. She attained the best ranking of 10 of her career in December 2012. Dipika is also the first Squash player to receive Arjuna Award in 2012 and now Padma Shree Award in 2014.
Dipika Pallikal is also in news because of her love life. She has engaged to Dinesh Karthik, the member of Indian Cricket team on 15 November, 2013 at ITC Grand Chola Hotel in Chennai. The engagement took place in Hindu and Christian tradition. They have justified the rumours about their love life by doing engagement. Reports were that they both met in the gym in Chennai and became friends there. After some time they exchanged their hearts. Both were seen together spending quality time with each other in London during Champions Trophy. Their parents also accepted their relation as both of them have a good family background. Now they are going to marry at the end of 2015.