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Dipika Pallikal (Squash Player) Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Bio & More

Dipika Pallikal is an Indian squash player. She is the first Indian woman to be top 10 in the WSA rankings. In 2011, she has won 3 WISPA (Women’s International Squash Players Association) tour titles, which attained her a career best ranking of 13. Later she excelled to top 10 ranking in December 2012. She was runner up in the Tournament of Champions 2012 and has reached the semifinals of Australian Open 2012. In 2013 February, she has won in the Meadowood Pharmacy Open and received her sixth WSA title.

Bio

Dipika Pallikal
Dipika Pallikal

Real Name: Dipika Rebecca Pallikal

Nickname: Dipika

Profession: Indian squash player

Date of Birth: 21 September 1991

Age (as in 2017): 25 Years

Birth Place: Chennai, India

Zodiac sign: Virgo

Nationality: Indian

Hometown: Chennai, India

School: Good Shepherd School

College: Ethiraj College

Educational Qualifications: English Honours

Father- Sanjiv Pallikal

Mother- Susan Pallikal

 

Religion: Hinduism

Hobbies: Travelling, Dancing

Physical Stats & More

Height: 5’ 7”

Weight: 69 kg

Eye Color: Black

Hair Color: Black

International Debut

Dipika Pallikal turned into a professional Squash player in the year 2006

Coach/Mentor: Sarah Fitz-Gerald

Records/Achievements

  • 2013 Macau Squash Open Winner
  • 2013 Macau Squash Open Winner
  • 2013 Canada Meadowood Pharmacy Open Winner
  • 2012 Australia Australian Open Semifinals
  • 2012 United States Tournament of Champions Runner Up
  • 2011 Hong Kong Crocodile Challenge Cup Winner
  • 2011 Netherlands World Open Quarterfinal
  • 2011 United States Dread Sports Series
  • 2011 United States Orange County Open Winner

Boys, Affairs and More

Dipika Pallikal
Dipika Pallikal with her husband

Marital Status: Married on August 18, 2015

Affairs/Girlfriends: Dinesh Karthik (Cricketer)

Husband: Dinesh Karthik

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dipika Pallikal

Dipika Pallikal
Dipika Pallikal
  • She has been playing squash from the age of 10 years.
  • Dipika ignored participating National Championship Squash competition from 2012 until 2015 due to the inequality in prize money where the women’s championship winner was awarded only 40% of the prize money of the men’s championship winner.
  • Along with her squash career, she has also done bit of commercials and endorse a few products.
  • She also recived the prestigous award “Arjuna Award” for Squash.
Updated On: 6 July 2017

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