India, July 15 -- Having been in the industry for 12 years now, actor Dheeraj Dhoopar says he has had quite the journey, learnt a lot and got the best of everything. "I am happy to be a part of the TV industry as it was my dream to be an actor. Each show and character has helped me grow as a professional. Sasural Simar Ka (SSK) made me a household name and my current show, which has been on air for four years, has made me a star. I have been delivering the number one show on Indian TV for 10 years and all this was possible due to the team, the creators, producers, directors, co-stars and the characters I've played. I am thankful, grateful and blessed," he says.

Dhoopar admits he is practical when it comes to his characters even though his ...