Sima Taparia Fees: Lifestyle of Sima Taparia from Indian Matchmaking, I charge ‘as a lump sum’

Sima Taparia Fees: Lifestyle of Sima Taparia from Indian Matchmaking, I charge 'as a lump sum'
  • Sima Taparia is from Mumbai

  • Sima Taparia is a professional matchmaker as she claims

  • Taparia was part of an award-winning documentary with her daughter

  • Sima Taparia charges ‘as a lump sum’

“Ultimately, my efforts are meaningless if the stars are not aligned”

Sima Taparia aka Sima aunty has become the talk of the town after Netflix’s new show Indian Matchmaking which follows her adventures with Indian singles. She loves her job and will stop at nothing to make sure you get married.

Her sole mission is to help people find the perfect person they can spend the rest of their lives with and her determination is commendable. Doesn’t matter if you’re an NRI kid or an heir to papa ka business, she will find your soul mate. 

Today’s generation tries to find love at online platforms like dating apps and websites, finding love can feel a lot like a full-time job and that’s where Sima Taparia, the star of Netflix’s reality show, comes in. Indian Matchmaking follows “Sima aunty” as she matches hopeful singles in the U.S. and India and ultimately guides them through the arranged marriage process.

A so-called “marriage consultant,” Taparia relies on singles’, their parents’ preferences and her years of matchmaking experience to set up successful couples. During the series, the singles meet and see each other for the first time in the flesh. It is like a blind date, like dating pre-internet, and without all the fuss of swiping right and direct messaging.

Get to know Sima Taparia and how she forged her name as a world-renowned matchmaker as well as how she determines the price for her highly-coveted services because we know a lot of viewers are curious!

Sima Taparia a real matchmaker

Taparia considers herself a natural-born matchmaker. “I am an extrovert and so I am very social and I love meeting new people, talking to them, and finding out little details that I lock away in my brain,” says the 57-year-old. It doesn’t matter if she is on holiday, the matchmaking machine is always on.

Suitable Rishta for Everyone: Sima Taparia

Sima Taparia built her practice and reputation from the scratch and expanded her business worldwide and also has her matchmaking service

Married at the age of 19 to Anup Taparia, who belonged to a wealthy industrial family. As both families are well-connected, she began setting high-profile Indian couples up for marriage as a hobby, until she became so good at it that people suggested she do it professionally. When Taparia originally started matchmaking, she initially kept it in the Mumbai area. But as social media and dating apps made the importance of location almost obsolete, she now helps any client find their match, wherever they live.

Sima also runs a matchmaking service called “Suitable Rishta” and they do everything from finding people to matching horoscopes, biodatas, and hobbies. What began as a service solely for Marwadi households has now grown across countries – from the USA to Hong Kong, UK, Thailand, and Australia. The company finds matches for Indians across the globe and helps desi families find their kids, someone, they can tie the knot with.

Sima gives Indian girls a say in who she sets them up with

Over the years, women’s rights in India have steadily increased. When setting up couples, Taparia makes sure to take the woman’s opinion into account. “Educated girls do have a say nowadays,” she writes on Suitable Rishta. “Her city preference, grooming of boy, and freedom is much respected.”

What price does Sima Taparia charge for her ‘matchmaking services’?

A lot of Indian Matchmaking viewers have wondered about the fees involved with having Taparia find you a life partner. After all, the matchmaker travels around the world to meet with her clients in person. Unfortunately, we don’t know exactly what Taparia charges, only that it changes depending on the family she’s working with. And it probably ain’t cheap.

Sima’s job includes assessing the lifestyle the families live, their documentation, education, and jobs before she makes them meet a match. Keeping in mind the average price of matchmaking services in India, her services cost somewhere between Rs 1.5 Lakh to Rs 4 Lakhs – a commission that is received from both sides of the ‘Rishta’.

“I only work with high-profile clients,” she said in an interview.

“In India when I meet clients they usually have a working wedding budget in mind. So based on that golden number, I quote the price that I charge as a lump sum.”

Taparia was part of an award-winning documentary with her daughter

Taparia and her husband Anup Taparia have two daughters. The family participated in a documentary titled A Suitable Girl with two other families in India, and it centers on three women: Dipti, Amrita, and Ritu. Ritu is Taparia’s eldest daughter.

In 2017, the film, A Suitable Girl debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, which followed three Indian women over a four-year period as they maneuver through the traditional matchmaking system and the pressures to get married. Taparia was featured as one of the matchmakers, and the film received the Best Director Award at the festival.

In the documentary, Ritu shares that she pursued her MBA in banking and finance, and her education is something she worked hard for. She’s very career-oriented. Her mother gets emotional when it’s revealed that people wonder why she hasn’t found a suitable match for her daughter. “Seema knows so many boys, but she’s not looking for one for Ritu?”Anup explains that people ask such questions all the time. “At those moments, we feel a little angered and sometimes emotional also.”

Funniest Indian Matchmaking Memes which broke out on the internet, Have a look!

Cringe at it, laugh at it or just binge-watch it, Indian Matchmaking has proven to be one of Netflix’s biggest success stories. The show has polarised audiences and sparked debates on social media, and people are reacting with humor, shock, and even anger to its content. While the discussion around its content continues, the show’s characters have inspired some of the most hilarious posts on the Internet. Scroll through the fun spoofs and Memes that have been shared by content creators, inspired by Sima, Akshay’s mom, and the rest of the Indian Matchmaking gang.


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You can contact Sima Taparia on her website if you’re looking for a ‘suitable rishta’ and she’ll be sure to get you an ‘ideal’ match. 

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