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'Indian Matchmaking' on Netflix: Cast, plot, date and all the latest buzz on Season 2 of controversial show

This season will feature both old and new clients with expectations breaking the roof
A still from trailer of Seaosn 1 of 'Indian Matchmaking' (Youtube/Netflix)
A still from trailer of Seaosn 1 of 'Indian Matchmaking' (Youtube/Netflix)

We might have seen a number of dating shows but have you seen a bridal show with an Indian twist yet? Well, if your answer is no, then be ready to get your minds blown by this series that will have you going bananas over Indian weddings and traditions.

Netflix is back with its second installment of 'Indian Matchmaking'. This season will feature both old and new clients with expectations breaking the roof.


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When will 'Indian Matchmaking' release?

The upcoming season will air on August 10, 2022 exclusively on Netflix.

What is 'Indian Matchmaking' all about?

The show is a reality television series where matchmaker Sima Taparia guides clients in the US and India in the arranged marriage process, offering an inside look at the custom in a modern era. The first season recieved mixed reactions, but it generated enough buzz for the second season to get a sizeable audience.

The new, hour-long episodes will feature Taparia working with millennials all across the world to find their ideal partners. Expectations from both current and potential customers are higher than ever this season. In order to help lucky singles find the one, Taparia will once more depend on her decades of knowledge and conventional ways, whether it's navigating a single's wishlist or their "ovo-lacto-semi-vegetarian" diet. In a recent interview with Variety, Taparia said, "The love I’ve gotten from the fans of the show has been wonderful, Matchmaking is my passion, and it’s a joy to share my work with audiences around the world. Sima from Mumbai is back!"

Who stars in 'Indian Matchmaking'?

Season two of the show will include Sima Taparia, Aparna Shewakramani, Pradhyuman Maloo, Nadia Christina Jagessar, Vyasar Ganesan, Akshay Jakhete, Ankita Bansal, Shekar Jayaraman, Jay Wadhwani, Rashi Gupta.

Sima Taparia

The 57-year-old matchmaking professional is grom Gulbarga in the Indian state of Karnataka. Simi has been into the profession of marriage consultation for quite a while now and currently lives in Mumbai. She is married to Anup Taparia, who is a businessman from Mumbai. Simi is a marriage consultant and an event manager. She runs a company named Suitable Rishta that is primarily into marriage counselling. 

What is the latest buzz on 'Indian Matchmaking'?

After the renewal of the show was announced, some viewers were not quite happy about it. Recently, Netflix wrote in all-caps, sharing the promo on Instagram, writing, "Sima from Mumbai is back! 🥳 Indian Matchmaking Season 2 premieres on August 11! Check out these first look images from the season!"


The show attracted significant controversy for its portrayal of Indian traditions perceived as regressive. Sima often dictated the importance of ‘adjusting’, and seemed to propagate societal standards of good looks. At least one of the participants, Aparna Shewakramani, has criticized the show for misrepresenting her. 

Who are the creators?

Academy Award nominee Smriti Mundhra is the creator and executive producer of the series. Aaron Saidman, Eli Holzman and JC Begley also serve as executive producers on the series.


The official trailer for the season is not out yet, stay tuned!