13 Times Cricketers Fell In Love With Bollywood Actresses
Yesterday, a million hearts must have broken when Indian cricketer, Virat Kohli tied the knot with Bollywood diva, Anushka Sharma. They two got married in an intimate ceremony in Tuscany, Italy, and looked absolutely gorgeous, thanks to designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Their smiles are enough to let the world know how crazy in love they are.
But they are not the first Cricketer-Bollywood celebrity duo to get married or be in a relationship. Here is a list of the most-talked-about relationships between Indian cricketers and actresses.
1. Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge
The couple got engaged in April this year, and finally tied the knot last month. Their intimate ceremony was followed by a star-studded reception. These days the newlyweds are busy honeymooning in Maldives and the pictures are just gorgeous!
2. Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra
Harbhajan Singh kept his relationship with renowned Punjabi actress, Geeta Basra slightly low-key. After being together for around three years, the couple got married in 2015. They have a daughter together, who was born last year.
3. Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech
Yuvi and Hazel got engaged in November 2015, and a year later, tied the knot. They are so in love and give us major relationship goals too. The celeb couple recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary.
4. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore
He was the youngest Indian cricket captain and Tagore was the first Indian actress to pose in a bikini and break taboos. Apparently, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi had to woo the Bollywood actress, Sharmila Tagore for around four years before they were married.
5. Mohammad Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani
Media has watched Azharuddin’s love life quite closely since his divorce from his first wife. He fell in love with Bollywood actress and model Sangeeta Bijlani and the two got married in 1996. Unfortunately, they parted ways in 2010.
6. Neena Gupta and Vivian Richards
This couple’s relationship created quite a scandal back in the day. Though they never got married and separated shortly afterward. They do have a daughter together – renowned fashion designer, Masaba Gupta.
7. Reena Roy and Mohsin Khan
Bollywood actress Reena Roy married Pakistani cricketer, Mohsin Khan and left the industry to start a new life with him. But the marriage didn’t work out and Roy returned to tinsel town.
8. Zeenat Aman and Imran Khan
Both Zeenat Aman and Imran Khan were at the top of their careers when they met. Obviously, their relationship was in the spotlight during the 70s, but soon this romance came to an end. It is believed that they didn’t work out because of national issues, and Aman started dating actor Sanjay Khan.
9. Anju Mahendu and Garfield Sobers
Actress Anju Mahendu fell in love with the West Indies cricketer and even got engaged. But, their story had to end because Mahendu’s family couldn’t accept a son-in- law of colour. Mahendu soon ended their relationship.
10. Yuvraj Singh and Kim Sharma
Before Hazel Keech came into his life, Yuvraj Singh was dating Kim Sharma. They were seen together quite a lot, but ended it mutually to concentrate on their respective careers.
11. Nagma and Sourav Ganguly
It is said that Sourav Ganguly had started dating actress, Nagma while he was still married to his wife. When the media started watching him closely, he ended the relationship as it was affecting his career, as well.
12. Zaheer Khan and Isha Sharvani
Actress Isha Sharvani and Zaheer Khan were in an on-off relationship for about eight years before they called it quits. It is believed that they were even thinking of getting married, but due to their hectic schedules and distance, they decided to part ways. Now, Zaheer Khan is happily married to Sagarika Ghatge.
13. Amrita Singh and Ravi Shastri
My mother tells me how handsome Ravi Shastri was in his youth, and how Amrita Singh was rising to stardom. After being in a relationship for a while, they parted ways and Singh married Saif Ali Khan.