The special relationship between India's two loves - Bollywood and cricket - is proven time and again. Bollywood actresses have been falling in love with, and sometimes even marrying, members of the Indian cricket team for decades now.
Here are some Bollywood-cricket couples that made headlines and captured the public's attention:
This is the latest in a long list of celebrity weddings featuring cricket stars and Bollywood actors. Shetty and Rahul tied the knot on January 23, 2023, in a private ceremony at Athiya’s actor father Suniel Shetty’s farmhouse in Khandala, India.
The Indian actress and cricketer got hitched in a private ceremony during the pandemic in 2020, after they got engaged in Dubai on January 1 the same year. Few months later, they welcomed a baby boy, Agastya.
The famous couple got married on December 11, 2017 in Italy, and have been setting 'couple goals' ever since. They recently celebrated their 5th anniversary, posting cute and/or quirky pictures of each other on social media.
Actress Sagrika Ghatge, best known for her role in the SRK-starrer Chak De India (Go for it, India), married cricketer Zaheer Khan, also in 2017. They reportedly dated for nine months before tying the knot.
Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech got married in a beautiful ceremony in Goa, India, back in 2016. The beach-side Hindu ceremony in Goa was preceded by a gurudwara wedding, as per Sikh traditions, in Punjab.
After being in a low-key relationship for five years, one of Team India's most popular spin bowlers, Harbhajan Singh, tied the knot to actress Geeta Basra, in November 2015, in a conventional Punjabi ceremony.
Actor Sharmila Tagore and the then Indian cricket captain, Mansoor Ali Khan, aka Pataudi, got into a four-year relationship starting in 1965 and got married in 1969.
Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin married actress Sangeeta Bijlani in 1996. Azharuddin divorced his first wife Naureen, after being married to her for seven years, to tie the knot with Bijlani.
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