Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul are tying the knot today at the former's Khandala farmhouse in presence of family members and close friends. They have been in a relationship for quite some years but never spoke about it publicly. Athiya is an actress whereas Rahul is the vice-captain of the Indian national cricket team. Well, it can be said in their case that the best of glamour and sports worlds are colliding to create nothing but love and magic.
Athiya and Rahul aren't the first actor-cricketer pairing we've seen in India. From Sharmila Tagore-Tiger Pataudi, Geeta Basra-Harbhajan Singh to Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli, these celebrated love-birds have redefined love. As Athiya and Rahul paint the town red, let's take a look at these 6 actor-cricketer pairs who spread the word of love across the nation.
Sharmila Tagore-Tiger Pataudi
Bollywood's most glamourous and popular actress Sharmila Tagore tied the knot with the Indian cricket team's youngest captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (known as Tiger)on December 27, 1968, in a royal wedding ceremony after dating for a couple of years. The couple has three children-Saif Ali Khan, Saba Pataudi and Soha Ali Khan. Tiger Pataudi passed away in September 2011.
Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli
At the peak of her career, Anushka Sharma got married to Virat Kohli in a close-knit ceremony on December 11, 2017, in Italy. They were dating each other since 2013. Anushka and Virat have a daughter named Vamika who was born on January 11, 2021.
Sagarika Ghatge-Zaheer Khan
Popularly known for playing the role of Preeti Sabharwal in Chak De! India, Sagarika Ghatge got married to Zaheer Khan on November 23, 2017. As a couple, Sagarika and Zaheer have kept it low-key in the media.
Natasa Stankovic-Hardik Pandya
Natasa Stankovic and Hardik Pandya had a hush-hush wedding ceremony on May 31, 2020. The couple was blessed with a baby boy named Agastya on July 30, 2020. After dating each other for a while, Natasa and Hardik got engaged on January 1, 2020.
Geeta Basra-Harbhajan Singh
England-born Indian actress Geeta Basra got married to Harbhajan Singh on October 29, 2015, in Jalandhar. They have a daughter named Hinaya Heer Plaha, who was born on July 27, 2016, and a son Jovan Veer Singh Plaha, born on July 10, 2021.
Hazel Keech-Yuvraj Singh
British actress and model Hazel Keech tied the knot with Yuvraj Singh on November 30, 2016. Reportedly, after their marriage, she changed her name to Gurbasant Kaur. They had their first child, a boy named Orion on January 25, 2022.
We cannot wait to see pictures of Athiya and Rahul!