Nobody gets a fan following larger than Bollywood and Indian Cricket teams. Heavily glamourized, both professions often cross paths and end up dating or eventually in matrimony. From Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore being one of the firsts to Athiiya Shetty and KL Rahul being the latest, there is absolutely no dearth of Bollywood-Cricket couples who keep setting couple goals.
Here are 7 Bollywood actresses who got married to famous cricketers
1. Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Patuadi
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, famously known as Tiger Pataudi was one of the youngest players to captain the Indian cricket team during the Test cricket matches. He met the stunning and timeless actress Sharmila Tagore at an after-party in Delhi, back in 1965 and fell in love. Despite the difference in their religions and the opposition from a lot of people, they tied the knot in 1969. The couple eventually became proud parents to actors Saif and Soha Ali Khan and Saba Ali Khan who maintains a rather private profile.
2. Hazel Keech and Yuvraj Singh
The actress best known for her role in the Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer Bodyguard, Hazel Keech met the star cricketer through a mutual friend and love blossomed. The couple tied the knot after the cricket took voluntary retirement from international cricket, and are now proud parents to two lovely kids.
3. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli
The couple who reportedly met on the sets of an advertisement they did together, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are undoubtedly the most well-known and admired of Bollywood-Cricket couples. The Bollywood actress and the current captain of the Indian Cricket Team got married in 2017. The couple had dated for a significant period of time, spanning nearly four years before they tied the knot. Their marriage took place in Italy, in the form of a private ceremony. Parents to a lovely daughter now, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are the perfect couple we look up to.
4. Natasa Stankovic and Hardik Pandya
Cricketer Hardik Pandya and Bollywood actress, Natasa Stankovic are another couple who took us by surprise. Natasa is known for her role in the Prakash Jha directed film, Satyagraha. The couple announced their relationship back in 2019, on a romantic cruise, and got married soon after. They are now parents to a son named Agastya and while renewing their vows earlier this year, gave us complete wedding goals.
5. Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul
Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul are the most recent Bollywood actress and cricketer duo to get married. They tied the knot in January 2023 at a farmhouse in Khandala. The couple had been dating since 2019 and had made their relationship official in 2021. Athiya is often spotted with KL Rahul overseas during the tour of the Indian Cricket Team, and are undoubtedly one of the most stylish Bollywood-cricket couples there are.
6. Geeta Basra and Harbhajan Singh
Geeta Basra has been seen in popular Bollywood movies like The Train and Dil Diya Hai, while Harbhajan Singh debuted back in 1999 during the Indian cricket team’s glorious history. Falling for the Bollywood actress, Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra exchanged vows in 2015 at Phagwara in Punjab during a lavish wedding. The lovely couple is blessed with two young kids, and their family pictures on social media are plain delightful.
7. Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan
Bollywood actress, Sagarika Ghatge most popular for known for playing Preeti Sabharwal in the movie Chak De India, tied the knot with cricketer Zaheer Khan in 2017. The couple is pretty active on their social media and often posts about their escapades and are absolute couple goals. What is especially hilarious is Sagarika's character Preeti plays a hockey player in the film, who rejects her cricketer boyfriend to focus on herself.