7 Bollywood Actresses Who Got Hitched To Sportsmen

For decades, we have seen several Indian sportsmen and Bollywood heroines fall in love and tie the knot. So here 7 actresses who went ahead and married sportspersons from different fields.

7 Bollywood Actresses Who Got Hitched To Sportsmen 7 Bollywood Actresses Who Got Hitched To Sportsmen Source : Press


The Bollywood industry and the world of Indian Cricket have always had a close association since time immemorial. Both are completely different worlds but both provide high entertainment and are considered to be the ultimate match!

For decades, we have seen several Indian sportsmen and Bollywood heroines fall in love and tie the knot. So here 7 actresses who went ahead and married sportspersons from different fields.

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi & Sharmila Tagore - Nicknamed as 'Tiger Pataudi', Pataudi's prowess with the bat saw him captain the Indian National Team for 40 test matches and was named as the 'Indian Cricketer of the Year' in 1962. Pataudi met the bold and beautiful Bollywood actress Sharmila Tagore in 1968 through common friends and both fell in love. He then proposed Sharmila on the streets of Paris, and the two remained married until his demise in 2011.

Lara Dutta & Mahesh Bhupathi - India's first tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament, Mahesh Bhupathi lost his heart to the gorgeous ex-Miss Universe and actress Lara Dutta. But the ace tennis player was already married to a model, Shvetha Jaishankar. After an amicable divorce, Lara and Mahesh started dating and in 2011, the couple got married in a private ceremony in Goa. They have a four-year-old daughter named Saira.

Sangeeta Bijlani & Mohammed Azharuddin - The talented cricketer who was already married, met actress Sangeeta Bijlani during a commercial shoot in the early 1990s and then both the stars continued to meet each other at public functions and flights. He later divorced his wife Naureen and got married to Sangeeta in 1996. But sadly, the two got divorced in 2010 and since have gone their separate ways.

Yuvraj Singh & Hazel Keech - Son of former India player Yograj Singh, Yuvraj made a name for himself in the world of Cricket, courtesy of his power-packed yet classy batting. The cricketer chased Bollywood actress Hazel for over 3 years until Hazel finally agreed to meet him for a cup of coffee. And it didn't take long for love to blossom between the two got hitched to a Sikh wedding in on 30th November 2017.

Sagarika Ghatge & Zaheer Khan - Rumours of their relationship started doing rounds when Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan made an entry together at Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech's wedding. After dating for about 9 months, the couple decided to get engaged. Zaheer broke the news on Twitter with an adorable tweet. He wrote, "Never laugh at your wife's choices. You are one of them !!! Partners for life. #engaged @sagarikavghatge". On November 23, 2017, the two got hitched.

Harbhajan Singh & Geeta Basra - The enigmatic spinner fell head over heels for actress Geeta Basra, whom he met through common friends. Soon after, both Harbhajan and Geeta started dating but decided to keep their relationship under wraps in public. The couple dated for a good eight years before making it official with a traditional gurudwara ceremony in Bhajji's hometown, Jalandhar.

Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma - Considered as THE wedding of 2017, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have forever set wedding goals for all the couples who wish to get married. The super-talented cricketer and the equally talented actress first met during a shampoo commercial in 2013. After a tumultuous relationship that had their fans extremely invested, the lovebirds got married in December 2017 and proved that love can withstand all the struggles.