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Cricketers who married Bollywood actresses

The relations between Indian cricket and the Hindi film industry have been ages-old, whether cricketers attending launches or Bollywood actors being present at the matches, cricketers dating actresses. But, many star Indian cricketers married Bollywood actresses from the Hindi film industry. From the Nawab of Pataudi to Virat Kohli, there have been several couples in the past strengthening relationship of cricket and films.

Here is the list of Top 5 Cricketers Who Married Bollywood Actresses

1. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

The first cricketer in the list that started the trend in the first place was former captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Popularly known as ‘Nawab of Pataudi’ married Bollywood actress Sharmila Tagore.

2. Mohammed Azharuddin 

Another former captain and batsman Mohammed Azharuddin also married a Bollywood actress in Sangeeta Bijlani. Their relationship and personal lives became quite popular at that time. They both tied the knot in 1996, but the marriage couldn’t get along for a much longer duration as they both separated in 2010.

3. Virat Kohli 

The Indian team Captain & most ionic IPL Player Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s love story began in 2013 with a shampoo TVC and that ad made them an online sensation as a couple. Anushka was seen at matches too. After which they finally got married on December 11 2017 in Italy.

4. Yuvraj Singh

Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh married Hindi film actress Hazel Keech. Yuvraj and Hazel started dating a few years before they got married as the southpaw had to wait for three years for Hazel to finally say yes.

5. Harbhajan Singh

In 2015, former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh too got married to a Bollywood actress in Geeta Basra. Both Harbhajan and Geeta were dating each other for a long time before which they were friends. But the friendship turned into a relationship and then a lifetime of togetherness.

6. Zaheer Khan

One of the best pacers of India, left-arme Zaheer Khan too got married to the Chak De India fame Sagarika Ghatge in 2017. Sagarika, who has done quite a few films in Hindi and Marathi.


Who is the first cricketer that married a Bollywood actress?

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi The former Indian player.

Who was the first Indian captain which married to Bollywood actress?

Muhammed Azharuddin.

The number of Indian captains who married Bollywood actresses?

Only Two Indian players.

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