New Delhi: Finally! Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are married. The new actress-cricketer jodi is making the Internet a beautiful place with gorgeous pictures from the wedding ceremony, which BTW was in Tuscany, Italy. A picturesque heritage villa became the wedding venue for a traditional Hindu wedding, for which Anushka wore a soft pink Sabyasachi lehenga and Virat Kohli complemented her in an ivory sherwani, also by Sabyasachi. Anushka and Virat met in the sets of a commercial in 2013 and started dating soon. They broke up briefly but patched their relationship and were spotted in each other's company often. As the world tries to get over the hangover (read Karan Johar's tweet) of the Virushka wedding, we take a look at the other actress-cricketer couples jinki bhi Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
- Anushka and Virat married a few weeks after Sagarika and Zaheer
- Anushka and Virat's wedding was in Tuscany
- They met on the sets of a commercial and started dating in 2014
But first some pictures from the Virushka wedding:
Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan
Just weeks before Virat and Anushka, actress Sagarika Ghatge and cricketer Zaheer Khan got hitched. The couple opted for a court wedding with was followed by a reception, sangeet and mehendi ceremonies and ending with a bang with another star studded reception for colleagues. Of course, Virat and Anushka attended.
Sagarika Ghatge is best known for her role in Chak De! India and her upcoming film is a bilingual titled Haadsa.
Hazel Keech and Yuvraj Singh
All-rounder Yuvraj and actress Hazel Keech revealed they were engaged last November and had a grand wedding spun over six days in December 2016. Festivities included ceremonies in Yuvi's hometown of Chandigarh, a dreamy beachside wedding in Goa, and a grand reception in the capital - The Yuvi Hazel Premier League, as it was called by fans, created a social media blitz. Hazel, 30, has appeared in films like Bodyguard and Billa.
Geeta Basra and Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra dated quietly for five years and married in October, 2015 in Jalandhar. They had a lavish wedding ceremony, which was attended by the who's who of the cricket and Bollywood fraternity. Their baby daughter, Hinaya Heer Plaha, was born last year. Harbhajan and Geeta made a special appearance on the dance reality show, Nach Baliye.
Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
It was the love story of love stories. Tiger Pataudi, considered one of the finest captains we've had, and the Kashmir Ki Kali star swept each other off their feet in the Sixties. They married in December 1969 and had three children together - Saif, Saba and Soha. 43 years later, actress Kareena Kapoor wore Sharmila Tagore's carefully preserved bridal gharara when she married Saif Ali Khan in October 2012.
Reena Roy and Mohsin Khan
Actress Reena Roy married Pakistani cricketer Mohsin Khan in 1983 and moved to Karachi, quitting her successful film career. Reena was the star of films such as Jaani Dushman and Ghulaami. The couple later moved back to Mumbai where Mr Khan also tried his luck in Bollywood. He was seen in J P Dutta's Batwara and Mahesh Bhatt's Saathi, co-starring Aditya Pancholi and Varsha Usgaonkar. Turned out, Reena Roy's and Mohsin Khan's wasn't a match made in heaven and the cricketer returned to Pakistan. The couple have a daughter together. Reena Roy returned to films in 1991.
Sangeeta Bijlani and Mohammad Azharuddin
Azhar was already a married man when he started dating actress Sangeeta Bijlani. He later divorced his wife Naureen and married Sangeeta in 1996. Meanwhile, the cricketer was dogged by controversy and banned for life for match fixing. Sangeeta and Azharuddin divorced in 2010. His life was later made into a film Azhar, starring Emraan Hashmi and Prachi Desai.
Neena Gupta and Vivian Richards
Windies legend Vivian Richards and Neena Gupta dated for a while in the 1980s. They had a daughter, designer Masaba Gupta, but ended their relationship. Viv Richards also has two children with his wife Miriam. The Saans actress is now married to Delhi-based PriceWaterhouseCoopers partner Vivek Mehra.
Anju Mahendru and Garry Sobers
Actress Anju Mahendru was briefly engaged to West Indian cricketer Garry Sobers after he came to India for the 1966-67 tour. The two reportedly met at a party and were bowled over by each other's dance moves. They almost married but because of Mr Sobers' cricketing career that took him across the world (he was playing county cricket in England then), they broke up. Ms Mahendru later dated actor Rajesh Khanna for several years.