List Of 14 Bollywood Actresses And Their Love Affairs With Cricketers

List Of 14 Bollywood Actresses And Their Love Affairs With Cricketers

1 Jun 18 @ 6:12 PM | By Ravi

In India, where Bollywood and cricket go hand-in-hand, link ups and love affairs between cricketers and Bollywood actresses aren’t new, it has been a common phenomenon since the 60’s. Bollywood actresses have got linked up to cricketers and vice-versa. Escaping the roving eye of the cameras become hard for cricketers and their Bollywood girlfriends to hide their relationships. Some cricketers who were linked got hitched to actresses, some resulted in rumours, some in breakups and some in divorces post marriage. We take a look at some link ups and love offairs of Bollywood actresses with cricketers which hit the headlines, over the years.

  1. Anushka Sharma & Virat Kohli

    Actress Anushka Sharma and Indian Cricket team captain, Virat Kohli first met on the sets of a shampoo ad and clicked instantly. After seen together off the field on many occasions, the couple finally admitted to being in a relationship. Virat Kohli and Anusha Sharma's love story became quite popular as the couple was commonly addressed as ‘Virushka.’ The couple finally tied the nuptial knot on 11 December 2017 at a destination wedding in Italy. 

    Anushka Sharma & Virat Kohli
    Anushka Sharma & Virat Kohli
  2. Riya Sen & Sreesanth

    Controversial cricketer, Sreesanth who is currently married, was once upon believed to have been close to actress Riya Sen. The two met on the sets of a jewellery brand shoot where they got to know each other. Though the couple never admitted to being in a relationship but Sreesanth’s uncertainty in the national team was the reason quoted for their breakup.

    Riya Sen & Sreesanth
    Riya Sen & Sreesanth
    Riya Sen
  3. Veena Malik & Mohammad Asif

    Pakistani actress Veena Malik who made it to Bollywood after featuring in the TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ season 4 was involved with tainted Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Asif. The actress who openly confessed to her relationship with the cricketer finally broke all ties after she was questioned about her involvement in the match-fixing episode for which the cricketer was found guilty. Veena currently is married to Dubai based businessman, Asad Bashir Khan Khattak and has two children and has forgotten about her linkup with the Pakistani cricketer.

    Veena Malik & Mohammad Asif
    Veena Malik & Mohammad Asif
  4. Amrita Arora & Usman Afzal

    Before marrying businessman Shakeel Ladakh, Bollywood actress Amrita Arora was into a relationship with English cricketer Usman Afzal, who had played three Tests in 2001. The distance became the cause for their breakup as they decided to part ways mutually. Post-breakup​, Usman tried to focus on his cricket career but couldn’t regain his place in the side. Amrita is settled with Shakeel and her two kids.

    Amrita Arora & Usman Afzal
    Amrita Arora & Usman Afzal
  5. Zaheer Khan & Isha Sharvani / Sagarika Ghatge

    Ishari Sharvani and Sagarika Ghatge have also made it in the list of Bollywood Actresses who dated cricketers. Actress Isha Sharvani who made her Bollywood debut in Subhash Ghai’s Kisna in 2005 was in love with Indian pacer, Zaheer Khan. The couple had an 8-year long relationship and was all set to tie the nuptial knot when they called it quits. The reason for their separation is not known. In the years following, this left-arm fast bowler fell for Sagarika Ghatge, another Bollywood actress best known for her role in Chak De! India. They got engaged in April 2017 and eventually got married on 23 November 2017. 

    Zaheer Khan with Isha Sharwani
    Zaheer Khan with Isha Sharwani Google
  6. Nagma & Sourav Ganguly

    The Prince of Kolkata and former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly who was at the peak of his cricketing career was linked to actress Nagma for secretly having an affair despite being married to his childhood sweetheart Dona. It was reported that they met in London in 1999 and were seen together often including a visit to a temple in 2000 which sparked off the couple secretly tying the knot. However the rumors soon faded away and Sourav was back to his cricketing ways.

    Nagma & Sourav Ganguly
    Nagma & Sourav Ganguly
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  8. Sushmita Sen & Wasim Akram

    One of the biggest scoops was when the former Pakistani captain, Wasim Akram and former Miss Universe and actress, Sushmita Sen grew closer to each other after they met as judges on the television dance show Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena in 2008. The relationship was cut short as Wasim, a widower and a father of two boys found it hard to reach a consensus with the Bollywood diva who already had two adopted daughters. Later, the cricketer tied the knot with his Australian girlfriend, Shaniera Thompson on August 12, 2013.

    Sushmita Sen & Wasim Akram
    Sushmita Sen & Wasim Akram
  9. Yuvraj Singh & Kim Sharma / Deepika Padukone / Hazel Keech

    This Cricketers Relationships with Bollywood actresses have always made the headlines. Yuvraj Singh dated actress Kim Sharma for a while before differences led to their split. He shifted focus to Deepika Padukone who was trying to get a foothold in Bollywood then. Yuvraj got dumped by Deepika as she got close to Ranbir Kapoor during one of their film shoots. After battling cancer, Yuvraj met and grew fond of actress Hazel Keech to whom he got engaged in 2015 and eventually married her on 30 November, 2016 in a traditional Sikh marriage ceremony in Chandigarh.

    Yuvraj Singh & Kim Sharma / Deepika Padukone / Hazel Keech
    Yuvraj Singh & Kim Sharma / Deepika Padukone / Hazel Keech
    Deepika Padukone
  10. Neena Gupta & Viv Richards

    Former West Indies cricketer, Sir Viv Richards and Bollywood actress, Neena Gupta shared an unconventional relationship during one of the former’s official tours to India in 1987-88. Neena was pregnant with the already married Viv’s child as she decided to be a single parent to her daughter, Masaba, who is now married to Bollywood film producer Madhu Mantena.

    Neena Gupta & Viv Richards
    Neena Gupta & Viv Richards
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  12. Debashree Roy & Sandeep Patil

    The dashing Indian batsman, Sandeep Patil who played a stellar role in India’s 1983 World cup victory went steady with the bong beauty, Debashree Roy during the making of the film ‘Kabhi Ajnabi The’ where both acted together. Though, the film flopped badly the relationship too was short-lived as the Bengali actress went on to marry actor Prosenjit Chatterji and Sandeep Patil’s career took a beating.

    Debashree Roy & Sandeep Patil
    Debashree Roy & Sandeep Patil
  13. Parveen Babi & Salim Durrani

    One of the most famous love stories of cricketers and Bollywood actresses of that era was that of Salim Durrani and Parveen Babi. The flamboyant Indian cricketer of the 60’s and 70’s, Salim Durrani who played the lead in the B.R. Ishara directed movie ‘Charitra’ in 1973 opposite debutant Parveen Babi, had a brief affair. Salim’s casanova ways made Parveen choose her film career over him thus, resulting in a break-up soon after the release of the film. 

    Parveen Babi & Salim Durrani
    Parveen Babi & Salim Durrani
  14. Zeenat Aman & Imran Khan

    Imran Khan was hot property when it came to Indian actresses who would go weak in their knees on just hearing his name or seeing him on TV. Bollywood diva and actress, Zeenat Aman got close to Imran during one of his cricket tours to India in the 70’s. Due to continuous rivalry between the two nations the couple called it quits as Zeenat went on to marry actor Mazhar Khan and Imran married Jemina Khan, respectively.

    Zeenat Aman & Imran Khan
    Zeenat Aman & Imran Khan
  15. Anju Mahendru & Garry Sobers

    The West Indian all-rounder great Sir Garry Sobers met Anju Mahendru during one of his official tours to India in 1966-67. During one of the do’s cupid struck and both started to see each other. The actress was still a struggler in Bollywood but grew famous after she was linked to the former West Indian captain. The couple fell apart as it was reported that Anju’s parents were averse to their daughter marrying a black.

    Anju Mahendru & Garry Sobers
    Anju Mahendru & Garry Sobers
  16. Amrita Singh & Ravi Shastri

    The flamboyant Indian cricketer of the 80’s and 90’s, Ravi Shastri who was a hot favorite among girls had an affair with actress Amrita Singh who worked in films like ‘Betaab’, ‘Mard’, ‘Naam’ and ‘Aaina’. This cricketers affair with Bollywood actress Amrita became the talk of tinsel town with pictures splashed on top magazine covers. However, the affair went kaput as Amrita started dating Vinod Khanna before marrying Saif Ali Khan whereas Shastri got married to Ritu Singh.

    Amrita Singh & Ravi Shastri
    Amrita Singh & Ravi Shastri