Sakshi Dhoni is the wife of the former Indian cricket team captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
The cute pretty girl from Dehradun came into the limelight only after tying the knot with the then most eligible bachelor of India. Just like her husband, Sakshi too mostly keeps away from the paparazzi. She is often caught on the camera during the IPL season when she supported her husband and his team. Due to her frequent appearances at ‘Chennai Super Kings’ matches, she was dragged into the IPL match-fixing scandal, but there was no proof against her , and she handled the entire episode with grace. Presently, Sakshi is enjoying her glorious motherhood, parenting her little munchkin, Ziva.
Childhood & Education
Sakshi was born on 19 November 1988, in Lekhapani town in Tinsukia district, Assam, India. Her father, R.K. Singh, was working for the Kanoi Group’s ‘Binaguri Tea Company’. Her mother, Sheila Singh, is a housewife.
Her family moved to Dehradun because her grandfather was working there as a divisional forest officer. She grew up at Dehradun along with her siblings Akshay and Abhilasha. Sakshi completed her pre-primary education from Lekhapani
Anushka Sharma was Sakshi’s classmate at Lekhapani. Sakshi continued with her studies at Welham Girl’s School in Dehradun and later completed her schooling at Jawahar Vidya Mandir in Ranchi. She has done hotel management from the Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad. She did her internship at Taj Bengal, Kolkata, where she c0incidently met her future husband.
Love life of Sakshi & Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Sakshi met Dhoni at ‘Taj Bengal’ where she went for her hotel management internship, in 2007. Coincidendtly both Dhoni and Sakshi studied at the same school in Ranchi. However, Sakshi was his junior and hence they had never interracted during their school time. Another interesting but not well-known fact is that their respective fathers were colleagues at Mecon Limited.
Their actual love story is slightly different from what has been shown in the biopic of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Although she met her at the hotel,as portrayed in the movie , but they were introduced to each other by the manager and their common friend,Yudhajit Dutta.
He had organized a farewell party for Sakshi as it was her last day of internship. Before throwing the party, Dutta had invited Dhoni too, and that was their first meeting . Dhoni took her number from Dutta and started the conversation. Sakshi ignored the messages initially, thinking that it was a prank by one of her friend, but was completely awestruck when she came to know the truth. They eventually stepped into relationship in March 2008.
Sakshi attended his birthday party the same year. Since Dhoni could not spend much time with her due to his preoccupied friends, he dropped her to her place.
They enjoyed their courtship and also somehow managed to keep it a secret. They then decide to marry after seeking the permission of their respective family members.
The Fairytale Wedding
The engagement ceremony got on July 3, 2010, at ‘Hotel Competent’ in Dehradun. Their wedding took place two days prior at ‘Vishranti Resort’ near Dehradun. Dhoni’s friends from different feilds like sports, politics, and film fraternity attended the wedding and blessed the couple. For the wedding, Sakshi wore a gorgeous red and green lehenga, designed by the ace bridal designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee.