For Indians, cricket is a way of life and there is no other sport as important as this one. Of all the cricket sensations, Captain Cool MS Dhoni has captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world. As a world-renowned celebrity, fans wish to know about every detail of the cricketer’s life, including his personal life. Thus, celebrity wives gain a lot of attention and become a public figure as well. Here we are going to talk in detail about MS Dhoni’s wife – Sakshi Dhoni.
Who is Sakshi Dhoni?
Sakshi is the wife of former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The couple got married in 2010 and have a 4-year-old daughter named Ziva.
Sakshi Dhoni – Childhood
Sakshi Singh Rawat was born on November 19, 1988, in Guwahati, Assam to parents R.K. Singh and Sheila Singh. She has two siblings – Abhilasha Bisht and Akshay Singh.
Sakshi was brought up in Dehradun, Uttarakhand and studied in Welham Girls’ School for her primary education. She moved to Ranchi for her higher studies and studied at Jawahar Vidya Mandir. Incidentally, Mahendra Singh Dhoni studied in the same school in Ranchi but Sakshi was his junior. Destiny!
Sakshi Dhoni – Career
Sakshi has a Hotel Management Degree. She got a degree from Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad. As a part of her internship for the degree, she worked at Taj Bengal’s front office, where she first met Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Sakshi was previously a director of Rhiti MSD Alamode Pvt. Ltd, which is a sports association from New Delhi. Currently, she runs a foundation for orphans.
All about the looks
Sakshi has the quintessential Punjabi genes because she is fair and plump. She has a petite figure with a height of 5’2”, brown eyes and medium-length black hair. Sakshi is quite stylish and has a good sartorial sense. The media follows the cricketer’s wife whenever she goes out to run errands or to attend social events.
Sakshi – MS Dhoni relationship
Sakshi and MS Dhoni knew each other since childhood as they were in the same school in Ranchi. However, Dhoni was senior to her. Sakshi’s father and Dhoni’s father were also colleagues and worked together at Mecon Limited, a consultant company. In a strange twist of fate, they met again at Sakshi’s last day of internship at Taj Bengal.
The Indian team was staying in Taj Bengal for a test match between India and Pakistan in Eden Gardens Kolkata. This is when a mutual friend of Sakshi and Dhoni, Yudhajit Dutta, who was also Dhoni’s manager, introduced both of them. They exchanged numbers and eventually started dating in 2008. After 2 years of dating, the couple tied the knot on July 4, 2010.
Theirs was a whirlwind of romance that captured the attention of the Indian media. Moreover, Dhoni was one of the first famous cricketers of his era to get married. This kept the couple in the spotlight for quite some time. Sakshi Dhoni became an integral part of the cricketing community and was one of the first wives in the unofficial “wives and girlfriends” club of the Indian cricketing team.
Sakshi and MS Dhoni have a daughter named Ziva who is 4 years old. At 4, Ziva is already popular amongst Dhoni’s friends and has a tremendous following on social media. Both her parents keep posting pictures and videos of themselves with Ziva and the netizens are smitten with her adorable relationship and camaraderie with father MS Dhoni.
Sakshi’s father-in-law is Pan Singh and her mother-in-law is Devki Devi. Her brother-in-law Narendra Singh Dhoni is a politician. She also has a sister-in-law Jayanti Gupta.
Sakshi’s connection with cricket
Sakshi Dhoni is a regular at the cricket matches, especially when her husband is playing. Sakshi and daughter Ziva often come over to support Dhoni in his crucial matches. The cameras often record them cheering for the Indian team and Ziva’s videos literally go viral because of her cuteness.
Sakshi has adapted to the cricketing lifestyle and travels with Dhoni for most of his matches. She is used to the limelight and accompanies Dhoni to several events. She has made friends with fellow cricketers’ wives and families and has some friends from the film fraternity as well. Sakshi is also quite active on social media like Instagram.
Interesting facts about Sakshi
- Sakshi Dhoni enjoys cooking and loves cooking meals for her husband. She carries an electric cooker whenever they travel for the matches to cook meals herself.
- Sakshi studied in the same college as Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma.
- When MS Dhoni asked for Sakshi’s number from their mutual friend and texted her, she thought it was a prank and that he really isn’t MS Dhoni. Their relationship started through texting and eventually led to marriage.
- Sakshi was once involved in a match-fixing controversy. In an IPL match in 2013, Sakshi was photographed in the stands of the stadium with Vindoo Dara Singh. When the match-fixing scandal came out, she was suspected to be an accomplice as they were seen together.
- She was also mentioned in a fraudulent case when she was a part of the sports association Rhiti MSD Alamode Pvt. Ltd. However, later it was clarified that Sakshi had already quit before the case took place.
- In the biopic, MS Dhoni – The Untold Story, Sakshi’s role was played by Bollywood actress Kiara Advani. They were often seen together and have several photographs together along with Ziva as well.
Sakshi has been a constant support in husband MS Dhoni’s life and is called the lucky charm for the cricketer. Dhoni has gone on record to say that Sakshi is his 3rd priority in life, the first two being India and cricket.
Sakshi has molded herself successfully to the frenzied lifestyle of the cricketing world. She has been understanding and supportive throughout Dhoni’s entire career and has stood by him like a rock through the various ups-and-downs. Being a celebrity wife, Sakshi has had to face many criticisms, but she has taken it all in her stride and has gotten used to the positive as well as negative attention by the fans as well as the media.