Indian cricketer KL Rahul and Bollywood actress Athiya Shetty tied the knot on Monday in an intimate ceremony in Khandala, a leafy mountainous region about 80 kilometers from Mumbai.
The couple, who have been dating since 2019, exchanged vows at a farmhouse owned by Atiyah’s father, Bollywood actor Saniel Shetty. The wedding was an intimate affair, with just her 100 guests consisting of the duo’s family and close friends.
“Today, with our most loved ones, we were married in a home that has given us immeasurable joy and tranquility. With hearts full of gratitude and love, we invite you on this journey of unity. I ask for their blessings,” the couple posted on their respective Instagrams.
The couple was dressed up for the ceremony by designer Anamika Khanna.Shetty wore a pink lehenga embroidered by designer Anamika and paired it with a chunky stone-encrusted necklace. Rahul wore an ivory Sherwani paired with an emerald neckpiece.
“You make it special. Congratulations and big love,” Kanna posted on her Instagram page.
After the ceremony, Rahul and Shetty appeared outside to pose for photographers who had been camping all day.
“The wedding was official, and I’m officially a father-in-law,” said a beaming Saniel.
What is KL Rahul?
Rahul, 30, is the vice-captain of India’s Test cricket team and captain of the Indian Premier League’s Lucknow Super Giants. Born in Bangalore to a cricket-obsessed family, he began training in the sport at an early age and made his state-level debut in 2010. He made his international cricket debut in 2014 with his Indian Test cricket team.
Rahul quickly rose through the ranks as a hitter, gaining fans in India and around the world.
His intact sports record was slightly undermined in 2019 when he appeared on a talk show coffee with currants With cricketer Hardik Pandya. When asked about their dating lives by host Karan Johar, Pandya and Rahul were heavily criticized for the women they dated, with many calling their views sexist and misogynistic.
The backlash in cricket-mad India was so severe that the two players returned home in the middle of their Australian tour and were suspended by the team for several weeks. An episode of the show was also taken off air.
“It’s like a wake-up call to get you going in the right direction,” Rahul later said of the episode. made me stronger.”
Who is Atiyah Shetty?
Athiya, 30, is the first child of Suniel and Mana Shetty. A graduate of the New York Film Academy, she had her eye on her film career from an early age.
She made her debut in the 2015 action movie Hero with fellow debutante Suraj Pancholi. A remake of the 1983 film of the same name, it was largely panned, with many critics failing to warm up to Atiyah’s performance.
she later appeared Mubarakan (2017) When Mochicheol Chaknacheol (2019) but has been less influenced in Bollywood. However, the actress has endorsed many global brands and on her Instagram she has more than 3.9 million followers.
In 2018, Drake’s comments on one of her Instagram posts led many to speculate that she and the rapper were dating. The Times of India Drake reported that he saw Atiyah at a London nightspot in 2017 and added her to Instagram because “I thought she was cute.”
Atiyah’s younger brother Ahan Shetty is also an actor and made his debut in the 2021 film Tadap.
How did KL Rahul and Athiya Shetty meet?
Rahul and Athiya met through mutual friends in 2019 and are believed to have hit it off instantly. It’s unclear when the two decided to become exclusive, but rumors have been circulating that they were dating ever since.
In November 2021, Rahul finally made it Insta official with a post celebrating Athiya’s birthday.
Since then, the couple has shared many beloved posts and appeared at movie screenings and events together.Athiya is often spotted at Rahul’s matches.
Partnerships between Indian cricket stars and Bollywood actresses are popular in a country obsessed with sports and movies. Couples who have tied the knot include Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech, Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra, Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge, Mohammed Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani, and the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore. . .
The wedding and party were imminent, and while many of Rahul’s teammates were on tour for the match, a lavish celebration is planned for another day.
Guests at Monday’s ceremony were reportedly asked to adhere to a strict no-phone policy.
Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor was spotted dancing at the pre-wedding ceremony, while stars Salman Khan, Jackie Shroff and Akshay Kumar are all set to attend, all contemporaries of Saniel.
Updated: Jan 23, 2023, 5:11 PM