Shikhar Dhawan and Aesha Mukherjee’s Wedding
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- Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan and Aesha Mukherjee married on 30th October, 2012.
- Shikhar Dhawan and wife, Aesha Mukherjee, were married as per Sikh Wedding customs in a Vasant Kunj Gurudwara in South Delhi.
- For his marriage, Shikhar Dhavan wore an elegant cream Sherwani and his bride, Ayesha Mukerji, wore a beautiful embroidered dark pink and golden “Ghagra – Choli”.
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- Sikh marriage customs were followed. Shikhar Dhawan wore a maroon “Turban” and “Shera”. His “Baarat” (marriage procession) arrived at the Gurudwara with Shikhar astride on a horse. Indian cricketers, Rahul Sharma and Virat Kholi, were seen dancing in Shikhar’s “Baraat”. Aesha Mukherji wore the traditional Punjabi – Sikh bridal “Chuda” (red and cream bangles) and she had “Mehendi” on both hands. Shikhar and Aesha’s marriage ceremony consisted of “Milni” (meeting of relatives), “Jaimala” (exchange of garlands), “Phere” (walk around a holy fire), “Kanyadhan” (giving away of the bride by her father), “Vidaai” (send off), followed by a post wedding Lunch service.
- In addition to family and friends, Shikhar Dhawan’s cricket colleagues, such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, etc, attended Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukherjee’s wedding. Incidentally, Indian test cricketer Harbhajan Singh was instrumental in introducing Shikhar Dhawan to Aesha Mukherji on Facebook in 2011.
- For Shikhar Dhawan’s wife, Ayesha Mukherjee, this is her second marriage. She has two girls, age 8 and 12, from her first marriage.
- Even though there is an age gap of over 10 years between Shikhar Dhavan and his wife, Aesha Mukherjee (she is older), this has not deterred them from getting married.
- Shikhar and Aesha were engaged in January, 2012.
- A day before their wedding, Aesha Mukherji and Shikar Dhawan hosted a cocktail party which was attended by Shikhar’s cricket friends, including Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma, Gautum Gambhir, Virendra Sehwag, Ashish Nehra, Navneet Kalra.
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Shikhar Dhawan’s Wife, Aesha Mukherjee – Profile & Photo
- Aesha Mukherjee’s Daughters: She has two daughters, age 8 and 12, from her first marriage. Both her daughters adore their new father, Shikhar Dhawan.
- Aesha Mukherjee’s Parents: Aesha Mukherji has an English mother and Indian Bengali father. She speaks fluent Bengali.
- Aesha Mukherjee’s Home and Citizenship: Aesha Mukherji lives with her two daughters in Narre Warren, which is a suburb of Melbourne in Australia. Shikhar Dhawan’s wife was born in Australia and she is an Australian citizen.
- Aesha Mukherjee’s Religion: She follows the Hindu faith. She is a religious person who prays regularly.
- Aesha Mukherjee’s Love of Sports: A love of sports and fitness is a passion that Aesha Mukherji shares with her husband Shikhar Dhawan. She is an amateur boxer who follows a regular fitness regime.
- Aesha Mukherjee’s Tattoos: Both Ayesha and husband Shikhar Dhawan have tattoos. Aesha has an “OM” tattoo on her right arm below her shoulder, a tattoo on her left arm and a large tattoo on her back (please see pictures). Shikhar has 5 tattoos, including a tiger on his shoulder and the name of his wife on his wrist.
How Did Shikhar Dhavan and Ayesha Mukherjee Fall In Love
- In early 2011, both Shiker Dhawan and Aesha Mukherjee were friends on Facebook of Indian cricketer, Harbhajan Singh. He is credited with introducing the two of them.
- Shikhar saw Aesha’s picture on Facebook and was struck by her beauty. He sent her a “Friend” request, which she accepted and that was the start of their interaction.
- Over time Aesha and Shikhar’s friendship deepened. Aesha Mukherji was a regular spectator when Shikher Dhawan played in Ranji trophy matches and in the IPL, first with Deccan Chargers and later with Sun Risers Hyderabad.
- Both Ayesha and Shikar have many things in common. Both are fitness conscious and enjoy working out. Both play sports. Aesha Mukherjee is an amateur boxer. Both like to swim, play badminton, table tennis and other sports. Both have tattoos on their body. The entire Dhawan family, including Shikhar’s two step daughters, enjoy cricket.
- Neither the difference in their age, nor the difference in their backgrounds has affected their relationship. Despite Ayesha being an Australian resident and citizen, husband Shikhar Dhawan feels that she is more Indian than him. Aesha is deeply religious and prays regularly. She is also a good cook. Aesha Mukerji is fluent in Bengali.
- Shikhar Dhawan’s wife and 2 daughters have brought him luck and happiness. In his debut Cricket Test Match for India at age 27, Shikhar Dhawan scored the fastest Test century by a debutante (in only 85 balls). He also, broke Gundappa Viswanath’s Indian test record for the highest test score by a player on his debut (187). Shikar’s amazing knock of 187 was instrumental in India’s victory against Australia in the third match of the series. He was awarded “Man of the Match” in his debut Test.
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Shikhar Dhawan’s Profile – His Family, Cricket and Bike
- Shikhar Dhawan’s Date of Birth: Shikar was born on 5th December, 1985.
- Shikhar Dhawan’s Height: 5 feet 11 inches
- Shikhar Dhawan’s Parents and Sister: Shikhar Dhawan’s father’s name is Mahendra Pal Dhawan and his mother’s name is Sunaina Dhawan. Shikhar’s younger sister is Shreshta Dhawan. The Dhawan family lives in West Delhi. The Dhawans are Punjabi Jats.
- Shikhar Dhawan’s Religion: Shikhar Dhavan is a follower of the Sikh religion. He often prays at the Gurudwara and has faith in the “Guru Granth Sahib”, the Sikh holy book.
- Shikhar Dhawan’s School: Shikhar attended St. Mark’s Secondary Public School in New Delhi’s Paschim Vihar. He was an average student, but he was very good at sports.
- Shikhar Dhawan’s Tattoos: Shikar has 5 tattoos. His favorite tattoos are his wife’s name on his wrist and a tiger on his shoulder.
- Shikhar Dhawan’s Motorcycle: Shikar drives a 1300 CC Suzuki Hayabusa sport motorcycle. Hayabusa are among the world’s fastest production motorcycles.
- Shikhar Dhawan’s Cricket Start: Shikhar played for India in the 2004 Under 19 Cricket World Cup. He was the “Player of the Tournament” and the highest run scorer (505 runs at an average of 84.16). He represented Delhi in the 2004-05 Ranji Trophy season. Tarak Sinha is Dhawan’s cricket coach.
- Shikhar Dhawan’s ODI Career: Shikhar made his India International ODI debut against Australia in 2010. In his first 5 ODIs he scored only 69 runs and was subsequently dropped from the Indian team.
- Shikhar Dhawan’s: Test Career: After successful T20 and domestic first class seasons, Shikhar Dhawan was recalled to the Indian test side to replace Virendra Sehwag in the 3rd Test match against the Australians on 14 March, 2013. He scored a quick fire 187 which eventually won India the test match. He became the fastest debutant to score a test century.
- Shikhar Dhawan’s IPL Career: Shikhar started his IPL career with Delhi Daredevils in IPL 1. In IPL 2 and 3, he played for Mumbai Indians. In IPL 4 and 5 he played for Deccan Chargers Hyderabad and in IPL 6 he played for Sun Risers Hyderabad. In IPL 5 he was the third highest run scorer in the IPL competition.
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