Virat Kohli Wife

image-llk8sts5Virat Kohli with wife Anushka Sharma [Source: Twitter]

One of the most high-profile couples in India, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have always kept their private but have frequently talked about the support and maturity they both bring to the table, which ensures growth in their professional and personal lives.

Sharma, who started as a model gained instant recognition from her debut movie ' Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' alongside Shah Rukh Khan, and found success in the entertainment field. Kohli, on the other hand, was making waves into cricket, having led India U-19 in World Cup, and playing in Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Unveiling the Heartwarming Tale of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

While Sharma had gained heights in her Bollywood career with several hits, Kohli was still making his way up the ladder in international cricket. Reportedly having been quite a flamboyant and outgoing person Kohli first met Sharma met during an advertisement shoot for a shampoo in 2013, which slowly blossomed into a relationship.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's Relationship Timeline

The Cricket-Bollywood Blend

The buzz started in early 2014 when Kohli was seen heading to Sharma's Mumbai home after arriving from a grueling South African tour.

The couple was seen in Auckland in February 2014, when India toured New Zealand, confirming rumours, which gradually increased, with Kohli visiting Sharma's movie sets several times in coming months.

The duo made their first public appearance in October 2014 during an Indian Super League (ISL) encounter. Soon, Kohli confirmed their relationship status by blowing kisses toward Sharma seated in a VIP box after slamming an ODI hundred against Sri Lanka in November 2014.

Fun Fact: It was Kohli, who eventually asked Sharma out. 

About their initial meeting Kohli revealed, "It was not like we started dating immediately. We spoke for a long time. I thought I was dating her already."

Virat Kohli's Rise to Fame and Finding Love Along the Way

As Kohli's stock raised, the backlash over his poor performances were diverted towards Sharma, which became a common norm during the ICC World Cup 2015, where the star-batter struggled. The constant barrage of negativity towards Sharma forced Kohli to put out a statement further sparking rumours of talks about engagement.

Over the next few years, Kohli and Sharma were seen hanging around together everywhere, attending movie premiers, marriages and engagements, and award shows. 

Interestingly, rumours about the couple breaking up also gained momentum late 2015, but soon died dow after the pair made several public appearances together.

With speculation about the wedding gaining attention, the pair conducted a secret destination wedding in December 2017 in Italy away from all the media glare and fanfare. 

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's Grand Wedding

The closed-private wedding took place at Borgo Finocchieto, with the wedding taking place as per Hindu rituals. The overall vibe of the entire ceremony was floral-themed.

Sharma speaking to Vogue said, "We wanted to have a home-style wedding. There were only 42 people there, with all our friends and family present. I wanted it to be about Virat and me marrying each other, and not this big celebrity wedding. The energy at our wedding was blessed,”

Media Frenzy and Public Interest

Such was the media frenzy that the families had to employ bodyguards around their private mansion in Italy to keep the camera people away and ensure that all things proceed smoothly.

Special crew were placed by several media publishers outside Borgo Finocchieto, who from miles away tried to spy and sneek their way into the wedding. 

The general public wanted to know more about Kohli and Sharma's wedding than worldy affair, where anything even remotely related to the couple trended and became a hit on the internet.

Unforgettable Wedding Spectacle

As many as four functions were held in Tuscany, a pre-wedding ceremony, a sangeet, a mehendi, and the all-important wedding.  

image-llknoyz1Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's sangeet ceremony [Source: Instagram]

image-llknsbpkVirat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's mehendi ceremony [Source: Instagram]

image-llknsk0fVirat Kohli and Anushka Sharma get married [Source: Instagram]

Post Wedding Social Gatherings

However, after the private wedding ceremony, the couple held multiple receptions; one in Delhi and the other in Mumbai. The couple also invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Delhi reception. 

The Delhi reception was strictly for family and close friends of Kohli, and Sharma, while the Mumbai affair was an high-profile one, keeping in mind the latter's celebrity status in entertainment business.

image-llknodcqVirat Kohli and Anushka Sharma seen with PM Narendra Modi [Source: 'X']

image-llknoiuzVirat Kohli and Anushka Sharma pose during Delhi reception [Source: 'X']

image-llknootjVirat Kohli and Anushka Sharma host Mumbai reception [Source: 'X']

Virat and Anushka's Shared Life on Social Media

Both Kohli and Sharma have often expressed their love for each other on social media platforms, supporting each other through thick and thin. However, people have also found their Public Display of Affection cringeworthy at times and have called the couple out as well.

During Kohli's rough cricketing patch between 2020-2022, Sharma often took to Instagram and backed her husband up while being a pillar of strength off-the-field. Kohli himself has credited Sharma as a major factor for the batter coming out a slump and sacrificing a lot in her career.

New Beginnings for Virat and Anushka

image-llkpo5z4Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma seen with daughter Vamika Mumbai reception [Source: 'X']

Sharma took to social media platform Instagram and revealed to the world about being pregnant, and looked forward to welcoming a newlife via a post in August 2020.

The decorated couple announced the birth of their first child 'Vamika' on 11 January 2021, with Kohli opting to come back to India amidst Team India Test tour of Australia. The proud parents chose not to reveal their daughter on social media, however, several paparazzi managed to invade their privacy and managed to leak the photos, causing outrage amongst fans.

Embracing Parenthood

After becoming parents, both Kohli and Sharma have often spoken about sharing responsibilities and setting benchmarks for their daughter to look up to. The late-night parties and outings have stopped, and the parents have adopted a more balanced and disciplined lifestyle, which helps them balance both their personal and professional life. 

Since then, both have made frequent vacations with their daughter during Kohli's time away from cricket and have also been signed on as brand ambassadors of various apparel as a pair in order to make more time at home for their daughter. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q:Who is Virat Kohli's wife?

A: Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is Virat Kohli's wife.

Q: How did Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma meet?

A: Both Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma met during an advertisment commercial shoot in 2013. 

Q: What is the significance of Virat and Anushka's wedding?

A: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's wedding signifies coming together to two worlds cricket and entertainment. 

Q: Are Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma active on social media?

A: Yes, both Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are active on Instagram, and 'X'. 

Q: Tell us about Virat and Anushka's journey into parenthood.

A: As quoted by Kohli, the couple's journey into parenthood has been life-changing, and one that is about giving.