Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, who is celebrating his 40th birthday on Saturday, is expecting his second child with his wife Geeta Basra. They tied the knot in 2015, and were blessed with a daughter, Hinaya, in 2016.
Their adorable family had an equally sweet start, with the couple's love story winning the hearts of many Indians.
On his birthday, here's a look at his filmy love story:
Cricketer Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra’s romance started with a music video.
Harbhajan, in an interview, admitted that it was love at first sight for him after he saw Geeta in ‘Woh Ajnabee’ music video from the movie ‘The Train’. He was in awe of his future wife and was eager to meet her. He got her contact from a friend and that's how their Bollywood-like love affair started.
Initially, Geeta ignored Harbhajan's message asking her for a date. However, she later texted the cricketer to congratulate him on the 2007 T20 World Cup win.
As per reports, they first met during the first season of Indian Premiere League (IPL). Harbhajan had arranged match tickets for his lady love.
The duo then met over coffee during the match and became friends and soon it transitioned into love.
While Harbhajan was eager to ask Geeta out, the actress had told him they needed to be friends first and then take it from there.
In an interview, Geeta Basra, was quoted as saying, "At that moment in my life, I wasn't interested in getting into a relationship. I was very new to India and the industry. 'The Train' had just released and my focus was on movies. I knew if I got into a relationship, then things will change."
The duo eventually started dating after 10 months when Geeta realised that he was a good person and her friends liked him too. The couple dated for 5 years and kept their relationship away from the prying eyes of the media.
Harbhajan and Geeta got married in 2015 in a traditional Punjabi ceremony.