Who Is Sonakshi Sinha's To-Be-Husband, Zaheer Iqbal? Actor Has A Special Connection With Salman Khan

Here's everything you need to know about Sonakshi Sinha's to-be-husband, Zaheer Iqbal, ahead of their rumoured wedding on June 23, 2024.


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Who Is Sonakshi Sinha's To-Be-Husband, Zaheer Iqbal? Actor Has A Special Connection With Salman Khan

Sonakshi Sinha returned to the limelight after her stellar performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar. The actress portrayed the character of 'Fareedan/Rehana' in the critically-acclaimed series, which was premiered on the streaming giant, Netflix. After the success of Heeramandi, Sonakshi is working on two horror films, Kakuda and Nikita Roy and The Book of Darkness. While on the professional front, Sonakshi is once again getting the audiences' attention, she is breaking headlines for her relationship with popular actor, Zaheer Iqbal Ratansi, better known as Zaheer Iqbal.

Who is Sonakshi Sinha's boyfriend and to-be-husband, Zaheer Iqbal?

Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal have been in a relationship for some years now. However, it was a report by the Hindustan Times in June 2024 that brought them right into the media spotlight. As per the report, Sonakshi and Zaheer are reportedly planning to get married on June 23, 2024, at their family home in Juhu, Mumbai. If the report is to be believed, it is going to be an intimate wedding, and only close friends are invited.

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Neither Sonakshi Sinha nor Zaheer Iqbal have addressed their wedding rumours so far, but the former's massive fanbase is over the moon. As soon as their wedding reports spread all over the internet, several people started searching for information about Sonakshi's boyfriend's background. Thus, today, in this piece, we are going to reveal everything about Zaheer Iqbal. From his parents to his journey as an actor and the connection he and his family share with Bollywood's Bhaijaan, Salman Khan, here's everything about Zaheer Iqbal. So, without further ado, let's get started!

Sonakshi Sinha's boyfriend, Zaheer Iqbal's birthplace and parents

Bollywood actress, Sonakshi Sinha's boyfriend, Zaheer Iqbal was born on December 10, 1988, in Mumbai. While his father's name is Iqbal Ratansi, his mother's name is not available in the public domain. Zaheer also has a younger brother named Mohammad Ladha and an elder sister, Sanam Ratansi.

Sonakshi Sinha's to-be-husband, Zaheer Iqbal's father is a renowned jeweller, and his sister is a famous stylist

Regarding the family background, Zaheer Iqbal's father, Iqbal Ratansi, is a famous jeweller and builder. Back in October 2005, Iqbal Ratansi founded Stelmac Developers Private Limited. After leaving the position of the company's director in March 2011, Iqbal Ratansi joined Blackstone Housing and Infrastructure Limited, where he gained a lot of knowledge about real estate. In 2016, Iqbal Ratansi started a company called Films Tools Lights And Grip LLP. The company made lighting equipment for Bollywood.

Fast forward to 2024, Zaheer Iqbal's father, Iqbal Ratansi is a recognised personality in the film industry due to his decade-long relations with so many renowned actors, producers, and directors. Moving on to Zaheer Iqbal's sister and Sonakshi Sinha's to-be-nanad, Sanam Ratansi, she is a famous celebrity stylist, who predominantly works in Bollywood.

With a massive fan-following of 129K followers on her Instagram handle, Sanam Ratansi has worked with some of the biggest Bollywood actors, which speaks volumes about her stature as a stylist in B-town.

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Sonakshi Sinha's boyfriend, Zaheer Iqbal, and his father, Iqbal Ratansi's connection with Salman Khan

For the uninitiated, Sonakshi Sinha's boyfriend, Zaheer Iqbal shares a family-like bond with Bollywood superstar, Salman Khan and his clan. It all began with Iqbal Ratansi and Salman Khan's friendship, which started way back in the 90s, even before the birth of the former's son, Zaheer Iqbal.

Once, in an old interview with a news portal, Zaheer opened up about his father's concrete bond with Salman Khan. The doting son shared that Salman once borrowed some money from his father in 2011 to take out his then-girlfriend. The Bollywood superstar never returned the money to Iqbal Ratansi and told him that he would repay the amount by making his son a 200-crore Bollywood star. He said:

"I remember Salman Bhai saying, that he still owes 2011 Rupees to my father, a sum he had taken to take out his girlfriend. He once told me that he would repay the money to my father with interest by making me a 200 Crore star in Bollywood. That would be his interest in the Rs 2011, which he borrowed."

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Zaheer Iqbal made his acting debut under Salman Khan's film banner with the film, Notebook

Zaheer Iqbal made his acting debut in Bollywood with the film, Notebook, which was produced by Salman Khan's production house, Salman Khan Films. After making his debut with Notebook, Zaheer Iqbal worked opposite his ladylove, Sonakshi Sinha in the film, Double XL. It was also the film that reportedly played Cupid for Sonakshi and Zaheer, as it was on the sets of Double XL when their friendship allegedly turned into love.

How and when Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal fell in love with each other?

Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal's love story began when they met for the first time at a party thrown by Salman Khan. What's interesting is that after Sonakshi's meeting with Zaheer, Salman Khan launched the former in his film, Dabangg, in 2010. Sonakshi and Zaheer turned heads for the first time at Salman's sister, Arpita Khan, and her husband, Aayush Sharma's Eid bash in 2023.

It was finally on June 6, 2022, when Zaheer Iqbal made his relationship official with Sonakshi Sinha. The actor posted a video in order to wish a 'belated birthday' to his ladylove, Sonakshi. More than the cutesy video, it was Zaheer's note in the caption that caught everyone's attention.

Zaheer Iqbaal Confirms His Relationship With Sonakshi Sinha, Says, 'I Love You' With A Cutesy Video

Zaheer Iqbal penned, 'I love you' in the note, and confirmed his dating reports with Sonakshi Sinha once and for all. Since then, time and again, we have seen Sonakshi and Zaheer publicly talking about each other in the media and breaking headlines for their social media PDAs. We hope they continue to make our feeds warm with their lovely camaraderie.

What do you think about these lesser-known facts about Sonakshi Sinha's boyfriend, Zaheer Iqbal? Let us know.

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