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Former Indian international cricketer, Suresh Raina is often regarded as one of the greatest fielders in the history of world cricket. The left-handed middle-order batsman had announced his retirement from all formats of cricket on August 15, 2020. In terms of his personal life, Suresh Raina got married to his ladylove, Priyanka Chaudhary on April 3, 2015.
Well, we know the wedding of one of the most eligible bachelors of the country had broken quite a lot of hearts across the country. But, at the same time, the young and beautiful couple had also stole many hearts as well. So, as there is a lot for us to tell about this dream wedding, let us start unveiling all about the big day of this lovely couple.
The charming lady, Priyanka Chaudhary hails from Baraut, Uttar Pradesh. As per various reports, she did B.Tech from an engineering college in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Before her marriage to Suresh Raina, Priyanka had worked as an IT professional with a bank in Netherlands. As for now, Priyanka Chaudhary Raina is the co-founder of the popular healthcare brand, Maate Care.
Priyanka Chaudhary is one of the most inspiring women of the glamour world. She has successfully created a separate identity for herself other than being the former Indian cricketer, Suresh Raina's wife. The stunning entrepreneur is a hands-on mother, a doting wife, and simply a superwoman. Priyanka never shies away from speaking her heart out on essential issues ongoing in the society that makes her everyone's favourite.
Although the couple knew each other since childhood, they were hardly in touch after Priyanka Chaudhary’s family shifted base to Punjab. And, the cricketer Suresh Raina had talked about the same in an interview with Times Of India and said:
"I have known Priyanka for long, but in the middle, I didn't have time to be in touch with her. I remember meeting her at the airport for five minutes in 2008. She was flying back to Holland and I was going to Bangalore for an IPL game, and we met at the Delhi airport for just five minutes.
Going further in his interview with The Times Of India, Suresh Raina had also answered the much-asked question of whether his marriage with Priyanka Chaudhary is a love marriage or an arranged marriage. He had said,
“Usse pehle (before airport meeting) main usse bachpan mein mila tha. Priyanka's father was my sports teacher in Ghaziabad and my mom was very close to her mother. I'll call it more of an arranged marriage because our families have known each other for a long time."
Yes, you read it right! Suresh Raina and Priyanka Chaudhary Raina’s marriage was fixed by their parents. While Suresh Raina was away in Australia for four months, for the cricket world cup. His mother had arranged the whole thing with Priyanka’s family. In the same interview, Suresh had revealed,
"I was in Australia for the last five months. Mamma ne sab fix kiya hai. I didn't know. Mom called me in Australia and told me that my marriage has been fixed with one of my childhood friends. Maine kaha kaun hai. Then I spoke to Priyanka on the phone.”
Former cricketer, Suresh Raina and Priyanka Chaudhary got engaged on April 1, 2015, and it was a low-key affair that took place at the cricketer's residence in Raj Nagar Extension, Ghaziabad. Raina looked dapper in a beige-coloured kurta teamed up with a red jacket.
According to a report in OneIndia, Priyanka Chaudhary’s family had reached Suresh Raina’s residence around 2:30 p.m. and by 5:15 p.m. in the evening, the engagement ceremony was done.
Suresh Raina's friend and famous restaurateur, Priyank Sukhija, had hosted a bachelor party for him at his own venture, Lutyens Cocktail House, in New Delhi, on April 2, 2015. The cricketer's friends seemed like having a gala time. Among the celebrity guests at this event, Bollywood actor, Arjun Rampal, was spotted at the do. Raina's friend and model, Zulfi Syed, was also seen at the party.
With not much time in their hands, Suresh Raina and Priyanka Chaudhary chose to keep their wedding card quite simple. It was an off-white card with the elegant golden font on it.
Suresh Raina chose Delhi as his wedding venue since he has a lot of friends in the city. So, the madly-in-love couple had tied the knot at The Leela Palace, Delhi.
Suresh Raina and Priyanka Chaudhary got married on April 3, 2015. While the groom, Suresh Raina had opted for a golden sherwani and had stolen many hearts, the bride, Priyanka Chaudhary had looked absolutely stunning in her red lehenga choli. Suresh Raina’s wedding was a star-studded affair with a lot of guests from cricket, politics as well as the glam world. The high-profile wedding welcomed Indian skipper MS Dhoni along with his wife Sakshi, Virender Sehwag and his wife Aarti, ICC Chairman N Srinivasan, and a lot more from the cricket fraternity.
From Bollywood, there were Anupam Kher and Zarine Khan, among others. The political world was seen at Raina’s wedding with Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav, and MP Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, in attendance. Raina’s teammates from IPL’s Chennai Super Kings also joined him.
Priyanka Chaudhary and Suresh Raina had become each other's forever on April 3, 2015. After a year, on May 16, 2016, Suresh and Priyanka had embraced parenthood as they had welcomed a little angel into their lives, whom they have lovingly named Gracia Raina. And their family of three had turned into four with their baby boy, Rio Raina's arrival on March 23, 2020.
According to a report in Sportskeeda, Suresh Raina’s net worth is around 25 million USD. From luxury cars like Mini Cooper, Magenta shade, Porsche Boxster to his mega endorsement deals with Peter England, Nippon, and India cements, Raina is one of the richest cricketers in India.
According to a report in JeevaniPedia, Priyanka Chaudhary Raina’s net worth is somewhere around 1 million USD to 4 million USD. Priyanka is the co-founder of the popular healthcare brand, Maate Care
Suresh Raina and Priyanka Chaudhary’s love story is not less than any Bollywood film. They were childhood friends but their families had decided to turn their friendship into a beautiful relationship and that is how Suresh and Priyanka’s marriage was decided. Team BollywoodShaadis wishes Suresh Raina and Priyanka Chaudhary Raina a lifetime of happiness!