On New Years’ Day 2020, Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya posted a picture on Instagram to make his engagement with Serbian actress Nataša Stanković in Dubai official. Even though there were rumors about them dating for months, none of the two ever confirmed anything publicly. On 30 July, the couple welcomed a baby boy, Agastya.
Pandya has been linked with a lot of celebrities in his short career, let’s take a look at a list of who was once linked with him.
Lisha Sharma is a model from Kolkata who has done fashion walks for some big names including designers like Manish Malhotra, Sabysachi Mukherjee, Wendell Rodricks, and Anamika Khanna. In 2016, Lisha posted a picture with Pandya but later deleted it when the rumors of the two datings started doing rounds. On Valentine’s Day in 2017, Pandya refuted it in public, and tweeted,
“Just wanted to clear Once for all, I have been single and focusing on my game for a long time! Again and again, this rumor or the picture comes out! It doesn’t justify the hard work we do! I would appreciate ending this rumor! And let’s end it for all. Thank you, Love all, Hardik”.
On 17 September 2017, Pandya displayed a stellar winning performance in India’s ODI against Australia. Many congratulated Pandya on his performance but one particular message caught the eye. Shibani Dandekar posted a tweet that read:
“@hardikpandya7 you are gangsta”
Pandya was quick to thank Shibani and the conversation ended with her posting a reply,
“Muahh, beast mode”.
Rumors started doing rounds about the pair dating but there was not enough conviction and these rumors died down soon.
This rumor started when Urvashi commented on one of Pandya’s pictures. However, she later slammed reports on their relationship and took to social media to clear the air,
“I would humbly request respective media channels on @youtube to stop uploading such ridiculous videos as I have a family to answer and it creates problems for me.”
Bollywood and Indian cricketers have had their share of romances so far. Parineeti Chopra and Hardik Pandya were added to the long list of rumored dalliances between the two industries. It all started with a brief interaction the two had on Twitter. Parineeti uploaded a picture of a bicycle and captioned it,
“The perfect trip with the most amazing partner Love is in the air!!!”.
To this, Hardik posted a reply saying,
“Can I guess? I think this is a second Bollywood & Cricket link. :p Great click by the way.”
When the rumor of Parineeti and Pandya dating started doing rounds, both came out publicly to refute it
For a very long time, Pandya’s relationship with Bollywood actress Elli Avram became the buzz of the town. The two started dating and were often spotted together at ad shoots and events. However, they later parted ways because as per reports, Elli wanted a commitment. The DNA quoted a source as saying,
“Elli wanted a commitment, while Hardik was looking for something casual. This led to a lot of arguments between them and they called it quits.”
After his break-up with Avram, Pandya was then rumored to be dating another Bollywood actress, Esha Gupta. The two were said to have met at a party and immediately hit it off and exchange numbers. There were serious reports that the pair will get married soon and announce their relationship officially. However, both Pandya and Esha denied anything of the sort later.