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Sagarika Ghatge is an Indian model and film actress who made her debut in Chak De! India (2007). She participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 6) as a contestant and went on to be a finalist. She is a national level athlete.[1]

Sagarika Ghatge
Sagarika Ghatge
Sagarika Ghatge at Citrus Check Inns' event, July 2012
Born Sagarika Ghatge
1986 (age 31–32)
Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Model, film actress
Years active 2007–present
Known for Chak De! India
Spouse(s) Zaheer Khan (m. 2017)


Early life

Sagarika was born to Vijaysinh Ghatge[2] and Urmila Ghatge in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, where she stayed till the age of eight.[3] She then shifted to Ajmer, Rajasthan to attend Mayo College Girls School,[4] a boarding school. She is related to a former royal house of India through Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur, with her father being from the former royal family of Kagal and her grandmother, Sita Raje Ghatge, being the daughter of Tukojirao Holkar III of Indore. She has a brother and sister. She was a national level hockey player.[5]


In 2007, Ghatge portrayed Preeti Sabarwal, a fictional member of the Indian women's national hockey team, in the film Chak De! India, whereupon she became the brand ambassador of Reebok India.[6][7] She has appeared in fashion magazines and various fashion shows.[8][9] Ghatge appeared in the 2009 film, Fox as Urvashi Mathur. She later portrayed Kamiah in Miley Naa Miley Hum. Ghatge's first lead role is opposite Emraan Hashmi in the movie Rush, which released on 24 October 2012. Ghatge has appeared in Satish Rajwade's Marathi movie Premachi Goshta with Actor Atul Kulkarni which was released in February 2013. Premachi Goshta was her first Marathi movie.[10] In 2015, she learned Punjabi for her debut Punjabi film, Dildariyaan.[11]

Personal life

On 24 April 2017, Ghatge announced her engagement to cricketer Zaheer Khan.[12] The couple married in November 2017.[13]


For her role in Chak De! India, Ghatge received the Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress alongside all the Chak De! Girls.[14] She was also rewarded with a Lions Gold Award.


Year Title Role Language Notes
2007 Chak De! India Preeti Sabarwal Hindi Supporting role
2009 Fox Urvashi Mathur Hindi
2011 Miley Naa Miley Hum Kamiah Hindi Supporting role
2012 Rush Ahana Sharma Hindi Lead role
2013 Premachi Goshta Sonal Marathi Lead role
2015 Jee Bhar Ke Jee lee Hindi [15]
2015 Dildariyaan Paali Punjabi [16]
2017 Irada Simi Hindi


  1. ^ "I miss playing hockey:Sagarika - Times of India". The Times of India. 18 August 2007. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Mistaken identity for Sagarika Ghatge - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-06-02. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ I’m determined & focussed: Sagarika, TNN, Aug 17, 2007, Times of India
  5. ^ "Sagarika Ghatge: Lesser known facts about the actress". 25 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Sagarika Ghatge, aka Preeti Sabharwal, Reeboks "Chak de" brand ambassador at Womens Worldnews". 28 Sep 2007. Retrieved 23 Feb 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sagarika Ghatge the brand ambassador of Reebok". 28 September 2007. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 23 Feb 2012. 
  8. ^ "'Precious' moments". Times of India. 26 Aug 2010. Retrieved 23 Feb 2012. 
  9. ^ "Flash of fabrics and clash of colours". Times of India. 25 Dec 2007. Retrieved 23 Feb 2012. 
  10. ^ EDITORIAL STAFF (19 December 2012). "Premachi Goshta Marathi Movie Cast,Crew,Photos,Story". Marathi Movies,Actress,Actors,Cast,Tv Serials,Biography,Review,News,Events,Wiki,photos,wallpapers,Images,. 
  11. ^ NewsWire (12 July 2015). "Sagarika Ghatge learns Punjabi for her next movie!". CanIndia NEWS. Retrieved 11 October 2015. [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Zaheer Khan announces engagement with actress Sagarika Ghatge". The Indian Express Pvt. Ltd. Indian Express. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  13. ^ Sonali, Kriti (23 November 2017). "Sagarika Ghatge marries Zaheer Khan, see photos of the newlyweds and wedding card". The Indian Express. Retrieved 23 November 2017. 
  14. ^ "Screen Weekly Awards (2008)". Retrieved 23 Feb 2012. 
  15. ^ "Sagarika, who has recently wrapped up shooting for JP Dutta's Jee Bhar Ke Jee lee". 
  16. ^ "Dildariyaan is being directed by the Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo fame director, Pankaj Batra and it stars Jassi Gill and Sagarika". 

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