Sagarika Ghatge has had a rollercoaster ride from Chak De! India to being Zaheer Khan's fiance
Actor Sagarika Ghatge, who was appreciated for her portrayal of the gritty hockey player Preeti Sabarwal in Shimit Amin's 2007 sports drama Chak De! India, has announced her engagement to cricketer Zaheer Khan.
They are now well on their way to become the next cricketer-actor jodi after Harbhajan Singh-Geeta Basra and Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech. Ghatge, who was last seen in Aparna Singh's crime thriller Irada opposite Arshad Warsi, has appeared in half a dozen more films since her dream debut in 2007 in a Yash Raj Films production where she shared the screen space with Shah Rukh Khan.
Her role of a determined hockey player caught the attention of Reebok India who signed her as their brand ambassador. She did not have the same luck on celluloid as none of her subsequent films managed to fare well at the box office.
Her next Hindi film Fox released in 2009 and was directed by Deepak Tijori. She collaborated with seasoned actors like Sunny Deol and Arjun Rampal in the film, along with Udita Goswami. Then, she played a supporting role in Tanveer Khan's 2011 film Miley Na Miley Hum. Her first film in the lead role was opposite Emran Hashmi in Shamin and Priyanka Desai's 2012 thriller Rush.
After her film with veteran filmmaker JP Dutta titled Jee Bhar Ke Jee Le met the same fate, she turned to television and participated in the adventure reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 6.
A national level athlete, she managed to make it to the finals of the show before losing to fellow actor Aashish Chaudhary. She was the third runner-up of the reality show.
Ghatge also tried her luck in other languages. She made her Marathi cinema debut with Satish Rajwade's Premachi Goshta in which she played the lead role opposite Atul Kulkarni. She also appeared in Punjabi cinema in Pankaj Batra's 2015 romantic film Dildariyaan.