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Who is Ayesha Mukherjee? Biography of Shikhar Dhawan’s Ex-Wife

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Who is Ayesha Mukherjee?

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Ayesha Mukherjee is a Melbourne-based Kickboxer, who was born in India but lives in Australia. She got married to Indian left-hand batsman, Shikhar Dhawan in 2012. The couple got divorced in 2021.

Ayesha Mukherjee Bio

NameAyesha Mukherjee
ProfessionFormer Kickboxer
Age46 (as of Dec 2021)
Date of Birth27 August 1975
Birth TownNot Known
Height5 ft 5 inches
Weight60 kg
  • First Husband (Name not Known) (Divorced)
  • Second Husband (Shikhar Dhawan) (Married. 2012, Divorced. 2021)
  • Son- Zoravar ( with Shikhar Dhawan, born in 2014)
  • Daughter- Rhea (First husband)
  • Aliyah (First Husband)
Net Worth75 crore

Personal Life of Aesha Mukerji

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Born to a middle-class family in India on 27th August 1975, Ayesha Mukherjee completed her schooling and graduated in Australia.

Ayesha was born to a Bengali father, and mother of British descent. Both her parents used to work in an industrial plant and decided to shift to Australia after Ayesha’s birth.

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Ayesha Mukherjee has strong religious beliefs and also loves cooking Indian dishes as a hobby.

Ayesha, a trained kickboxer, is obsessed with sports and fitness. She also has a clear love for tattoos. 

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Ayesha has a tattoo of ‘Om’ on her right bicep, a decorative tattoo on her left bicep. She has her daughter’s name written on the tattoo on her left bicep.

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Ayesha Mukherjee First Husband

Ayesha married an Australian Businessman in around 1998-99. They had two daughters together before parting their ways in 2012.

The first daughter, Rhea was born in 2000 in the Melbourne suburb of Narre Warren, Australia. She was named Aliyah by the couple. The second daughter Rhea was born almost five years later in 2005.

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Ayesha and her husband went through a rough patch years later and ended up mutually divorcing each other in 2012. 

Marriage with Shikhar Dhawan

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Shikhar Dhawan, who was then recently arrived at the international level, met Ayesha through Facebook. The Left-handed Indian Opener was introduced to Ayesha by famous Indian Cricketer Harbhajan Singh.

Ayesha had been acquainted with Harbhajan Sign due to her love for cricket and sports. Their common interests, whether it was sports or tattoos, brought them closer.

In 2009, both got engaged despite Ayesha being 10 years older than Shikhar. Shikhar has admitted that it had been hard to convince his parents, especially his father, Mahendra Pal Dhawan for the marriage.

But with some help from his mother, Sunaina Dhawan, Shikhar finally managed to convince his father. However, the marriage had to be delayed for a while as Shikhar chose to focus on his dream of becoming India’s prime opener his priority. Ayesha too had agreed on the sentiment, giving Shikhar time to create a comfortable bond with her daughters.

The couple eventually got married on 30th October 2012. They had a low-key traditional Sikh marriage. However, their wedding reception was attended by many cricketers and celebrities.

Shikhar’s career took its highest rise after 2013, as he scored five hundreds in 28 matches. He also ended the 2013 champions trophy with the ‘Man of the Tournament award.

The couple had a son in 2014. The kid was named Zoravar.

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Shikhar Dhawan – Ayesha Mukherjee Divorce

In 2021, Ayesha confirmed divorce with Indian Opener Shikhar Dhawan through a lengthy social media Instagram. The couple had parted ways after 8 years of Marriage. They had a seven-year-old kid named Zoravar.

Apart from Instagram posts from both Shikhar and Ayesha, there has not been much information regarding the divorce. The couple has decided to keep their reasons private regarding the matter.

Ayesha Mukherjee: Skills and Interests

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Despite living in Australia since she was only 8 years old, Ayesha Mukherjee can still speak fluent Bengali. 

Ayesha has a deep love for sports and is a fitness freak. She follows her daily routine and workout regime religiously and keeps hitting the ring too. 

Ayesha is also really fond of tattoos. She herself has a few, and also got her 18-year-old daughter to tattoo along with her. 


  • Ayesha Mukherjee Controversy

While traveling to Cape Town with husband Shikhar Dhawan and kids for Shikhar’s match against South Africa, they were stopped from boarding the flight. 

The reason had been due to not having birth certificates for kids. They were going for Shikhar’s match against South Africa, and the date was 29 December 2017.

  • Ayesha Mukherjee Profession

She is a former Kickboxer.

  • Ayesha Mukherjee Nationality

Ayesha Mukherjee holds dual Nationality. She was born in Bengal but shifted to Australia at the age of eight.

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