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MS Dhoni Family: Parents, Siblings, Wife, Daughter – The Support System Behind the Iconic Cricketer

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A small-town teen from Ranchi, Jharkhand developed himself to become the best captain in the world. Does anybody on this planet need a little information of MS Dhoni? Really? We don’t think so because this man has captivated the hearts of billions. From kids to adults, he is ruling the hearts of everyone. MS Dhoni’s cool demeanor, struggle, and winning the battles under pressure circumstances are now cricketing folklore. We at KreedOn want cricket fans to know a little more about MS Dhoni. The post will not read the on-field stats of Mahi but will introduce to another aspect of the player’s life: the MS Dhoni family- his father, mother, brother, sister, wife, and daughter.

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Mahi helped India to lift trophies of the 2011 ICC World Cup, 2007 T20 World Cup, and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. Along with his cricketing career, MS Dhoni has also held the additional responsibility of being a great son, brother, husband, and father. Let us take a look at MS Dhoni’s family today.

Quick Bio

MS Dhoni | KreedIOn
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Born on July 7, in Ranchi, Jharkhand Mahendra Singh Dhoni was a core sports lover. He started playing badminton and football at school level. He was a goalkeeper for his football team. One normal day his coach asked him to play cricket. Everybody was stunned by his wicket-keeping skills. Dhoni took cricket seriously and played the sport as a passion.

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After completing his education, Mahi started his cricket career representing Central Coal Fields Limited in 1998. He also represented Bihar U-19 in 1998–99, and he made his Ranji debut in the 1999–2000 season. At the beginning of his career, he worked as a Train Ticket Examiner in 2001 at Kharagpur railway station, in West Bengal. He donned an Indian jersey 2003/04 tour to Zimbabwe and Kenya. The rest as they say is history.


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MS Dhoni Parents

MS Dhoni Family: Parents, Siblings, Wife, Daughter - KreedOn
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Mahi was born on July 7, 1981, in Ranchi, Jharkhand, into a Rajput family originally hailed from Uttarakhand. His father, Pan Singh, has retired from MECON. It is a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Steel. He worked there at junior management positions. His mother Devaki Devi is a housewife.

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Dhoni has accredited his father’s discipline for shaping his life. MS once had revealed, “When I was young, I was closer to my mother. But when I was in Class 12, the reason for my father’s reference to discipline became clear to me.”

MS Dhoni Family- Brother

Narendra Singh Dhoni | KreedOn
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Though you call yourself a hardcore Dhoni fan, we bet you must never have heard about MS Dhoni’s brother Narendra. Talking to one of the media networks, Narendra said,

“I am 10 years older to Mahendra Singh Dhoni. By the time, he (MS Dhoni) picked up the bat for the first time, I was out of JVM-Shyamali and had also been away from home since 1991. I was in Almora at Kumon (University) where I completed my higher studies before returning to Ranchi. Although I may have moral contributions in Mahi’s life, showcasing it would have been very difficult in the film (MS Dhoni: The Untold Story).”

Narendra is a politician in Ranchi and lives with his wife and two kids. The last whereabouts known of him are, that Narendra had joined Samajwadi Party. Prior he was with BJP.


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MS Dhoni Family- Sister

MS Dhoni with his sister | KreedOn
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Isadora James once said, “A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.” These words hold true for MS Dhoni’s sister Jayanti Gupta. She is the real person behind the success of Mahi. At a moment when Dhoni’s family was against him pursuing a career in cricket, it was Jayanti, who offered him all the support and fought with all the odds. She was the one who gave immense encouragement to MS Dhoni to achieve his dreams and one can firmly say that what Dhoni is today, is only because of his sister. Jayanti is a teacher and is happily married. A prime member of the MS Dhoni family

MS Dhoni Family – Wife

Sakshi and MS Dhoni | KreedOn
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sakshi Rawat knew each other since childhood. Both of their fathers worked in the same company in Ranchi. Later, Sakshi’s family shifted to Dehradun (Uttarakhand), where her grandfather was staying. What a fate! The duo met each other almost after a decade, in the ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata.  Dhoni and Sakshi incidentally met each other at the Taj Bengal, during the Indian cricket team stay in 2007. The pair started dating and Sakshi attended Dhoni’s birthday party in 2008. The affair was a well-kept secret. The couple got married on July 4, 2010. Many of Dhoni’s friends from cricket, politics, and film fraternity attended the wedding in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Sakshi is a core part of the MS Dhoni family.


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MS Dhoni’s Daughter

MS Dhoni Family - Ziva | KreedOn
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MS Dhoni and Sakshi are blessed with a daughter whom they named Ziva (born February 6, 2015). Dhoni shares a special bond with Ziva. In one interview Mahi even said,

“I don’t know whether it has changed me as a cricketer. As a person? Of course, because we all know daughters are close to their fathers.”

No doubt Daddy is making sure his daughter is raised as a sensible and responsible citizen. Dhoni surely knows how to keep his daughter active and entertained. One can find several adorable videos of father-daughter bond on the internet.

Best Friend of MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni and Santosh Lal | KreedOn
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Apart from family members, we would love to tell our readers about MS Dhoni’s best friend: Santosh Lal. He was Dhoni’s close friend. They both used to play cricket together in the early days. Santosh was the one who taught MS Dhoni his signature shot, the Helicopter shot (Thappad shot, as he called it once). MSD and Santosh played together in the Railways. Santosh later went on to represent Jharkhand at the Ranji. Unfortunately, he suffered from pancreatitis and lost his life in 2013.


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FAQ

Who is MS Dhoni’s wife?

MS Dhoni’s wife is Sakshi Dhoni. They got married on July 4, 2010.

Does MS Dhoni have any children?

Yes, MS Dhoni has a daughter named Ziva Dhoni, who was born on February 6, 2015.

Does MS Dhoni have any siblings?

Yes, MS Dhoni has an elder brother named Narendra Singh Dhoni and a sister named Jayanti Gupta.

What is the name of MS Dhoni’s parents?

MS Dhoni’s father’s name is Pan Singh and his mother’s name is Devaki Devi.

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Akshay Badwe
Akshay Badwe
The God taught me to love everybody but the most ones I learned to love are the athletes. Desire, determination and discipline takes me to a great deal of love towards sports. One can call me an avid sport maniac because I love to pen down some glorious content on sports. Being from journalism background with experience in media from couple of years I would like to keep this legacy going and now joining Kreedon gives me one more platform to explore the new world. I am always up to have a word on sports with a coffee.

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