Fans know everything about team India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, but do they know who is his lady love, Natasa Stankovic? The couple made headlines when they announced their engagement earlier this year. Subsequently, on May 31,  Hardik had announced the news of their marriage and pregnancy in a Facebook post. Hardik-Natasa tied the knot in an intimate ceremony amid lockdown and revealed they were embracing parenthood. Now, the actor-dancer Natasa Stankovic gave birth to their first child, a baby boy. Hardik took to Instagram to share the happy news. “We are blessed with our baby boy,” he wrote on Instagram.

Hardik-Natasa Welcome A Baby Boy

Though the face of the baby wasn’t completely revealed, the elated dad posted an adorable picture of himself holding his newborn son’s hand.

View this post on Instagram

We are blessed with our baby boy ❤️🙏🏾

A post shared by Hardik Pandya (@hardikpandya93) on

Natasa Stankovic moved to India in 2012 

This Serbia-born actress debuted in the entertainment industry with reality show Bigg Boss 8 after moving to India in the year 2012. She started out as a model and had posed for various famous brands. After gaining popularity, she has also appeared in special dance sequences in films like Satyagraha and Fukrey Returns. Natasa started dancing since she was three years old.

video song made her popular

After her reality show debut, in 2014, Natasa featured in the music video Bandook by Badshah. Her moment of stardom came when she joined hands once again with the rapper for the video song DJ Waley Babu.

Also read: Meet the memory wiz: Vyshnavi Yarlagadda

She acted in the film Zero

For years she has been signing various projects in Bollywood but the one that caught our attention the most was when she featured in a cameo in Zero along with Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. Natasa played Abhay Deol’s girlfriend.

Stankovic also had done a special dance number in Emraan Hashmi’s film, The Body.

Natasa Stankovic made her web series debut in 2019 with The Holiday which also featured Adah Sharma.

Relationship With Hardik Pandya

The gorgeous couple slays every time they pose together but did you know that before she started dating Hardik she didn’t even know how famous he was? The 26-year-old cricketer who has many fans across the world but he recently told Cricbuzz that Natasa was not at all aware of his stardom when they first met. “She had no idea who I was. I got her by talking. She saw someone in a hat at a place where I met her, wearing a hat, a chain, a watch, at 1 AM. So she thought he is ‘alag prakaar ka aadmi aaya’ (different kind of person came). That is when I started talking to her, started knowing each other. Then, we started dating. Then got engaged on December 31,” Hardik Pandya said.

Natasa reportedly dated TV actor Aly Goni before she met cricketer Hardik Pandya. She also shared screen time with him during the ninth season of a dance show Nach Baliye.

Pregnancy announcement

Hardik’s post read: “Natasa and I had a great journey together and it is just about to get better. Together we are excited to welcome a new life into our lives very soon. We’re thrilled for this new phase of our life and seek your blessings and wishes.”

Earlier this year, Hardik also announced the engagement and captioned it: “Mai tera, Tu meri jaane, saara Hindustan. 01.01.2020 #engaged.”

Also Read: An App To Help Slum Women Deal With Pregnancy Issues

Feature Image Credit: Hardik Pandya/Facebook

Read More Stories By Ria Das

Get the best of SheThePeople delivered to your inbox - subscribe to Our Power Breakfast Newsletter. Follow us on Twitter , Instagram , Facebook and on YouTube, and stay in the know of women who are standing up, speaking out, and leading change.