Before marrying Drashti Dhami, he dated her for a brief period of 6 years. Everybody wondered who the mysterious man is in TV’s Madhubala life is, until his name was revealed as Neeraj Khemka. Here we share some of the interesting and lesser known facts about Drashti Dhami’s husband Neeraj Khemka.
Neeraj Khemka Is a Businessman Settled in Mumbai
He was introduced in the media as a NRI businessman now settled in Mumbai. He runs a family business which is related to the corporate sector. They have branches in other countries as well. Currently he resides in Juhu, Mumbai with his family. His father’s name is Prakash Khemka.
He Comes From a Marwari Conservative Family
While Drashti is Gujarati, Neeraj comes from a conservative Marwari family. This was the reason why there was a buzz that Neeraj and his parents had a problem with Drashti’s skin shown in the reality dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa where she performed with choreographer Salman Yusuff Khan.
There were Rumors that Neeraj and Drashti Called off Their Relationship twice
Buzz was that the couple parted twice and called off their relationship only to unite again at both the occasion. At both the instances Drashti mentioned that I’m very much single and not seeing anybody. However, later the two united and was seen posing with each other with their friends.
Neeraj Partied with Drashti Till Wee Hours after She Won the Trophy of Jhalak Dikhkla Jaa
Drashti Dhami for the first time revealed about her relationship in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and soon when she won the trophy the couple celebrated together by throwing a bash in one of the lavish hotels of Mumbai where they both partied till wee hours rubbishing all the rumors Neeraj and his family is not happy with Drashti and her closeness with her choreographer Salman Yusuff.
Neeraj Khemka Is Quite Supportive of Drashti Dhami’s Career
From the very start, Neeraj has been quite supportive. He was regularly spotted in many competitions where Drashti was seen as a participant including Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa where Drashti bagged the trophy. Even after their marriage, he didn’t put any restrictions on her. and Drashti started working soon after her marriage. She took up the role of Gayatri Seth in Sphere Origins’ serial Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani which is aired from Monday to Friday on Zee TV at 9.30pm.
Neeraj Khemka had to Give Marriage Ultimatum to DD
Though Drashti always wanted to marry Neeraj she kept on delaying it due to her career as marriage often plays a hindrance in an actress’ career. However, Neeraj and her family waited for her after each of her projects and Drashti denied marrying all the time. Later, when she denied marrying after the completion of Jhalak too, both Neeraj and his parents gave DD an ultimatum that marry now or break the relationship forever.
Drashti couldn’t say no and this is how Drashti Dhami and Neeraj Khemka finally married on February 21st, 2015.
No Neeraj Khemka has no interest in joining TV industry!