Ayesha Mukherjee is an Australian kickboxer and fitness influencer of Indian origin. She has been in the headlines due to her marriage and divorce with the Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan.
Ayesha Mukherjee aka Aesha Mukerji aka Aesha Dhawan was born on Tuesday, 2 August 1977 (age 46 years; as of 2023) in West Bengal, India. Her zodiac sign is Leo. When she was 8 years old, she moved to Australia along with her family where she completed her schooling. She later became a kickboxer.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight (approx.): 60 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 32-28-32
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Amitava Mukherjee is of Indian descent, and her mother is of British descent.
Husband & Children
Her first marriage was to an Australian businessman, and the couple welcomed two daughters, named Aliyah in 2000, and Rhea in 2005; however, the couple later got divorced. On 30 October 2012, she got married to the Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan in Delhi, and the couple welcomed a son named Zorawar on 26 December 2014. In September 2021, after 8 years of their marriage, she revealed the news of their divorce to the world via an Instagram post.
Note: Ayesha is 8 years older than Shikhar.
She dated Shikhar Dhawan for a few years before their marriage in 2012. Ayesha knew the Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, and she later got in touch with Shikhar through Facebook. Shikhar convinced his father with the help of his mother and got married to her.
She follows Hinduism.
Kickboxer & Fitness Influencer
Ayesha has been interested in fitness since her teenage years and started training in mixed martial arts. She later competed in many kickboxing tournaments. She later started working as a fitness influencer and trainer and trained many people in breathing techniques and fitness.
Mentally harassing Shikhar Dhawan
After their divorce, Ayesha Mukherjee and Shikhar Dhawan often posted defamatory posts against each other, particularly related to the custody of their son, Zorawar. Dhawan alleged that Ayesha was trying to defame him by sending messages to his friends, teammates, and other cricket officials from different cricket offices.
He also filed a police case against her to stop her from posting any messages on social media. On 4 October 2023, a family court in Delhi gave a verdict that Ayesha mentally harassed Shikhar Dhawan by keeping him separate from his son, Zorawar, for more than 3 years. The court also directed her to arrange Zorawar’s visit to India. The court also allowed Dhawan to spend time with his son, both in India and Australia, and talk to him on video calls.
She has got inked names of her daughters, Aliyah and Rhea, on her left arm, Om symbol on her right arm, a few words on her right upper shoulder, and a design on the back of her neck.
She has got a piercing on her upper lip.
- Although she has lived in Australia for the most part of her life, she speaks fluent Bengali.
- She is a good cook and can also cook Indian food.
- She had a fear of horses since the age of 10 years; however, she later overcame that and rode many horses.