2020 has stared off kickass for television actor Dhruv Bhandari and wife, Bollywood choreographer Shruti Merchant. The pair, who tied the knot in 2017, welcomed their first child, a baby girl on January 18, 2020. An elated Dhruv confirmed the news to Bombay Times and said, "Shruti and I are ecstatic. The feeling is so overwhelming, it’s difficult to describe." Dhruv and Shruti tied the knot in a destination wedding in Mauritius on June 20, 2017, in an intimate affair where only the closest of family and friends were present. Year Ender 2019: From Ekta Kapoor, Barun Sobti To Jay Bhanushali, Kapil Sharma... Here Are 10 Actors Who Welcomed Babies This Year.
It can be recalled that Dhruv and Shruti kept the wedding under wraps and only spoke up about it after a week or so. Back then, Dhruv revealed that both he and Shruti are fiercely protective of their personal lives and are not much for social media hullabaloo and PDA. "Shruti and I are fiercely protective of our personal lives. We like to enjoy our private moments without any intrusion. That’s why we decided to talk about the wedding only after tying the knot," Dhruv had said back then.
And that is one of the many reasons why the pair did not post much on social media about Shruti's pregnancy. Revealed the Tere Sheher Mein actor, "It was just that I was inactive on social media. I did share a few posts during the pregnancy, but mostly, we just wanted to enjoy the journey on our own." When quizzed about their baby's name, the actor revealed that they haven't decided on any yet and that her naamkaran will have to wait a while now.
Dhruv and Shruti first met while working on a Bollywood musical titled Taj Express, as per Dhruv's admission, it was love at first sight for him. Talking later about their love story, Dhruv recalled, "Sparks flew the moment I saw her and I vowed that I’d end up with her. We got along like a house on fire since we had many things in common." Well, this was one love story destined to happen. Congratulations Dhruv, Shruti!