Siddharth-Arulnidhi’s heroine enters wedlock with cricketer

India middle-order batsman Manish Pandey, who guided Karnataka to title in the Syed Mustaq Ali, tied the knot with actor Ashrita Shetty in Mumbai on Monday.

Manish Pandey headed to Mumbai for his marriage, just hours after leading Karnataka to victory in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament in Surat on Sunday.

Ashrita Shetty hails from Mumbai and has predominantly featured in Tamil films. She rose to fame after working in Udhayam NH4 alongside Siddharth and also featured in Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavanigalum and Indrajith among other films.

Manish said after Karnataka’s win, “”Looking forward to the India series, but before that there is another important series for me, I am getting married tomorrow.”

Manish played a key role in the final against Tamil Nadu and hit a 45-ball 60 to help Karnataka post 180. Tamil Nadu fell 1 run short in the chase.

Earlier on Sunday, sent into bat, Karnataka made a challenging 180 for five, riding on skipper Manish Pandey’s 45-ball unbeaten 60 and useful contribution from Rohan Kadam (35), Devdutt Padikkal (32) and KL Rahul (22).

And then Karnataka bowlers dished out a fine death over bowling display to restrict Tamil Nadu to 179 for six in their 20 overs.

Before her film debut, Ashrita participated in a beauty contest aimed at selecting a fresh face for a cosmetic care brand in 2010. She won the contest, which opened up doors for a stint in TV commercials.