Sourav Ganguly's Wife

Last Modified Apr 16, 2024 03:02 IST
NameDona Ganguly
Date of Birth22 August 1977
Age46 years
Height160 cm
Weight76 kg
ProfessionOdissi dancer
Birth PlaceBehala, Kolkata
NationalityIndian
EducationLoreto House, Kolkata; Gokhale Memorial Girls` College
SpouseSourav Ganguly
Married on21 February 1997
ChildrenSana Ganguly (Daughter)


Sourav Ganguly is the former captain of the Indian cricket team. He made his international debut against West Indies in January 1992 and played the last game of his career against Australia in November 2008. In his 16 year-long-career, he featured in 113 Test matches and scored 7,212 runs. He has played 311 ODIs for team India in which he scored 11,363 runs. Under his captaincy, the Indian Cricket Team won the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy and also reached the finals of the 2003 ODI World Cup, the 2000 ICC Champions Trophy, and the 2004 Asia Cup.

In October 2019, He was appointed the 35th President of the BCCI. His tenure was for 3 years which eventually ended on 18 October 2022.

Who is Sourav Ganguly's wife, Dona Ganguly?

Sourav Ganguly's Wife
Image Courtesy - Dona Ganguly's Instagram

Sourav Ganguly's wife, Dona Ganguly is an Indian Odissi dancer. Dona was born in a business family in Kolkata to Swapna Roy and Sanjeev Roy. She did her schooling at Loreto Convent School and attended the Gokhale Memorial Girls’ College, where she was a mathematics honors student.

Mrs. Ganguly began learning dance from Amala Shankar when she was just a 3-year-old. Later she moved to Odissi under the supervision of Guru Giridhari Nayek. Her most notable development as a dancer took place under the guidance of Kelucharan Mohapatra. At the dawn of her career, Mohapatra accompanied her many times with Pakhavaj in various programs. Dona has gone on to perform at several major festivals around the world.

Sourav Ganguly's wife, Dona now has a dance school named Diksha Manjari. This establishment was inaugurated by Lata Mangeshkar. It has a capacity of over a couple of thousand students. Besides dancing, this establishment has other departments such as swimming, karate, drawing, and yoga.

In October 2012, Dona choreographed Tagore’s Shapmochan which she called a “sombre dance drama.”

How old is Dona Ganguly?

As of 2024, Dona Ganguly is 46 years old. She was born on August 22, 1977, and in a well-to-do business family in Behala, Kolkata.

Dona Ganguly Height and Weight

Dona Ganguly’s height is around 160 cm or 5ft 3in. Her weight is approximately 76 kg or 167 lbs.

What does Dona Ganguly do for a living?

Dona Ganguly
Image Courtesy - Dona Ganguly's Instagram

Dona Ganguly is an Indian Odissi dancer by profession. Besides this, she also runs a dance organization called ‘Diksha Manjari’, where she teaches dance to youngsters.

Dona Ganguly Parents

Dona Ganguly was born in a business family in Kolkata to Swapna Roy and Sanjeev Roy. His father, Mr. Sanjeev Roy was a businessman.

Dona Ganguly Social Media

Sourav Ganguly with his wife
Image Courtesy - Dona Ganguly's Instagram

Dona Ganguly is quite popular on Instagram. As of April 2024, her Instagram account has a following of about 77.2K followers which shows how famous she is on social media. Her account is filled with extraordinary pictures of her family. She also shares pictures of teaching dance to youth through Instagram. People can view her profile through her Instagram handle – @dona_ganguly_39.

How long have Sourav Ganguly and Dona Ganguly been married?

Sourav Ganguly with his wife
Image Courtesy - Dona Ganguly's Instagram

It has been 27 years since the couple got married. Now that they have a grown-up daughter, Sourav and Dona don’t like to talk much about how they got married. But the duo eloped to be with each other forever. The story behind their union is straight out of a movie.

In the beginning, Dada’s parents were against their relationship but eventually agreed to it. But Dona’s father didn’t support it as he had problems with the Ganguly family ages ago. Young Dada didn’t lose hope and always chaperoned her at her dance performances and Dona would also be there for his games.

The former Indian team captain had a plan for his wedding. He had thought that post the Indian cricket team’s 1997 England tour, he would take her to the registrar to get married. But the plan didn’t work as the office had lots of people waiting. They took their wedding vows at his pal’s place in August 1996. Both Sourav and Dona kept their marriage a secret before her parents came to know about the situation and were very unhappy.

The couple managed to keep their wedding under wraps for like 6 months until their parents finally started looking for fitting matches. A local newspaper got hold of the secret about their marriage and went on to print it. It was at this moment that the duo came forward and made the announcement. They later had a formal wedding ceremony in the presence of their family and friends on 21st February 1997.

Now, they are a happy family of three, with their only daughter, Sana Ganguly joining them in this blissful journey in November 2001.

How did Sourav Ganguly meet his wife?

Sourav and Dona have known each other since their childhood. They were next-door neighbors which made it easier for Dada to spot her several times whilst going to football practice. At times, he also used to pass by her school just to get a glimpse of her.

Dona also felt the same way for the budding athlete. Whenever he used to play badminton, Dona would wait for the shuttlecock to fall into her compound. That would allow them to meet again, only this time, a bit properly.

Their first official date was at a Chinese restaurant in Calcutta called Mandarin, where Sourav took her by surprise due to the amount of food he had ordered. In the end, the young cricketer ended up eating everything.

How many children do Sourav Ganguly and Dona Ganguly have?

Sourav Ganguly with his family
Image Courtesy - Dona Ganguly's Instagram

Sourav Ganguly and Dona Ganguly have a daughter named ‘Sana Ganguly’. She was born on November 3, 2001. She is also a trained Odissi dancer just like her mother. In 2019, Sana and her mother, both gave an exceptional dance performance during a Holi special event at the Indian Museum in Kolkata. Recently, she completed her undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from Oxford University, England in 2023.

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FAQs on Sourav Ganguly's wife

Dona Ganguly is Sourav Ganguly’s wife. By profession, she is an Indian Odissi dancer.

Yes, Sourav Ganguly has a daughter named ‘Sana Ganguly’. She is also a trained Odissi dancer just like her mother.

Nothing is known about whether Sourav Ganguly has had any love affairs in the past or not.

Yes, Sourav Ganguly’s wife, Dona Ganguly is on social media. She is quite popular on Instagram. As of April 2024, her Instagram account (@dona_ganguly_39) has a following of about 77.2K followers.

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