Bhagyashree with husband Himalaya Dassani (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Actor Bhagyashree married businessman Himalaya Dassani in 1990. She met Himalaya when she was in school. Though her parents were against their marriage, she eloped and tied the knot with him in a temple in the presence of his parents, Sooraj Barjatya, Salman Khan and a few close friends.
However, Bhagyashree recently revealed that she was from her husband for a year and a half in the middle. In a video shared online, Bhagyashree is heard saying, ''Yes, Himalay ji was my first love and yes, I got married to him. Lekin ek arsa tha beech mein jab hum juda ho gaye the (But there was a period of time when we were separated). And I had that feeling that ‘What if I hadn’t got him in my life and I had married someone else?’ It got me to that stage because there was a period of a year and a half that we weren’t together. Woh ehsaas abhi bhi yaad aata hai toh darr lagta hai (I still get scared when I remember that feeling).''
Bhagyashree made a smashing debut with Sooraj Barjatya's Maine Pyaar Kiya opposite Salman Khan. Despite being flooded with offers after the success of her film, she bid adieu to her career in films. She told Humans Of Bombay in an interaction, ''Maine Pyaar Kiya went on to become such a big hit, but I was a woman so in love with my husband and my son Abhimanyu who was born soon after that I said no to every offer I got. I have absolutely no regrets though, I look at my life, my family now and I feel so proud.''
''Very often, people say ‘giving up such a bright career’ is backward, but I disagree. I respect and admire career women who can juggle both, but I took the decision of being a full invested home maker…and believe me, that’s a thankless job. But it’s all worth it when you see your children growing up into fine human beings,'' she added.
The couple are proud parents to Abhimanyu Dassani. He made his Bollywood debut with 2018 film Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota. The actor will be next seen in Nikkama with Shilpa Shetty and Shirley Setia.