Before marrying his schoolmate Sakshi Singh Rawat, MS Dhoni fell in love with Priyanka, whom he met in his early 20s. At that time in the year 2002, Dhoni was trying his best to get selected for the Indian team. The same year, his girlfriend died in an accident. Dhoni also dated South Indian actress, Lakshmi Rai. Mahendra Singh Dhoni married Sakshi Singh Rawat, his school friend from DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, on July 4, 2010. At the time of their marriage, Sakshi was studying a hotel management course at Taj Bengal in Kolkata as a trainer.