Dhoni married Sakshi on July 04, 2010. Sakshi Dhoni, a native of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. At the time of their marriage, she was studying Hotel Management and was working as a trainee at the Taj Bengal, Kolkata. Both, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sakshi Rawat were school-time friends and had studied together at DAV School, Shamily in Ranchi. Dhoni's father worked with Sakshi's dad in MECON, Ranchi. After the retirement of Sakshi's father, their family shifted to their native place, Dehradun.