What Happened To Shekar After The Show?

On Netflix’s Indian Matchmaking, Shekar Jayaraman managed to impress not one but two girls, and there is an update on him. While it was believed the stars aligned for him and Nadia Jaggesar, Sima Taparia’s efforts went to waste. Shekar’s previous date, Aparna Shewakramani, has moved on and has become a celebrity in their own right; however, Shekar is still surrounded by mystery. Here are the answers to what the Indian Matchmaking lawyer has been up to since his appearance on the show.


The series showcases dating differently. While it involved modern singles, their approach to finding love was a traditional Indian one. Mumbai’s top matchmaker, Sima, set out and matched these lonesome singles, but sadly, none of them seemed to work out. The show, however, skyrocketed to stardom. One of the bachelors on the show was thriving 34-year-old lawyer Shekar, who went out on dates with Aparna and Nadia. Things with Nadia seemed to indicate a happy ending, but Shekar didn’t end up going through with an arranged marriage. So, how has life been for Shekar after the show, and is he still single?

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Indian Matchmaking’s Shekar Is Still Single

The charming Shekar, born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, spoke to Zarna Garg on her Instagram and answered a few burning questions. When asked about his reaction to the fame he found on Indian Matchmaking, Shekar thanked his fans for their support and revealed that he “was sitting in court on the day of the release.” In an interview with CST, Shekar said he heard about the Netflix show through a friend and applied for it because, as a single guy in Chicago, “it was something new to try.” He confessed to being on dating apps and meeting women through his parents, but nothing seemed to work out.

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Shekar also revealed that he wasn’t told about Nadia’s mother being at his Chicago River boat tour date until the last minute. “Nadia’s mom is wonderful, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous,” the lawyer added. Shekar revealed he’s in touch with plenty of his other castmates and even has a group with Dilip and Jay.

Describing his experience on the dating show as “wild,” Shekar confessed that he didn’t know about Bolivia’s Salt Flats and was secretly glad the topic didn’t pop up during the conversation. Shekar’s opinion on the show having a bias towards men is that Indian Matchmaking is “revealing the realities.” According to him, India does have an issue with colorism and casteism that needs to be addressed. The Netflix show is a “docuseries” doing its part by portraying it “for better or for worse.

Answering the most critical question, Shekar revealed that he’s still single. He proclaimed that he’s open to even dating long distance, and his choice is not restricted to someone Indian. Shekar noted that he wants someone who would add balance to his life and be there for him after a rough day. He also added how he wants his special someone to be fashion-forward and prioritize mental and physical health.

So far, Shekar has been one of the men from Indian Matchmaking who didn’t go into the details of his life after the show. Although he wasn’t one of the lead singles on the reality series, he won his dates and fans with charm and simplicity. Even though he returned for season 2, Shekar remains single. He didn’t return for Indian Matchmaking season 3, which aired in April 2023.

Sources: Zarna Garg, Chicago Sun Times

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