Dr. Nandini Sharma and Dr. Karan Rakesh Chhabra were married Aug. 25 at Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, N.J. Pandit Prabhakar Sharma, a Hindu priest, officiated.
Dr. Sharma, 28, is a dentist and an associate in the Ipsilanti, Mich., office of Aspen Dental. She graduated and, in May, received a degree in dental medicine from Case Western Reserve University, and she also received a master’s degree in human nutrition from Columbia.
She is a daughter of Purabi Sharma and Suresh C. Sharma of Saddle River, N.J. The bride’s father is a residential real estate developer there. Her mother is the owner of Mediclaims, a company in Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., that manages billing for medical practices.
Dr. Chhabra, 28, is a health-policy research fellow at the University of Michigan, where he is studying for a master’s degree in health and health care research, and will resume a general-surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston when he has completed the fellowship. He graduated summa cum laude from Duke and received a medical degree from Rutgers.
He is a son of Dr. Anjana R. Chhabra and Dr. Rakesh S. Chhabra of Allendale, N.J. The groom’s father is a neonatologist at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J. His mother, a bariatrician and internist, is in private practice, also in Hackensack.
The couple met when they were 9 years old and taking Indian dance lessons, and became close friends in high school.