Born in a Maharastrian family to a well known novelist, Ramesh Tendulkar, Sachin has two half brothers and one half sister. His brother Ajit introduced him to cricket at a very young age to put a leash on his mischievous and bullish behavior. He was named after the famous music director, Sachin Dev Burman. Known as a cricket child prodigy in his school, he was already popular for his sporting skills in cricket.
His coach during his days of yonder, Ramakant Achrekar, was instrumental in shaping his career at a very young age. He married at a very young age to his now wife Anjali who is six years elder to him. At the age of 22, he was already flying high. They courted for 5 years before getting married and have two lovely looking children, Sara and Arjun. Sachin is a devotee of Ganpathi Bappa, and also pays his homage to Sathya Saibaba of Puthapurthi.
It is a well known fact that his wife, Anjali always gets nervous when he starts bating on the field, and his brother gets so superstitious that he allows his family to only watch the recordings of the match. A true Taurean, he likes to be left alone when he does not perfom well to cool down. Sachin is so possessive about his Ferrari that he does not even let Anjali, his wife drive it. Interestingly, Sachin is not a great fan of Social media. His photographer friend, Atul Kasbekar, encouraged him to join the microblogging site, Twitter in 2010.