Bollywood stars often choose their significant other from the glamour industry thus forming a power couple. However, there are some stars who went totally off track on this idea and married someone completely unrelated to their line of work relying on good old-fashioned love to keep them happy.
16 Bollywood Actors who Got married outside the industry. Bollywood is a huge fraternity of ‘Showbiz’ where actors often marry the person they love or are even seen hanging together to appear on news. Some romantic stories of the industry started on the film sets, some during the rehearsals, while some off-sets and got hitched for life. It is often said that you fall for the most unusual and unexpected person. Stars like SRK, Shahid Kapoor, John Abraham, and other such actors found love in partners who were not so famous. They married them despite having professional simple backgrounds and also while these actors were at the core of building their career.
Difference in profession, yet so simple and loving, these actors eventually made it together with their partners. All these stories that we bring to you are nothing less than Bollywood’s most relatable romantic films.
16 Bollywood Actors who Got married outside the industry. Let’s have a look at these Bollywood actors who found love outside the film fraternity.
He was a public speaker who used to conduct personality development workshops. In 1991, he came across a student, Sarita Birje. She could clear her air hostess interview through his development workshop. The couple met for a dinner and since then they started liking each other. Eventually, they got married in 1999, and they became parents in 2005. R. Madhavan is said to have no involvement with any such actress in the industry. He says, “Sarita has seen me grow in life and there is a strong understanding between us which makes us even more comfortable.”
Emraan Hashmi in 2006 married his long-time girlfriend, Parveen Shahani, who was a pre-school teacher at that time. Their love story began in 1996 when they were teens. Even after securing a famous place in the industry, Emraan has always been loyal to his love. Popular as the Kisser boy, Emraan never indulged in any affairs or controversies as of now. He believes that being with Parveen has really made them strong and him to perform to the best of his ability. The couple however has been going through a rough patch after their son; Ayaan got diagnosed with first-stage cancer in 2014. The couple never gave up.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra
After winning Big Brother in 2007, Shilpa Shetty became an international face. She met Raj Kundra for some work at their first meet. These two met via a mutual friend. Raj was helping Shilpa with the launch of her perfume range. Completing almost 11 years of togetherness, they keep sharing about their lives through beautiful posts and pictures on social media. They are parents to 2 kids: Viaan and Samisha together.
His love story with Deepti Talpade is quite unique. Shreyas met Deepti at her college fest. She was a student and a big fan of him at the same time too. After dating for 4 years, they tied knots in 2004. After 15 years of marriage, they became parents via surrogacy in May 2019. They named their child ‘Adiya’.
Madhuri Dixit Nene
The dancing diva of Bollywood, married Dr. Sriram Nene, a cardiovascular surgeon in an arranged marriage. Away from the limelight, they also tied knots in Los Angeles on October 17, 1999. She moved to the USA with her husband and then returned to India after a decade. The duo had complete two different worlds altogether. They are parents to two sons- Arin and Ryan.
Shahid has dated actresses from the industry. But eventually, he went for an arranged marriage and found love in ‘Mira Rajput’. The couple tied knots in 2015. Their announcement of tying knots drew a lot of flak due to their age gap. They share posts on their social media handles, attending functions together, and look so much in love. They are also parents to two children- Misha (daughter) and Zain (son).
Neil Nitin Mukesh
He loves staying away from controversies in the industry. Neil believes to perform his characters as a part of his profession in the acting industry and nothing more than that. He married Rukmini Sahay in 2017. Neil and Rukmini are also parents to a girl child. He also feels blessed to have found his life partner in Rukmini.
While Esha belongs to a big-shot Bollywood lineage, hubby Bharat Takhtani comes from a conservative business-based family in Bandra. Hema Malini’s daughter proves that marriage is pure bliss. They both tied knots and are in so much love with each other. They are parents to two girl child: Radhya Takhtani and Miraya Takhtani.
John met Priya Runchal in April 2011. Post John’s breakup, the duo got closer, and love bloomed between the two. Priya is a banker by profession. John Abraham’s wedding took place in Los Angeles at the end of December 2013. The actor also broke the news of his wedding on Twitter and signed off the tweet as “John and Priya Abraham”.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja
The fashion queen, Sonam Kapoor tied her knots with her love, Anand Ahuja on May 8, 2018. Their pair is so adorable. These two found love in each other. They often also share posts and pictures on their social medial handles which woos the audience giving perfect ‘couple’ goals. They have been living happily ever after.
The popular South Indian and the gorgeous Bollywood’s Kajal Aggarwal tied knots on 30 October 2020. She marries her long-time boyfriend and businessman, Gautam Kitchlu. The couple also knew each other for quite a long time. They decided to take their relationship to the next level. They found love in each other and now are also happy living together.
16 Bollywood Actors: Out of all the actors, one of the most successful actor’s Anushka Sharma married the love of her life, Virat Kohli. The couple first met in 2013 during an ad shoot where they were featured together. Virat is the captain of the Indian cricket team. Slowly and eventually they fell in love and became the most talked-about couple in the industry. Finally, they had a secret marriage ceremony in Tuscany, Italy where they tied knots on December 11, 2017. The couple is now parents to their girl child- Vamika.
The Saathiya star attracted a lot of negative speculation after his breakup with Aishwarya Rai. Vivek then found love outside the Bollywood circle. He married Priyanka Alva in 2010. Priyanka Alva is the daughter of the Karnataka’s based minister, Jeevaraj Alva. They are also parents to two children.
The hot, Imran Khan was one of those celebrities who also entered the industry with committed relationship status. His relationship with Avantika Malik turned into marriage in 2011, and then into parenthood in 2014. They became parents to their girl child – Imara.
Sha Rukh Khan
Leading the couple chart is Bollywood’s first couple, Sha Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan. Their love story is an unforgettable tale. Rewind to the ‘80’s’ SRK and Gauri met for the first time and the meeting was barely for some few minutes. The duo continued to date for 6 years. They also tied knots on October 25, 1991. They are now parents to three children: Aryan, Suhana, and AbRam.
16 Bollywood Actors: Varun Dhawan tops this list as well as he married his lifelong love, Natasha Dalal in Alibaug. They have been in a steady relationship for years. The two are always snapped together for every function they attended. Now they are bound in love forever.
These were some of the Bollywood actors who married people outside the industry. Some known, some unknown but all are beautiful and lovely in their own ways. All their stories, meetings, and marriages are officially for a lifelong time! Best wishes to all these lovely couples.