Marriages are made in heaven – this is a saying you must have heard many times over. Weddings are a huge affair in anybody’s life and akin to a celebration. Bollywood weddings on the other hand are a completely different ball game altogether. Full of extravagance, glamour and exorbitant – celebrity marriages and even relationships are a different world on its own.
When a Bollywood celebrity marries someone from the industry, they tend to lose their privacy thanks to the seemingly endless interference of the media. But when a celebrity chooses to marry a non celebrity then they have the option of keeping a low profile. We bring you a rundown of some celebrities who chose to marry ordinary people –
Shahid Kapoor finally settled down with the 21-year-old Delhi girl, Mira Rajput, on July 7, 2015.
Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan
Our very own King Khan has proved that marriages can survive and do well even if it is between a commoner and a Bollywood superstar! When Shahrukh and Gauri got married, the ruling ‘Badshah of Bollywood’ was far from his dreams of being tinsel town’s darling. However, his darling Gauri has supported SRK constantly through his acting career and continues to do so. The couple has been happily married for over a whooping 24 years with three children – Aryan, Suhana and AbRam.
Hrithik Roshan-Sussanne Khan
Hrithik Roshan tied the knot with the doe-eyed interior designer Sussanne Khan. After a strong 14 year marriage between the two, the couple are now divorced and Hritik’s newfound single status is a topic of hot media coverage.
Arjun Rampal married supermodel Mehr Jessia in 1998. They have two daughters.
John Abraham and Priya Runchal
While it was an uber-secret love affair for the couple followed by an even more secretive marriage, a tweet from John Abraham addressing the investment banker in New York, as Priya Abraham gave it all away! The two had tied the knot barely two months after knowing each other. Their relationship is believed to have blossomed when John and Bipasha Basu’s committed, steady relationship was under a difficult phase.
Sharman Joshi is married to Prem Chopra’s daughter Prerna. They have three children, a daughter and twin boys.
Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani
‘Dhoom‘ actress Esha Deol tied the knot with Bharat Takhtani, a Mumbai-based businessman in 2012. Esha Deol had once declared that she desired a husband as devastatingly handsome as her father, Dharmendra. The two fell in love years back when they were in school. But, the two reconnected a decade later and began dating. Takhtani who believes that marriages are made in heaven said that their match seemed next to impossible coming from such diverse backgrounds.
Fardeen Khan and Natasha Madhvani
Fardeen Khan, who had his fair share of good times and success in Bollywood too married a childhood friend. The medias crazy speculations regarding his ‘affair’ with Celina Jaitley, were all put to rest when he openly accepted his relationship with Natasha. Despite being the daughter of veteran actress Mumtaz, Natasha was never a known name in the industry till she became Mrs. Fardeen Khan.
Ayesha Takia and Farhan Azmi
Ayesha Takia tied the knot with her long time beau and restaurateur. Farhan Azmi, is the son of famous politician, Abu Azmi. Even though he was from political family, Farhan was not that famous in the media circles. Their wedding was a comparatively low key affair and they are now blessed with a son.
Emraan Hashmi and Parveen Shahani
The serial kisser who has come a long way in his career from ‘Footpath’ is a complete family man back home. Emraan married his long-time girlfriend, Priya Shahani, a teacher in a pre-school amid his fame as a playboy in Bollywood. Theirs was another inter-faith marriage where Priya belonged to a Sindhi family. However, she got married to Emraan in an Islamic wedding ceremony. Contrary to his movies where he is romancing several actresses at a time and having multiple affairs, Emraan believes that Priya is the love of his life with whom he can share his entire life. He is also a doting father for his four-year old son, Ayaan.
Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani
After her relationship with actor Akshay Kumar came to an end, Raveena Tandon had to face a rough time both professionally and personally. That is why the news of her marriage to film distributor Anil Thadani was a big surprise to her fans and the film fraternity as well. Now, a mother of two, Raveena is back to the Bollywood circle. She is now seen judging many reality shows on television. Her adopted daughter Chhaya recently tied the know in Goa.
Madhuri Dixit and Sriram Nene
The whole nation was in for a surprise when in 1999 Madhuri Dixit announced her marriage with Dr. Sriram Nene. Post-marriage, the couple settled in Denver, USA. Now a mother of two sons, Madhuri was at the peak of her career when she married a person who was completely out of her super stardom world. In 2002, Madhuri Dixit appeared in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas. Five years and two kids later, she returned to Bollywood with the box-office dud, musical drama Aaja Nachle. The film remained embroiled in controversies owing to allegations of casteist remarks.Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta
Juhi Chawla, managed to keep her romance with industrialist Jay Mehta, under wraps until they got married in 1997. It was during the shooting of the film ‘Karobar’ directed by Rakesh Roshan in South Africa where the couple allegedly was introduced by the director. At that time, Jay was married but after the sudden demise of his wife in a plane crash, Juhi’s support brough them closer till they were eventually hitched. The couple is blessed with a son and a daughter.Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra
What started off just as a business acquaintance for Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra turned out to become the perfect love story. The two first met at business meeting where Raj was helping her out for the promotion of her perfume brand S2. Eyebrows were raised when the Big Brother winner and the Bollywood star married the British Indian businessman, Raj Kundra in 2009. Although, now popular for the spot-fixing scandal in Rajasthan Royals cricket team, the duo made headlines with their first business venture together in IPL. They are parents of three year old Vihaan.Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva
Vivek Oberoi’s career graph has gone through huge ups and downs over the years. An immature media statement dragged his career-graph to an all-time low. Although he was dating Aishwarya Rai for a considerable amount of time, that relationship failed.After his marriage to Priyanka Alva, daughter of a former Karnataka minister, Vivek seems to have finally settled down. They have been blessed with a boy as well as a girl.Imran Khan and Avantika Malik
This doe-eyed heartthrob made a mark for himself with his very first release, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. He almost gave a heart attack to millions of his female fans when he first introduced Avantika to the media. His better half, Avantika Malik, hails from a strictly non-filmy background. The couple had been dating for 10 years, right from when they were in college, before they decided to get married.Celina Jaitley and Peter Haag
Celina’s carreer graph in Bollywood is not any more than a distater however her marriage seems like a fairytale. Celina got secretly married to a Dubai-based Austrian hotelier Peter Haag, who may be really rich, but Peter is not a celebrity and no one in the country knew who he was. They are the parents of twin boys Winston and Viraaj, born in March 2012. Celina is currently based out of Singapore/Dubai and travels for her film and endorsement work between Singapore/Dubai and Mumbai regularly.Shreyas and Deepti Talpade
The actor who started his acting career with Marathi soaps and stage shows rose to be a Bollywood actor with some meaty movie roles that came his way. However, inspite of being part of the media’s scrutiny Shreyas Talpade chose to keep a low profile for himself outside his professional life by marrying Deepti. Mrs.Talpade is a practicing a clinical psychiatrist. Deepti was also the general secretary for her college when Shreyas had come as a celebrity there.
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Jeetendra and Shobha
Shobha was just 14 when Ravi (Jeetendra) Kapoor came into her life following a chance meeting on Marine Drive. Apparently, at this meeting the only interaction between the two was when he threw peanuts at her. Inspite of such a comical start, by the time Shobha was 16, she and Ravi were going steady. Although there were rumours of Jeetendra being infatuated with Hema Malini, he married Shobha in 1974. At that time she was working as an air hostess with British Airways. They went on to have two children, Ekta and Tushhar.[/tps_footer]