Bollywood is the name given to Hindi Film Industry and stars here believe in living a life that is larger than life. With all the money and the fame that the fans gift to them; that is not a hard thing to achieve too. The lifestyles and the ways of these big stars are quite different from ours and money and fame definitely plays a big role in that. But when it comes to their personal lives and beliefs there are definitely some of the things in which they are different from more than 70% of the population in the country. Now when marriages in other religions and castes are still considered a taboo in most parts of our country; these film stars have set examples by tying knots with their lovable person giving no regards to what their castes or religion are. So here we bring to you Top 10 famous inter religion marriages that are seen in Bollywood:
10. Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder
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Farah is the famous choreographer turned director of the industry. While Farah was directing the movie Main Hoo Naa; Shirish was the editor of the movie. The duo met, talked and it didn’t take too long to them before realizing that they were ready to tie knots with each other. The 2 tied knots on 9th of December in 2004 and later on Farah was the proud mother of a triplet including 2 daughters and one son. Farah is also 8 years older than Shirish and both have been living happily married life despite the difference in their religions through all these years.
9. Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia
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This one is yet another example that loves knows no religions and differences that are created by us humans. Arjun is famous supermodel and actor in Bollywood and married his model friend Mehr in 1998. Mehr is also Femina Miss India Universe from 1986 and belongs to a Parsi family while Arjun belongs to a Hindu Sikh family. The 2 have 2 daughters named Mahikaa (2002 born) and Myra (2005 born). Though the duos have lived a happy married life; it is rumored from last few months that the 2 are going to file for divorce any time soon.
8. Genelia D’souza and Ritesh Deshmukh
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Ritesh is the son of late CM of Maharashtra Mr. Vilas Rao Deshmukh and no need to say that he was a celebrity even before he joined Bollywood. Ritesh fell in love with this Christian girl and it was just a matter of time that the 2 realized that they were made for each other. Ritesh and Genelia got married to each other in the very traditional Marathi process and the next day the two again got married in a church following the Christian rituals. The couple got their first beautiful child in 2014 and they both could not look any happier than that in life.
7. Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora
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Arbaaz is the brother of Salman and the son of Salim Khan. Though he has tried his luck in Bollywood as an actor but he could not do half the wonder of his brother. Successful as producer; Arbaaz married former model and actress Malaika Arora Khan who is a Hindu by religion. The 2 had their first son Arhaan in 2002 and are living happily after their marriage. Both of them are presently shown hosting the TV show Power Couple on Sony TV recently.
6. Kunal Khemu and Soha Ali Khan
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While Kunal belongs from a Kashmiri Pandit Family; we all know that Soha belongs to a Muslim family. Soha is the daughter of Late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore and is the sister of Saif Ali Khan. The 2 lived in a live in relationship for some time and after some time were engaged and it was only in the last year that the 2 decided to get married in a close ceremony in which only close family members were invited. Soha knew that she will not be objected since even her parents celebrated an inter religion marriage and that too was a successful marriage.
5. Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani
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Farhan Akhtar is one of the most talented persons in Bollywood and is son of Javed Akhtar and as obvious is a Muslim by religion. His wife to whom he married in 2000 after having a relationship of 3 years with each other; was born to A Bengali Doctor Father. Anudha is a famous hair dresser and stylist and has shown her hair dressing skills in movies like Lakshya, Dil Chahta Hai etc where she has given a totally new and awesome looks to the actors and actresses. The two have 2 kids named Shakya and Akira.
4. Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
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This is the second marriage of Aamir Khan and this one is also a inter religion marriage like his previous one. Aamir which is also called as the perfectionist of the industry married Kiran Rao who was the assistant director of his movie Lagaan. From his previous marriage; Aamir has 2 kids a boy named Junaid and a daughter Ira while from his second marriage that he had in 2005; he has a son named Azaad Rao Khan through a surrogate mother however.
3. Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan
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Of course the 2 have been divorced now and their divorce for sure came as a shock to the friends and families. But the fact is that this was till the date of their divorce in 2014; the most sizzling couple in the Bollywood. The 2 got married in 2000 and it is also known that Hrithik had known Sussanne since he was only 12 as both of them are born into families having filmy background. The couple had their first son Hrehaan in 2006 and Hridhaan in 2008.
2. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
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Like Aamir; it is also the second marriage of Saif and his first wife Amrita Singh was also from a Hindu family. Khan married Kareena in 2012 and the couple has since then been popularly known as Saifeena. Khan is 10 years elder than Kareena but still the couple look hot on screen and their chemistry of course is mind blowing. From his early marriage; Saif has a daughter that was born in 1993 and a son that was born in 2001.
1. Shahrukh Khan and Gauri
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It is not possible that the king of romance has an ordinary love story in his real life. Gauri is from a Hindu family and her family for sure had their problems with her getting married to a Muslim boy. But Khan convinced her parents and families and over the time this became the most successful couple in the Bollywood. Gauri and SRK have been with each other through thick and thin and later on Gauri also became producer of SRK’s many movies. The couple has 3 kids, Aryan who was born in 1997, Suhana born in 2000 and AbRam who was born with a surrogate mother in 2013.
So these were some of the Bollywood couples who have shown in the real life too that love knows no boundaries and in a way or another have shown a perfect example of love in front of the world. Though time doesn’t stop taking tests of humans and some of the marriages have failed over the time; but still isn’t it always better to part ways than not being able to keep each other happy by living together. These were the Top 10 famous inter religion marriages in Bollywood and who knows how many love birds in the future from the industry will break the social norms and will put love at the priority in their lives.