Bollywood Arrange Marriages

When we think about Bollywood, we imagine love stories and fantastical moments for all to cherish. The most ironical part is, that there are many stars in the film industry who had more conventional weddings in comparison to others. Friends, family or people who are dear to them were responsible for the meeting and for the sweet wedding. Let’s have a look at some of the artists whose lives changed after they had an arranged marriage.

Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva

Vivek was in love with Abhishek Bachchan’s wife, Aishwarya Rai. The two seemed inseparable when Ash suddenly changed her mind and fell for Junior Bachchan. Vivek’s father stepped in, to soothe his son’s wounds. He introduced her to Priyanka Alva. Priyanka’s mother seemed pleased with the match. He stated that if he relied on his parents, maybe he would find his soulmate. Looks like he did find his dream girl.


Madhuri Dixit and Dr Shriram Nene

Madhuri found her soulmate when her brother, Ajit introduced her to Dr.Nene. They were introduced when they met briefly in the United States. She was swept off her feet and they discovered a connection between each other. The nation’s sweetheart was stolen away and now they are happily married and live in peace with their children.

Dhanush and Aishwarya

Dhanush won our hearts with his exceptional performance in Raanjhanaa when he pursued his lady love whose character was played by Sonam Kapoor. He was introduced to Rajnikanth’s daughter and found happiness after marrying her. Dhanush is the son of a famous director and producer, Kasthuri Raja. Both families were happy with the match.

Rakesh Roshan and Pinky

This couple met formally like all couples do when they sign up for an arranged marriage. The magazine, Filmfare revealed this fact. Pinky is J.Om Prakash’s daughter. He was a famous director and producer. Together they silently celebrated life with each other and continue to do so, unlike their son and daughter-in-law.


Raj Kapoor and Krishna Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor had an arranged marriage as well. People were aware of the on-screen and off-screen chemistry between Raj and Nargis. But despite all the scandals and gossip, he was happy to be the husband of this lady. Krishna was his father’s second cousin. His father decided to marry off the two since, in his opinion, Raj was getting old at 22 years.


Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput

Shahid was known for his undying love for Kareena Kapoor and it was evident in many of their films. They were spotted together many times. But they split and Kareena married Saif Ali Khan. She is now a doting mother to Taimur. Shahid found Mira through a religious group, Radha Soami Satsang Beas. Shahid and his father, Pankaj Kapoor are ardent followers of this group. His father played the role of cupid and brought them together.

From these examples, it is easy to note that the celebrities who apparently thought they were meant to be with someone, were actually meant to fall for their spouse when they met in an arranged situation by family. Love does blossom in arranged marriages as well.