Not every beautiful Bollywood actress got married to their co-stars or settled with the top hero of their time. There were some who married outside the industry and raised a beautiful family despite their different career choices or even religious beliefs. There are even those who were branded as the ‘third woman’ but followed their heart and got married to the love of their life.
These strong women not only had a great career which they left to settle into marriage, but also gave us couple goals. They believed in the institution of unconditional love only. These are some of Bollywood’s popular women who believed in just that, and today, are blessed with a good marriage and beautiful children.
1. Dia Mirza
Bollywood actress Dia Mirza mesmerised us with her cute looks and charming romance in 2001 with Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, but the natural beauty didn’t marry inside the industry. Dia married long-time beau and business partner Sahil Sangha on October 18, 2014, in New Delhi, and looked nothing less than a Hyderabadi princess. Their wedding was a private affair, which left many inquisitive about when they started dating! The fairy-tale wedding was beautiful, just like the couple.
The couple together own the production house ‘Born Free Entertainment’ under which they have released two films Love Breakups Zindagi and Bobby Jasoos.
2. Juhi Chawla
The biggest star of the ’90s, the bubbly laughter Queen of Bollywood, Juhi Chawla, got married into a Gujarati industrialist family. While she fluttered many hearts with her beauty and charming looks, it was Jay Mehta, the owner of a business group which is spread over Africa, India, Canada and USA, who took her heart away.
Together, the dynamic duo who are the parents of two wonderful teenagers, are co-owners of the IPL team – Kolkata Knight Riders and never miss a chance to cheer their cricket team from the stands. This is Jay Mehta’s second marriage.
3. Shilpa Shetty
The ravishing actress who previously dated Akshay Kumar, left many hearts broken when she married British Indian businessman Raj Kundra in November 2009. Raj Kundra is a college dropout, but he has made millions thanks to his family business ranging from mining to real estate.
It was Shilpa’s first marriage but Raj’s second. Although she got a lot of flak and negative publicity for being the ‘third woman’, the couple is happily married with one son Viaan.
4. Esha Deol
The eldest daughter of veteran actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini, Esha Deol left the Bollywood hunks to settle down with her long-time boyfriend Bharat Takhtani in 2012.
Bharat is a diamond merchant by profession and belongs to a well-known Sindhi business family. The couple was blessed with a baby daughter, Radhya Takhtani, on October 20, 2017.
5. Vidya Balan
After a much-speculated romance, the Dirty Picture actress tied the knot with Siddharth Roy Kapur in 2012. The South Indian talented beauty married a business honcho, instead of anyone from the industry.
Mr Kapur is an eminent film producer, President of The Film and Television Producers Guild of India and Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company, India. Her marriage has been successful to the businessman, and from their pictures, their humble love story is out there for everyone to see.
6. Tina Munim
The yesteryear actress who was well-known for her charming looks and popular hits, is now one of the richest women in India. Tina married into the Ambani family in 1991 and became the bahu of the richest family in India. She is the wife of renowned industrialist Anil Ambani, the son of Gujarati industrialist Late Dhirubhai Ambani, the founder of Reliance Industries.
Currently, Tina is the Chairperson of the Mumbai-based Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Harmony for Silvers Foundation and Harmony Art Foundation. The couple is blessed with two sons, Anmol and Anshul.
7. Ayesha Takia
The Socha Na Tha fame actress Ayesha Takia retired from films early and got married to restaurateur Farhan Azmi (owner of Koyla, Café Basilico, ChaiCoffi, Basilico House). The actress who has been criticised on social media for her drastic makeovers thanks to plastic surgeries, has lived happily ever after.
Her wedding to Farhan got postponed in December 2008, due to the unfortunate 2008 terror attacks, but their union was commenced in 2009. Her husband is the son of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi and she publicly denounced her father-in-law after he said rape victims should be punished too. They are blessed with a son.
8. Raveena Tandon
The Mast Mast girl was best known for her romance with action hero Akshay Kumar, but it never commenced into marriage. On the other hand, the ravishing Raveena began dating popular film distributor Anil Thadani during the making of Stumped (2003). They tied the knot in February 2004 in the beautiful city Udaipur.
The couple is blessed with two children – a daughter named Rasha and a son named Ranbir.
9. Celina Jaitly
The former Miss India-turned-actress, Celina Jaitly, was one among the bold actresses to show off her stunning assets at various occasions in her career and off-screen too. Celina settled into marital bliss with not an Indian rich guy, but an Austrian businessman, hotelier and marketeer, Peter Haag.
The two tied the knot in July 2011 at a thousand year old monastery in Austria.
10. Amrita Arora
A former actress-cum-VJ, Amrita Arora made her Bollywood debut in 2002 opposite Fardeen Khan in Kitne Door Kitne Paas, but she later ventured into successful comedy films like Awara Paagal Deewana. The younger sibling of Malaika Arora Khan, Amrita tied the knot with Shakeel Ladak, an entrepreneur who has businesses in real estate and hospitality.
Shakeel Ladak is a businessman from the construction industry and the duo got married in 2009, which included a Christian wedding and a Muslim Nikah since Shakeel is a Muslim. They have two sons named Azaan born on 5 February 2010 and Rayaan born on 20 October 2012
11. Isha Koppikar
Isha Koppikar, popularly known as the ‘Khallas‘ girl is married to hotelier Timmy Narang. She has acted in several South Indian films as well. Her most critically acclaimed performance was in the film Girlfriend. The two tied the knot in November 2009 and she didn’t appear in any film that year.
It was actress Preity Zinta who introduced Isha to her future husband. The couple was blessed with a beautiful baby girl Rianna in 2014.
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