Marriage in India is seen as the ultimate bond between man and woman. But marriage is lot more than that! The beautiful relationship of life partners is about trust, companionship, friendship and comfort in each other.
Though having kids strengthens the bond between married couples but having kids is not everything for many. There are some celeb couples in India who have never had their own children after getting married to each other.
So here is the list of 10 celebrity couples who proved that having own children is no criteria for having a happy married life:
1. Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi
Javed Akhtar married actress Honey Irani in 1972 and had two children – Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar. However, Javed and Honey’s conflicts made them split. Javed Akhtar later married Shabana Azmi in 1984. Initially, the two did not have children of their own since they were too busy professionally and later realized that it was too late for them to have kids of their own. Moreover, Shabana considered Zoya and Farhan as her own children.
2. Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu
A ravishing couple of yesteryear, Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu have redefined eternal love and togetherness with their beautiful relationship. And all this while, Saira Banu has said that she never missed having a child because “Dilip Sahab is like a child”.
3. Madhubala and Kishore Kumar
The prettiest actress of her time, Madhubala married Kishore Kumar in 1960. It was Kishore Kumar’s second marriage and he already had a son with his first wife. Suffering from a heart ailment, Madhubala was advised against starting a family of her own and eventually passed away in 1969 without a child.
4. Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher
Anupam and Kirron met each other in Chandigarh and became friends. Both had had unsuccessful marriages before marrying each other. The couple wanted to have a child but could not despite taking medical help.
5. Sangeeta Bijlani and Mohammad Azharuddin
6. Dolly Ahluwalia and Kamal Tiwari
Both Dolly Ahluwalia and Kamal Tiwari have played supporting roles in a number of hit Bollywood films. Based in Chandigarh, the couple hasn’t had children of their own for reasons not known.
7. Meena Kumari and Kamal Amrohi
One of the best and the most beautiful actresses in the history of Hindi cinema, Meena Kumari married Kamal Amrohi who was 15 years older than her. Kamal already had a child from his first marriage. His second marriage with Meena Kumari too did not last long because of conflicts between them, before they had any children of their own.
8. R D Burman and Asha Bhosle
Asha Bhosle was divorced and had three children from her first marriage before she decided to marry R D Burman. After tying the knot, the couple decided to pursue their career in music rather than having children.
9. Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapoor
The two took vows back in 2012 and have been bombed with questions about their family planning on quite a few occasions. To these questions, Vidya said that she is not a baby making machine.
10. Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough
This is the most recently married couple in the list. It is only about two years that Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough got hitched. But you know Indians! As soon a couple gets married, speculations about their family planning begin. The two might or might not be planning a kid anytime soon but it would be really nice to see their little munchkin!