Shilpa Shetty-Raj Kundra, Rinke Khanna-Sameer Saran: Bollywood actresses who married businessmen
Shilpa Shetty: The ravishing actress married British-Indian businessman Raj Kundra in 2009. A college dropout, Kundra’s company is into multiple ventures ranging from mining to real estate. This is Kundra’s second marriage.
Ayesha Takia: She is married to restaurateur Farhan Azmi. Farhan is also the son of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi. The two tied the knot in March 2009. Their wedding was scheduled for December 2008, but was postponed owing to the 2008 terror attacks.
Rinke Khanna: Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia’s daughter is married to an industrialist, Sameer Saran. She made her Bollywood debut with Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi in 1999, however, vanished from showbiz after marriage.
Rambha: The actress, who has acted in over 100 films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi languages, is best known to Bollywood audiences through her performances in Judwa and Kyunki Main Jhooth Nahin Bolta. She tied the knot with a Canadian businessman, Indran Pathmanathan in 2010.
Gayatri Joshi: A former model who acted in only one film, the critically-acclaimed Swades, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri is happily married to realtor Vikas Oberoi, the MD of a construction company. The actress got hitched in 2005.
Raveena Tandon: The Mast Mast girl began dating film distributor Anil Thadani during the making of Stumped (2003). They tied the knot in February 2004. Anil Thadani is the founder of the company AA Films that independently distributes films in India. The recent films that have been backed by AA Films are Gully Boy, Luka Chuppi, Badhaai Ho, Gold, Raazi, among others.
Vidya Balan: After a much-speculated romance, Vidya tied the knot with business honcho Siddharth Roy Kapur, in December 2012. Siddharth is the founder of Roy Kapur Films and the President of Film and Television Producers Guild of India. He was also The Walt Disney Company India’s (UTV) Managing Director.
Urvashi Sharma: The Naqaab actress tied the knot with entrepreneur Sachiin Joshi in 2012. Sachiin is the vice-chairman of a major group that deals in energy drinks, finance, entertainment, tours and travels, etc. Sachiin has also acted in a few movies, the recent one being Amavas, alongside Nargis Fakhri.
Sonam Kapoor: She got married to long-time beau Anand Ahuja, a businessman, in 2018. Ahuja founded indie-retail brand Bhane in 2013 and recently explored his passion for footwear by launching a shoe lounge called VegNonVeg in the capital.
Amrita Arora: A former actress-cum-VJ, Amrita tied the knot in 2009 with Shakeel Ladak, who is a builder, and has also ventured into the hospitality business.