We get to see so much in Bollywood. Style, fashion and fitness trends of our favourite celebrities- we just never get enough. With all these, Bollywood is a world of love too. The acting and romance has led to many on-screen couples tie the marriage knot, and there is no doubt that we absolutely love them.
Here’s a list of the top five all-time romantic couples of Bollywood whom we totally adore.
- Ajay Devgn – Kajol
These actors began dating in 1994 while filming the movie Hulchul. The directors and producers doubted their relationship because of the contrasting personalities. It is said that when things are meant to be, everything falls into place. Here it happened too. Devgn said that theirs did not go the usual proposal way, because it never happened. They just knew that they are right there for each other, spending the rest of their lives together.
Subsequently, they got married on 24th February 1999 in a traditional Maharashtrian ceremony. There were speculations that Devgn will not allow Kajol to work after their marriage. But shutting the critics up, after 20 years of their knot and with two wonderful children, this couple is going strong.
- Dilip Kumar – Saira Banu
Theirs is a love story that overcame a massive age difference of 22 years and is still going strong. Saira Banu claims that she was in love with Dilip Kumar just at the age of 12, when his movie Mughal-e-Azam hit the screens. Later, Saira became an actress herself and when Dilip proposed to her, she quickly agreed. They got married in 1966 when the gorgeous Saira was only 22 and Dilip Kumar 44.
Many defamers believed that their relationship would soon fall apart but despite controversies, for more than four decades, this couple has proved their invincible love for each other and stood beside each other like a rock, considering one another to be the greatest gift of God.
- Shah Rukh Khan – Gauri Khan
In an industry where marriages soon lose their charm, the love story of King Khan and his wife, Gauri is definitely worth telling. They have survived the tests of time and have become the most stable couple in Bollywood. Their story started when Shahrukh was just 19 and Gauri turned down his dance offer at a common friend’s party. Later, Gauri fell for his confidence and style and they started going out. Realising their love for each other, they decided to get married but the family drama then began. Belonging to the Brahmin caste, Gauri’s family refused to give away their daughter to a Muslim and an unsettled boy.
They went through a lot of struggle keeping their relationship a secret for many years. They did everything they could to convince Gauri’s parents and were finally able to get married with their blessings in a Hindu ceremony on 25th October 1991.
Today, even after 22 of marriage they seem totally in love. Being proud parents of Aryan, Suhana and AbRam, they respect each other’s religion and lifestyle. Their belief, trust and commitment is an example to all the couples out there.
- Rishi Kapoor – Neetu Singh
One of the most iconic on-screen and off-screen pairs, their teenage romance which bloomed around 1975 stands rock solid even after 34 years. They started dating when Neetu was just 14. Rishi Kapoor was already the heartthrob of Bollywood and she was new to all of it.
The Kapoor family was known to be very patriarchal and a Kapoor bahu was expected to leave the industry and work as a housewife. Neetu did the same and this sparked off controversies that she was forced into this which she clarified later.
Some newspapers carried reports of domestic violence as well as Rishi being an alcoholic. The couple came out of all these and supported each other through their highs and lows. Their daughter, Riddhima is happily married and a successful fashion designer and their son, Ranbir, one of the hottest actors in the industry.
- Riteish Deshmukh – Genelia D’Souza
And last but not the least. The story of this cutest Bollywood couple has surely given us the “awwww” moment. They fell in love with each other on the sets of their debut movie, Tujhe Meri Kasam back in 2002. Being from a non- filmy background they never disclosed it in the media. After a little initial opposition from Ritesh’s family and a 9-year long relationship, they finally tied the knot on 3rd February 2012. Their strong bond of commitment has made them the first Bollywood couple who has never been a part of any kind of controversy.
Genelia gave birth to their first boy child, Riaan on 25th November 2014.
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