Love is blind! Age can’t govern the matters of the heart. Age difference in a relationship may be a topic for concern for a common man. But, it does not matter in tinsel town! Bollywood stars listen to their heart, and that is why we have a list of relationships where younger woman married an older man or vice-versa.
1. Dilip Kumar- Saira Bano
He was 44, and she was just 22, when they tied the nuptial knot in 1966. This marriage created a sensation in the film industry. Though, the tragedy king of Bollywood, Dilip Kumar lost his heart several times for co-actresses (Kamini Kaushal, Madhubala and Vyjyantimala), but beautiful, charming and bubbly attributes of ‘beauty queen’, Saira Bano, hold him in her life and finally; they got married. In 1980, their relationship got a blast from the past, when Dilip’s second marriage to Asma was exposed. At last, he splitted-up with her and continued to spend his life with Saira.
2. Sanjay- Manyata Dutt
Sanjay Dutt, who is well- known for his “Khalnayak” image, married to Manyata on 7th February, 2008. Sanjay married her against the wishes of his own family. She is his third wife. Age is no bar in love! Manyata’s grace and beauty bowled him over. This couple has a difference of 19 years. At the time of wedding, Sanjay was 50, and Manyata was 31 but, this difference did not appear to impinge on their relationship. They are the proud parents of twins- son Shahraan and daughter Iqra.
3. Hema Malini- Dharmendra
On the sets of Sholay, Dharmendra fell in love with Hema. Though, he was already married, but, he could never hold back himself from wooing this beautiful lady. If you love someone from deep down your heart, you can do everything to be with that person. The same happened with Dharmendra. He converted to Islam to marry her. Eventually, they got married in 1980. Hema is 13 years younger than him. From his first marriage (to Prakash Kaur), he has 2 sons: Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, and 2 daughters: Vijeeta and Ajeeta. From his second marriage (to Hema Malini), he has 2 daughters: Esha Deol and Ahana Deol.
4. Aamir Khan- Kiran Rao
After divorce with first wife Reena, Aamir met Kiran during the shooting of “Lagaan”. They both became friends. Gradually, their friendship developed into love. Eventually, in 2005, they got married. Aamir is 9 years older than Kiran.
5. Boney Kapoor- Sridevi
Sridevi was 6 months pregnant when she exchanged vows with Boney in 1996. Boney is 8 years older than her. Despite of this difference, the couple shares a strong relationship.
6. Saif Ali Khan- Kareena Kapoor
It seems that Nawab of Pataudi shares a good chemistry with people of a wide age difference. In 1991, during his first wedding with 33 years old Amrita, Saif was just 21 years old. Their marriage went for 13 years. After divorcing Amrita in 2004, Nawab Khan began dating Bebo (who is 10 years younger than him) in 2007. Recently, on 16th October 2012, Saif married to Kareena.
7. Riteish Deshmukh- Genelia D’Souza
Riteish and Genelia got married in Feb 2012. At the time of marriage, he was 32, and she was 24. The couple tied the knot in Maharashtrian style. They also had a church wedding ceremony.
8. Farhan and Adhuna Akthar
The director and actor Farhan is 6 years younger than his hairstylist wife, Adhuna. This couple is a perfect example of a Cougar relationship. However, 6 years are not a big difference, but, it is a whopping matter when wife is older than her husband. Isn’t it?
9. Parmeet Sethi- Archana Puran
Both met through a common friend at a party and fell in love with each other at the first sight. They dated for 4 years and finally, got married in 1992. Yes, I’m talking about Parmeet Sethi and Archna Puran. Archna is 6 years older than Parmeet. She married him against her parent’s wishes.
10. Shirish Kunder- Farah Khan
Shirish was born on 24th May, 1973. Farah was born on 9th January, 1965. Both tied knot on 9th December, 2004. She is almost 8 years older than her husband. Age has never hindered their relationship. In 2008, Farah gave birth to their triplets, daughters Diva and Anya, and son Czar.