India’s passion for West has never ended. Many of the Indian Celebs found their love in a foreign land. These celebrities have not let careers, religion or even countries come in between their love. Let’s take a look at those celebrities who got struck by the bows of ‘Videshi’ Cupids.
1. Juhi Chawla and Jai Mehta
The former Miss India and gorgeous Bollywood actress, Juhi Chawla, married Jai Mehta, a British industrialist, back in 1988. They kept their love affair under wraps, they had a secret marriage and revealed publically only, when Juhi was pregnant.
2. Neha Kapur and Kunal Nayyar
The former Miss India Neha Kapur, married Kunal Nayyar, who is better known as Raj Koothrappali in the sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. The London born Indian actor, Kunal Nayyar, said that for him, it was love at first sight. The lovebirds got married in 2011. They had a fairy-tale love affair that was followed by a sumptuous wedding.
3. Madhuri Dixit and Dr. Shriram Madhav Nene
The ‘Dhak-Dhak girl’ of Bollywood, Madhuri Dixit, married Dr. Shriram Madhav Nene, in 1999. He was a practicing cardiovascular surgeon from United States. They had a small wedding in the U.S., but threw a lavish reception afterwards at The Club, Mumbai. When she was asked why did she got married in spite of being on the top, Madhuri coyly replied that she has found true love.
4. Celina Jaitley and Peter Haag
Model turned Bollywood actress, Celina Jaitley, married a Dubai-based hotelier Peter Haag, in 2011. She got married in a thousand year old monastery in Austria. In 2012, she gave birth to twins, and is now settled in Dubai.
5. Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra
The gorgeous actress Shilpa Shetty got prominence internationally by winning the reality show Big Brother. She launched her signature perfume S2, and there she met her prince charming; a Britain-based entrepreneur, Raj Kundra. Initially, Shilpa referred him as “just a friend”, but soon she got swept off on her feet by Raj. They tied the nuptial knot in 2009, and the couple was blessed with a baby boy in 2012.
6. Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik
Indian tennis player Sania Mirza married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. She said in an interview that it was love at ‘third’ sight, as she met Shoaib few times before, but the meeting lasted only for a couple of minutes. The couple started dating, only after her engagement with her childhood buddy was called off. This celebrity wedding was controversial, and many people opposed for the marriage because Sania was from India and Shoaib from Pakistan. Despite all the odds, the lovebirds tied the knot in 2010.
7. Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal (born in Southport England) met in Kolkata in 1956 at the Prithvi Theatre, where Jennifer was a member of a Shakespearean travelling troupe. He fell in love with her at first glance, and therefore, following her footsteps, he joined the troupe to spend some time with her. They got married in 1958 and had three children. Unfortunately, Jennifer died in 1984 because of cancer.
8. Kim Sharma and Ali Punjani
Bollywood actress Kim Sharma married a Kenya-based businessman Ali Punjani in 2010. The two dated for a while before taking their relationship to the next level. The couple tied knots secretly, and the word of her marriage came as a surprise. Kim says that she is happy with her married life, and is enjoying every minute of being a wife and an entrepreneur.