In Pictures: These Bollywood stars got married secretly
Bollywood actress Lisa Haydon tied the knot with her beau Dino Lalvani in a hush-hush wedding ceremony. They dated for a year before marrying. Dino is the son of Pakistan-born British entrepreneur Gullu Lalvani. Designer Malini Ramini broke the news on Instagram as she posted two pictures of the newly-weds. Lisa stunned in an all-white long gown while the groom looked dapper in a blue shirt teamed with a white blazer. Pic/Lisa Haydon's Instagram account
Urmila Matondkar tied the knot with Kashmir-based businessman and model Mohsin Akhtar Mir in a quiet wedding ceremony at her Mumbai residence. Unlike the typical star-studded weddings of Bollywood, the couple kept it simple and private. A close friend of the actress, designer Manish Malhotra was the only Bollywood personality present at the wedding
Minissha Lamba-Ryan Tham: While Shahid Kapoor's wedding to Delhi girl Mira Rajput grabbed headlines, Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba married her boyfriend Ryan Tham in a quiet ceremony in Mumbai on July 6. Ryan Tham is the owner of Trilogy, a popular Juhu nightclub. According to reports, the couple had a registered marriage, which was followed by a wedding lunch. Ryan's cousin Pooja Bedi and contestants of 'Bigg Boss 8' Diandra Soares and Deepshikha Nagpal were among the celebs who attended the bash. Picture courtesy: Diandra Soares' Twitter account @diandrasoares13
Kunal Kapoor-Naina Bachchan: 'Rang De Basanti' actor Kunal Kapoor tied the knot with his long-time ladylove Naina Bachchan in Seychelles on February 9, 2015. Naina Bachchan is Amitabh Bachchan's niece and daughter of Ajitabh Bachchan and Ramola Bachchan. The duo was reportedly introduced to each other by Naina's cousin Shweta Bachchan Nanda. After two years of dating, Naina and Kunal got engaged in 2014. The world wouldn't have been aware of their low-key nuptial hadn't it been for Kunal sharing a photo of his scenic wedding set-up on a beach. Pic/Yogen Shah
Rani Mukherji-Aditya Chopra: While rumours of romance between the two had been making headlines for years, it took an official statement from Rani Mukerji to make the world wake up to the news of her wedding to director Aditya Chopra. They secretly tied the knot on April 21, 2014 in a private ceremony in Italy with immediate family, and only Karan Johar and Vaibhavi Merchant from the Bollywood fraternity, in attendance.
John Abraham-Priya Runchal: Following John's break-up with Bipasha Basu, he got into a relationship with investment banker and financial consultant Priya Runchal. They married on the spur of the moment while holidaying in US. While the exact date of their wedding is not known, we would have had no clue about the wedding too had John not tweeted this: "Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed 2014! May this year bring you love, good fortune and joy. Love, John and Priya Abraham ."
Aftab Shivdasani-Nin Dusanj: Actor Aftab Shivdasani married his girlfriend Nin Dusanj, a brand consultant, in a private ceremony with only the immediate family in attendance. According to reports, the decision to undergo a secret wedding was taken as a string of broken relationships and alleged betrayals had left Aftab hurt in love and superstitious about his marriage plans.
Celina Jaitly-Peter Haag: Actress Celina Jaitly married Austrian businessman and marketeer Peter Haag on July 23, 2011 at a monastery in Austria. Celina, however, kept the news under wraps for a month and revealed the development later on Twitter. "Beloved tweeple...With great pleasure I would like to announce my wedding with @peterhaag n the 23rd of last month at a thousand year old monastery in Austria," she tweeted announcing her marriage.
Vir Das-Shivani Mathur: Actor-comedian Vir Das married Shivani Mathur, an event manager, on October 19, 2014 after a five-year courtship in a secret ceremony in Sri Lanka. The development came to light exactly a month later when the wedding snapshots surfaced on social media.
Singer Neha Bhasin tied the knot with music composer Sameer Uddin in Tuscany in Italy. The two, who have known each other for over four years, married on October 23, 2016 in the presence of family and friends. Bhasin met him during the recording of the romantic single 'Tera mera', composed by Uddin. Pic/Neha Bhasin's Instagram account
Madhuri Dixit-Sriram Nene: Bollywood's dhak dhak girl broke many a hearts when news of her wedding surfaced. She tied the knot with Dr Sriram Nene, a cardiovascular surgeon, in a private ceremony in Los Angeles, California on October 17, 1999.
Sridevi-Boney Kapoor: Film producer Boney Kapoor fell for Sridevi on the sets of 'Mr India'. Sridevi got close to him as he stood by her side during personal turmoil. The couple got married in a secret ceremony in a temple as Boney had not yet got a divorce from his first wife Mona Kapoor. They kept their marriage a secret for 6 months till the divorce was finalised. When Sridevi announced her marriage to Boney Kapoor, she was, reportedly, seven months pregnant.
Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya Bhaduri: According to reports, the duo wanted to go to London together, but Amitabh's father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, wanted them to get married first. They decided to tie the knot on June 3, 1973 and left for London the same day. Their marriage was held in such secrecy that despite high profile guests like the Gandhis, it was a low-key affair.
Dharmendra-Hema Malini: Bollywood's dream girl and Dharmendra are said to have fallen in love on the sets of 'Sholay'. Since Dharmendra's first wife was not ready to give him a divorce, both the stars, reportedly, decided to convert to Islam in order to get married. They eloped to Khandala, a hill station in Maharashtra, and got married in a secret nikah ceremony.
Shammi Kapoor-Geeta Bali: The duo is said to have fallen in love during the shooting of 'Rangeen Raaten'. The actor was afraid that his parents would never accept Geeta Bali as she was a year older to him. Only four months after their first meeting, they tied the knot secretly at Mumbai's Banganga temple on August 24, 1955.
Juhi Chawla-Jay Mehta: Former Miss India and talented Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla married businessman Jay Mehta at the peak of her career. Reportedly, she kept her marriage a secret over concerns that her marital status would affect her career, and made the relationship public when she was expecting her first child.
Kim Sharma-Ali Punjani: After a string of high-profile relationships with cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Spanish singer Carlos Marin, Kim Sharma shocked one and all by quietly marrying Kenya-based business tycoon Ali Punjani. Even her close friend, Preeti Jhangiani, was missing from the wedding. Kim, who was last seen in 'Loot' (2011), is settled in Kenya in marital bliss.
Manoj Bajpayee-Neha: Known to be extremely private, the two time National Award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee married actress Neha (Shabana Raza) of 'Kareeb' fame in a secret ceremony in April 2006. According to reports, even Manoj's parents were unable to attend the wedding due to short notice.
Masaba Gupta-Madhu Mantena: Fashion designer Masaba Gupta and filmmaker Madhu Mantena had a court marriage in Mumbai on Tuesday, June 2. Masaba got engaged in March to Madhu, who has produced films like 'Ghajini' and 'Rann' in the past, and is associated with Phantom Films. Picture courtesy: Alia Bhatt's Instagram account @aliaabhatt
Konkona Sen Sharma-Ranvir Shorey: Soon after the rumour mill became abuzz with reports of Konkona Sen Sharma being pregnant, she secretly married Ranvir Shorey on September 3, 2010 at her Mumbai residence. Koko announced their wedding on Twitter by saying, "Ranvir and I got married on the 3rd. Thanks for all the good wishes! Goodnight." However, they decided to mutually part ways after five years of marriage
Aamir Khan-Reena Dutta: Aamir Khan had married his childhood sweetheart Reena Dutta even before 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' hit the screens. Despite tying the knot on April 18, 1986, they kept their marital status under wraps until Aamir shot to fame. In December 2002, Aamir filed for divorce, ending their 16-year marriage.
Saif Ali Khan-Amrita Singh: Chhote Nawab Saif Ali Khan fell in love with actress Amrita Singh when the two met at a party. Amrita was 12 years older to Saif, and this startling age gap came as a shock to Saif's parents, who strongly opposed his desire to marry Amrita. Smitten by love, Saif and Amrita secretly tied the knot in October 1991. However, 13 years and two children later, Saif and Amrita got a highly-publicised divorce.
Urmila Matondkar tied the knot with Kashmir-based businessman and model Mohsin Akhtar Mir in a quiet wedding ceremony at her Mumbai residence. Unlike the typical star-studded weddings of Bollywood, the couple kept it simple and private. A close friend of the actress, designer Manish Malhotra was the only Bollywood personality present at the wedding.