Hush, hush! These Bollywood couples shocked the world when they secretly got married

Updated: 20 May, 2020 08:36 IST | Nikita Wagh
  • Rani Mukerji-Aditya Chopra:

    Rani Mukerji-Aditya Chopra: While rumours of a 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.

  • Aamir Khan-Reena Dutta

    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.

  • Manoj Bajpayee-Neha

    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.

  • Urmila Matondkar-Mohsin Akhtar Mir:

    Urmila Matondkar-Mohsin Akhtar Mir: Urmila Matondkar tied the knot with Kashmir-based businessman and model Mohsin Akhtar Mir in a quiet wedding ceremony at her Mumbai residence in March 2016. 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.

  • Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi:

    Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi: Neha Dhupia surprised her fans on May 10, 2018, by announcing her marriage with 'best friend' Angad Bedi. The actress took to her Instagram account to confirm the news. The couple got married on May 10 in Delhi. She shared a photo of hers with Angad from the wedding mandap and wrote, "Best decision of my life.. today, I married my best friend. Hello there, husband! @angadbedi (sic)." Former Indian cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi's son Angad posted a picture from the wedding and wrote, "Best friend.. now Wife!!! Well hello there Mrs BEDI!!! @nehadhupia [sic]."

  • Kunal Kapoor-Naina Bachchan

    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 nuptials hadn't it been for Kunal sharing a photo of his scenic wedding set-up on a beach.

  • Lisa Haydon-Dino Lalvani

    Lisa Haydon-Dino Lalvani: Bollywood actress Lisa Haydon tied the knot with her beau Dino Lalvani in a hush-hush wedding ceremony in October 2016. They dated for a year before marrying. Dino is the son of Pakistan-born British entrepreneur Gullu Lalvani. Designer Malini Ramani 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.

  • Riya Sen-Shivam Tiwari

    Riya Sen-Shivam Tiwari: Bollywood actress Riya Sen married her long-time boyfriend Shivam Tiwari in a hush-hush ceremony in Pune on August 17, 2017. The wedding was attended by family and close friends. Raima Sen shared a photo from the wedding and bride Riya Sen looked absolutely gorgeous!

  • Vir Das-Shivani Mathur

    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.

  • Sridevi-Boney Kapoor:

    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 divorced his first wife Mona Kapoor. They kept their marriage a secret for six months till the divorce was finalised. When Sridevi announced her marriage, she was, reportedly, seven months pregnant. They have two daughters, Janhvi and Khushi. Sridevi passed away in 2018, at age of 54.

  • Keith Sequeira-Rochelle Rao

    Keith Sequeira-Rochelle Rao: Bigg Boss 9 contestants Keith Sequeira and Rochelle Rao got secretly married in a private ceremony in Tamil Nadu's Mahabalipuram on March 4, 2018, in the presence of close friends. Rochelle shared the happy news on social media along with some pictures of her dreamy beach wedding with Keith.

  • Surveen Chawla-Akshay Thakker

    Surveen Chawla-Akshay Thakker: Hate Story 2 actress Surveen Chawla secretly tied the knot with businessman Akshay Thakker on July 28, 2015, in Northern Italy. Surveen decided to make it official on December 27 (2017), two years after her nuptials.

  • Ishita Dutta-Vatsal Sheth:

    Ishita Dutta-Vatsal Sheth: Actress Ishita Dutta, who is former actress Tanushree Dutta's younger sister, tied the knot with her long-time boyfriend and co-star Vatsal Sheth in a private low-key ceremony on November 28, 2017, in Mumbai. Ishita and Vatsal's wedding took the fans and industry by surprise. The two met and fell in love on the sets of the TV show 'Baazigar'. Vatsal started his acting career with the TV series 'Just Mohabbat' and debuted in Bollywood with 'Tarzan: The Wonder Car'. Ishita's first Bollywood film was Ajay Devgn's 'Drishyam'.

  • Neha Bhasin-Sameer Uddin

    Neha Bhasin-Sameer Uddin: 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.

  • Minissha Lamba-Ryan Tham

    Minissha Lamba-Ryan Tham: Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba married her boyfriend Ryan Tham in a quiet ceremony in Mumbai on July 6, 2015. Ryan Tham is the owner of Trilogy, a popular Juhu nightclub. 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.

  • John Abraham-Priya Runchal

    John Abraham-Priya Runchal: Following John's break-up with Bipasha Basu, he got into a relationship with NRI investment banker and financial consultant Priya Runchal. They married on the spur of the moment while holidaying in the US. While the exact date of their wedding is not known, we would have had no clue about the wedding 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

    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 in September 2017. 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 Jaitley-Peter Haag

    Celina Jaitley-Peter Haag: Actress Celina Jaitley married Austrian businessman and marketer 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.

  • Konkona Sen Sharma-Ranvir Shorey

    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.

  • Kim Sharma-Ali Punjani

    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. The wedding ceremony took place in Mombasa, Kenya. Kim and Ali had dated for only a short period, but it is believed that Kim was keen on settling down quickly. They have parted ways now.

  • Madhuri Dixit-Sriram Nene

    Madhuri Dixit-Sriram Nene: Bollywood's dhak-dhak girl broke many 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.

  • Juhi Chawla-Jay Mehta

    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 film offers and made the relationship public when she was expecting her first child.

  • Saif Ali Khan-Amrita Singh

    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.

  • Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya Bhaduri

    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:

    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

    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.

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These popular Bollywood and television celebrities got married in a hush-hush ceremony and took everyone by surprise. On Aditya Chopra's birthday on May 20, the filmmaker who too got hitched in an intimate ceremony, we take a look at celebrities who got married and kept it low-key!

First Published: 31 May, 2019 10:44 IST