Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

Sep 20, 2013, 20:31 IST
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak: While Naseer is a Muslim, Ratna is a Gujarati Hindu. The theatre stalwarts have been married for three decades. Their sons Vivaan and Imaad are noted actors

    7/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor: Saif, a Muslim, tied the knot with a Hindu, Kareena, in 2012. They have a son Taimur Ali Khan. The couple dated for nearly five years. Earlier as well Saif was married to another Hindu, Amrita Singh, for 13 years before they separated. Saif fathered two children while with Amrita, Sara Ali Khan and Ibrahim Ali Khan. Sara is set to make her Bollywood debut this year

    1/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Chhibber: SRK tied the knot with his sweetheart Gauri, who is a Hindu, after dating her for seven years. They have been happily married for the past 22 years and are proud parents to sons Arya and AbRam, and daughter Suhana

    2/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Irrfan Khan and Sutapa Sikdar: The Hindi Medium star is married to Sutapa, who is an Assamese Hindu. The two tied the knot back in 1995, before Irrfan earned critical acclaim as an actor

    3/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Manoj Bajpayee and Neha: Manoj’s wife Neha is a Muslim. Her birth name is Shabana Raza. Neha is the same actress who played the female lead in the 1998 film Kareeb

    4/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Imran Khan and Avantika Malik: Another Khan married to a Hindu. Aamir Khan’s nephew, Imran tied the knot with long-time girlfriend Avantika in 2011. They are proud parents to daughter Imara

    5/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Suniel Shetty and Mana Qadri: The action hero’s wife is also a Muslim. The two got married back in 1991 and have two children Ahan and Athiya. Athiya made her Bollywood debut in 2015, while son Ahan will soon make his foray into filmdom

    6/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Sanjay Dutt and Maanyata: Dutt, found love for the third time in Dilnawaz Sheikh, a Muslim, now better known as Maanyata. The couple tied the knot in 2008 after dating for a couple of years. They are proud parents to twins Shahraan and Iqra

    8/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao: Superstar Aamir married a Hindu, Kiran, who is now a filmmaker, in 2005. His first wife Reena Dutta, with whom he was married for 16 years, is also a Hindu. Aamir has two children Ira and Junaid from his first wife while he and Kiran have a son Azad Rao Khan born via surrogacy

    9/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan: Hrithik, a Hindu, married Sanjay Khan's daughter in 2000. The marriage happened just after Kaho Na... Pyar Hai hit the screens. Although they are no longer together, both have maintained an amicable friendship. They have two sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan

    10/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Salim Khan and Helen: While Salman Khan's father Salim’s first wife Susheela (now Salma) is a Hindu, his second wife Helen is an Anglo-Indian Jew

    11/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora: Khan, the Dabangg director was married to Malaika Arora, who is Roman Catholic on her mother's side and Punjabi Hindu on her father's side. They have a son Arhaan

    12/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Sohail Khan and Seema Sachdev: Arbaaz’s brother is also married to a Hindu, Seema. They have two sons Nirvaan and Yohan

    13/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Atul Agnihotri and Alvira Khan: Actor-turned-filmmaker Atul, who is a Hindu, is married to Alvira, the sister of Salman, Sohail and Arbaaz

    14/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Kabir Khan and Mini Mathur: Director of the blockbusters Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, this Khan is married to a Hindu, Mini, who is a TV host and actress. They have two children Vivaan and Sairah

    15/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Zayed Khan and Malaika Parekh: The son of Sanjay Khan, Zayed married his child sweetheart Mallaika, a Hindu, in 2005. They have two sons Zidaan and Aariz

    16/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Fardeen Khan and Natasha Madhvani: The Khan who couldn’t make it big in Bollywood is married to Natasha, the daughter of yesteryear actress Mumtaz and Mayur Madhvani. They have a daughter Diani and son Azarius

    17/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder: Khan a filmmaker and a Muslim is married to film editor Shirish, who is a Hindu. The couple was blessed with triplets in 2008

    18/19
  • Bollywood couples who broke the religion barrier

    Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani: Akhtar’s ex-wife Adhuna, a renowned celebrity hairstylist by profession, is a Bengali Hindu. They have two daughters Shakya and Akira

    19/19
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