Karan Patel: The 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein' actor Karan Patel married actress Ankita Bhargava, in an arranged marriage setup. Ankita is the daughter of actor Abhay Bhargava, who essays the role of Karan's father-in-law, Mr Iyer, in the show. The two met through their respective families.
Neil Nitin Mukesh: The actor married Rukmini Sahay on February 9, 2017, in Udaipur. "I am extremely happy. This is something I left for my parents to decide many years back. I am really happy that they found Rukmini," the actor had said on being asked about his arranged marriage to Rukmini. In September 2018, the couple was blessed with a baby girl, who is named Nurvi Neil Mukesh.
Shahid Kapoor: On July 7, 2015, Shahid Kapoor married Mira Rajput, who is 13 years younger to him, in a traditional Punjabi wedding attended by close family and friends in Delhi. The two met through the group Radha Saomi Satsang and it was Shahid's father Pankaj Kapur who was instrumental in making this match happen. Shahid and Mira are proud parents of two children - daughter Misha and son Zain.
Madhuri Dixit: The Dhak Dhak girl's brother Ajit introduced her to Dr Shriram Nene. When Madhuri took a break in 1999 following her alleged break-up with Sanjay Dutt, she visited her brother in the US, and that's when she was introduced to Nene. Madhuri Dixit and Dr Shriram Nene got married on October 17, 1999. The couple has two sons - Arin and Raayan Dixit.
Vivek Oberoi: Junior Oberoi had an arranged marriage with Priyanka Alva, daughter of Karnataka minister Jeevaraj Alva, on October 29, 2010. The couple has a son, Vivaan, and a daughter, Ameyaa.
Jay Soni: TV show 'Sasural Genda Phool' fame Jay Soni had an arranged marriage with Pooja Shah on February 18, 2014. The couple has a daughter, who will turn one in April, 2019.
Nikitin Dheer: The 'Thangabali' actor married Television actress Kratika Sengar got married in 2014. Nikitin's father - veteran actor Pankaj Dheer was working on his directorial debut, which had Kratika as the female lead, which is when he figured that the actress could be the perfect match for his son. Pankaj Dheer later expressed his thoughts to the actress and, soon, approached her parents and eventually things fell in place.
Divyanka Tripathi: The Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actress met Vivek Dahiya on the sets of the same show and eventually the couple got married in 2016. However, it wasn't a love marriage! The actress had told mid-day, "We were introduced to each other by a common friend in August 2015 for marriage prospects. After this, it was awkward for us to shoot together. But I don't think our co-actors ever got a hint. There was no courtship as we were looking at the relationship culminating into marriage."
Neha Marda: The television actress, who rose to fame with the popular show Balika Vadhu, married Ayushman Agrawal, a Patna-based businessman, in an arranged marriage. The couple's parents initially met each other first and post that, Ayushman came down to Mumbai for a business conference and met Neha for the first time.
Raj Kapoor: Raj Kapoor had a traditional arranged marriage. He got married to Krishna Malhotra in 1940. Reportedly, his father, Prithviraj Kapoor brought the couple together. The couple had five children: three sons, actors Randhir, Rishi and Rajiv, and two daughters, Ritu Nanda and Rima Jain.
Shammi Kapoor: The 'Junglee' star too had an arranged marriage. He married Neila Devi after the demise of his first wife Geeta Bali. Reportedly, the marriage was arranged by his filmmaker brother Raj Kapoor's wife Krishna Kapoor.
Govinda: He too had a love cum arranged marriage with Sunita, who is the actor's maternal uncle, Anand Singh's sister-in-law. Govinda and Sunita tied the knot on March 11, 1987. The couple has two children, a son Yashvardhan and daughter Tina Ahuja.
It's Karan Patel's birthday today. The 35-year-old actor had an arranged marriage with Ankita Bhargava. Do you know which other celebrities opted for an arranged marriage? We bet these names will surprise you!
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