Rajiv Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor and other famous Indians who married foreigners

Aug 21, 2018, 13:31 IST
  • Rajiv Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor and other famous Indians who married foreigners

    Former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi, married Italian-born Sonia Maino in 1968. Maino later changed her name to Sonia Gandhi and went on to become one of India's biggest political personalities after her husband's assassination. Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi are their children

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    Congress' charismatic MP Shashi Tharoor was married to the deputy secretary of the United Nations Disarmament Commission and Canadian national, Christa Giles. The marriage, however, did not withstand Tharoor's political aspirations. Shashi Tharoor then went on to marry Sunanda Pushkar in August 2010. Sunanda Pushkar passed away in January 2014. Pic/Youtube

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    Entrepreneur Arun Nayar’s wedding to Hollywood actress Elizabeth Hurley hit global headlines in 2007. Prior to this, Liz Hurley was in a decade-long relationship with actor Hugh Grant. However, the marriage did not last and the two called it quits in 2010 and filed for divorce in 2011. Arun Nayar went on to marry Kim Johnson in 2016. Pic/AFP

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    India's wealthiest woman and the CEO of Biocon, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw married her American husband John Shaw after a decade-long courtship. The couple is happily settled in Bengaluru. Pic/AFP

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    After a whirlwind romance that began at a party in William Dalrymple's Delhi home, sitarist Anoushka Shankar married British director Joe Wright in September 2010. The couple has two children, Zubin and Mohan. They decided to end their relationship after 8 years and Shankar now resides with her two kids

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    Madhu Sapre married Italian entrepreneur Gian Maria Emendatori after a courtship that lasted two years. Emendatori proposed to Madhu Sapre on her birthday. The couple have a daughter together named Indira

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    Bollywood's veteran actor, Shashi Kapoor, met his wife Jennifer Kendal met in Kolkata's Prithvi Theater. The couple got married in 1958. Jennifer Kendal passed away in 1984, while Shashi Kapoor passed away in 2017

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    Sania Mirza tied the knot with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in April 2010, in a traditional ceremony in Hyderabad followed by Pakistani traditional customs in Lahore. The couple announced they were pregnant with their first child in 2018

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    Celina Jaitly married Austrian hotelier Peter Haag in July 2011 at a 1000-year-old monastery in Austria. They met via common friends at an event in Dubai. In 2012, the couple welcomed twin boys Winston and Viraaj into their lives

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    Radhika Apte met British contemporary musician, Benedict Taylor in 2011 when she was learning contemporary dance. According to sources, the couple were living together before they got married in March 2013

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    Mahesh Bhupathi was the special link that brought together Indian supermodel Sheetal Mallar and Italian tennis player Mosé Navarra. The couple was married for three years before they went their separate ways. Pic/Youtube

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    Bollywood actress Kim Sharma shocked her fans after she married Kenyan businessman  Ali Punjani. The marriage took place in 2010. Apparently, the couple is going through a rough patch, according to sources. Pic/Youtube

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    One of Bollywood's most favourite actresses, Preity Zinta married her longtime American partner, Gene Goodenough in February 2016. The entire affair was kept hush-hush

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    Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's marriage to British-Mauritian model Hazel Keech was one of the grandest of affairs in the industry. After initially denying dating rumours, the couple got married in November 2016

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    Actress Shweta Keswani tied the knot with Ken Andino after a failed marriage to American musician Alexx O’Nell. In August 2013, Sweta Keswani and Adino became proud parents of a gorgeous baby girl. Pic/YouTube

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    Actress Suchitra Pillai married Danish engineer Lars Kjeldsen in 2005 after meeting through a mutual friend. The couple is happily married for over a decade and are proud parents to their daughter Annika

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    Indian model Mashoom Singha married Australian pacer Shaun Tait in 2014 after dating for over four years. Tait is currently an overseas citizen of India. Pic/Youtube

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    Singer Sagarika Mukherjee created quite the wave after she married Portuguese talent manager Martin Da Costa in 1992. The couple have two children, Michel and Joshua. Pic/Youtube

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From Rajiv Gandhi to Shashi Tharoor and Sania Mirza to Preity Zinta, these famous Indian personalities hit the headlines for marrying citizens from other nations. Here's a look at 'firangi' love stories

 

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