These 15 filmmakers fell in love with actresses and married them

Updated: Apr 11, 2020, 10:49 | Nikita Wagh
  • Mohit Suri, Udita Goswami

    Mohit Suri directed Udita Goswami in the 2006 film Zeher. It was during the filming of this movie that they started dating. Mohit Suri married Udita on January 29, 2013. The couple has two children - a daughter named Devee and a son named Karrma.

  • Kamal Haasan, Sarika

    After separating from dancer Vani Ganapathy, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan and Sarika started living together from 1988. The couple got married after their second child was born. They filed for divorce in 2002 and the proceedings ended in 2004.

  • Aditya Chopra, Rani Mukerji

    YRF head honcho Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukerji got married on April 21, 2014, in an intimate affair in Italy. Aditya was married to Payal Khanna until they divorced in 2009. Rani shared the 'happiest day of her life' with her fans in a statement. "I would like to share the happiest day of my life with all my fans all over the world whose love and blessings have been part of my journey all these years. I know that all my well-wishers who have waited for this day will be really happy for me," Rani said. The couple has a daughter Adira.

  • Goldie Behl

    Filmmaker Goldie Behl married actress Sonali Bendre on 12 November 2002. They have a son Ranveer.

  • J P Dutta, Bindiya Goswami

    Border, LOC Kargil, Umrao Jaan director J P Dutta married yesteryear actress Bindiya Goswami. Bindiya was first married to actor Vinod Mehra, whom she divorced after four years of marriage. She married Dutta in 1985, with whom she has two daughters, Nidhi and Siddhi.

  • Gulzar, Raakhee

    Noted film director-cum-lyricist Gulzar tied the knot with Raakhee. Although they officially haven't divorced, they separated when their daughter Meghna was a year old.

  • Anurag Kashyap, Kalki Koechlin

    Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap married actress Kalki Koechlin in 2011. However, they announced separation in 2013 and got divorced in 2015. Kashyap was first married to film editor Aarti Bajaj, with whom he has a daughter - Aaliyah Kashyap.

  • Sudhir Mishra, Sushmita Mukherjee

    Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra married actress Sushmita Mukherjee, best known for films like the Jackie Shroff-starrer King Uncle or Rohit Shetty's Golmaal. They divorced in 2000 after 22 years of marriage.

  • Boney Kapoor, Sridevi

    Producer Boney Kapoor married the late Sridevi in 1996. This was Boney's second marriage; he was previously married to the late Mona Kapoor (actor Arjun Kapoor's mother). The couple has two daughters - Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor.

  • Prakash Jha, Deepti Naval

    Prakash Jha married actress Deepti Naval with whom he has a daughter Disha. The couple divorced after four years of marriage.

  • Mahesh Bhatt, Soni Razdan

    Mahesh Bhatt married Soni Razdan, who comes from a theatre background, and has also done films and television. The couple has two daughters - Shaheen and Alia Bhatt. The filmmaker was earlier married to Kiran, with whom he had two children - Pooja Bhatt and Rahul Bhatt.

  • Shekhar Kapur, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

    Director Shekhar Kapur married actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi in 1999 and the couple got divorced in 2007. They have a daughter named Kaveri Kapur. This was Kapur's second marriage. He was earlier married to Medha Gujral, niece of former Indian Prime Minister I. K. Gujral. They split in 1994.

  • Priyadarshan, Lissy Priyadarshan

    Producer-director Priyadarshan fell in love with Lissy Priyadarshan, a popular south actress of the '80s. The couple got married in 1990 and has two children - daughter Kalyani and son Siddharth. However, in 2014, Priyadarshan and Lissy parted ways and got divorced.

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About The Gallery

It's filmmaker Mohit Suri's birthday on April 11. The veteran film director, who directed films such as Aashiqui 2, Ek Villain, Malang, Hamari Adhuri Kahani, turns 39. He married actress Udita Goswami. On the occasion of his birthday, we take a look at filmmakers who got hitched to actresses.