Iconic Bollywood couples who will give you serious relationship goals

Updated: 17 August, 2020 09:38 IST | Nikita Wagh
  • Sachin Pilgaonkar and Supriya Sabnis

    Sachin Pilgaonkar and Supriya Sabnis: The couple met while shooting for a Marathi movie Navri Mile Navryala (1984), which Sachin was directing. They got married in 1985. Supriya was 18 years old when she married Sachin. The duo is still considered as one of the most successful pairs in Marathi cinema. Incidentally, their birthdays are one day apart, with Sachin Pilgaonkar's birthday on August 17 and Supriya Pilgaonkar's on August 16.

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  • Paresh Rawal and Swaroop Sampat

    Paresh Rawal and Swaroop Sampat: Back in the '70s, when Paresh was doing theatre, he fell in love with Swaroop, who was a Miss India winner. Their romance culminated into marriage. Swaroop has acted in, and directed, many plays starring Paresh. They aren't a high-profile couple, which is also one of the reasons they are much admired.

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  • Ajay Devgn and Kajol

    Ajay Devgn and Kajol: The two dated for a few years before getting married in early 1999. Opposites attract! This phrase fits Ajay and Kajol perfectly. There was wide scrutiny about their relationship since Ajay is an introvert and Kajol exactly the opposite. Their love story is also different. Ajay once revealed that while they were very much in love during their dating days, they hardly said 'I love you' to each other, and even a formal proposal was never made. As Ajay put it, "We just grew with each other, and marriage was imminent though it was never discussed". The pair starred opposite each other in a number of films both before and after marriage - Ishq (1997), Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998), Hulchul (1995), U Me Aur Hum (2008), Raju Chacha (2000), Dil Kya Kare (1999) and Toonpur Ka Super Hero (2010) and the latest one being Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020).

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  • Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan

    Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan: The story goes that Big B and Jaya Bhaduri first met at Pune Film Institute during the early 70s. Jaya was a student at the institute. One day, filmmaker K. Abbas arrived at the institute with a group of actors - one of them was a tall and thin young man dressed in kurta and trousers, and wearing chappals. Jaya is said to have fallen for Amitabh's simplicity instantly. As destiny would have it they met again on the sets of Guddi, in which Big B made a guest appearance, and love blossomed. The couple tied the knot on June 3, 1973, roughly a month after the release of their film Zanjeer.

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  • Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna

    Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna: After dating actresses Shilpa Shetty and Raveena Tandon, Akshay finally settled into marital life with Twinkle Khanna. The couple got married in 2001. Post the wedding, Kumar's career flourished, though Twinkle quit the industry and dabbled in interior designing and later became an author. Kumar even earned praise for the way he brought the Khanna family together during Rajesh Khanna's last days.

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  • Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Chibber

    Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Chibber: One of B-town's most popular and loved couples, SRK and Gauri got married in 1991. Khan married Gauri Chibber, a Punjabi Hindu, in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, after a six-year courtship.

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  • Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan

    Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan: After 13 years of being married to first love Amrita Singh, and then dating Rosa Catalano for three years post his divorce, Saif began dating Kareena in 2007. The couple tied the knot on October 16, 2012, and has a son Taimur Ali Khan, who was born in 2016. The duo is expecting their second child soon!

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  • Boney Kapoor and Sridevi

    Boney Kapoor and Sridevi: Sridevi married Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor in 1996. Boney was earlier married to Mona Kapoor, who passed away in 2011 of cancer. Sadly, Sridevi too passed away in February 2018. Although Boney was married to Mona, he got attracted to Sridevi. The two met for the first time on the sets of 'Mr India', and Boney, who was producing the film, has admitted that it was love at first sight for him. Mona and Boney actually offered Sridevi a place to say in their own house.

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  • Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh

    Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh: This pair has acted with each other in many films in the 70s, and their romance blossomed during this phase. They finally got married in January 1980. A bit difficult to believe but Neetu was said to be only 14 when she began dating Chintu. Apparently, while working on their first film together, Zehrila Insaan, Rishi troubled Neetu a lot. He would spread kajal on her face after she had completed her make up. Expectedly, Neetu would get irritated, but over time this very prankster stole her heart. Among their successful films were Khel Khel Mein (1975), Kabhie Kabhie (1976), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), and Doosra Aadmi (1977). Neetu and Rishi also starred in Do Dooni Char (2010) and their son Ranbir Kapoor's film Besharam (2013). When Rishi passed away this year in April, Neetu Kapoor wrote on social media - "End of our story"

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  • Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu

    Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu: When the Bollywood thespian married Banu in 1966, he was 44 and she was only 22. Their marriage went through a rough phase in the '80s, but they managed to sail through it. In recent years, whenever Kumar has appeared in public, it has rarely been without Banu. Isn't it simply adorable? On October 11, 2020, Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu will complete 54 years of marital bliss!

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  • Dharmendra and Hema Malini

    Dharmendra and Hema Malini: Dharmendra is said to have fallen for the dream girl during the shoot of Sholay (1975) despite the fact that he was already married. The pair even converted to Islam to solemnise their wedding. Apart from Sholay, the Dharam-Hema pair starred in Seeta Aur Geeta (1972), Tum Haseen Main Jawan (1970) and The Burning Train (1980).

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  • Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt

    Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt: Their romance was totally filmy, and became the stuff of fairytales. Dutt saved Nargis from a fire that engulfed the sets during the shoot of Mother India (1957), and what followed was love. The two tied the knot in 1958. Sadly, Nargis lost her battle to cancer in 1981, while Sunil Dutt died of a heart attack in 2005.

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  • Mithun Chakraborty and Yogeeta Bali

    Mithun Chakraborty and Yogeeta Bali: Yogeeta, who was briefly married to Kishore Kumar, tied the knot with Mithun in 1979 and went on to star in a few films, namely Khwab (1980), Unees Bees (1980), Beshaque (1981), and Aakhri Badla (1990).

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  • Pankaj Kapur and Supriya Pathak

    Pankaj Kapur and Supriya Pathak: After his marriage with Neelima Azeem (Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter's mother), which lasted nine years, Pankaj tied the knot with fellow actor Supriya in 1986. Their relationship has been going strong since. The couple starred together in the 2007 critically-acclaimed film Dharm.

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  • Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak

    Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak: Following the death of his first wife, Naseer married Ratna Pathak in 1982. Ever since they have been among the most respected couples in Bollywood. The duo was lovable on-screen in Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008) and also featured together in Mirch Masala (1987).

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About The Gallery

They say, marriages are made in heaven, and these couples, who have had blissful married lives, surely prove the phrase right. As Sachin Pilgaonkar celebrates his birthday today and wife Supriya Pilgaonkar turned a year older on August 16, we take a look at Bollywood's married couples who will give you serious relationship goals. (All photos/mid-day archives and Instagram)

First Published: 17 August, 2019 09:01 IST