Sachin Pilgaonkar and Supriya Sabnis: The couple met while shooting for a Marathi movie Navri Mile Navryala (1984), which Sachin was directing. They eventually 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.
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Chibber: B-town's one of the 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.
Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan: The two tied the knot in 1973, the same year Amitabh's angry young man image took the nation by storm in Zanjeer (1973). The real-life pair starred in a number of successful films opposite each other like Abhimaan (1973), Mili (1975), Chukpe Chupke (1975), Sholay (1975) and more recently Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) to name a few.
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 the recent years, whenever Kumar has appeared in public, it has rarely been without Banu. Isn't it simply adorable?
Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt: Their romance was totally filmy, and became the stuff of folklore. 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 on in 2005.
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh: This pair has been endearing both on screen and off screen. They acted with each other in many films in the 70s, and their romance blossomed during this phase. They finally got married in January 1980. Among their successful films were Khel Khel Mein (1975), Kabhie Kabhie (1976), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), and Doosra Aadmi (1977). Neetu recently starred with Rishi in Do Dooni Char (2010) and their son Ranbir Kapoor's film Besharam (2013).
Dharmendra and Hema Malini: Dharmendra is said to have fallen for the dream girl during the shooting of Sholay (1975) in spite of 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).
Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna: After dating the likes of Shilpa Shetty and Raveena Tandon, Akshay finally settled into marital life with Twinkle Khanna. Their marriage took place in January 2001. Post the wedding, Kumar's career took an upward curve while Twinkle quit the industry and dabbled in interior designing. Kumar even earned praises for the way he brought the Khanna family together during Rajesh Khanna's last days.
Boney Kapoor and Sridevi: Sridevi married the Bollywood producer in 1996. Boney was earlier married to Mona Kapoor, who passed away in 2011 of cancer. Sadly, Sridevi too passed away in February, 2018.
Ajay Devgn and Kajol: The two dated for a few years before getting married in early 1999. 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).
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 reasons they are much admired.
Mithun Chakraborty and Yogeeta Bali: Mithun and Yogeeta, who was briefly married to Kishore Kumar, tied the knot in 1979 and went on to star in a few films, namely 'Khwab' (1980), 'Unees Bees' (1980), 'Beshaque' (1981), and 'Aakhri Badla' (1990). A few years into the marriage though, and Mithun entered into an extra-martial relationship with Sridevi, with some gossip magazines even stating that they were married. The National Award-winning actor however mended his ways and the couple have been together ever since.
Pankaj Kapur and Supriya Pathak: After a marriage with Neelima Azeem (Shahid Kapoor'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.
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).
On Sachin Pilgaonkar's 61st birthday today and his wife Supriya Pilgaonkar's 50th birthday which was a day before, here is a look at some successful marriages in the film industry
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