Shilpa Shetty-Raj Kundra, Rinke Khanna-Sameer Saran: Bollywood actresses who married businessmen

Updated: 10 September, 2020 11:58 IST | Nikita Wagh
  • Shilpa Shetty

    Shilpa Shetty: The ravishing actress married British-Indian businessman Raj Kundra in 2009. A college dropout, Kundra's company is into multiple ventures ranging from mining to real estate. This is Kundra's second marriage.

  • Ayesha Takia

    Ayesha Takia: She is married to restaurateur Farhan Azmi. Farhan is also the son of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi. The two tied the knot in March 2009. Their wedding was scheduled for December 2008, but was postponed owing to the 2008 terror attacks.

  • Rinke Khanna

    Rinke Khanna: Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia's daughter is married to an industrialist, Sameer Saran. She made her Bollywood debut with Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi in 1999, however, vanished from showbiz after marriage.

  • Rambha

    Rambha: The actress, who has acted in over 100 films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi languages, is best known to Bollywood audiences through her performances in Judwa and Kyunki Main Jhooth Nahin Bolta. She tied the knot with a Canadian businessman, Indran Pathmanathan in 2010. 

  • Gayatri Joshi

    Gayatri Joshi: A former model who acted in only one film, the critically-acclaimed Swades, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri is happily married to realtor Vikas Oberoi, the MD of a construction company. The actress got hitched in 2005.

  • Raveena Tandon

    Raveena Tandon: The Mast Mast girl began dating film distributor Anil Thadani during the making of Stumped (2003). They tied the knot in February 2004. Anil Thadani is the founder of the company AA Films that independently distributes films in India. The recent films that have been backed by AA Films are Gully Boy, Luka Chuppi, Badhaai Ho, Gold, Raazi, among others.

  • Vidya Balan

    Vidya Balan: After a much-speculated romance, Vidya tied the knot with business honcho Siddharth Roy Kapur, in December 2012. Siddharth is the founder of Roy Kapur Films and the President of Film and Television Producers Guild of India. He was also The Walt Disney Company India's (UTV) Managing Director.

  • Urvashi Sharma

    Urvashi Sharma: The Naqaab actress tied the knot with entrepreneur Sachiin Joshi in 2012. Sachiin is the vice-chairman of a major group that deals in energy drinks, finance, entertainment, tours and travels, etc. Sachiin has also acted in a few movies, the recent one being Amavas, alongside Nargis Fakhri.

  • Sonam Kapoor

    Sonam Kapoor: She got married to long-time beau Anand Ahuja, a businessman, in 2018. Ahuja founded indie-retail brand Bhane in 2013 and recently explored his passion for footwear by launching a shoe lounge called VegNonVeg in the capital.

  • Amrita Arora

    Amrita Arora: A former actress-cum-VJ, Amrita tied the knot in 2009 with Shakeel Ladak, who is a builder, and has also ventured into the hospitality business.

  • Reemma Sen

    Reemma Sen: The South star married her longtime boyfriend Shiv Karan Singh, a restaurateur, in 2012. Reemma Sen starred in a handful of Bollywood films namely - Hum Ho Gaye Aapke, Aan: Men at Work, Malamaal Weekly, Chal Chala Chal and Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1, and Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2.

  • Esha Deol

    Esha Deol: After a not-so-great acting career, Dharmendra and Hema Malini's daughter Esha Deol married her long-time boyfriend Bharat Takhtani in 2012. Bharat is a diamond merchant.

  • Perizaad Zorabian

    Perizaad Zorabian: The actress, who is known for films such as Joggers Park, Ek Ajnabee, Bollywood Calling, married businessman - incidentally named - Boman Irani in 2006. This Boman is not an actor but a construction tycoon.

  • Tina Munim

    Tina Munim: The yesteryear actress, who starred in films such as Karz, Yeh Vaada Raha, Adhikar and many more, married renowned industrialist Anil Ambani in 1991.

  • Juhi Chawla

    Juhi Chawla: One of the biggest stars of the 90s, Juhi married Jay Mehta in 1995 at the peak of her career. Jay Mehta is the owner of a business group, which is spread over Africa, India, Canada and USA.

  • Celina Jaitly

    Celina Jaitly: The former Miss India-turned-actress settled into marital bliss with Austrian businessman, hotelier and marketer, Peter Haag. The two tied the knot in 2011 at a thousand-year-old monastery in Austria.

  • Isha Koppikar

    Isha Koppikar: The 'Khallas' girl is married to hotelier Rohit Narang, better known as Timmy Narang. The two tied the knot in 2009. Rohit Narang is the brother of popular socialite Ramona Narang. He owns a lounge cum restaurant in Mumbai.

  • Priyamani

    Priyamani: South actress Priyamani, who featured in the '1 2 3 4 Get On The Dance Floor' song in the Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone-starrer Chennai Express (2013) tied the knot with long-time beau, businessman Mustafa Raj, in Bengaluru in 2017. Priya was seen in Bollywood films like Raavan and Rakta Charitra 2 (both in 2010).

  • Kim Sharma

    Kim Sharma: She once dated dashing cricketer Yuvraj Singh, but ended up marrying Ali Punjani, a businessman based in Kenya, in August 2010. However, in 2017, Kim divorced Ali Punjani.

  • Mumtaz

    Mumtaz: At the peak of her career, in 1974, veteran actress Mumtaz married Mayur Madhvani, head of one of the largest conglomerates in Uganda, and quit the film industry.

  • Karisma Kapoor

    Karisma Kapoor: After her engagement to Abhishek Bachchan did not culminate into marriage, the 90s actress married industrialist Sunjay Kapur, who is the CEO of a company, which is into the car rental and leasing business. However, the couple got divorced on mutual consent.

  • Dia Mirza

    Dia Mirza: Well, she needs no introduction. The Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein actress married long-time beau and business partner Sahil Sangha in 2014. The couple owns the production house Born Free Entertainment under which they have released two films Love Breakups Zindagi and Bobby Jasoos. However, the couple parted ways recently.

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About The Gallery

On Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra's birthday on September 10, we look at other actresses who have married businessmen.

First Published: 13 July, 2019 08:05 IST