They say love knows no boundaries. Over the years, we have seen various couple from different backgrounds falling head over heels in love for each other. In the entertainment industry itself, there are various examples of celebrity couples who met their better halves through the traditional “arranged marriage” route.
Yes, there are many Bollywood and TV stars, who were introduced to their better halves courtesy their parents or siblings. So without further ado, lets get into it:
1) Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput
Let us start with this cutest jodi on the block, Shahid and Mira. They met through the religious group, Radha Soami Satsang Beas. Both Shahid and his father, Pankaj Kapur, are followers of this group. And, it was papa Kapur who was instrumental in making this match happen.
2) Karan Patel and Ankita Bhargava
Karan Patel, who just got married to TV actress Ankita Bhargava, has quite openly confessed about his match being an ‘arranged one’. The two were introduced by Karan’s co-star and friend, Aly Goni. What’s more? Ankita’s father, Abhay Bhargava, incidentally plays Karan’s on-screen father-in-law in the show, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein.
3) Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva
After falling in and out of love with Sallu Bhai’s ex- and Abhishek Bachchan’s present, Vivek Oberoi found his “happily ever after” with some help from his dad, Suresh Oberoi. Yes, Vivek and Priyanka had an arranged marriage.
4) Madhuri Dixit and Dr Shriram Nene
Madhuri Dixit too had an arranged marriage. She found her life partner, thanks to her brother, Ajit Dixit, who introduced her to her real-life hero, Dr Shriram Nene. After suffering a heartbreak when her relationship with Sanjay Dutt failed to materialise, Madhuri took a small break in 1999, to visit her brother in the USA.
And, that is when she was introduced to Dr Nene, who not only wooed her but also stole her away from Bollywood for quite a while.
5) Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya
You might be wondering why Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya are on this list. Well, this match was initially started off with an idea of arranged marriage.
Divyanka and Vivek tied the knot on July 8, 2016, and their wedding was, in a true sense, the talk of the town. The reason why we are considering this match to be an arranged one is that it was co-actor Pankaj Bhatia who played the cupid between the two. Shortly after his marriage, Vivek himself confirmed that he met Divyanka through a friend.