Ayushmann Khurrana Birthday Special: How Ayushmann’s teenage love Tahira became his life partner

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Teenage love is arguably one of the best and sweetest forms of love. The feeling of having someone at your side and that innocence is unparalleled. Perhaps it is why people most likely remember their first love with fondness. Today marks the birthday of Ayushmann Khurrana. On his birthday, we take a look at how his teenage love Tahira Kashyap became his life partner.

The story begins when Ayushmann and Tahira first met at their coaching centre in Chandigarh. Tahira revealed further details of their first meeting in an interview.

“Both of us attended the same Physics tuition class when we were in the 12th standard. It was a batch of around 60 students and when I first met Ayushmann, I thought his name was Abhishek. Both me and my friend had a crush on him, but outwardly ignored him throughout the year. I later discovered that he also had a crush on me.”

Furthermore, what followed suit was a proper twist in the tale, where Ayushmann and Tahira’s parents played cupid for the couple. Neither Ayushmann nor Tahira confessed their feelings but as fate would have it, they both came to know about it in a very filmy manner. Tahira and Ayushmann’s parents were friends and upon a dinner invite from Ayushmann’s parents, Tahira and her family visited Ayushmann’s house where they then finally confessed their feelings.

Soon, the couple started dating each other and as they approached high school, they both joined the same theatre group to stay connected despite their colleges being different.

After completing their studies, the couple had realized that they would want to marry each other but at that time, Ayushmann was still finding his feet in the industry. Tahira explained:

“We wanted to get married. That was our only plan after college. We didn’t think about our careers, but only about how and when we would get married. However, when I shared my aspirations of becoming an actor with her, she gave up all hopes of marriage. She knew that her parents wouldn’t accept ‘an actor’ or be cool with the idea of their daughter leading such a life in Mumbai.”

Eventually, they sorted all the problems of their life and Ayushmann proposed his lady love before tying the knot in November 2011. The rest as they say, is history.

Published by Amrit Santlani on 13 Sep 2019

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