It is believed universally that a couple is chosen and made in heaven and marriage is a ceremony and symbol to unite the couple. Marriages hold significant importance in India’s culture and society and everyone wants to find their other half. Every human being wants to find their perfect match and to spend their whole life with them. Bollywood celebrities are infamous for their flings, affairs and love marriages but there are some who have found happiness and love in arranged marriages. Here are Indian celebrities who choose arranged marriage over love:
1) Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput – Shahid Kapoor tied the knot with Mira Rajput in an arranged marriage set up on July 7, 2015. The wedding took place in Gurgaon and there was a grand wedding reception in Mumbai. The couple met through the religious group, Radha Soami Satsang Beas and it was Shahid’s father who made this match happen.
2) Madhuri Dixit and Dr Shriram Nene – Madhuri Dixit found the love of her life in the USA. It was her brother, Ajit Dixit who introduced her to Dr Shriram Nene. The actress took a small break in 1999 to visit her brother in the USA when she had her heart broken by Sanjay Dutt. Dr Nene wooed her and stole her away from Bollywood for some time after which the couple got married.
3) Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva – Vivek Oberoi tied the knot with Priyanka Alva on October 29, 2010. It is well known that the Oberois and Alvas have been family friends for years and while the couple had an arranged marriage, it did not take them long to fall in love with each other.
4) Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay – Neil Nitin Mukesh married Rukmini Sahay on February 9, 2017, at a grand destination wedding in Udaipur. The match was fixed by their families. The actor once said in an interview that when he met her, he knew that she was the one.