We have often heard that love has no language and it sees no borders. Bollywood has made us believe in the fact that love just happens and no one has control over it. And not just in the movies, apparently actresses have proved this in real life as well by marrying foreigners. Every Bollywood fan crushes over Bollywood actors and actresses at least once in life. Perfect looking women and chiseled bodied men on the big screen take away the hearts of many young boys and girls. And when they marry, they break hearts. But their love stories are no less than a movie. Here is a list of 10 Bollywood actresses who married foreigners and found love cross-border.
1. Preity Zinta – Gene Goodenough
Pretty Preity Zinta has had a successful Bollywood career and has given several hits in the early 2000s. She now co-owns an IPL cricket team, Kings XI Punjab and is often seen in the stand supporting her team. Preity Zinta, after dating an American finance analyst, Gene Goodenough for quite a few years, tied the knot with him in 2016. Fans did not know much about their relationship and so, it was quite a surprise for them.
2. Radhika Apte – Benedict Taylor
Radhika Apte has been on a rage this year with her association, extremely successful association with Netflix. She has always been critically appreciated but Bollywood somewhere took time to understand her talent and range as an actor which apparently, Netflix did. Not many know this that Radhika Apte is a married woman. She married a world-famous musician, Benedict Taylor who also composed songs for the movie, Newton. Both of them are in a long distance marriage and are managing their busy professional and personal lives perfectly.
3. Ileana D’Cruz – Andrew Kneebone
Another of the mainstream Bollywood actress decided to marry a man from the foreign land. Ileana D’Cruz is married to an Australian photographer named Andrew Kneebone. Though she hasn’t officially announced anything about her marriage, it is there all over her social media to see. She said that she fell in love with the man’s heart and is madly in love with him.
4. Celina Jaitley – Peter Haag
Celina Jaitley calls her husband her soulmate. It was love at first sight for Celina who upon laying eyes on her the first time realised that he will her husband soon. Peter Haag, her husband is a Dubai based Hotelier whom she met in Dubai through a mutual friend. Both of them got married in 2011 and are now living in Dubai with their kids happily.
5. Shriya Saran – Andrei Koscheev
Shriya Saran has majorly worked in South Indian Cinema but her performances in Bollywood movies like Drishyam, Mission Istanbul, Awarapan among others were also very much appreciated. She, in a private ceremony tied the knot with her long-time Russian boyfriend Andrei Koscheev who is a well-established National level Tennis player. Both of them got married as per Indian rituals on March 19 this year.
6. Lisa Ray – Jason Dehni
Lisa Ray is a renowned Indo-Canadian model and a Bollywood actress. Her battle against cancer inspired many cancer patients and still go on to inspire. She met Jason at a charity event and Jason couldn’t help but admire her beauty and guts. Both of them fell in love and tied the knot in October 2012.
7. Suchitra Pillai – Lars Kjeldsen
You probably remember Suchitra Pillai from Dil Chahta Hai, as Saif Ali Khan’s nagging girlfriend or maybe from Fashion. Lars Kjeldson is an engineer from Denmark and Suchitra also was an Engineer before becoming a model/actor. They met at a friend’s party and felt a connection from the beginning. Everything happened organically and they got married after Lars proposed to her on Valentine’s Day. They also have a daughter named Annika.
8. Purbi Joshi – Valentino Fehlmann
Purbi Joshi is the daughter of a popular TV actress, Sarita Joshi who is known for her role of Baa in a TV serial. Purbi Joshi has featured in several Bollywood films like Dasvidaniya, Damadamm etc. She went to LA in 2011 for an acting course and that’s when she met her now-husband, Valentino Fehlmann. He is a Financial advisor based in the US. Both of them hit it off instantly and after being in a long distance relationship for about 3 years, they got married in December 2014.
9. Dimple Inamdar – Mark Weekes
Dimple Imandar is a Bollywood actress who has acted in movies like Koi Mil Gaya, Dial and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Dimple Imandar also fell in love with her now husband, Mark Weekes. They got married in 2014 after a couple of months of dating. The two now have a beautiful 3-year-old daughter.
10. Priyanka Chopra – Nick Jonas
Who doesn’t know about these two? I know they haven’t gotten married yet but our Desi Girl, Priyanka Chopra is in love with an American Singer, Nick Jonas and now they have officially gotten roka-fied as well. They will soon get married but the dates haven’t been finalised yet. It is being reported that the two may tie the know this November. Well, all the fans are eagerly waiting.