In India, most of the people’s first crushes are Bollywood celebrities. The good-looking men romancing beautiful charming women on-screen makes it perfect for the young hearts to race. As Bollywood is a great influence and the actors and actresses trendsetters, it is imperative for young girls and boys to crush on them. But every fan knows it is nothing less than a one-sided long-distance relationship with their favourite stars. The most that the fans wish is to at least see them, meet them once in their life but for most of the fans, that is also a distant dream. But there are a handful of lucky, extremely lucky fans who not only met their favourite stars but also got married to them. We have listed down 8 such Bollywood celebrities. Presenting – Eight Bollywood stars who married their fans.
1. Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu
Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu’s relationship is not unknown. They are relationship goals for many out there. The tragedy King, Dilip Kumar, and Saira Bhanu married in 1966 when he was 44 years old and Saira Banu was just 22. Saira Banu was Dilip Kumar’s huge fan since her childhood and it was surreal for her to get married to the man he always admired on-screen. She was at the top of her career back then but she decided to bid goodbye to her career to spend more time with her husband. In spite of this huge difference, the two are still going strong and leading a happy married life. In fact, they are so much in love that Dilip Kumar some time ago admitted that he still can’t live a day without her.
2. Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor
Jeetendra is a popular yesteryear actor who won millions of women’s hearts with his good boy looks and easy acting skills. But he broke as many hearts when he married Shobha Kapoor who was a British Airways Air Hostess in 1974. This extremely beautiful woman was one of Jeetendra’s big fans. They both hit it off instantly and when they met and soon fell in love. They’ve been going strong since then and have two successful children in the Bollywood.
3. Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia
There must be hardly any woman who was not impressed by Rajesh Khanna’s charm. He was the first superstar to have ever had such a massive fandom and stardom in Indian cinema. And among this huge fan following was one follower, Dimple Kapadia who with her first film itself had established herself. She was apparently Kaka’s greatest fan and married him when she was just 16. Though their marriage did not last longer than 9 years but marrying Rajesh Khanna was one of the high points in Dimple Kapadia’s life.
4. Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani
The Dhoom actress, Esha Deol was friends in school with her husband, Bharat Takhtani. They have known each other since then and Bharat had always admired Esha but when Esha took off to Bollywood and became a popular actress, Bharat had lost all hope of marrying her. But fate reconnected them after 10 years and things turned out in their favour. Today, the two of them are happily married and have a beautiful daughter named Radhya.
5. Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva
Vivek Oberoi and Aishwarya Rai’s love story invited a lot of controversies and media glare to it but they soon parted ways. Vivek Oberoi after a few years went on to marry Priyanka Alva; their marriage was arranged by their families who had known each other for a long time. But after their marriage, Priyanka admitted that she was always a Vivek Oberoi fan.
6. Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra
Shilpa Shetty did not just looto UP Bihar ka dil but also stole Raj Kundra’s heart. He is a successful British Indian business tycoon whom we know as the owner of the IPL team, Rajasthan Royals. He has always been a Shilpa Shetty fan and claims that after marrying her in 2009, he admires her even more.
7. Mumtaz and Mayur Madhvani
Mumtaz is basically beauty personified. She was enigmatic on-screen and ruled Bollywood in the 70s. She married her biggest fan, Mayur Madhvani back in 1974 who was head over heels in love with this megastar. Many believed that he was just swooned by her beauty but he proved that he loved her more than anything when he stood by the cancer-stricken Mumtaz.
8. Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
Aamir Khan is known as Mr. Perfectionist in Bollywood. He is probably everybody’s favourite in and out of the industry. Like the other two Khans, he also had a very strong and loyal fan base worldwide. Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao’s love story began on the sets of Lagaan where the two met. Kiran Rao has always maintained that she was Aamir’s work’s fan even before Lagaan and thought him to be one of the best and hardworking actors in the industry.