10 Bollywood Couples Who Set Beautiful Examples Of Interfaith Marriage

Maanyata Thu |Jun 21, 2019

Let's take a look at 10 Bollywood couple who broke the taboo to step into an interfaith marriage.

While interfaith marriage has still been considered as a taboo in many parts of our country and often comes along with a storm of controversy, these Bollywood couples broke the stereotype to be together.

Shakeel Ladak and Amrita Arora

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Amrita Arora was born in a Punjabi catholic family while her hubby Shakeel Ladak is from a Muslim background. The couple exchanged the vows in two separate wedding ceremonies in 2009. Rumors had it that they made a sudden wedding announcement because Amrita got pregnant with Shakeel’s child before marriage.

Shirish Kunder and Farah Khan

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Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder have been an inspiration for many when it comes to interfaith marriage. The Hindu-Muslim couple fell in love on the sets of Main Hoon Na in which Farah was the director and Shirish was the editor. In spite of facing the hurdles religious difference and age gap, the lovebird still tied the knot on 9th December 2004 and is enjoying their marital bliss with their three children.

Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza

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Genelia and Ritesh set another beautiful example of interfaith marriage. As Genelia is a Mangalorean Catholic and Ritesh is a Maharashtrian, they performed the wedding rituals in both religions’ style. The couple happily welcomed their first child in 2012.

Mehr Jessia and Arjun Rampal

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Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal, who is a Hindu Sikh, walked down the aisle with the love of his life model Mehr Jesia, who comes from a Parsi family in 1998. The two are proud parents to two daughters, Myra and Mahikaa. Sadly, they went their separate ways in 2015.

Adhuna Bhabani and Farhan Akhtar

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The couple, who belong to different religious backgrounds, first met while Farhan was writing Dil Chahta Hai and tied the knot in 2000. They have two daughters, Akira and Shakya and are separated now.

Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan

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The Hindu-Muslim couple took permission from their families to get married in 1998. While they have a 16-year-old son together, they called it quit in 2016 and their divorce came through in 2017. Malaika and Arbaaz have now moved on with their lives but still remained a cordial relationship.

Suzanne Khan and Hrithik Roshan

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The Greek God of Bollywood Hrithik Roshan, who was born in a traditional Punjabi family, fell head over heels in love with a Muslim girl, Suzanne Khan. They got engaged on 20th December 2000 and are blessed with two sons Hridaan and Hrehaan. However, their relationship came to an end in 2013 and it was rumored that Arjun Rampal was the reason behind their breakup.

Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan

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Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan, who had experienced a failed marriage before, found love again with Kiran Rao. The couple got closer after working together on the sets of Lagaan in which Aamir played the leading role while his wife was the assistant director. Aamir and Kiran tied the knot in 2011 and remain happily married to this day.

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan

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Kareena Kapoor comes from a traditional Punjabi family while Saif Ali Khan has a faith in Islam. Their love faced objection from Kareena’s mother because they follow different religions as well as Saif was earlier married and then divorced. Thanks to her older sister Karishma, the couple finally received acceptance and got married on 16th, October 2014.

Gauri Chhibba and Shahrukh Khan

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Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan is a Muslim and his wife Gauri Chhibber is the daughter of a Brahmin Hindu family. Aside from their different religious background, Gauri’s dad also questioned about SRK’s doubtful career and unsettled life. However, these hurdles were never a problem for the two, they exchanged the vows on 25th October 1991 and are proud parents of three children Aryan, Suhana, and AbRam.


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