Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor: Break The Stereotype Of Arranged Marriage

Leela Adwani |Sep 07, 2020, 16:16

Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor's fairytale modern-day love story is bound to make you believe in arranged marriage which is a concept facing a lot of controversies nowadays.

Bollywood heartthrob Shahid Kapoor broke millions of hearts when he decided to settle down with Mira Rajput in the year 2015. His wife is an outsider from the entertainment world but she is still climbing her way in the hearts of Shahid’s fans. The love story of Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor is way too inspiring.

From getting married, then welcoming two beautiful kids together, to even battling controversies, they have been a picture of marital bliss. It goes without saying that they have quickly turned out to a power couple in Bollywood even though Mira doesn’t hail from a filmy background.

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Everything you need to know about Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor

As today is Mira’s 26th birthday, it’s an ideal occasion to take a look at their fairytale modern-day love story. It is bound to make you believe in arranged marriage which is a concept facing a lot of controversies nowadays.

Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor age difference

Shahid Kapoor wife once stated that she has never considered their arranged marriage a challenge to overcome despite many differences from their background – he is an established actor while she doesn’t work in the film industry. Set aside the unsimilarity in their profession, the age gap also happens to be a big deal. As he is 13 years older than her – Shahid was born in 1981 while Mira’s year of birth is 1994, their age difference has always been the talk of the town.

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They have an arranged marriage but still stay happy together

Tying the knot when Mira was just 21 years old, along with the congratulations, their marriage also stirred up a storm of controversies back then. They used to face backlash from the netizens their huge age gap. However, Mira has perfectly fit into her husband’s lifestyle right while the Kabir Singh actor is also quite appreciative of the same. Gradually, she has won the hearts of the public, and Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor have been one of the nation’s most-loved couples.

Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor love story

One of the most-asked questions is how did Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput meet? In an interview with Vogue India, the couple spoke for seven hours. The actor first met his destiny when he was about to shoot for the movie Udta Punjab.

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They just met each other a few times before the wedding (source: VOGUE)

He revealed that he got out of the car in the avatar of his character Tommy in the film Udta Punjab at his future wife’s farmhouse in Delhi. He said,

“Her dad came out to welcome his son-in-law to be. He saw how I was dressed and he surely thought – ‘God, what is my daughter getting married to.’ He barely looked at me, then whispered ‘Come inside’ and went away.”

The fact is that the couple only met just a few times before getting married. The only thought of Shahid about his bride-to-be was that she is too young while the only condition of Mira for Shahid was his un-colored hair on their wedding day.

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Mira didn't want to get married a film star at first

Finally, on 7 July 2015, Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor exchanged the vows in a hush-hush wedding function which was followed by a star-studded wedding reception later.

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They are now parents to two beautiful children

Many asked why Shahid who previously dated B-town’s hottest divas chose to marry a normal woman like Mira. Is Mira Rajput from a royal family? The answer is NO as Shahid Kapoor wife is from a Punjabi family of Chhatarpur, Delhi. Her father is a businessman while her mom is a homemaker. The Kapoors and the Rajputs are both the members of “Radha Soami Satsang Beas” and they were introduced by their Guruji.

Mira was a bit doubtful about becoming a wife of a movie star but her elder sister convinced and she then followed her sister’s advice and married him.

Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor movies

For the longest time now, speculations have been rife on the acting debut of Mira Rajput. In an interview with Hindustantimes, the actor opened up on when his wife will get into the showbiz.

He said,

“Wherever, whatever, however – that’s completely her decision.”

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The acting debut of Mira Rajput still remains unknown as it all depends on her

He then heaped praise on his wife about her sacrifice for the family as within the first year of their marriage, she gave birth to their first baby, then two years later, they had another one.

The actor couldn’t stop talking about Mira. However, she is still young now and she, of course, has all her life to know what she wants to do with her life.

Without a doubt, the story of Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor has never ceased to inspire us. It’s safe to say life couldn’t be more perfect for this golden couple.

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