10 Famous Couples Who Were Engaged But Never Walked Down The Aisle

Ariana Linh |May 12, 2019

In showbiz, being engaged doesn't necessarily lead to marriage. Here are ten celebrity couples in Bollywood who just can't manage to live happily ever after with one another.

1. Sajid Khan - Gauahar Khan

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After a secret engagement, Sajid Khan and Gauahar Khan parted ways.

Director Sajid Khan and actress Gauahar Khan were once secretly engaged back in 2003. It was never public, and the reasons behind their separation were never revealed.

2. Salman Khan - Sangeeta Bijlani

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Another off the radar engagement between Salman Khan and Sangeeta Bijlani. 

Celebrity philanderer, Salman Khan had been associated with many names: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Iulia Vantur,... But did you know, he was once in a serious relationship with actress Sangeeta Bijlani, so serious they were almost married. Almost.

3. Upen Patel - Karishma Tanna

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Upen Patel and Karishma Tanna seemed like a happy couple, but the reasons for their split were never clear.

The reality TV show Bigg Boss had matchmade many celebrities in its run. Upen Patel and Karishma Tanna is no exception. Upen popped the question to Karishma on another reality show Nack Baliye. However, the two split apart some time later due to personal reasons.

4. Shilpa Shinde - Romit Raj

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Shilpa Shinde and Romit Raj on the date of their engagement ceremony. 

Another contestant of Bigg Boss, Shilpa Shinde was all ready to have her wedding with actor Romit Raj. They had a record together, going through series like Maayka and Maat Pitaah Ke Charnon Mein Swarg. Their love grew on set and had their wedding ceremony planned out, but Shilpa didn't go through with it at the last moment.

5. Akshay Kumar - Raveena Tandon

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Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon were once deeply in love. But it just didn't work out in the end. 

Raveena Tandon said in an interview that she was once engaged to Akshay Kumar, secretly. The actress explained that her then-fiance didn't want their relationship to be public, citing fear of being less popular with fans. But the two later lost their spark and eventually parted ways.

6. Vivek Oberoi - Gurpreet Gill

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Vivek Oberoi was engaged to Gurpreet Gill in 2000 before Vivek had his debut in Bollywood. Sadly, they didn't stay with each other for long. After the breakup, Vivek was in a relationship with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan before moving on to marry Priyanka Alva in 2010.

7. Akhil Akkineni - Shriya Bhupal

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Despite the grand engagement, Akhil Akkineni and Shriya Bhupal couldn't go all the way. Source: hindustantimes.com

Son of veteran actor Nagarjuna Akkineni, Akhil Akkineni, and granddaughter of multi-billion-company owner GVK Reddy, Shriya Bhupal celebrated their engagement party with a lavish ceremony. Unfortunately, the engagement was called off before it reaches the marital stage.

8. Karisma Kapoor - Abhishek Bachchan

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Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor have a history together.

On the 11th of October, 2002, during 4-decade-actor Amitabh Bachchan's birthday, Karisma Kapoor got down on his knees and asked Abhishek Bachchan for her hand. A year later, they were apart. Abhishek moved on and married Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Karisma is with her husband, Sunjay Kapur.

9. Karan Singh Grover - Barkha Bisht

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Karan Sigh Grover with his wife, Bipasha Basu. Source: indiatimes.com

Another unlikely couple, Barkha Bisht was once engaged with Karan Singh Grover. This relationship was short-lived and secretive, and the two celebrities move on with other big names in the industry. Karan married and then divorced two times, once with Jennifer Winget and another with Shraddha Nigam. Karan is now with Bipasha Basu. Bisht, on the other hand, is still happily married with Indraneil Sengupta.

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Barkha Bisht and her family. Source: starsunfolded.com

10. Mallika Sherawat - Vijay Singh

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Mallika Sherawat and Vijay Singh happily posing for the show The Bachelorette India. Source: thecanadianbazaar.com

Another reality show love, this time with The Bachelorette India - Mere Khaayalon Ki Mallika. Mallika chose Vijay as her partner on the show, and on-screen love has turned to real-life romance. In the end, their relationship went sour just a year later and marriage was off the table.


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