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John, Aamir, Emraan and other extra-'ordinary' Bollywood love stories

Last updated on: January 06, 2014 18:39 IST

John, Aamir, Emraan and other extra-'ordinary' Bollywood love stories

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While film industry folk marrying people from their own profession are common, several Bollywood stars -- like John Abraham -- have found love and marital bliss outside of showbiz.

John Abraham, who has been rather secretive about his love life after he split from Bipasha Basu, is now married.

The Madras Cafe actor declared his marital status with a tweet wishing fans and followers.

John tied the knot around New Year's Eve with Priya Runchal, who he has known for three years, in a secret ceremony in Los Angeles.

Priya, as we all have come to know in the past three years, is an investment banker based in New York and is in no way connected to the film industry.

While film industry folk marrying people from their own profession are common, several Bollywood stars have found love and marital bliss outside of it.

Here then, is a look at stars, who married 'ordinary' people.

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Image: John and Priya Abraham :)


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Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva

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Just when Vivek Oberoi's love life looked like a certain ocean liner which collided with an iceberg -- after his romance with Aishwarya Rai unceremoniously crashed -- he found marital bliss with Bangalore girl Priyanka Alva.

Daughter of the late Karnataka politician Jeevaraj Alva, Priyanka is a dancer and now the mother of 10-month old Vivaan Veer Oberoi.

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Image: Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva.
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

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Emraan Hashmi and Parveen Shahani

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Before he became a big Bollywood star, Emraan Hashmi tied the knot with Parveen Shahani -- a pre-school teacher -- after six-and-a-half years of courtship in 2006.

The couple have a son, Ayaan Hashmi, who was born in 2010.

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Image: Emraan Hashmi and Parveen Shahani.
Photographs: David Moir/Reuters

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Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao

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Although Kiran Rao had worked as an assistant director on Ashutosh Gowariker's Lagaan and Swades and Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding, she stepped into the limelight only after tying the knot with Aamir Khan.

They reportedly grew close during the filming of Lagaan, when Khan's marriage to Reena Dutta had hit a rough patch.

They got married in 2005 and welcomed their first child -- Azad Rao Khan, born through a surrogate -- in December 2012.

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Image: Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan.
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

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Imran Khan and Avantika Malik

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Soon after his debut film Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na set the cash registers ringing, Imran Khan tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Avantika Malik in January 2011.

Avantika's mum Vandana Malik is a part of the management at the TV 18 network, whose chairman is her mama, the celebrated Raghav Bahl.

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Image: Imran Khan and Avantika Malik.
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani

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Dharmendra and Hema Malini's actress daughter Esha Deol wed Mumbai businessman Bharat Takhtani in June 2012.

The couple had been dating for a while before the marriage.

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Image: Bharat Takhtani and Esha Deol.
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Karisma Kapoor and Sanjay Kapur

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After her engagement with Abhishek Bachchan came undone, Karisma Kapoor married businessman Sanjay Kapur in a traditional Punjabi wedding ceremony in 2003.

Sanjay's maternal grandad is Sardar Raunaq Singh, founder of the Apollo group.

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Image: Karisma Kapoor and Sanjay Kapur
Photographs: Rediff Archives

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Madhuri Dixit and Dr Sriram Nene

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Madhuri Dixit found her Mr Right through family in the US.

Indian-American surgeon Dr Sriram Nene wed Madhuri in October 1999.

After several years in the US, the couple have decided to settle in India with their sons, Raayan and Arin.

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Image: Madhuri Dixit and Dr Sriram Nene.
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani

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Raveena Tandon and film distributor Anil Thadani married in Udaipur in 2004.

The couple have two children, Rasha and Ranbir Thadani.

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Image: Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra

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Afer winning the sixth season of the British reality show Big Brother, Shilpa Shetty discovered her life partner in British businessman Raj Kundra.

The couple were married in Khandala in 2009 and later threw a star-studded reception for their filmi friends in Mumbai.


Image: Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty.
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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