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What links Kalki to Sarika, Sonali Bendre

Last updated on: April 28, 2011 15:40 IST

What links Kalki to Sarika, Sonali Bendre

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Joy is in the air as Kalki Koechlin prepares to tie the knot with director boyfriend Anurag Kashyap this weekend, and we at Rediff wish the couple every joy.

Looking down memory lane, here are some other actresses who married directors:


Image: Kalki Koechlin and Anurag Kashyap

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Sonali Bendre and Goldie Behl

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The stunning Sonali Bendre debuted opposite Govinda in a film called Aag but made us all sit up and gape only a couple of years later with her Humma Humma song in Mani Ratnam's Bombay.

She married Ramesh Behl's son Goldie in November 2002, and has worked only sparingly since. The couple have a son, Ranveer.


Image: Sonali Bendre and Goldie Behl

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Shruti and Danish Aslam

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Bubbly Channel [V] VJ Shruti struck gold with a television show called Shararat. Made for children, the show instantly made Seth popular among kids, and differentiated her from the rest of her VJ ilk.

She married longtime boyfriend Aslam, Kunal Kohli's onetime assistant who directed Break Ke Baad last year, in a private ceremony in Goa.


Image: Shruti and Danish Aslam

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Sarika and Kamal Haasan

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Starting her career as a child actor, Sarika -- under the alter ego of 'Master Sooraj' -- played a boy in many films through the 1960s. It was only after 1975's Geet Gaata Chal that she became a heroine, and, when her career was at its peak, gave it all up to go live with legendary actor-filmmaker Haasan in Chennai.

Since her divorce, the actress has been impressing us with relative regularity all over again.


Image: Kamal Haasan and Sarika

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Mini Mathur and Kabir Khan

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Best known for her roles as television compere -- Mathur has hosted shows as diverse as Indian Idol, Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao and Sports Ka Superstar -- Mini is married to Kabul Express and New York director Kabir Khan.

They live in Mumbai and have a daughter, Sairah, and a son, Vivaan.


Image: Mini Mathur and Kabir Khan

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Soni Razdan and Mahesh Bhatt

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British born actress Soni made an impressive debut in 36 Chowringhee Lane and soon became a mainstay of Indian parallel cinema of the 1980s, with such films as Party, Saaransh and Khamosh.

She married Saaransh director Bhatt and went on to work in several of his movies, including Sir and Sadak. She was last seen in this year's Patiala House.


Image: Soni Razdan and Mahesh Bhatt

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Bindiya Goswami and JP Dutta

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A well-regarded actress of the 1970s and 1980s, Goswami courted controversy when she married her frequent leading man Vinod Mehra, who was then already married.

Their relationship dissolved soon enough, and Goswami gave up her acting career to marry Dutta, the man behind Ghulami and Border. They have two daughters, Nidhi and Siddhi.


Image: Bindiya Goswami and JP Dutta

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Kiran Juneja and Ramesh Sippy

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After breaking through playing the role of Veerawali in television classic Buniyaad, Juneja struck up a friendship with the show's director, legendary Sholay-maker Sippy.

The two got married and while Sippy hasn't directed any film since 1995's Zamaana Deewana, Kiran keeps showing up in films like Khosla Ka Ghosla, Fashion and Badmaash Company.


Image: Kiran Juneja and Ramesh Sippy

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Shefali and Vipul Shah

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She first showed up in a bit role in Rangeela, but we all really took notice of Shah when she played Bhiku Mhatre's wife Pyaari in the cult classic Satya.

First married to television actor Harsh Chhaya, Shefali wed filmmaker Shah after her divorce. She has only worked in one of her husband's films, Waqt: The Race Against Time, where she played Amitabh Bachchan's wife.


Image: Shefali and Vipul Shah

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Kalpana Karthik and Dev Anand

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Originally named Mona Singh, former beauty queen Karthik had a hit on her hands with her first film, Baazi, a Dev Anand starrer which marked Guru Dutt's directorial debut.

In 1954, while shooting Taxi Driver, she and Anand got secretly married. After Nau Do Gyarah, Karthik settled down as a homemaker and gave up acting, while Devsaab continues to be as prolific an actor-filmmaker as ever.


Image: Dev Anand and Kalpana Karthik

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