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Television couples often end up spending at least 8 to 10 hours on sets, this way they get to know and understand each other quite well. So, it does not come as a surprise when they confess to be being struck by cupid's arrow. Their fans and well-wishers adore them so much as an on-screen jodi, that they wish they turn into real-life couples as well.
Well, some of them did fulfil their fan's wishes. Check out some of the hottest reel-to-real-life Indian television jodis. Here are 31 Indian television celebrity couples who fell in love while working together:
Debina and Gurmeet turned overnight stars with Ramayan, where they starred as Sita and Ram respectively. Debina came to Mumbai for a talent hunt contest, where she met Gurmeet for the first time. But, it was only when she settled in Mumbai, Gurmeet, who was also her roommate's boyfriend’s friend, was actually introduced officially to her.
After five years of being in a steady relationship, Gurmeet finally proposed to Debina with a big diamond ring on a reality TV show, Pati, Patni Aur Woh. Gurmeet and Debina tied the knot on February 15, 2011, and are now proud parents of two adopted children from Bihar- Pooja and Lata. But the funniest bit is the fact that the children call them bhaiya and didi.
“They call us bhaiya and didi. They started addressing us like that when we first met them, they are more comfortable with that. But we know that they are our children and they will be forever ours.”
Yes, we are talking about the super-idealist couple Manav and Archana, from Pavitra Rishta. The chemistry between the couple was very refreshing in the serial, because of their shy love and strong emotional bond. Sushant's busy Bollywood schedule often kept the two lovebirds apart, hence they decided to move in a live-in relationship.
There was a point in their relationship when even marriage was in talks, but unfortunately, this couple broke up after almost six years of togetherness because of the reasons best known to them. Post his break-up with Ankita, Sushant was constantly in news for his rumoured relationship with his Raabta co-star Kriti Sanon.
Yes, we are talking about Veer and Tapasya, who met on the sets of Uttaran. Despite playing the role of an estranged couple in the soap, the two were once very much in love in real life. Like all other couples, they initially denied their relationship but eventually confirmed it later. And, after Nandish proposed Rashmi on the eve of his birthday bash, the two got married in 2012. Sadly, this wedding too didn't last long and they got separated in 2016.
The couple came closer while shooting together for their show, Ghar Ek Sapna. Both Mahesh and Anisha were never seen sharing screen space again, but this could not keep them separated. And while Mahesh was busy doing Bade Acche Lagte Hai, Anisha gained fame as Ragini in Zee’s Sanskaar Laxmi. The couple kept their relation under wraps, until they announced their wedding. They got hitched on November 20, 2011, in a private ceremony attended by close friends and family.
Theirs was not an instant hit-off jodi, Raqesh Vashisth and Riddhi Dogra first came together on-screen for YRF's new show on Sony, Seven. They were barely on talking terms, but it was their serial Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak? that brought them closer. The couple also participated in the season 6 of Nach Baliye. They got married on May 29, 2011 and are in a steady marital bliss. The couple wants to adopt a child in future and will give him/her a better life.
They are one of the most good-looking couples in the Indian TV industry. Aamir and Sanjeeda had been friends for too long, so it took them some time to realise their love for each other. After a few dates, the couple decided to take the relationship forward and went on participating in Nach Baliye, in 2007 as a couple, where they won against Rakhi Sawant and Abhishek Awasthi. Together, they made appearances as couple in many shows like, Kya Dill Mein Hai, and Ek Hasina Thi. Finally, on March 2, 2012, the couple settled in holy matrimony.
They can very well be tagged as the first reel-to-real life jodi of Indian television. Their love-hate relationship in Kutumb was the ultimate test of the chemistry that was brewing between them, so much so that Ekta had to rope in Gauri to play the lead opposite Hiten in her mega show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. When you look at it from the angle that Hiten is the mischief creating, happy-go-lucky guy and Gauri is a little reserved, no-nonsense kind of a girl, you will actually believe that opposites do attract. They tied the knot on April 29, 2004 and the happiness in their relationship quadrupled with the arrival of their twins, Nevaan and Katya in 2009.
Barkha and Indraneil met on the sets of Pyaar ke do Naam: Ek Raadha Ek Shyaam. It did not take long for their on-screen love as Radha and Shyaam to blossom off-screen as well. So, these two, totally opposite people became good friends. They did not fall in love with each other instantly. But as they say, it will happen if it is supposed to happen. They were destined to fall in love and so they did. The couple got married in 2008, and are blessed with a lovely daughter, Meira.
Ram and Gautami are one of the most loved and adored couples of the Indian television. The couple starred in Ghar Ek Mandir, but their poles apart personalities led them away from each other. As they say opposites attract, eventually this couple too fell for each other. The love brewing amid them was evident to their fans. They had to convince their families, as they were against their marital liaison. The couple, however, tied the knot on February 14, 2003, on the Valentine's Day.
Their friendship goes back to the time when they both were working on popular TV soap Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, and Kkusum. Both Shweta and Manav hit it off and soon turned the best of friends. But it was Manav's growing fondness for her that made Shweta a bit uncomfortable (as both had suffered in past relationships). During an interview, Shweta shared how she felt uncomfortable and confused, as she did not want to trouble their friendship, so they politely parted. But, soon realised that they were terribly missing each other. After almost three and half years of courtship, the couple got married on December 6, 2004. On May 11, 2012, the couple became proud parents of a baby girl, Zahra.
Shaleen and Dalljiet were the stars of Kulvaddhu, on Sony TV. They also participated in Nach Baliye in 2008 and won the dance reality show. After winning the show, they soon tied the knot in 2009. They even had a son together named Jaydon. Unfortunately, this marriage did not last long and the couple filed for the divorce in 2015. Post-marriage, Dalljiet is in a happy space with her son and is living her life to the fullest.
Television heartthrob, Vivian Dsena fell in love with his wife, Vahbiz Dorabjee on the sets of their show, Star One's, Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani. The show was a teenage love-supernatural drama, in which Vivian played the character, Abhay and Vahbiz played, Panchi. It was love at first sight for Vivian who saw Vahbiz in a rain sequence, and instantly fell in love with her. As the show’s popularity grew, so did Vivian and Vahbiz’s closeness which ultimately culminated into marriage. On January 7, 2013, the couple tied the knot, but after 3 years of blissful marriage they are now separated.
Ravish started his career opposite Kanchi Kaul in the hit series Ek Nanad Ki Khushiyon Ki Chaabi… Meri Bhabhi, and Mughda portrayed the role of Princess Sanyogita in the series Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan. They met on the sets of their show Satrangi Sasural, which aired on Zee TV, and fell in love. The two got married on December 14, 2016.
Divyanka Tripathi, who essays the role of television’s most loved character Ishima, was dating her co-star Sharad Malhotra from Banoo Main Teri Dulhann. But after their decade long relationship, Divyanka and Sharad parted their ways and while she was nursing her broken heart she found friend in Vivek. It wasn’t love at first sight for these two, and were introduced to each other by someone from the show. Their compatibility and simplicity took their friendship to another level and they finally got married with a lavish wedding on July 14, 2016.
Ex-Bigg Boss contestant and famous television anchor, Aman Verma tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend actress Vandana Lalwani. The two met each other on the sets of Hum Ne Li Hai- Shapath and Vandana played the role of Aman’s sister in the show. The love between the two blossomed while working together for the show and they got married on December 14, 2016.
Well, we all remember Sharad Kelkar and Keerti Gaekwad from Zee network's telly serial Saat Phere, but what we all don’t know is that it wasn’t their first show together. It was Doordarshan’s Aakrosh, and their second encounter where the two actually bonded was CID Special Bureau. It was Sharad’s support during Keerti’s rough times that brought them closer. Though Keerti’s character was for a short term, the couple was highly appreciated by the audience. They also participated in Nach Baliye and gave everyone some serious relationship goals. They got married on June 3, 2005 and welcomed their daughter, Kesha on February 7, 2014.
Kaahin Kissii Roz fame Yash and Gauri essayed the role of devar-bhabhi in the show, and it was on sets that their little friendship turned into something more. Though they were not the lead cast, but they apparently fell in love and got married. They also participated in the dance reality show, Nach Baliye and made it to the finals. They are blessed with two daughters, Pari and Mayrah. The couple was on cloud nine as Gauri’s second pregnancy came as a surprise to them and they welcomed their second child after 13 years.
The on-screen happily married couple in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Sanjeev Seth and Lata Sabharwal are married in real life too. Not only the couple gained success and stardom from the show, but also the love of their life. This is Sanjeev’s second marriage and the couple has a huge age difference of 14 years. Their relationship signifies that it is love that only matters and there is no ideal age to fall in love.
Gurdeep and Arjun met on the sets of Sanjivani in 2002 and it was Arjun for whom it was love at first sight. Arjun proposed the love of his life and the couple took vows on December 10, 2006 with a typical Punjabi wedding. They also participated in dance reality show, Nach Baliye where their chemistry was appreciated by everyone. They welcomed their baby girl, Meher in 2010 and a baby boy, Mahir in 2015. This picture-perfect family truly redefines love for us!
Jennifer Winget and Karan Singh Grover casted together in a popular television drama Kasautii Zindagii Kay, but gained fame for their roles in Dill Mill Gayye. They were the lead pair of the show and the fell in love during the show. Karan was then already married to Shraddha Nigam whom he divorced after one year of marriage. Karan then tied the knot with Jennifer, but unfortunately their marriage also didn’t last long. The two got divorced after spending four years of marital bliss in 2016. Post his second divorce, Karan got married to his co-star in movie Alone, Bipasha Basu.
Their meeting started with a sheer misjudgment of character which later turned in to friendship and then love. Shakti Arora had a rude first impression of air-hostess-turned-actress Neha Saxena during the briefing of their show, Tere Liye. They also participated in Nach Baliye, and tied the knot in April, 2018. The madly in love couple are crazy about each other and Shakti is completely mesmerised by his lady.
Ravi and Sargun played the role of husband-wife in the serial, 12/24 Karol Bagh, and Sargun first met Ravi when he came for the look test for the show. Initially, she found him weird, but later realised that they are very similar in nature and that’s how they got attracted to each other. The hit off immediately, started dating and soon on the sets of Nach Baliye Ravi went down on knees to propose his baliye. They tied the knot on December 7, 2013 and the couple has been doing great so far!
Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal, popularly known as 'Monaya' by their fans, tied the knot in a grand ceremony on January 25, 2016. They met on the sets of Miley Jab Hum Tum where they played one of the romantic leads. Their on-screen romance developed into something deeper during the show, and they kept their relationship a secret while dating for 7 years. Their undying support, love and understanding for each other was quite evident through their Nach Baliye journey.
Kiran Karmarkar and Rinku Dhawan, are both prolific actors who worked together in Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki. Kiran played the role of Om Agrawal while Rinku portrayed the role of his sister, Chaya. Playing the role of siblings didn’t stop the two from falling in love and they got married to each other while the show was still on. However, the two have filed for a divorce.
Sasural Simar Ka’s Prem Dheeraj Dhoopar and Udaan’s Tina Vinny Arora got married in a lavish wedding ceremony in Delhi on November 16, 2016. Dheeraj and Vinny first met on the sets of Zee TV’s Maat Pitaah Ke Charnon Mein Swarg and started dating. The couple had a long courtship of 6 years before they decided to tie the knot. They make a really adorable couple together and their love is getting stronger with each passing day.
Naksh and Kriti of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Mohena Singh and Rishi Dev respectively have rumoured to be dating for a while now. Though the couple has never gone on-record, their secret dates and rendezvous are enough to tell that there is something brewing between the two. A source from the show once revealed:
“Their bond is becoming stronger by the day. The duo is more than ‘just friends' now and everyone on the set is aware about their growing fondness for each other."
Avinash Sachdev and Rubina Dilaik first met on the sets of famous TV serial, Choti Bahu. The lead pair of the serial started off on an amicable note and eventually gave in to the love they had for each other. However, the two separated after dating for over a year. Avinash went on to marry Shalmalee Desai and Rubina tied the nuptial knot with Abhinav Shukla.
Priyanka Udhwani and Anshul Pandey fell in love with each other on the sets of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. Unlike other couples, these two have always been vocal about their relationship. Anshul once said in an interview:
“We fell in love on the sets of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. I realised it within no time that I had fallen for Priyanka. There's never a dull moment with her. She keeps my life lively and happening, that is one thing that makes me fall in love with her all over again”.
Another Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai couple, Shivangi Joshi and Mohsin Khan, fell on the sets of the show. Recently, Mohsin confessed to a media portal:
“I don't know what made me fall for her. I guess it's her innocence. We are still exploring each other. It has been a long friendship and a beautiful journey, which has now blossomed into love”.
Sai Deodhar and Shakti Anand met on the sets of Saara Akaash, and shared an amicable bond with each other. It was Shakti who at first realised he was falling for Sai. And, as they say, the rest is history! Shakti proposed to her and the two got married in January 2005. They were blessed with a daughter in 2011.
The love story of Kaahin Kissii Roz fame actors, Mouli Ganguly and Mazhar Sayyed is a doting one. Though they weren’t cast opposite each other and had dissimilarities due to different religions, there was not an ounce of a problem in their understanding. The couple started dating when they were working together on the show itself and after the seven years of lovely courtship, they said 'I Do' to each other. On October 15, 2010, the two got married.
Kishwer and Suyyash met on the sets of their show, Pyaar Ki Yeh Ek Kahaani and soon, clicked with each other. Reportedly, they would spend time talking on the phone after their shoot till 7 in the morning. The cupid's arrow struck the two and they decided to spend the rest of their life together and got married on December 16, 2016, in a grand wedding affair.
Asha Negi and Rithvik Dhanjani first met on the sets of famous Zee TV soap opera, Pavitra Rishta. Soon they were head over heels in love with each other and today, AshVik, as fans adorably call them, make one of the most famous couples of telly land. In an interview, Rithvik once opened up:
"Our bond is way stronger now. I shamelessly depend on her for sanity; she has brought calmness into my life. Like everybody else, I too have a lot of flaws, which she rectifies beautifully. Asha has definitely made me a better human being and continues to do that on a daily basis. My anger was my biggest disadvantage, but she has helped me by being herself. She has twice my temper".
Given the fact that love can strike anyone anywhere, and with Indian television industry being so big, we are sure there will be many more names coming this way to the list. Who is your favourite couple among these? Do let us know in the comments section below!