By Jasleen Kaur Last Updated:
Someone once brilliantly pointed out that some get lucky in love right away while some take a second shot at it and eventually find happiness. When we talk about second marriages, there are quite a few pretty and glamourous ladies who may have had a first failed marriage, but have gotten lucky a second time in love.
From Shweta Tiwari and Shraddha Nigam to Rucha Gujarati and Ashwini Kalsekar, these leading ladies from the television world are examples of people who had a successful second marriage. We have compiled a list of 14 television actresses who got married a second time.
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One of the most adored bahus from the telly land, Shweta Tiwari can be termed as the finest example of what strong women look like. From a married woman and a survivor of an abusive relationship to a dignified single mother who mustered the courage to embrace marriage again, Shweta Tiwari’s personal journey has been one volcanic ride of sorts, but an inspiring one too.
Shweta was married to actor Raja Chaudhary from 1998-2007 with whom she has a daughter named Palak. When this pretty actress was married to Bhojpuri actor Raja Chaudhary, nothing seemed wrong with her personal life until Shweta decided to speak up against domestic violence and her decision to divorce Raja. Shweta was beaten, harassed and tortured by Raja either at home or at her shoots. Having gone through so much in the years that she was married to Raja, Shweta made up her mind to end her abusive marriage and move on.
After her divorce from Raja, Shweta found love in television actor, Abhinav Kohli. Shweta and Abhinav took things slowly. They dated for 3 years before tying the knot on July 13, 2013. Other than finding a very understanding soulmate in Abhinav Kohli, she also found a supportive and caring father for her daughter Palak.
The couple welcomed a cute little baby boy on November 27, 2016 and named him Reyansh Kohli.
Rucha Gujarathi, who became popular for her role in and TV’s Ganga also had an unsuccessful first marriage. She was first married to a Mumbai-based businessman named Mitul Sanghvi from October 2010 – April 2013.
Just like many of her peers like Shweta Tiwari and Deepshikha Nagpal from the television world, Rucha too, was a victim of physical violence and mental abuse by her ex-husband Mitul and in-laws. Some reports even suggested that Rucha was beaten on many occasions and at times, the torture was so extreme in nature that Rucha was deprived of food and even asked to pay for the family’s personal expenses.
After enduring an extremely abusive relationship and bitter marriage, the actress finally found love again in Vishal whom she met through a common friend. The couple got engaged in July 2016 and entered holy matrimony on December 12, 2016.
Shraddha Nigam was first married to Dil Mil Gaye actor, Karan Singh Grover from 2008 through 2009. It was widely reported that Shraddha and Karan’s 10-month-old marriage went kaput because of Karan’s philandering ways. With time, Shraddha bravely and gracefully moved on.
The actress went on to marry actor Mayank Anand (who was also a part of Dil Mil Gaye) in 2012, and Karan Singh Grover meanwhile had a second marriage and third marriage with Jennifer Winget and Bipasha Basu respectively.
Recently, this Krishna Arjun actress came in news for her stunning transformation and her clothing line that she owns with her husband Mayank Anand. The couple launched Mayanak Ananad Shraddha Nigam, at the Lakme Fashion Week in 2011 and has been doing great.
This beautiful actress from Bade Acche Lagte Hain too was a victim of physical abuse and mental torture. Chahatt’s first husband was Bharat Narsinghani, a businessman whom she married in 2006. But, within seven months of marriage, Chahatt walked out because of constant mental abuse. After her first marriage ended, Chahatt was in a relationship with actor Kanana Malhotra, but unfortunately, it didn’t materialise.
In 2013, things started looking up for this pretty actress and she happily married Farhan Mirza, a businessman, in February. On September 9, 2016, Chahatt and Farhan became proud parents to a sweet little princess. They have named their bundle of joy, Zohar Mirza.
Sneha Wagh, who everyone remembers for her role in the serial Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera also got married twice. Her first marriage to Avishkar Darvekar was a troublesome one. Several reports indicated that she was a victim of domestic violence.
About her first marriage and domestic violence, Sneha was quoted as saying:
“Yes I did, and I didn't know how to deal with it. I was very young at that time. I was just 19. It was a proper domestic violence case. Frankly, I was never sure whether I should marry again. After 7 years, I somehow made up my mind that I should try settling into matrimony again. It was my sheer bad luck that I chose a wrong man again.”
Unfortunately, Sneha’s second marriage to interior designer Anurag Solanki too ended after eight months.
About her second failed marriage, she said:
“Yes it didn't work out, and it didn't work out at all. I realised that I couldn't spend the rest of my life with him.”
Having gone through two failed marriages, Sneha categorically said she was neither open to love nor marriage.
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Deepshikha Nagpal was first married to fellow actor Jeet Upendra but divorced him in 2007. This was certainly not the end of the road for this pretty damsel as she once again found love in Bollywood and TV actor, Kaishav Arora. Deepshikha and Kaishav got married in 2012 and Kaishav happily accepted Deepshikha’s two kids from her previous marriage.
But soon things started slipping away for this couple with Deepshikha filing FIR against Kaishav for threatening to kill her and her kids. And unfortunately, this love story too came to an end (for a short while though).
But something unexpected happened. Despite the ugly and much public separation, Deepshikha and Kaishav decided to let bygones be bygones, and patched up! Yes, this happened.
About the reconciliation, Deepshikha said:
“When we met after eight months of separation, we wondered why we split in the first place. I cannot love anyone else than Kaishav; everything else ceases to matter when we are together. Now, we don't want to discuss our past anymore. For a successful marriage, one has to respect each other's space. I want to and have already started life afresh."
Shortly after this episode, the couple was even holidaying in Goa and looked happy as ever!
People didn’t know who Dimpy Ganguly was until she took part in Imagine TV's Swayamvar reality show, Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and ended up marrying Rahul Mahajan, son of late BJP leader, Pramod Mahajan.
Rahul and Dimpy were married from 2010 till 2015. Dimpy too was allegedly a victim of domestic abuse. After a much publicised fight, the couple filed for divorce in 2014 and it was granted in 2015.
Dimpy’s life lit up once again as she bumped into her school friend Rohit Roy (who she secretly liked back in school) in Dubai. Sparks flew and the next thing Dimpy and Rohit knew was they wanted to get married. The couple tied the knot in November 27, 2015 and welcomed a baby girl on June 20, 2016. The little one is already one of the favourite star kids.
Ms. Breganza from Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai second marriage to actor Parmeet Sethi is one fairytale of sorts. Archana had a failed marriage before she met Parmeet. After an unsuccessful first marriage, this Shriman Shrimati actress had lost her interest in men and took a vow that she will never marry anyone. She was quoted as saying:
“After my previous failed marriage, I never wanted to have another man in my life. But with Parmeet, I realised that men can be gentle, loving and sensitive, and not all of them are violent and possessive. Parmeet is an absolute antithesis of a male chauvinist.”
But as clichéd as this may sound, fate definitely had better plans for her. Archana first met Parmeet at a common friend’s party and it was attraction at first sight for Parmeet, and for Archana, she was just intrigued by Parmeet.
The couple had a live-in relationship for 5 years before officially getting married. Though Archana is five years elder to Parmeet, but their trust, honesty and understanding in their relationship is spot on. Despite a stiff resistance from Parmeet’s family, the couple walked down the aisle on June 30, 1992, and has two sons, Aaryamann and Ayushmaan.
The vivacious Pari Kapadia from Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin was a single parent to a four-year-old little girl, Dainoor, when she married Dr. Rahul from Sanjivani in 2004. It was love at first sight for both Manini and Mihir Mishra at their common friend, late actor, Sanjit Bedi’s party and within a week, these two were married. Crazy, right?
But this actually happened! Mihir and Manini had a very unconventional wedding that took place at Mihir’s living room. Many predicted that hasty decision won’t lead anywhere but then, Mihir and Manini sure proved it wrong! Just like actress Shweta Tiwari, even Manini’s daughter from her previous marriage, Dainoor has a beautiful equation with Mihir.
Gautami and Ram make a fabulous pair looking pair but not many know this is the second marriage for Gautami. She was first married to a commercial photographer, Madhur Shroff. When she was shooting for Ghar Ek Mandir, she met Ram Kapoor.
The two fell in love and got married in 2003. Though initially, both Ram and Gautami’s families opposed their decision as Ram was a Punjabi and Gautami, a Maharashtrian but the two convinced them and got married according to Arya Samaj rituals. They have two kids, a daughter, Sia, and a son, Aks.
This stunning actress who played Salman Khan’s on-screen bhabhi in Hum Aapke Hain Koun!, got lucky in love a second time when she met Bollywood actor Ashutosh Rana. Her first marriage with a guy named, Vijay Kenkare (who doesn't belong to industry) was short-lived, which made the actress very insecure about a second marriage.
In an interview, she said:
“I did have insecurities before getting into another marriage, but I guess I was better equipped this time around. My first marriage has made me what I am today.”
Ashutosh and Renuka have two sons together, Shauryaman and Satyendra.
Shweta Kewani, who enjoyed popularity with her stint in serials like Baa Bahoo Aur Baby, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, was first married to Alexx O’Nell, an American actor and musician who is based out of India. The two were married from 2008 till 2011. Alexx later went on to date Yeh Meri Life Hai fame actress, Shama Sikander.
After her divorce from Alexx, Shweta wanted some time off from everything so she went to visit her brother in the United States. During her stay there, Shweta met her current husband Ken Andino, a lawyer, in New York City and felt an instant connect. They dated for a while before making their relationship official. In October 2012, Shweta Keswani and Ken Andino got married and in October 2013, the couple welcomed a baby girl.
Tanaaz Irani, who has been a part of several television serials as well as Bollywood movies, married popular theatre artist Farid Currim when she was quite young. She became a mother at the age of 20 to a daughter named Zianne. She met her present husband, Bakhtiyaar Irani, who is eight years her junior, on the sets of a television serial.
Tanaaz and Bakhtiyaar fell in love and finally tied the knot in 2007. Though their families protested initially, but Bakhtiyaar’s sister Delnaaz Irani (also an actress) and brother Paurus convinced them. Tanaaz and Bakhtiyaar have two children, a son named Zeus, born on March 20, 2008 and a daughter named Zara, born on September 19, 2011.
Ashwini who made a mark for herself in the telly land with powerful roles in serials like Shanti, C.I.D, and Jodha Akbar was first married to television actor Nitesh Pandey who is currently seen in Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka as Viren Mittal. Ashwani and Nitesh married in 1998 but soon fell apart and divorced in 2002. Nitesh was seen in Bollywood movies like Om Shanti Om and Khosla Ka Ghosla.
Ashwani then took another shot at marriage with fellow actor Murali Sharma, who has been a part of several Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Kannada movies. He is known for his roles in movies like Black Friday and Apaharan. Ashwani and Murali have been married since 2009.
Gunjan, who is currently seen in Naagin and was earlier in serials like Sinndoor Tere Naam Ka and Kuch Apne Kuch Paraye married Main Naa Bhoolungi fame actor, Vikkas Manaktala in 2015. The two first met at a fleet management event in 2013 and after a few months, they started dating. The couple was in a relationship for almost 1.5 years before they made it official on April 21, 2015.
Not many know that this is the second marriage for this pretty actress. She was first married to famous actor Sachin Verma who was a part of serials like KumKum, Reth, Pyar Ki Kashti Mein, Zoran and Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se. The couple was married for a year before they called it quits.
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