By Shefali Jha Last Updated:
Possibly among India’s finest singers in the country today, Adnan Sami’s personal and professional life has always remained under the huge media spotlight. While his professional life has continued moving upwards, his professional life hasn’t had such a smooth sail.
With three failed marriages, out of which two were with the same woman, and a fourth marriage moving steadily; there has been no dearth or fear of love in Sami’s life. Let’s take a look at his turbulent love life.
Love-struck Adnan Sami tied the knot with famous Pakistani actress, Zeba Bakhtiar, in 1993 when he was just a young, 22-year-old man. Since Adnan was not a well-known name back then, the word of their affair before the wedding never got out. The couple also starred in a Pakistani film together called Sargam. Some reports revealed back then that it was Zeba’s third marriage with Adnan but that never became a cause of stress between the two.
The couple had a lovely baby boy the very next year, named Azaan. Even though the couple parted ways in 1996, and fought for their son's custody. The custody was given to Zeba but with years, the wounds healed and the two now share a warm relationship. Currently, both Adnan and Zeba hold the custody of their child together and are very close to him. Their son Azaan is now married to his childhood sweetheart. Zeba talked about her relationship with Adnan and said:
"I plunged into marriage with Adnan but we had major agenda differences. He married Zeba Bakhtiar the star, and not me as a person."
Adnan had another tryst with love in 2001 when he tied the knot with a businesswoman from Dubai, Arab Sabah Galadari. Just like his previous marriage, Sami did not let the media get a lowdown on his relationship with Sabah. However, when the news of their marriage finally came out it was reported that Sabah already had a son from her prior marriage. Since Adnan had become a well-established name by then, the reports of trouble in their paradise had already started floating around. The couple decided to part ways in 2004.
But as they say, some bonds are too strong to be broken so easily. The couple decided to give their relationship another chance only to file for divorce again in 2009 with Sabah levelling accuses of domestic violence on Sami. Surprisingly, Adnan’s first wife, Zeba, came to his rescue during this phase and stayed by his side. Talking about his second wife Sabah Galadari, in an interview, he retorted:
"According to Islamic marriage laws, she was technically never my wife at all. Even if she was, my religion permits me to have three wives."
Adnan Sami’s current wife, Roya Faryabi, came to his life when he was at his lowest. Having gone through a couple of bad separations and an extreme weight loss, Adnan needed someone to be by his side. And Roya, being a close family friend and a confidant, chose to help him tide through the worst waves together.
Roya and Adnan make their first public appearance at the premiere of 3 Idiots. Faryabi belonged to Mumbai but is originally of Afghan descent. The couple tied the knot in 2010 and gave birth to a baby girl. The couple named her Medina Sami Khan. In an earlier interview with a media portal, talking about the time he met Roya, he spilled the beans:
"I was going through the worst phase of my life when I met Roya. I lost my grandfather, then my father. She held my hand during my darkest hours while I was fighting the ugliest court battle with my former wife."
He further added:
"I wouldn't say Roya came into my life suddenly. We got to know each other gradually. After having gone through what I have, I was in no mood to jump into a new relationship. But it didn't take me long to realise she was the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with."
Adnan also talked about why his loyal nature is not shown in his relationships, he said:
“I am an incurable romantic. I am even in love with the idea of being in love and hence, I write a lot of love songs. My sense of loyalty is also extreme. But I also believe that sometimes things are just not meant to be. I respect my earlier two wives for the times we shared and for being a part of my life and like to remove negativities. I have a son from my first marriage and he lives with his mother in Karachi.”
True love does not generally knock at people’s doors twice, but in Adnan Sami’s life, it happened not just once or twice but four times. With the birth of their daughter, the couple has been going stronger than ever and we can’t help but wish the couple a lovely journey ahead.