By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
It is rightly said that one must find a partner, who becomes their strongest pillar of strength and stands by them through their thick and thin. A journey that began with a prank call, sealed the deal with 'it's tomorrow or never' proposal and happily going on with three beautiful additions. Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor, a couple who has reinstated our faith in love and marriages with their close to five decades of togetherness. Despite hailing from the prominent Kapoor family of B-town, Anil had his own fair share of struggles in the industry, and it was Sunita, who had supported him unconditionally.
Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor had dated for 11 years and postponed their wedding date twice before finally tying the knot on May 19, 1984. Anil and Sunita not only established his professional career together but also a 'happily ever after' world to live in, with three extremely talented children, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Rhea Kapoor and Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor. Sharing the secret to his happy married life with Sunita, at the grand finale of the dance reality show, Nach Baliye 9, Anil had said, "Hamesha apne biwi ke aage peeche 'Ji Ma'am, Yes Ma'am kijiyega, aur aap hamesha khush rahengey."
To mark their 37th wedding anniversary, Anil Kapoor posted a series of pictures with his 'bedrock', Sunita Kapoor with a heartfelt wish for her. Making a promise to Sunita, Anil wrote in his anniversary wish, "All the love stories and quotes about love fall short in front of our love story. With you by my side I know I'm safe, loved & happy! You are the bedrock of our combined families and we don't know what we'd do without you in our lives! I promise to spend my life making you feel loved and treasured in the way that you deserve it...Happy Anniversary!! @kapoor.sunita." Anil and Sunita's son-in-law and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja's husband, Anand Ahuja shared Anil's anniversary post on his IG story and added a 'Happy Anniversary' sticker on it.
To mark their 36th wedding anniversary on May 19, 2020, Anil Kapoor had revealed how May 19 became the best day of their lives and elaborated on his proposal story. To caption his anniversary post for Sunita, Anil had written, "How 19th May became the best day of our lives! I proposed to my girlfriend Sunita and asked her to be my wife... our wedding had been delayed a lot because I wanted to be sure that I could take care of her in the way she deserved and give her everything she could ever dream of...in the very least, I needed to be able to afford to buy a house and hire a cook!! I just wanted to be worthy of her... We got married on 19th May, against all odds... I still remember when I entered her house on our wedding day and saw my bride, she was smiling and I had tears in my eyes... Tears of happiness, but also nervousness... I mean it was my wedding day!"
Revealing that though many people prophesied that marrying so early would be disastrous for his career, he didn’t want to waste another day without Sunita Kapoor and wanted her by his side forever, Anil Kapoor had continued, "Our wedding was planned and executed within a day, and yes we may not have had a big wedding or even a honeymoon, which she still teases me about, but it was still the best thing that ever happened to me....it was now or never for us and I’m so glad we took the leap that day and started our lives together... many people prophesied that marrying so early would be disastrous for my career, but all I knew was that I did not want to waste another day without her and wanted her by my side through it all... for us it was never career or love.. it was always love AND career... I won’t say in the end we lived happily ever after...because it is not even close to the end of our love story... we still have a lot of love to share together, forever... Happy Anniversary to the love of my life, my wife Sunita... @kapoor.sunita."
Happy anniversary, Anil and Sunita!