By Namrata Arora Last Updated:
Apart from their work in the movies, many Bollywood celebrities also stay in the limelight because of their relationships. And, why not! After all, many of us love to keep a check on who is dating whom and who will be getting married to which celebrity soon.
Well, we are pretty sure that our Bollywood fans must be aware of all the relationships that their favourite celebs had or still have after they became famous. But do you also know who they dated before making it big in Bollywood? Well, if you answered no, then read on to boost your filmy knowledge about the Tinseltown stars and celebrities, who dumped their partners after becoming famous and successful in Bollywood.
During her modelling days, Bollywood's mastani, Deepika Padukone, had dated model and actor, Nihaar Pandya for quite some time. The two had met at an acting school in Mumbai for the first time. They had also featured in two different songs of popular singer, Himesh Reshammiya's album, Aap Kaa Surroor. As per various reports, the duo was also in a live-in relationship before they had parted ways.
After their breakup, Deepika had started dating Ranbir Kapoor. On Deepika Padukone's 30th birthday, Nihaar was interviewed by a leading daily a few year ago, and on being asked about his equation with Deepika, he had mentioned:
"Yes, we are very much in touch. It’s nowhere close to the way it has been portrayed so far with reports suggesting that both of us are waiting to run each other down or anything. It’s all very much on a friendly note."
After breaking up with Deepika Padukone, Nihaar Pandya got married to popular singer, Neeti Mohan on February 16, 2019, at Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad. On June 2, 2021, Nihaar and Neeti had welcomed a baby boy into their lives.
Talking about Deepika Padukone, she got married to Ranveer Singh. The much-anticipated wedding had taken place on November 14 and 15, 2018, in Lake Como, Italy. The couple is quite active on their respective social media handles, and time and again, their cutesy pictures and videos go viral on the internet.
Yes, you heard it right! Actor, Imran Khan's estranged wife, Avantika Malik, was Ranbir Kapoor's first crush. It is believed that Ranbir even used to visit her on the sets of the popular serial, Just Mohabbat, in which she had worked as a child artist. Ranbir Kapoor reportedly was so smitten with Avantika Malik that he used to visit her on the sets of her show.
However, the two had parted ways, and soon after separating, Avantika had found love in Imran Khan, and after 8-years of dating each other, they got married on January 10, 2011. Later, the couple was blessed with a baby girl on June 9, 2014. And, the young parents had named their little angel, Imara Malik Khan. For the unversed, Imran and Avantika are now separated due to some irreconcilable issues. Talking about Ranbir, the actor is soon reportedly going to tie the knot with his girlfriend, Alia Bhatt, after having sour dating experiences with actresses, Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif.
Before she acquired fame and stardom, the desi girl, Priyanka Chopra, was dating Aseem Merchant. Reportedly, she had dumped him after she became Miss World in 2014. However, there were reports that Aseem had planned to take revenge on Priyanka by making a biopic on her titled, 67 Days. Priyanka has also filed a legal notice in court against the making of the biopic.
Priyanka Chopra's ex-manager, Prakash Jaju, had also shared that it was a rather serious relationship between her and Aseem. Rumours also had it that Priyanka had once thought of ending her life due to her frequent arguments between her and Aseem. In a throwback interview with a leading media portal, raising concerns about Priyanka's flings, Jaju had shared:
"Then one should manage one's personal life well. I never stopped her from having an affair. If she kept getting distracted, wasn't it my duty to check her? Her parents point it out to her when she's making mistakes."
Priyanka Chopra found her soulmate in the international pop singer, Nick Jonas. After dating for a while, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra got married on December 1-2, 2018, at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Hindu and Christian weddings, and the rest is history.
From the time when she had made her debut, Alia Bhatt was often spotted at almost every event with Siddharth Malhotra, her co-star from Student Of The Year. But, there were reports of Alia-Siddharth parting ways. Not many people know, long before her debut in Bollywood itself, she was dating Ali Dadarkar. Ali and Alia were childhood sweethearts as the two were together in school. A few years ago, there were reports that Alia is reportedly spending quality time with Ali after her breakup with Siddharth.
It was in 2014 when Alia Bhatt had talked about her crush and now-boyfriend, Ranbir Kapoor, on Karan Johar's famous chat show, Koffee With Karan. The actress had recalled the time when she had talked to Ranbir for the first time and had also stated her willingness to marry her forever crush.
Alia Bhatt's honest plea and prayers had made her meet the crush of her life, work together and had made them fall in love with each other. According to reports, Ranbir and Alia are soon going to get married.
Anushka Sharma and Zoheb Yusuf had started dating each other after they had met in Bangalore during their modelling days. The duo had come to Mumbai to try their luck in Bollywood. While Anushka got lucky as she had made her debut with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Zoheb had headed back to Bangalore. And, that was the end of their affair.
In 2013, Anushka Sharma had met cricketer, Virat Kohli for the first time during a TV commercial's shoot. After this, the two became very 'good friends' and had started dating. After dating for almost four long years, the couple finally got hitched in a secret ceremony on December 11, 2017, in Tuscany, Italy. It was an intimate Hindu Wedding attended by the close family and friends of Virat and Anushka. It was on January 11, 2021, when Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were blessed with a nanhi pari, Vamika Kohli.
Today, she is the bahu rani of one of the most prestigious Bollywood families, but do you know that way before this, she had dated a guy named Rajeev Mulchandani? Yes, the two had started their modelling careers together, and as soon as Aishwarya had started getting film offers, she had instantly broken up with him and became "more than friends" with Salman Khan.
After a series of alleged affairs, Aishwarya Rai had met her now-husband, Abhishek Bachchan, for the first time in Switzerland. He was in the country for the location recce of a film, which his father, Amitabh Bachchan, was making. However, it was in 2006-2007, when they got a lot of time to spend together, they were shooting three films, Umrao Jaan, Guru and Dhoom 2.
After dating each other for some time, Aishwarya and Abhishek got married on April 20, 2007. On November 16, 2011, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had welcomed their daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan, into the world.
While she became a Hollywood celebrity overnight, Freida forgot about her love back home in India even quicker. Her ex, Rohan Antao had gone ahead and addressed the media, saying that the fame had got to her head, and for that, she broke their supposed engagement too. Later, Freida had dated her Slumdog Millionaire co-star, Dev Patel, and the two had parted ways after a 6-year-long love affair.
After this, Freida Pinto had found her 'prince charming' in adventure photographer, Cory Tran. After dating for a while, the two had exchanged rings in November 2019. The actress had shared her engagement news on the occasion of her boyfriend's birthday and had flaunted the big diamond ring.
It was on June 28, 2021, when Freida Pinto had taken to her IG handle and had shared two adorable pictures with her fiance, Cory Tran. In the first picture, Freida had flaunted her baby bump in a black floral dress, and her fiance had cradled her baby bump.
Before becoming the lucky mascot for films that reach or cross the 100-crore mark, Sonakshi Sinha was dating former Managing Director of Fame Cinemas, Aditya Shroff. They had dated for around two years before they had a major fight over a personal matter.
Aditya Shroff had later married television actress, Megha Gupta, but they had also parted ways after four years of marriage. On the other hand, Sonakshi Sinha has time and again stated that marriage is not on the cards for her at the moment, and her parents are also quite relaxed about it and support her decision.
The gorgeous Jacqueline Fernandez had a two-year-long relationship with the prince of Bahrain, Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa, before she had come to Bollywood. However, it got over when the rumours linking Jacqueline with the director, Sajid Khan, had started doing the rounds in the media.
Additionally, the long-distance relationship did not provide the two with enough time for each other, creating multiple differences between them. After Hassan, Jacqueline was allegedly dating Siddharth Malhotra. However, neither Jacqueline nor Siddharth has ever commented on their equation. Currently, the actress is single and is very much focused on her professional career in Bollywood.
Before entering Bollywood as an actor, Arjun Kapoor had dated Salman Khan's sister, Arpita Khan. In fact, a few years ago, Arjun had even talked about it in his interview with a leading media portal. The actor had stated that his only serious relationship so far has been with Arpita. Arjun and Arpita had dated for around two years after which, she had broken up with him for some unknown reasons.
Soon, Arpita Khan had met the son of a businessman, Anil Sharma and actor, Aayush Sharma through some common friends in 2013, and the two had started dating. The couple got married on November 18, 2014, and is blessed with two adorable kids, a son, Ahil, who is 4-year-old, and a baby daughter, Ayat.
Whereas Arjun Kapoor had started dating Salman Khan’s ex-bhabhi, Malaika Arora, and at the moment, they are one of those couples of the glamour world, whose wedding we're eagerly waiting for. Malaika Arora was formerly married to actor, Arbaaz Khan, but the couple had mutually parted ways after 19 years of marital bliss.
Yes, before these two heart-throbs had entered Bollywood, they were reportedly associated with Ahana Deol, daughter of superstars, Dharmendra and Hema Malini. Ranveer Singh and Ahaana are believed to have dated each other during their college days for a short while. On the other hand, Ahaana and Aditya were together for around four years. However, neither of them ever talked about their relationship in public. Later, Ahaana married a Delhi-based businessman, Vaibhav Vohra, in 2014 and is blessed with a baby boy named Daniel Vohra. Ahana Deol had also welcomed twin girls, Astraia and Adea in their lives on November 26, 2020.
While Ranveer Singh had tied the knot with Deepika Padukone, red-hot rumours of Aditya Roy Kapur getting married to his alleged girlfriend, Diva Dhawan, are always in the media. However, nothing has been stated officially from the side of Aditya and Diva so far.
Not many know of this affair, but their breakup was abrupt and sudden. Abhishek Bachchan had a series of flops in his career before Guru came out, and after the critical and commercial success of Guru, Abhishek Bachchan had dumped Dipannita Sharma.
Out of nowhere, he had ended his 10-month-long relationship with Dipannita and went on to marry Aishwarya Rai. Together Abhishek and Aishwarya had embraced parenthood on November 16, 2011, when they had welcomed their daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan, into the world.
Kangana Ranaut had left her home at a very early age to become an actress in the Hindi film industry. Considering that she was not from the industry, she needed connections to solidify her foothold in Bollywood. And one such person whom she had befriended was Shekhar Suman’s son, Adhyayan Suman. But after her debut in Gangster, when she got the limelight that she wanted and deserved, she had dumped Adhyayan. He had later told a media portal that Kangana had used him to get into the industry and even went on to say that she had destroyed his life.
Later, Adhyayan Suman and Splitsvilla fame, Maera Mishra were rumoured to be dating for about two years. However, the couple had confirmed their relationship in 2020, after the lockdown. But later in her interview with The Times Of India, Maera Mishra had confirmed that she and Adhyayan had parted ways.
Neil Nitin Mukesh had dated his designer friend, Priyanka Bhatia for a long time and in fact, eventually got engaged to her. However, after his debut in 2007 in Johhny Gaddar and the successful runs of his later films, he had realised that his and his fiancée’s career paths were totally different. Hence, he had called off the engagement later. He went to marry Rukmini Sahay.
After which, Neil Nitin Mukesh got married to Rukmini Sahay on February 9, 2017. The stunning couple had embraced parenthood on September 20, 2018, when they had welcomed a baby girl in their lives and named her Nurvi Neil Mukesh.
So, these were all about the Bollywood stars and their lesser-known ex-flames. And, in case you know of a few more not-so-famous couples, then do tell us about them by dropping a message in the comment box below.