By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
Wedding is the most sacred bond. When two people love each other enough to be willing to spend the rest of their life together then nothing else matters. There is no perfect day or time for them to start their life together. The lovers count the days to their wedding, however, the COVID-19 pandemic had made some lovers wait a little longer to get reunited. As the pandemic had delayed many weddings, we got to witness many celebrities tying their bond of togetherness during the pandemic and lockdown.
We have got you a list of all the celebrities, who let their love win over COVID-19 pandemic and tied the knot with the love of their life!
Tollywood’s most eligible bachelor, Rana Daggubati had joined the bandwagon of married actors as he had tied the knot with fiancée, Miheeka Bajaj. On August 8, 2020, Rana Daggubati and Miheeka Bajaj had become each other's forever in a memorable lockdown wedding. The wedding ceremony had commenced in Hyderabad and it was a close-knit affair with only family and close friends in attendance. Even though there were restrictions on the celebration, Rana and Miheeka's wedding was every bit grand as imagined.
While Rana had worn the shades of cream, the gorgeous bride, Miheeka Bajaj had ditched the traditional red for shades of cream and gold for her elegant wedding attire. The gorgeous Anamika Khanna lehenga donned by Miheeka had taken 10,000 man-hours, as per the words of the designer. The coral veil of the lehenga had accentuated the whole look, and the hand-done zardosi with a fine work of chikankari and gold metalwork on the lehenga paired with a woven gold dupatta had imparted the dreamy look.
From the Hindi television industry, Sasural Simar Ka fame, Manish Raisinghan and his fiancee and Ek Shringaar-Swabhiman fame, Sangeita Chauhaan had married each other during the lockdown. Manish and Sangeita had a virtual mehendi and sangeet celebrations with their close friends and family on a conference video call.
On June 30, 2020, Manish Raisinghan and Sangeita Chauhaan had become husband and wife after taking chaar laava (four pheras) at a Gurudwara in Andheri, Mumbai. While the groom had looked dapper in a baby pink coloured kurta teamed with a purple jacket and a matching face mask, the bride had looked beautiful in a pink coloured suit with chooda and kalire accentuating her bridal look. As Manish and Sangeita had twinned in shades of pink for their wedding looks, their masked faces had given a glimpse of the new normal at the weddings.
After dating for 9 years, Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna fame co-stars, Puja Banerjee and Kunal Verma had exchanged the rings in a grand ceremony in 2017. Finally, after two-and-a-half years, Puja and Kunal had decided to take their relationship to the next level and had tied the knot as they had already postponed it enough due to the professional reasons. It was on April 15, 2020, when Puja and Kunal had planned to become each other’s forever and had tied the knot as per Bengali rituals.
Puja Banerjee and Kunal Verma had delighted their fans with the news of their secret court marriage in the month of April 2020. Sharing a throwback picture from Durga Puja - Sindoor Khela in 2019, Puja and Kunal had announced the news of their registered marriage, which had happened a month-and-a-half ago. Puja and Kunal had written, “This is a pic from last year durga puja sindoor khela. Today was supposed to be our wedding but the situation is such that we have cancelled all our ceremonies although we had registered our marriage before a month so we are officially married and together forever now.” The couple is now ready to welcome a baby into their life and embrace parenthood.
Diya Aur Baati Hum fame, Prachi Tehlan had also announced that she is going to get married to her businessman and wildlife conservationist beau, Rohit Saroha on August 7, 2020. It was in the year 2012 when Prachi Tehlan had met Rohit Saroha at her cousin's wedding, and the latter had experienced a different vibe with her. But unfortunately, three months into their relationship, Prachi and Rohit had parted ways mutually. But just like any Bollywood movie out there, destiny had different plans for Rohit and Prachi, and it was in May 2020, when they had reconnected. And later in the month of August, 2020, the August the duo had tied the knot.
Prachi had shared a dreamy picture of her phera ceremony with her husband, Rohit. In the picture, we could see Prachi's husband, Rohit Saroha in the foreground blurred, while a glimpse of Prachi could be seen from over his shoulders and we could spot her red and golden wedding ensemble. The angle at which the picture was taken had imparted a surreal feel to it. Prachi had captioned the picture as "7.8.2020 Wedding Date .@rsaroha #weddingbells #ithappened #prachitehlanwedsrohitsaroha #Prahit #beautifulbond."
Ashutosh Kaushik had won season 5 of MTV’s reality show, Roadies. Not just Roadies, he had also won the season 2 of the popular reality show, Bigg Boss because of his desi attitude and vibe. And later became a part of films like Zila Ghaziabad and Kismat Love Paisa Dilli. Ashutosh had broken the news of his wedding on his IG handle.
Ashutosh had taken to his Instagram handle to share a video, where he could be seen taking pheras. The actor had tied the knot with a girl from Aligarh, named Arpita. The couple was supposed to get married in a grand ceremony on April 26, 2020, as it was fixed before the lockdown happened, and thus they had opted for a private wedding ceremony. Considering the pandemic and lockdown, the couple had taken saat pheras on Ashutosh’s Noida house terrace in the presence of their family members, making their wedding more memorable.
Indian cricketer, Hardik Pandya and DJ waley babu fame, Natasa Stankovic had announced their engagement on the first day of New Year, 2020. We had witnessed the pictures of Hardik Pandya along with his ladylove, Natasa Stankovic on a yacht with glasses of wine in their hands and diamond ring on the index finger of Natasa's left hand. After which, some months later, Hardik Pandya had surprised everyone, when he had shared pictures of his intimate wedding with Natasa and the announcement of their pregnancy through his Instagram handle.
On May 31, 2020, Hardik Pandya had taken to his Instagram handle and had posted some beautiful pictures with his pregnant wife, Natasa flaunting her baby bump. Along with the stunning pictures, Hardik had written a few lines describing his emotions, and it could be read as "Natasa and I have had a great journey together and it is just about to get better. Together we are excited to welcome a new life into our lives very soon. We're thrilled about this new phase of our life and seek your blessings and wishes." The couple is now blessed with a baby boy, named Agastya.
It was in July 2020 when Poonam Pandey’s longtime beau, Sam Bombay had announced their engagement on his Instagram handle and the newly-engaged couple had flaunted their rings in the picture. Sam had captioned the picture as “We finally did it!”. Poonam had written, “Best feeling” followed by a red heart emoticon in response to Sam’s caption.
The D-day had finally come for Poonam Pandey and Sam Bombay on September 1, 2020, as the lovebirds had tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony. To announce the wedding and introducing Mr and Mrs Bombay, Sam posted a picture from their pre-wedding ceremony on September 10, 2020. In the picture, the excited bride had flaunted her mehendi adorned hands. Sam had captioned the picture as “Mr & Mrs Bombay”. Poonam had shared pictures from their wedding, and we had loved how the bride and the groom had opted for coordinated traditional ensembles. Poonam had looked mesmerising in a floral embroidered lehenga, while Sam had looked dapper in the sherwani. Poonam captioned the pictures as “Here’s looking forward to seven lifetimes with you” and a heart emoticon.
Nitin Reddy a.k.a., Nithiin, who predominantly works in the Telugu film industry, has proved his mettle as an actor by delivering some blockbuster hits. Nithiin had gotten married with fiancée, Shalini Kandukuri, who is an MBA graduate. Nithiin and Shalini had known each other from the last four years and while they had initially planned for a destination wedding in Dubai, the pandemic had altered all their plans.
On July 26, 2020, Nithiin Reddy and Shalini Kandukuri had tied the knot in an intimate ceremony with only close family members in attendance. While the groom had looked suave in a red embroidered sherwani by the ace designer, Manish Malhotra, his bride had looked resplendent in an off-white and golden patty saree with traditional jewellery. As per the TOI report, the bride and groom had entered the venue wearing masks and had posed for the paparazzi stationed outside. Nithiin and Shalini had perfectly complemented each other as bride and groom and we had wish them happiness forever. Nithiin had tweeted his wedding pictures and had captioned it as “Mothaniki oka INTIVAADINI ayyanuu.. need all ur blessings n love”.
Telegu actor, Nikhil Siddharth had met the love of his life, Dr Pallavi Varma through a mutual friend and had become close friends. It was on February 3, 2020, when Nikhil had announced his engagement with the love of his life, Pallavi by sharing a series of pictures on his Instagram handle. After dating for a couple of years, the two have finally tied the knot and bind themselves in an invisible bond of love and togetherness.
Nikhil Siddharth had gotten married to his fiancee, Dr Pallavi Varma on May 14, 2020, in an intimate traditional ceremony in Hyderabad. The wedding was a close affair with only family members attending the ceremony, wearing a mask, keeping the social distancing in mind. The actor had looked extremely happy donning a golden sherwani, while his wife, Pallavi had looked breathtaking in a traditional red South Indian saree.
It was on August 13, 2019 when Niti Taylor had broken many hearts and had exchanged rings with Lieutenant beau, Parikshit Bawa in a grand ceremony in Delhi. Niti and Parikshit were schoolmates and it was only a few months before their engagement that they had started dating. Niti had made the most of her courtship phase before trying the knot with Parikshit.
Niti Taylor had tied the knot with her fiancé, Parikshit Bawa on August 13, 2020, in an intimate ceremony at a Gurudwara in Gurgaon, which was attended only by their parents and immediate family members. For her wedding, Niti Taylor had opted for a gorgeous lehenga by Payal Keyal and jewellery by Ankit Khullar accentuating her attire. While Niti had looked ethereal as a bride, initially her fans had wondered that the pictures were from a photoshoot, however, later on it was revealed that the pictures were from her real-life wedding.
It was in August 2020, when Taher Shabbir of Naam Shabana fame had surprised his fans with the news of his engagement with the love of his life, Akshita Gandhi. For the engagement, Taher had looked dapper in a golden-coloured brocade sherwani and his fiancée, Akshita had complemented him in a beautiful rose gold outfit.
On October 5, 2020, Taher had taken to his IG handle to announce about his wedding with fiancée, Akshita. For the wedding, Taher had worn a white bandhgala with a golden-coloured safa. His bride, Akshita had complemented him in a teal green coloured lehenga with beige-coloured choli. Keeping her hair open with subtle makeup, Akshita had looked stunning.
It was on October 10, 2020, when Neha Kakkar had taken to her Instagram handle and had posted a cute picture with her beau, Rohanpreet Singh. The duo was looking super cute as they had twinned in black. Alongside the picture, Neha had written, "You’re Mine @rohanpreetsingh #NehuPreet." Rohanpreet had also shared the same picture, and had written, "Meet My Zindagi! #NehuPreet".
After all the speculations and public considering her wedding to be a publicity gimmick, it was on October 24, 2020, when Neha Kakkar had tied the knot with the man of her dreams, Rohanpreet Singh in a Gurudwara wedding. The social media had gone berserk and we could not get over her three bridal looks, i.e., Neha’s Anand Karaj pale pink classic Sabyasachi wedding lehenga, red monotone lehenga for the night wedding, and a regal white lehenga for her reception in Chandigarh.
It was on October 6, 2020, when Kajal had announced that she was soon going to be a bride. The actress had taken to her Instagram handle and had shared a note that could be read as "It gives me immense joy to share that I am getting married to Gautam Kitchlu, on October 30, 2020, in Mumbai, in a small, private ceremony surrounded by our immediate families. The pandemic has certainly shed a sobering light on our joy but we are thrilled to start our lives together and know that all of you will be cheering us on in spirit."
On October 30, 2020, Kajal Aggarwal had finally tied the knot with her main man, Gautam Kitchlu. In the first glimpse of Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu from their wedding ceremony, the couple had looked made for each other. In the picture, we could see Kajal looking beautiful in a red lehenga with golden embroidery. On the other hand, the groom, Gautam had looked dapper in a white sherwani with an onion-pink doshala.
Balraj Syal had taken to his Instagram handle and had posted a picture of his mystery girl without revealing her face, keeping her fans in a state of surprise, wondering how the lady is! In the picture, we could see Balraj's hand, and his mystery girl could be seen holding his hand. Alongside the picture, the comedian had written in Hindi, "Chap gate hai duno, ek heath pe, ek dil pe."
Balraj has tied the knot with singer, Deepti Tuli on August 7, 2020, in Jalandhar, Punjab. In an interview with The Times of India, Balraj had shared how he had met his ladylove, and had said,
"We met in July last year, during a shoot in Chandigarh. I was hosting a show, while she was performing in it with her band. I developed an instant liking for her, but I guess, she didn't like me much or else she would have responded to my text messages (laughs!)."
Well, this has made us believe that love can conquer it all and it is the supreme power. When two people are in love, destiny plays its role to unite them anyhow!