By Atul Mishra Last Updated:
When we think of glamour, romance, affairs and relationships, we invariably think of Bollywood. But our television industry is not behind when it comes to star-studded parties, romance, affairs, proposals and marriages.
Yes, the small screen industry has given us innumerable cute and adorable couples. Naturally, there lies an inherent curiosity to know about their love stories too. This time, we bring to you 9 such adorable television celebrity couples whose love stories are to fall in love with and their proposal stories, even more so.
This cute couple became a household name once they started sharing the on-screen space, playing Ram and Sita in the NDTV Imagine's show Ramayana. The seeds of their love story, however, had been sown much earlier during a talent hunt contest where they first met.
Gurmeet used to visit his friend’s place in Mumbai whose roommate serendipitously turned out to be none other than Debina. But her roommate, after a few months, shifted to another place, and Gurmeet and Debina started seeing each other less. That’s when they both realised how much they mean to each other. Sweet, isn’t it? And then, when they met, love was confessed and in Debina’s own words:
“He (Gurmeet) is a very shy person. One day he called me, and we talked for more than two or three hours. At the end, I had to tell him that I know you want to say 'I love you'.”
And Gurmeet did say those three special words. Love grew even more and later they happily got married in February 2011.
Yes, Sanam and Abigail have a cute love story. When they first, they only wanted to be friends. But we all know that every love story starts off with a cute friendship. After a long wait of more than a year, Sanam proposed Abigail at a party when the latter was sleepy. Abigail simply retorted with a thank you. The next day, both of them realised what had happened last night.
About this incident, Abigail recalls:
“All my friends started talking about Sanam’s proposal to me last night and that’s when I realised ‘Oh! He actually proposed to me’. Later, I apologised and told him I didn’t understand what he meant last night as I was sleepy but now I do."
Also, Abigail proposed to Sanam on National television, on the stage of Nach Baliye Season 8. What a cute couple!
Who would have imagined that Naitik, the good boy from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, would one day propose to his lady-love Nisha Rawal in front of the whole media?
Yes, this amazing love story started on a film set where Karan and Nisha met for the first time. From thereon, their love only catapulted uphill. And once, when Nisha went to Karan’s birthday party, he got down on his knees, took out a ring and proposed to her in front of the media, friends and family. Whoa! Doesn’t every girl wish for a proposal like this from her man?
Nisha, of course, said yes, they danced and the couple then went on to date each other for five years. Nisha admires her dream man Karan and in her own words:
“Karan is a much-disciplined guy and has all the qualities of a dream man. He is also very caring by nature. We complement each other.”
After five years of dating, Karan and Nisha married on November 24, 2012. They became parents to a baby boy named Kavish Mehra on June 14, 2017.
What could otherwise have been an April fool prank turned into a cute love story! You heard it right. The love story of Addite and Mohit is something like that. This amazingly good looking couple started their love story with a friendship on the sets of Banoo Main Teri Dulhann and a decade later, they got married.
Want to know their proposal story? Well, Mohit Malik, the prankster that he is, proposed to Addite on the April fool’s day. Addite got so confused that she didn’t answer him for a day. And when Mohit spoke his heart out the next day as well, she knew that he was serious. Addite shared:
“It was April 1 and knowing the guy that he is, I thought I should wait for a day to let the thought sink in. He asked me the same question the following day. That is when I was confirmed that is was a serious question. I said ‘yes’, of course!”
The cultural dissident could have easily taken a toll on their love story. But when two hearts are connected by a mutual feeling of love, no differences whatsoever can burn out the love. Addite and Mohit are living epitome of this.
Ever since Sasural Simar Ka fame couple, Dipika Kakar and Shoaib Ibrahim have gone on record and confessed their love for each other, the couple has always been in the limelight. Dipika is a divorcee and according to her, the divorce was difficult and traumatic. She said:
“My parents supported me and Shoaib helped me pull through those difficult times. We were not dating then.”
Even if they were not dating back then, there was some special connection that the two shared. Dipika realised this when Shoaib wasn’t around her for 40 days. Here is what she said:
“I got anxiety attacks once when I couldn't reach him when he was on a 40-day outdoor schedule of his project."
Both of them have always supported each other in difficult times. Their bond grew together gradually and now Dipika and Shoaib are happily married.
Dipika, while speaking to a leading daily, said:
"For now, I demand the next step should be a proposal, and that too for marriage."
Just to fulfil his lady-love’s wish, Shoaib went down on his knees and proposed to her on the show, Nach Baliye Season 8. Dipika accepted his proposal and the two are enjoying their marital life to fullest now.
They are indeed the most beloved and cutest couple of telly world, and their engagement came as a surprise to many. Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya believe in keeping their personal life away from the media glare, and they did not publicise their relationship in public, while they were dating. But still, they don’t shy away from sharing some details about their personal life with their fans. In an interview with a media portal, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein fame actress revealed how the love of her life proposed her and was quoted as saying:
"We went to Bangalore and it was the first time Vivek was meeting my parents. Though we were aware of our feelings, I never thought that he will take a step further. My birthday falls on 14 December and my mother’s birthday falls on 13 December. So, after celebrating my mom’s birthday, we went out for dinner. I was expecting that after coming back home, I will get some surprise, but I never expected something as grand!”
Divyanka further continued:
When I entered my house, the entire place was brightly decorated with flower petals and lights. At the end of the passage, Vivek was standing with a T-shirt in his hand. On one side of the tee were the words 'You are my answer to every questions' while the other side had 'Divyanka, marry me'. He stated that I have everything that anybody can give me, except commitment. He said he was ready to present me with that. It is one of the most unforgettable moments of my life. I was waiting for this day my entire life."
Speaking about the proposal, Vivek said in an interview earlier:
“I had decided to propose to her on her birthday but in a different way. I wanted to hire a super car like a Ferrari, take her on a drive and propose to her in style, but that didn't work out. So, the next best thing I thought was to propose to her in the presence of her family.”
When asked if Divyanka said ‘yes’ immediately, Vivek revealed:
“No, she was flabbergasted and speechless. I had to get an yes out of her. Since I was down on one knee, I asked her are you sure you want to marry me, will you marry me. She just went 'a a a' and I asked her is that a yes, and she said it is.”
Divek, fondly called by their fans, got betrothed in a low-key ceremony amongst close family members in Chandigarh and were pronounced husband and wife on July 8, 2016, in Mumbai.
Indian television’s most loved couple, Ravi Dubey and Sargun Mehta, have reinstated our faith in love with their on-screen romance turning into lifetime togetherness. But as far as being romantic is concerned, Sargun describes herself as a Jane Austen heroine and Ravi as the most non-romantic person ever. But after we tell you how Ravi proposed Sargun, we bet you won’t believe him as a ‘non-romantic person ever’. Though five months after dating each other, Ravi and Sargun announced that they are in love. But that doesn’t mean there was no dreamy proposal.
Ravi Dubey and Sargun Mehta participated on the season 5 of dance reality show, Nach Baliye¸ and Ravi seized the best opportunity to ask Sargun for marriage on the national television. With close friends and family by their side, Ravi went down on his knees and slipped a solitaire on Sargun’s finger. Ravi indeed made his proposal the ‘moment of a lifetime’ to be cherished forever. Explaining to an entertainment website, Ravi shared that it wasn’t an easy plan to execute and stated:
“I decided all this in a very limited span of time. First I arranged for Sargun’s mom to come to Mumbai, who in turn convinced her dad to also come along. Then I put them in a hotel. Arranging for all this with Sargun being around me 24×7 for the rehearsals wasn’t easy as Sargun is extremely sharp. To pull it through was a task in itself.”
Isn’t this endearing? Ravi and Sargun officially became man and wife on December 7, 2013, and are still living their happily ever after!
Following the footsteps of his best friend, Ravi Dubey, Rithvik too proposed the love of his life, Asha Negi on the sets of Nach Baliye. Rithvik and Asha have been giving some major #couplegoals and leave us yearning for such a sweet relationship they share. AshVik, fondly called as by their fans, were struck by Cupid on their show, Pavitra Rishta and despite misunderstandings, jealousy love and a bit of action as well, their relationship now is going strong with each passing day.
Rithvik and Asha participated and won the dance reality show, Nach Baliye Season 6, and in one of the episodes, Rithvik went down on his knees and sang a song for her. The best part about the proposal was that the song that Rithvik sang for Asha, he wrote and composed it himself. And in the next episode after the proposal, Asha thanked him for his heartfelt gesture and gifted him a guitar, which had a collage of their pictures on it.
Just like her Khatron Ke Khiladi co-contestants, Ravi Dubey and Rithvik Dhanjani, Hina Khan too had her dreamy proposal moment on the national television. Hina in is love with her Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai show producer, Rocky Jaiswal and their pictures and social media PDA never fail to break the internet. Hina participated on one of the most controversial reality show, Bigg Boss Season 11 and her ‘Hero’ surprised her with a proposal during a task at the Bigg Boss house.
When Rocky entered the house, Hina’s joy doubled as she not only met him after a long-time, but it was for the first time that Rocky confessed his love for her publicly. Rocky took Hina to the Bigg Boss house bedroom where they had a heart-to-heart conversation and their proposal moment. He said:
"Humne, aapko pata hai bahut sara waqt saath mein bitaya hai. Maine aapke bina jo waqt dekha hai, usse bura koi waqt nahi ho sakta. Please, Bigg Boss jaise he khatam hota hai, apna sara waqt meri zindagi ke liye do. I love you."
Hina too said those three magical words and they both hugged and kissed each other. When asked what triggered him to propose Hina on national television, Rocky stated:
“The distance! It compelled me and when I saw her breaking down and being that vulnerable I just couldn’t control myself. I had to do something to ease her up and give her some added strength to fight her way for the rest of the show.”
Soon after the proposal, Hina begged Rocky to take her along with him. When asked how difficult it was for him to handle that, Rocky was quoted as saying:
“She faced a lone fight in this journey so far, she was cornered, bullied, threatened and abused but her strength and strong will made her strike out in this mess. She became very vulnerable when she saw me because it’s only natural to seek homage in the arms of your loved ones. It was definitely the most difficult time for me ever because to leave her in that house back took the best of myself to come in play.”
So, these were our top 9 television celebrity couples, their love and proposal stories. Aren’t they amazingly sweet? Keep watching this space to know more about love, relationships, breakups and affairs of the television industry.