7 Famous Bollywood Celebrities Who Married Divorced Women


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7 Famous Bollywood Celebrities Who Married Divorced Women

Bollywood has always been a trendsetter in all aspects of life. Be it bringing out latest fashion trends, adding unique words to Indian slang, or anything else, the glam world is always the first one to start a trend. So, when it comes to relationships, how can our very own tinsel town stay behind in being unusual and different from rest of all?

Talking about being unconventional in relationships, we have seen a lot of Bollywood couples, where an actress married a divorcee. But, today we are going to talk about the celebrity men from this industry, who married divorced women. So, here they are:

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#1. Sanjay Dutt

No matter how many girls you associate with 'Sanju baba', the lady who finally holds the string of Sanjay Dutt’s entire life is, Manyata (born as Dilnawaz Shaikh). Manyata was earlier married to Miraj-ur-Rehman Shaikh. In fact, Sanjay Dutt and Manyata were dragged to the court by Miraj soon after their wedding, as he claimed their marriage to be illegal. He said that he was still married to her as they had not divorced each other. However, the court later dismissed his appeal and considered Sanjay and Manyata's marriage to be a valid one.

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#2. Mithun Chakraborty

Bollywood’s Disco Dancer, Mithun Chakraborty, married Yogeeta Bali, who was the third wife of the legend, Kishore Kumar. Yogeeta Bali and Kishore Kumar got married in 1976, and the two parted ways in 1978. And then, Mithun and Yogeeta got married in 1979. The couple has four children.

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#3. Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher

Anupam Kher Kirron Kher

The bubbly couple of Bollywood, Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher, too have a similar story. Kirron was earlier married to a Mumbai-based businessman, Gautam Berry. But, their marriage ended in 1985. Later in the same year, she married Anupam Kher, who was her friend as she knew him since her early theatre days. Anupam also adopted Kirron’s son, Sikander, whom she had from her first marriage.

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#4. Gulzar

Gulzar married actress Raakhee, who was earlier married during her teenage years to a Bengali film director, Ajay Biswas. However, Gulzar and Rakhee separated just a year after their marriage. But, the two never got divorced. It is believed that their relationship hit a rock bottom when Rakhee planned to return to films after marriage. And, it went worse when she signed Yash Chopra’s moive, Kabhie Kabhie, without even consulting Gulzar. They have a daughter, Meghna Gulzar, who has been raised by her father.

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#5. Samir Soni

Samir Soni was initially married to an Indian model, Rajlakshmi Khanvilkar. But, their wedding did not last for more than six months. After Rajlakshmi, he married former actress, Neelam Kothari, who was earlier married to Rishi Sethia, a UK-based businessman. The queen of Indian television world, Ekta Kapoor, played the cupid between these two. After two years of their marriage, Samir and Neelam adopted a girl, and named her Ahana.

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#6. Rahul Roy

After her divorce from Sameer Soni, Rajlakshmi Khanvilkar dated the Aashiqui boy, Rahul Roy, for quite some time. And, they finally tied the knot in 2000. However, the two got divorced in 2014. And, he has found love again!

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#7. Leander Paes

Tennis maestro, who debuted in Bollywood with the movie, Rajdhani Express: Point Blank Justice, was in a live-in relationship with Rhea Pillai, who is Sanjay Dutt’s ex-wife. However, even their relationship did not last for long and they separated after a few years of togetherness. The two have a daughter, Ajyana Paes.

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With all these examples from the glam world, it seems rebuilding relationships has also been an inspiring trend in Bollywood.

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