By Rishabh Naudiyal Last Updated:
South Indian film industry is blessed with many incredibly talented actors, actresses, filmmakers, writers, and people associated with the film industry, who never miss a chance to make the entire nation proud through their movies. While the South Indian film industry is famous for their out of the box love stories, we have also witnessed some incredible real-life South Indian celebrity couples' love stories.
Today, we are going to talk about those celebrity couples, who have proved that for them, their love for their partner is above caste, creed, and religion. Despite facing backlash from the society, they have proved the power of their love. They remained true to their partners and inspired a generation of lovers with their love stories. So without any further due, let's jump straight into the list of celebrity couples, who had inter-religious marriages!
In 1999, South Indian actor, Suriya had met the love of his life, Jyothika Sadanah, during the filming of Poovellam Kettupar. As per the reports, it was Jyothika's sincerity and dedication towards her work that had attracted Suriya. During the filming of Kaakha Kaakha (2003), the two had fallen in love. After their film was released and had turned out to be a blockbuster at box-office, reports were rife that the couple had exchanged the rings.
According to multiple reports, Suriya and Jyothika's engagement was a low-key ceremony, and it was also reported that Suriya had got engaged to Jyothika to get some time to convince his parents about their relationship and marriage. After a lot of meetings with their respective families, Suriya and Jyothika had succeeded in convincing their respective families for their wedding. Finally, on September 11, 2006, Suriya and Jyothika had tied the knot at Park Sheraton Hotel in Chennai.
Their marriage had broken the headlines because Suriya was a Tamil Hindu and Jyothika was Punjabi Muslim. The madly-in-love couple, Suriya and Jyothika, had embraced parenthood in 2007 when they had welcomed a little angel in their lives, whom they lovingly named Diya.
In 2010, Suriya and Jyothika had welcomed their second child, a baby boy, Dev, in their lives.
Bollywood actress, Asin Thottumkal had got married to the CEO of Micromax, Rahul Sharma in two private wedding ceremonies on January 19, 2016. Both the ceremonies were held at the Dusit Devarana hotel in Delhi and were attended only by their close family members and friends. For the unversed, Asin is a Catholic Christian, while Rahul is a Hindu.
The gorgeous bride, Asin Thottumkal, had donned a Vera Wang ensemble for the Christian wedding ceremony and a golden lehenga by Sabyasachi Mukherjee for the Hindu wedding. The handsome groom, Rahul, had looked dapper in a formal suit for the Christian ceremony and for the grand Hindu ceremony, he had opted for a white sherwani with a golden pagdi matching with his ladylove's attire.
South Indian superstar, Vijay is one of the biggest actors in India and is often regarded as the most popular Kollywood actor globally. Talking about his personal life, Vijay had fallen in love with one of his fans named Sangeetha Sornalingam, and after dating each other for a while, the two had got married in 1999.
Doesn't it sound like a dream love story? Well, there's more to it! The couple had worked hard to convince their parents for their wedding reportedly because Vijay is a Christian, while Sangeeta is a Hindu.
However, after a lot of effort, Vijay and Sangeetha Sornalingam had got married on August 25, 1999, and it was a star-studded affair. The couple had decided to go for a Hindu wedding ceremony, followed by a glamorous reception in Chennai.
Vijay and Sangeetha's grand affair is still regarded as one of the most memorable weddings in Indian cinema, as it was a wedding of a star and a fan. The lovely couple is blessed with two children, Jason Sanjay Vijay and Divya Saasha.
The South Indian actor, Ajith needs no introduction as he is exceptionally famous across the country for his incredible acting skills. Some of his fans also refer to him as 'The George Clooney of India' because of his dashing looks and the way he has maintained himself throughout his career.
Apart from his professional success, Ajith is also admired for his marital life with his actress-wife, Shalini. The couple had an inter-faith wedding, as Ajith is from a Hindu Brahmin family, and Shalini belongs to a Protestant Christian background.
On April 24, 2000, Ajith and Shalini had got married after getting consent from their respective families for their inter-faith marriage. The couple had welcomed their first child, a baby girl, on January 3, 2008, whom they have lovingly named Anoushka and in the following years, a baby boy had entered into their family, whom they have named Aadvik.
The popular South Indian actress, Priyamani, had first met her husband, Mustafa Raj, during an IPL (Indian Premier League) match in Bangalore. While she had gone there to attend her team's match, Mustafa was the event manager of the tournament. Soon the two had become good friends and had started dating after a series of frequent meetings.
After dating each other for almost five years, Priyamani and Mustafa had got married on August 23, 2017, in an intimate wedding in Bengaluru. At their wedding, the actress had donned a traditional green saree and had looked like a perfect South Indian bride.
Talking about the groom, Mustafa Raj, he had sported a simple kurta and had looked handsome. While Priyamani is a Hindu and Mustafa is a Muslim, it is their mutual respect for one another's religion that is the core of their concrete relationship. The couple is going strong in their happy married life and never miss a chance to awestruck their fans with their camaraderie.
All these couples have once again proved that pairs are made in heaven and on earth; we just spend our lives to find them. So, if it's God's wish, how can religion come in between such a divine union? And, these successful and happy marriages have proved that when it's about love, everything else doesn't really matter.