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It is often said that money can buy you everything but not happiness. However, some of the leading ladies of Bollywood have proved this phrase wrong. Well, by marrying rich men, of course! By tying the knot with businessmen, who are literally rolling in cash, some of the Bollywood actresses have secured themselves with enough money to last a lifetime, as well as tons and tons of happiness. Plus, these actresses have been lucky to find their prince charming in successful men and these men, too are lucky to be blessed with talented and beautiful wives.
Many actresses are married to men, who are super-duper rich, helping them to live a luxurious, fairytale life and build an empire of their own together. Let’s just sit back and go through this list of the 18 richest husbands of Bollywood actresses!
Let’s start at the top! We all know how the Ambani bahu, Tina Ambani used to be an actress. While she was not hugely successful during her stint in Bollywood, she did grab the eyeballs of plenty of actors/directors. However, none of those relationships seemed to last! Tina Munim (surname before the wedding) had tied the knot with one of the richest men, Anil Ambani in February 1991. (READ: Love story)
Anil Ambani was once cited as the 6th richest man in Forbes magazine with a net worth of 1.7 billion USD (according to Forbes' report as of April 2019). He is the chairman and founder of Reliance group. However, in February 2020, in a UK court, Anil Ambani had said that he has gone bankrupt with his net worth being zero. He had also shared that his family would not come to help him. On the other hand, his wife, Tina Ambani is the chairperson of Mumbai-based Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Harmony for Silvers Foundation and Harmony Art Foundation. Her net worth is estimated to be around Rs 2,331 crores.
Here’s another actress, whose stint in Bollywood was short-lived. Celina Jaitly had done a couple of movies but could not make a mark for herself. She married Peter Haag, an Austrian, who is a successful owner of hotel chains in Dubai and Singapore on July 23, 2011. Being married to a rich and successful hotelier seems to have worked wonders for Celina, as she is now in a happy phase of her life and is a mother of three boys.
With a successful hotel chain in Dubai and Singapore, the net worth of Celina Jaitly and her husband, Peter Haag is estimated to be $2.3 million, which roughly translates to Rs 167 crores.
Bollywood actress, Shilpa Shetty still rules the hearts of her million fans and is one bonafide actress. She had tied the knot with a British businessman, Raj Kundra on November 22, 2009. Apart from having a number of successful business ventures such as Groupco Developers and TMT Global, Raj and Shilpa even have their own IPL team, the Rajasthan Royals. Raj and Shilpa have two kids, Viaan Raj Kundra and Samisha Shetty Kundra.
With movies, reality shows, endorsements and being the partner of the restaurant, Bastian, Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s net worth is estimated to be around Rs 134 crores. It is said that her yearly income is around 10-12 crores. On the other hand, her husband, Raj Kundra’s net worth is estimated to be around $550 million which translates to around Rs 4,017 crores. He is the CEO of J L Stream PVT Ltd, which covers social media live streaming platforms. In 2014, he started Viaan Industries and in 2012, he had started Super Fight League, which is India’s first professional mixed martial arts fight in the league.
Happy-go-lucky, vibrant, full of life – these words sum up Rani Mukerji for you. When people began to assume that she would never get married, the actress had turned the tables by marrying the one and only Aditya Chopra, the man behind the country’s most popular film banner, Yash Raj Films. Wise choice, Rani! Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra had tied the knot on April 21, 2014, and had welcomed a baby girl, Adira on December 9, 2015.
Aditya Chopra’s YRF purportedly has a net worth of 890 million dollars, which translated to Rs 6,500 crores. As reported by IBTimes in 2021, Rani's net worth is 12 million USD, which converts to Rs 876 crores. Rest assured that true to her name, Rani can live like a queen!.
While some may make faces and hound Sridevi for breaking up a marriage and a family, there are some, who will laud her for thinking ahead. Marrying Boney Kapoor was perhaps the wisest decision Sridevi could ever have made. Sridevi and Boney Kapoor had tied the knot on June 2, 1996, and have two daughters, Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor. The legendary actress had passed away on February 24, 2018, in Dubai, UAE.
Boney Kapoor is a film producer and has invested in films like Mr India, No Entry, Judaai and Wanted. His net worth is estimated to be around $50 million, which converts to Rs 353.9 crore
After gaining fame and success in Bollywood and South Indian industries, Asin Thottumkal had tied the knot with Rahul Sharma, the co-founder of Micromax. The two had tied the knot on January 19, 2016, and had welcomed a baby girl in October 2017.
Rahul Sharma’s company, Micromax reaps more than a billion dollars each year. He owns a three-acre farmhouse and a variety of fast cars such as a limited edition orange Bentley, a Merc and a Bimmer. His net worth is estimated to be around Rs 1460 crores.
Amrita Arora too had an unsuccessful time in the film industry. She had sidelined her career in Bollywood for marriage as she had gotten married to her businessman boyfriend, Shakeel Ladak, who is a Muslim on March 4, 2009. They had tied the knot in two rituals. She had a Christian wedding in the morning, followed by a Nikaah in the afternoon. (READ: Love story)
Shakeel Ladak is the director of a construction company based in Mumbai, called the Redstone Group. Amrita Arora and her husband, Shakeel Ladak’s net worth is estimated to be around $12 million, which translates to Rs 87 crores.
Ayesha Takia had started her career as a model when she was 13 as she had appeared in the "I am a Complan Boy! I'm a Complan Girl!" campaign. The actress had made her debut in Bollywood with the film, Taarzan: The Wonder Car in 2004. People were falling in love with her but she had left everyone surprised when she had decided to go miles away from Bollywood, in spite of having a fairly good career. At the young age of 23, Ayesha had settled for marriage and had tied the knot with Farhan Azmi, a mega hotelier and the son of a politician, Abu Azmi.
Needless to say, Farhan Azmi is quite an influential name in town, in terms of money, power and prestige. Ayesha lives a content life now, with her husband, Farhan and their son, Mikail Azmi. Ayesha Takia and her husband, Farhan Azmi’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million, which converts to Rs 72 crores.
Bollywood’s bubbly actress, Juhi Chawla has enjoyed success both in her personal and professional life. She had tied the knot with the owner of the Mehta Group, Jay Mehta in December 1995. The Mehta Group is a well-known name and is spread across Africa, the USA, Canada, and India. Juhi and Jay have two kids, Jhanvi Mehta and Arjun Mehta. (READ: Love story)
Other than being the owner of the Mehta Group, Jay Mehta and Juhi Chawla are co-owner of the Indian Premier League’s team, Kolkata Knight Riders with actor, Shah Rukh Khan. According to various websites, Juhi Mehta and Jay Mehta’s net worth is estimated to be around $350 million, which converts to Rs 254 crores.
Sonam Kapoor had added ‘Ahuja’ to her name on May 8, 2018, after tying the knot with her super-rich long-time beau, Anand Ahuja. Anand Ahuja is an entrepreneur and businessman, who owns two companies- Bhane and VegNonVeg. Bhane is an apparel brand and VegNonVeg deals in sneakers.
Sonam Kapoor is a brand on her own. With brand endorsements, movies and other assignments, Sonam Kapoor’s net worth is estimated to be $13 million, which converts to Rs 94 crore. Anand Ahuja other than having two brands, co-owns his family’s business, which is India’s one of the biggest export houses, Shahi Exports. His net worth is estimated to be around $650 million, which converts to Rs 4733 crore.
Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma had tied the knot with her long-time boyfriend, and Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli on December 11, 2017. On January 11, 2021, Virat and Anushka had welcomed their first child together, a baby girl, whom they have named Vamika.
Anushka Sharma is one of the finest actresses in Bollywood in recent times. With her brand endorsements, movies and personal investments, her net worth is estimated to be $35 million, which translates to Rs 255 crores. She also takes a profit share from the films she produces. On the other hand, her husband, Virat Kohli is the highest-paid Indian cricketer. Virat Kohli is a grade-A player and according to the rules of BCCI, he gets Rs 1.25 crore as his retainer fee on an annual basis and gets Rs 5 Lakh for playing a Test match, Rs 3 lakh for an ODI match and Rs 1.50 lakh for a T20 match. He charges Rs 2 crore per day for brand endorsement and gets a salary of Rs. 17 crores for IPL. Virat Kohli’s net worth is estimated to be $105 million, which converts to Rs 770 crores.
Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani were childhood friends and they eventually ended up life partners to each other. Bharat is a diamond merchant and runs a company called R.G. Bangle Pvt. Ltd which deals in the diamond business. Esha and Bharat had tied the nuptial knot in 2012. The couple had remarried on August 24, 2017, during Esha’s godh bharai. The couple became elated parents to a baby girl on October 20, 2017, named Radhya. Almost two years later, in 2019, Esha and Bharat had welcomed their second angel, Miraya Takhtani.
Bharat’s family has a long history of business, and his ancestors have always been one of the leading industrialists of Mumbai. Bharat is also a part of his family business. While Esha Deol Takhtani is a well-known name in the glamour world, her husband, Bharat Takhtani is a prominent name in the business world. With an earning of 4-5 million, Bharat Takhtani's net worth is estimated to be $20 million, which converts to Rs 136 crores as reported by thepersonage.com. Esha Deol’s primary source of income comes from movies and advertisements, and her net worth is estimated to be Rs 2 crores, as reported by thepersonage.com.
Raveena Tandon had made her film debut in 1991 with Patthar Ke Phool. And then, she went on to appear in more than 50 films. Raveena had married the film distributor, Anil Thadani, in Udaipur’s Jag Mandir Palace on February 22, 2004. The couple has two kids- a boy named Ranbirvardhan and a girl named Rasha. Raveena is also mother to two girls whom she had adopted in the year 1995- Pooja and Chhaya.
Anil Thadani is a prodigious film distributor and is a big name in the production houses of Mumbai. Raveena Tandon is said to charge Rs 1.5 to 2 crore per film, and her husband being the director of AA Films, which is one of the biggest film distribution company in India, the couple’s net worth is estimated to be around $6.5 million, which converts to Rs 47 crores.
Model turned actress, Gayatri Joshi had made her film debut with Swades. Everyone had thought, she would stay in the film industry owing to her fine acting skills but she had left it all for her personal life. Gayatri had married the love of her life, Vikas Oberoi on August 27, 2005.
Vikas is the head of Oberoi Construction and thus, the couple’s major source of earning is through real estate. According to thepersonage.com, Gayatri Joshi and Vikas Oberoi’s net worth is estimated to be $1.81 billion, which translates to Rs 13,187 crores.
Sana Khan is best known for her stint in Bigg Boss 6, through which she had directly made her place into Salman Khan’s camp and had also gotten a short role in superhit film, Jai Ho. It was in 2020 that Sana had announced the news of quitting the world of entertainment for religious reasons. After quitting the showbiz, Sana Khan had announced the news of her wedding with a maulana on her social media handle, shocking the entire nation. She had found her 'Mr Right' in a maulana and had tied the knot with Mufti Anas Sayied from Gujarat on November 19, 2020, in a hush-hush wedding.
Sana Khan has worked in a few films and TV shows. She has also worked in a few Tamil and Telugu films. According to starbiz.com, Sana Khan’s net worth after marriage with Mufti Anas Sayied is approximately around $1.5 million to $10 million, which roughly translates from Rs 11 crore to Rs 73 crore. Before the wedding, Sana Khan’s net worth was estimated to be around $5 million, which converts to Rs 36 crores, however, her husband owns an international diamond business, adding to her net worth.
Padmini Kohlapure had started working at the age of 7 in the year 1972, however, her breakthrough role was in the film Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978), starring as Young Roopa. Padmini had met the love of her life, Pradeep Sharma, fondly known as Tutu Sharma while working for the film, Aisa Pyar Kahan as he was the producer of the film. After a brief dating period, Padmini Kohlapure and Tutu Sharma had tied the knot on August 14, 1986. Padmini and Tutu have a son named Priyaank K Sharma, who was born on February 5, 1990.
Padmini Kohlapure’s husband, Tutu Sharma is a famous Indian film producer. According to personage.com, Padmini Kohlapure and her husband, Tutu Sharma’s net worth is estimated to be around $16.9 billion, which converts to Rs 12,302 crores.
Sandali Sinha is popularly known for her portrayal of ‘Pia’ in the classic film, Tum Bin 2001. Before that, the actress was seen in Sonu Nigam’s music video, Deewana. It was on November 6, 2005, when she had tied the knot with a businessman, Kiran Salaskar. Sandali and Kiran have two kids together.
Sandali Sinha’s husband, Kiran Salaskar is CEO & Founder at Country of Origin and director at IEHPL. According to Bollywoodbiography.in, Kiran Salaskar’s net worth is estimated to be around Rs 150 crores.
So, these were some of the richest Bollywood couples as the actresses had fallen in love and decided to marry some of the richest men in town. The net worth figures are taken from various web portals and may vary according to the current situation.
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