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In our country, it is often not the woman or the law that decides her right age for marriage. It is their family, their relatives and the society at large that takes this decision for her. And, add to that any number beyond 30 and a woman gets the tag of being either ‘loose’, ‘feminist’ or ‘damaged goods’.
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Well, to a nation obsessed with Bollywood and movie stars, we present a list of top Bollywood divas who didn't say 'yes' to marriage until they reached their 30s. Having decided to put the idea off for years, they finally made their way down the aisle all the more mature and prepared for the life ahead! So, meet these lovely ladies.
Well, let’s start with the latest Bollywood celeb wedding. Neha Dhupia got married to her best friend and Bollywood actor, Angad Bedi on May 10, 2018. Neha Dhupia is 37 years old, and her marriage had been the most awaited affair in the B-town considering that she earlier close to marriage twice, until May 10 when Karan Johar took to Twitter and shared the above picture, captioning it, “My darling and most special friend @NehaDhupia who l love and adore dearly is married to the gentleman and talented @Imangadbedi !! Here’s wishing them decades of unconditional love!!!!”.
Bollywood’s fashionista, Sonam Kapoor became Sonam Kapoor Ahuja on May 08, 2018 when she tied the nuptial knot with her long-time beau, Anand Ahuja. The 32-year-old, Veere Di Wedding actress’ wedding took place in the Anand Karaj ceremony in a Gurudwara ceremony.
The sultry Bong babe, who had been in long-term relationships with the likes of John Abraham and Dino Morea, finally found the man of her dreams when she was 37. She got married to Karan Singh Grover, her co-star in the movie Alone, and a famous television actor. The couple tied the knot on April 30, 2016, and are enjoying marital bliss to the fullest.
Rani Mukerji is the epitome of female power, in reel and real life. With her heavy voice and powerful persona, she exudes authority. Rani had been dating Yash Raj Films prodigy, Aditya Chopra, for a long time before the two decided to take their relationship to the next level. But, Aditya being the extremely private person that he is, decided to have a secret wedding. So, Rani, Aditya and only their close family flew off to Italy in April 2014. They got hitched on April 21 and then flew back to India. Even the reception party hosted for the newly-weds was a private affair. Rani and Aditya were blessed with a baby girl on December 9, 2015, whom they named Adira.
The yesteryear bombshell was also ahead of her time when it came to marriage. Boney Kapoor was attracted towards the then Empress of Bollywood when he saw her in Solva Saawan in 1979. It was a 'dream come true' for him when she acted in his production venture, Mr India. She ruled the roost in the industry in the 90s and Mr Kapoor’s heart for 13 years before saying 'yes' for marriage. At 33, she decided to enjoy a blessed wedding.
Another stunning diva who has proved that it is never too late to find your 'happily ever after' is Shilpa Shetty. She also waited till her thirties to take the plunge. She tied the knot with Raj Kundra. They met in London during the launch preparations of the actress's perfume, 'S2' and the fragrance of love started spreading from there on.
After giving lots of hits in Bollywood, going through certain heartbreaks and winning the British reality show Big Brother, Shilpa said ‘yes’ to marriage at the age of 34, with more maturity and stability. The couple tied the knot in 2009.
It is ironical that a woman who made the entire country fall in love, opted for an arranged marriage herself. She stole the heart of a cardiovascular surgeon, Dr Sriram Nene and left her career and country to be with her man in the US. At the age of 32, she tied the knot in a small ceremony and proved that you can still find Mr Right even after your 30th birthday. The dhak dhak girl is back to the tinsel town, busy proving to everyone that she belongs in Bollywood always.
This National Award winning actress who loves to play over-the-top characters jumped the broom in December 2012. Vidya Balan who is a Tamilian got married to a Punjabi, Siddharth Roy Kapur, the UTV head honcho. It was a fabulous inter-faith wedding with a mix of South Indian and Punjabi rituals. It was until her 30s that work and career preoccupied her more than anything else. But, since her marriage is not a barrier for her career, she has given it with complete faith and dedication.
When she made her relationship official, neither her own age nor the age gap between her and Abhishek made a difference. The light-eyed beauty was 34 when she married Abhishek Bachchan, two years her junior. The power couple started their marital journey on April 20, 2007. Their wedding generated huge media frenzy.
Being at the peak of a highly successful career, she put off the idea of wedlock for years. But the stunner finally gave her heart to the son of India's biggest movie icon, Amitabh Bachchan. And, she is currently busy playing the role of a perfect wife, daughter-in-law and doting mommy!
Though she is mainly considered as a South Indian actress, Samantha Ruth Prabhu was 31 years old when she got married to Naga Chaitanya. The two met on the sets of a film named, Yem Maaya Chesave in 2009 and finally walked down the aisle on October 6, 2017, exactly at 11.52 pm. After seeing each other for eight years, they exchanged the rings on January 29, 2017.
Sagarika Ghatge was 31 years old when she married Zaheer Khan on November 23, 2017. Zaheer Khan and Chak De! India actress, Sagarika Ghatge got married in a low-key manner as it was a court marriage. Their legal marriage was then followed by lavish and grand celebrations where the who’s who of the industry and cricket world were present.
Aisha fame, 34-year-old Amrit Pauri got married to her long-time beau, Imrun Sethi who is a restaurateur on November 11, 2017, in Bangkok. Kai Po Che! girl Amrita, who played the role of Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister tied the knot in real life in a grand destination wedding. Her wedding album, even after 6 months of her marriage, gives major bridal goals to many. Check out her full wedding here.
Ab Tak Chhappan, Jigyaasa, Page 3, Asoka fame, Hrishita Bhatt got married at the age of 35. She walked down the aisle with a senior UN diplomat, Anand Tiwari on March 4, 2017. Theirs was a hush-hush wedding followed by two lavish receptions in Delhi and Mumbai. Later, they revealed the reason behind their low-key affair wedding:
“We kept it a low key affair with just family and friends at the celebration. Since our families wanted the wedding to be a low key affair we mutually decided to keep it private. We seek your blessings on embarking this new journey of our lives".
At the age of 33, Nauheed Cyrusi secretly got married to her long-time boyfriend, Rustom. Kurbaan, Hip Hip Hurray and Just Mohabbat actress, had a grand and lavish Parsi wedding on January 05, 2017, in the presence of their family and close friends. Nauheed and Rustom had been waiting for quite some time, and finally last year they got tied in the holy matrimony.
The bubbly actress, who was a part of many successful films like Ghajini, Housefull 2 and Khiladi 786, among others, got married to Rahul Sharma, CEO of Micromax. Akshay Kumar played cupid for the couple, as Rahul is Akshay’s best friend. Asin was just over 30 when she tied the knot on January 19, 2016. The actress chose to quit acting post her wedding and take on the responsibility of her family. She now lives in Gurgaon with her husband and daughter.
The sweet, very delicate-looking Amrita Rao turned out to be quite a secret-keeper when she announced her marriage to the world. That apart, nobody even knew she was in a relationship. It is quite surprising that nobody had a clue about her love life, despite her being a part of the entertainment industry. Amrita got married to a very famous Mumbai RJ, Anmol, when she was almost 34 years of age. The couple got hitched on May 15, 2016, in a private ceremony and announced it a day later.
The awe-inspiring Hyderabadi beauty and Bollywood actress also chose to tie the knot well into her 30s. She married her long-time business partner and movie producer, Sahil Sangha on October 18, 2014, in a grand ceremony. Dia was 32 years old at the time of her wedding.
The cute actress everybody had come to recognise as Kashish from Kahiin To Hoga, a very famous Star Plus show, made a mark for herself with movies like Aloo Chaat and Ek Villain. The beautiful actress got married when she was just over 30. She tied the knot with film producer, Amit Kapoor on December 27, 2013. The couple was blessed with an adorable baby boy in September 2015. They named their boy Arain.
Raageshwari is not just an actress, but also a very famous pop singer, former VJ, model, yoga practitioner and motivational speaker. So, with talents such as these, obviously, the woman needed to give her career a lot of time before she decided to tie the knot. She tied the knot when she was 36 years old. Raageshwari married Sudhanshu Swaroop, a Human Rights barrister based in the UK on January 27, 2014, in Mumbai. The couple was blessed with a baby girl on February 11, 2016. They named her Samaya. Raageshwari now resides with her small, happy family in London.
Bollywood is totally smitten with her and so is our Nawab, with whom Kareena tied the knot. After five years of courtship, and a lot of media speculations and hullabaloo her relationship with Saif finally culminated into marriage on October 16, 2012. Kareena was 31 years old when she got married. Their five-day wedding celebrations turned out to be an extravaganza to remember for the tinsel town obsessed country. Though every Bollywood wedding is special, this one stood out because of the family names involved in it. Kareena and Saif were blessed with a cute little baby boy on December 20, 2016. The couple named him Taimur Ali Khan.
Who says you can't have it all in your thirties? First, it was love, then marriage and then welcoming a beautiful daughter Saira. The dusky beauty, Lara was 33 when she got hitched to tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, first Indian to win a Grand Slam in 1997. It began with a registered marriage in Mumbai, followed by the sangeet and a luxurious wedding in Goa with a Victorian setup. Love can strike at any age, any time, so what is the harm in waiting for the right one to come along!
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With a common perception that late 20s is the ideal age of marriage, especially for a girl, the above 21 Bollywood actresses have proved it otherwise. These actresses proved that age is just a number, and there is no right age to fall in love or get married. We hope just like them, every Indian woman gets a chance to choose the right time and age of getting married, for herself.
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