By Aashima Talwar Last Updated:
She is svelte and demure, he is handsome and untamed. While she is a health freak, he is a gourmand. And yet amidst these stark differences, what lies common between these two actors of Indian television is the unflinching, undaunted love for each other that nestles in their hearts.
Gautami Gadgil, who stepped in the glam world at the vulnerable age of 16 as a model, went on to rise to great heights with her inherent acting skills. And, Ram Kapoor captured many a girl’s hearts only to break them when he fell head-over-heels in love with his Ghar Ek Mandir co-star, Gautami. And, then there was no looking back. So, for all the fans of this gorgeous couple of Indian television, here we bring all the details of their beautiful love story.
Television was the breeding ground for developing love between Ram and Gautami. The two first met on the sets of what went on to become one of the most renowned serials of that time, Ghar Ek Mandir. Gautami played the role of Ram’s bhabhi or sister-in-law, who in a reversal of fortune becomes his wife. The chemistry that the two shared on-screen captured the hearts of audiences and they longed to see this pair together in real life too.
But, it was not that easy. In fact, Ram and Gautami were poles apart when it came to their basic personalities. While Ram described her as “Miss goody-two-shoes” who always kept up a reserved aura, he himself was of amorous nature. On the other hand, Ram was known to be a kind of playboy who loved ‘women who partied and drank’, and certainly Gautami was not his ‘type’. However, as the cliché goes– opposites attract; soon Ram and Gautami developed a great camaraderie. And, it was not long before they realised that they were made for each other.
They might have proposed to each other or their co-stars in a very romantic style on-screen. But, their real-life proposal was quite simple yet so beautiful. The two were at a wild party one evening, where Ram simply asked Gautami to get married, which she readily accepted.
True to their mushy romance, the couple exchanged vows on, none other than the day meant for true love and lovers, Valentine's Day, in 2003. It was Gautami’s decision to get married on February 14, who sees this day as a special one to express and reciprocate your feelings for the love of your life. There was initially some protest from their families, but they managed to convince them. Gautami is a Maharashtrian and Ram a Punjabi, but they tied the knot as per Arya Samaj rituals. They got married at the Mayfair Rooms in Mumbai and celebrated their honeymoon in Casa Moi, a small island near Bangkok. This is Gautami's second marriage as she was first married to a commercial photographer, Madhur Shroff.
It has been more than a decade since this wonderful couple has been declared man and wife. They are blessed with two kids- a daughter, Sia, and a son, Aks. While Gautami took a break for a while post-pregnancy, Ram continued to shoot up the ladder of success with serials like Kasam Se and Bade Acche Lagte Hain. And, the two were last seen together in the movie, Shaadi Ke Side Effects.
Been together for so long and still going strong... here is what Ram Kapoor has to say about his beautiful wife:
"I think I have made the best decision in choosing my life partner. She is also from the industry and understands the nature of job perfectly. She knows that I have to work for long hours. I am blessed to have her in my life. At times I certainly miss being with them and wish that I could spend more time with my family."
And, this is what Gautami feels about her life with Ram:
"My journey with Ram has been great fun…Happy , challenging, satisfying. We are together for almost 15 years now and I am so proud that he has worked hard and achieved all the success."
Gautami does not hesitate to confess that Ram is the best thing that has ever happened in her life, and Ram too proudly confesses that his better half is his lucky charm. In fact, with their strong and unconditional love for each other, they have been an inspiration for many couples in the country. And, we wish this gorgeous couple a lifetime of happiness and togetherness!
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