For film and television fans, 2014 has thrown many amazing surprises. Many lovebirds tied the knot in the big fat filmy style while others chose to go hush-hush and announced it later. Some had been dating for ages while others didn’t see it coming! Here, we bring to you the best of the celebrity weddings in 2014.
Nikitin Dheer and Kratika Sengar:
[contentblock id=1 img=adsense.png]
On September 4, 2014, Nikitin and Kratika tied the knot. Nikitin gained popularity with his role of Tangballi in Chennai Express while Kratika starred in the hit show, Punar Vivah. Their love story is rather unique. When Nikitin’s father, Pankaj Dheer, met Kratika for the first time during an audition for a short film, he had an instant liking for her. He even went on to say that he would love her to be his daughter-in-law. As luck would have it, Nikitin and Kratika did end up falling in love with each other.
Aftab Shivdasani and Nin Dusanj:
After dating for over two years, actor Aftab Shivdasani got hitched to girlfriend Nin Dusanj on June 11. Actor Kabir Bedi broke the news on twitter, as he wished the couple. After a series of failed relationships, Aftab found love in the British-born Indian luxury brand consultant.
Nin, when she moved to India, from Hong Kong, in 2012. They had met through common friends. Aftab had already declared his intentions to get married in 2014, last year. After the private ceremony, the couple plans to have a grand celebration by the end of the year.
Arijit Singh and Koel Roy:
Bollywood’s latest singing sensation, Arijit Singh, tied the knot with his childhood sweetheart, Koel Roy, on January 20. This is the second marriage for both of them. Arijit was previously married to one of his co-contestants from a reality show that he had participated in a few years back. The news came as a surprise to everyone, as the singer had never discussed his relationships in public.
Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra:
Rani and Aditya surprised everyone on April 21, when they announced getting married in a private ceremony in Italy. Although they had kept the media wondering for a really long time, a lot was written and speculated about the couple after Rani was seen celebrating Diwali with the Chopras last year.
[contentblock id=2 img=adsense.png]
The couple was supposed to get married in February this year, but it was postponed. The couple had a traditional Bengali wedding in Italy, where a pundit was flown in. Rani dressed in a red and gold Banarasi saree in Bengali style while Aditya wore a cream-coloured dhoti and kurta.
Ahana Deol and Vaibhav Vohra:
Yesteryear superstars, Hema Malini and Dharmendra’s younger daughter, Ahana, found her match in Delhi-based businessman, Vaibhav Vohra, at sister Esha’s wedding in 2012. Ahana and Vaibhav tied the knot on February 2 this year, in an elaborate and star-studded wedding, with ceremonies taking place in Mumbai and Delhi.
John Abraham and Priya Runlchal:
On January 2, 2014, Bollywood heartthrob John Abraham wished everyone a Happy New Year and gave out something unexpected- his marriage to girlfriend Priya Runchal, an investment banker from Los Angeles.He tweeted, “Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed 2014!
May this year bring you love, good fortune and joy. Love, John and Priya Abraham” However, though there have been reports saying that the couple got married long time back, it is still believed that they tied the knot as they welcomed 2014. The duo met in 2010, in a gym in Bandra. Before this, John was in a long-term relationship with actress Bipasha Basu.
Sameera Reddy and Akshai Varde:
Actress Sameera Reddy’s wedding to bike designer and entrepreneur, Akshai Varde, on January 21, came as a surprise to everyone. The couple was originally slated to tie the knot in April. The wedding was a traditional Maharashtrian one, amidst close friends and family. The highlight of the wedding was Akshai making a grand entrance on a self-designed, custom-made bike!
Raageshwari Loomba and Sudhanshu Swaroop:
Bigg Boss 5 participant and singer, Raageshwari Loomba, tied the knot with London-based, human rights barrister, Sudhanshu Swaroop, on January 27 this year. The couple was introduced to each other by “friends and family”, after which they continued communicating online, and finally knew “this was it!” The singer moved to London after the wedding.
Rannvijay Singha and Prianka Vohra:
MTV VJ and Bollywood actor Rannvijay Singha married his London-based girlfriend Prianka Vohra, in Mombasa, Kenya, on April 10, this year. The roka and sagai were held in Dubai and London respectively. Rannvijay made an official announcement on twitter about his wedding plans. Later, his friends and TV producers, Raghu and Rajiv, decided to showcase the wedding online as a webshow, Hitched, on YouTube. Rannvijay and Prianka had a traditional Sikh wedding.
Toshi Sabri and Amna:
Unlike most couples, singer Toshi Sabri, didn’t even get a chance to talk to Mumbai girl, Amna, before they tied the knot on January 11! The traditional arranged marriage took place amidst friends and family, at Amna’s place in Mumbai. Toshi later hosted a reception for his friends in Bollywood.
Rakshanda Khan and Sachin Tyagi:
[contentblock id=3 img=adsense.png]
Actors Rakshanda Khan and Sachin Tyagi met while shooting for Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and became good friends, but love blossomed on the sets of the dance reality show, Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar, in 2008. They tied the knot on March 15, this year, in the presence of family and many friends from the television industry.
Raghav Sachar and Amita Pathak:
Singer Raghav Sachar got married to girlfriend, Amita Pathak, on January 21, this year. Their star-studded wedding was attended by Bollywood bigwigs and many noted names. Amita is the daughter of producer Kumar Mangat, and a budding actress. The couple had been dating for a long time.
Jay Soni and Pooja Shah:
TV actor Jay Soni of Sasural Genda Phool, tied the knot with Pooja Shah, a footwear designer, on February 18 this year. It was an arranged marriage, but Jay and Pooja had known each other for a long time. Jay confessed being “completely in love with her”. A romantic at heart, he was actually planning to get married on Valentine’s Day, but could not.