Top 10 Bollywood Star Couples



In an industry that thrives on selling love stories, real life love stories are hard to come by…love stories that can withstand the test of time…that can withstand the trials of temptation at every turn…love stories that can be as inspiring and as compelling as the ones we see on silver screen.  Well, that is what these top 10 Bollywood star couples prove…if there is true love, it is indeed possible to have a fairy tale…Here’s our list of such top 10 Bollywood star couples.

10. Sanjay Dutt and Manyata

The troubled rebel who got in and out of relationships seems to have finally found peace and calm with Manyata, a small time actress from a middle class background. Marrying her, despite disapproval from his two sisters, Sanjay seems to have found true love after all.  Blessed with twin girls now, Sanjay Dutt and Manyata are definitely an inspiration to many people. Manyata is actively involved in all aspects of Sanjay Dutt’s life…be it his work, his fitness routine or eating habits and is currently helping in penning his biography.  The 19 year age gap hardly seems to bother this much in love couple.  Among the top Bollywood couples, Sanjay Dutt and Manyata prove that despite all odds, love happens…!

Sanjay Dutt and Manyata

9. Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora

Ranked among the top item girls of Bollywood, Malaika Arora is married to producer, director Arbaaz Khan.  This amazing looking couple looks picture-perfect together.  Cupid struck when they both were shooting for a coffee advertisement.  Though the advertisement got embroiled in controversy over the bold content, the two found true love in each other’s arms. Married for over a decade, Arbaaz Khan is now a successful producer (Dabangg) and director (Dabangg2)…What sets the two of them apart from other couples is the comfort and confidence with which Arbaaz Khan handled the super-success of his wife as an item girl.  In a country that is mostly biased towards the male gender, the couple offers a refreshing change!  A model couple in every sense of the word, Arbaaz and Malaika have a lot to teach others!

Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora

8. Ajay Devgn and Kajol

The gregarious and vivacious Kajol is the perfect foil to the generally somber and serious Ajay. Married for over a decade now, the media termed their marriage as a marriage of opposites…the difference in their personalities was glaring to many.  Like they say, opposites attract, and Ajay and Kajol do making a loving pair…and now doting parents of two children too!  The love and friendship they share in their personal lives is very evident in their interviews together and their camaraderie seems envious to many.  A couple who believes in giving each other space…and respects each other as professionals and equals…there is much for others in Bollywood to learn from this amazing couple.

Ajay Devgn and Kajol

7. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor

The Brangelina of India, Saif and Kareena fondly called Saifeena by the media, are indeed one much talked about couple. The romance between the much older Nawab of Pataudi and the reigning queen of Bollywood Kareena continued to be in the spotlight for a long time.  Kareena, unabashedly talked about her love for Saif, an unusual thing in Bollywood circles and Saif got her name tattooed on his arm…a very open declaration of his love…one of a kind in Bollywood!  It caught the imagination of every young girl and boy who hoped for a love like theirs!  The two of course, make a very striking couple, as Saif Ali Khan looks debonair and dashing at all times and Kareena Kapoor looks stunning effortlessly!  The recently married couple is constantly in the news for all the right reasons…and we hope their love story continues like the fairy tale it seems!

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor

6. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai

The coming together of Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai was nothing short of magical…When the son of the ‘First Family’ of Bollywood marries Miss World, it’s sure to drive the media and paparazzi into a frenzy of sorts…and it did, indeed! The much in love couple handles the public glare gracefully and maintains a low profile when it comes to their personal life.  The tall and dashing Abhishek and the extremely beautiful Aishwarya indeed make a very striking couple.  This happily married couple can’t stop singing each other’s praises even years after marriage…!  One of the top couples of Bollywood, Abhi-Ash as they are popularly called, still have places to go…!

Bollywood actors Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan (L) arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 27, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS) OSCARS/

5. Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna

The Khiladi Kumar had his fair share of flings before finally settling down into happy domesticity with Twinkle Khanna, daughter of erstwhile Superstar Rajesh Khanna and the beautiful Dimple Kapadia. An actress in her own right, Twinkle gave up acting and took to interior designing after marriage.  Today, she is a much sought after Interior Designer, and very much a star in her own right.  Twinkle and Akshay have been married for over ten years now and the sparkling chemistry is visibly there for all to see.  The highly successful actor is known to be a doting husband…the efforts he takes to celebrate their anniversaries or her birthdays and other important functions, fill gossip columns every now and then!  One of the very striking couples; they are definitely among the top 10 star couple.

Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna

4. Hrithik Roshan and Suzanne Khan

One of the best looking couples of Bollywood, Hrithik Roshan and Suzanne Khan look like a match made in Heaven. Their love story began much before the release of Hrithik Roshan’s, blockbuster debut, Kaho Na…Pyar Hai. As a shy and under-confident young man Hrithik tried many tricks in the trade, to meet up with the stunning looking Suzanne!  Well, perseverance did pay off and the two got married in 2000 after Hrithik’s big debut and with his marriage, he broke a million hearts, to say the least!  Suzanne was with him through that tough journey to success and there has been no looking back since then, for this famous couple.  Sporting matching tattoos on their arms, the two lovebirds are a much talked about couple in the film magazines.  Definitely among the top 10 star couples of Bollywood, Hrithik and Suzanne is a couple to watch out for!

Hrithik Roshan and Suzanne Khan

3. Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan

This power-couple’s love story reads like a typical Bollywood masala movie…unemployed Muslim boy falls in love with well to do Hindu girl…Well, like the famous dialogue in Shahrukh’s own movie goes, “Humari filmon ki tarah humari zindagi mein bhi end mein sab theek ho jaata hai”! The young couple got married and moved from Delhi to Bombay to give Shahrukh a chance to pursue his dreams of becoming a hero…the rest as they say, is history.  Absolutely gorgeous and stunning, Gauri Khan can give any of Shahrukh’s leading ladies a run for their money!  From teenage lovers to the most powerful couple of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan have come a long way…The saga of their love story continues, as  the queen of Shahrukh Khan’s heart and hearth wields her will in their “Mannat”.

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan walks on the ramp for the Karan Johar show

2. Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh

One of the most popular Bollywood jodis, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh won the Best Lifetime Jodi at the Zee Cine Awards in 2011…a testimony to their evergreen popularity! Even decades after marriage, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh seem to have that zing and spark they shared as newly-weds.  The two fell in love while working together…they acted in eleven movies, many of them super hits!  Neetu Singh gave up her very successful acting career after her marriage to look after her home and hearth.  After decades, when the couple made a comeback together in Love Aaj Kal (Neetu Singh in a cameo appearance) and later in the much talked about Do Dooni Chaar, they exuded the same magic they did as youngsters in Khel Khel Mein or Rafoo Chakkar!  Continuing to cast their spell on us, you can hardly take your eyes off this striking couple when they make an appearance on screen or off screen.

Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh

1. Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri

One of the most graceful and elegant couples in Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri are a class apart. Known as the First Couple of Bollywood, they live up to their many titles and continue to inspire others around them. Married for about 40 years, Amitabh Bachchan was a struggling actor while Jaya Bhaduri was an established heroine when they first met and fell in love.  The two got married after Sholay and their marriage has definitely withstood the test of time.  As star couples go by, they’ve had more than their fair share of gossip to deal with, like Amitabh Bachchan’s much talked about ‘affairs’ with his leading ladies.  But, amidst the din of growing rumors, they maintained a stoic silence. The admirable way in which they handled themselves in tough times, is what saw them through.  An inspiration to everybody around them, the couple continues to reign as the most appreciated and emulated couple ever!

Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri


After the make-up has come off, after the spotlight is switched off, after the pack-up had been announced for the day, Bollywood stars go back to being ordinary…like any one of us…and the thing that sustains them, like us, is the solid relationships that they share with their partners.  It is indeed a tougher job for them to keep their relationships on even keel… but, keep they do…and our list of top 10 Bollywood star couples includes those who do so and do so, remarkably well!


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