11 Khan’s Of Bollywood Who Married Outside Their Religion

11 Khan’s Of Bollywood Who Married Outside Their Religion

15 Mar 18 @ 7:38 PM | By Ravi

Reel-life stories are inspired by real-life love stories and what better place than our Hindi film industry where inter-faith marriages are no more considered to be taboo. Our reel-life heroes are no less than heroes in real life too who went against all odds to marry their beloveds. The Khan’s have been the elite lot who have fallen in love with girls not belonging to their religion. Most of the marriages which happened with more or less drama have stood the test of time proving again that love can conquer against all odds. Let’s look at 11 such popular Khan’s of Bollywood who married outside their religion and have lived happily ever after.

  1. Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Chhibber (1991)

    King Khan married his longtime Delhi girl-friend, Gauri Chhibber in 1991 after a lot of opposition from his in-laws. The reason, the same old story - Inter Religion Marriages, SRK was a Muslim and Gauri was a Punjabi. All this happened when King Khan was still trying to make his debut in Bollywood. After much persuasion both got married in a typical Punjabi way which paved the way for SRK to make his screen debut with Deewana in 1992. Both are blessed with two sons and a daughter.

    Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Chhibber (1991)
    Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Chhibber (1991)
  2. Irrfan Khan and Sutapa Sikdar (1995)

    Bollywood’s most sort after actor, Irrfan was still studying at Delhi’s National School Of Drama when he met Sutapa Sikdar. After a few confrontations with their respective families both got married in 1995. After marriage, Irrfan continued his struggle to find a footing in Bollywood. In 2003, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Haasil got him noticed as he started to make a mark for himself. Irfan Khan's marriage to Sutapa Sikdar has been devoid of any filmy affairs or controversy. The couple has two sons, Babil and Ayan.

    Irrfan Khan and Sutapa Sikdar (1995)
    Irrfan Khan and Sutapa Sikdar (1995)
  3. Sohail Khan and Seema Sachdev (1998)

    In a typical filmy way, Sohail and Seema eloped and got married after their families refused to accept their relationship as both belonged to different religions. Sohail who had made his directorial debut with Auzaar in 1997 which didn't do exceptional business was onto his next film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. Co-incidentally both eloped to get married on the day the film was to release. All has settled since then as the couple has two sons Nirvan and Yohan.

    Sohail Khan and Seema Sachdev (1998)
    Sohail Khan and Seema Sachdev (1998)
  4. Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora (1998)

    Unlike brother Sohail, Arbaaz did not elope with Malaika to get married but set an example of interfaith marriage in Islam. All Malaika’s mother wanted was a church wedding to which Arbaaz happily agreed. It was a decent church wedding and everyone was happy. Malaika was already a model before marriage and went on to do item numbers even after marriage. Arbaaz was a decent actor who debuted as a director with Dabangg 2. The couple has a son named Arhaan Khan.

    Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora (1998)
    Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora (1998)
  5. Kabir Khan and Mini Mathur (2000)

    Kabir Khan was trying to make his foray into films as a director when he met Mini at a shoot which she was anchoring. They fell for each other after which they decided to marry. The couple had a registered marriage in 2000 keeping both Hindu and Muslim rituals in mind. Kabir Khan made it big as a director with Kabul Express, New York, Ek Tha Tiger, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and the recent Phantom. They have a son and a daughter named Vivaan and Sairah.

    Kabir Khan and Mini Mathur (2000)
    Kabir Khan and Mini Mathur (2000)
  6. Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder (2004)

    Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder’s marriage came as a surprise to many. Farah joined the list of Khan’s who married outside their religion as Shirish was a Mangalorean Hindu who was brought up in Mumbai. Reportedly, the both met during the making of Main Hoon Na and fell in love. Farah’s marriage to the much younger Shirish in 2004 was solemnised according to simple traditions and customs which was attended by close friends and relatives from the Bollywood industry that included brother Sajid Khan, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Rani Mukherjee, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Manish Malhothra, Sushmita Sen and others.

    Farah Khan married Shirish Kunder in 2004
    Farah Khan married Shirish Kunder in 2004
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  8. Fardeen Khan and Natasha Madhvani (2005)

    Another example of interreligious marriages in Bollywood is that of Fardeen Khan and Natasha Madhvani. Fardeen married his childhood love, Natasha Madhvani in a typical Hindu style wedding without much obstacles. Natasha who is the daughter of yesteryear actress Mumtaz who had done quite a few films with Fardeen’s father Feroz Khan were married on 14 December 2005. The couple has a daughter and a son.

    Fardeen Khan and Natasha Madhvani (2005)
    Fardeen Khan and Natasha Madhvani (2005)
  9. Zayed Khan and Malaika Parekh (2005)

    Filmstar Sanjay and Zarine Khan’s son, Zayed Khan married his high school love, Malaika Parekh in 2005. Zayed Khan and Malaika Parekh's marriage too had its share of hiccups from the latter's parents before they both got hitched. Zayed who made his debut in 2003 with Chura Liya Hai Tumne went on to star in quite a few films which include Main Hoon Naa, Rocky and Cash and others. The couple has two sons Zidaan, who was born in January 2008, and Aariz who was born in September 2011, respectively.

    Zayed Khan and Malaika Parekh (2005)
    Zayed Khan and Malaika Parekh (2005)
  10. Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao (2005)

    Another living example of inter-caste marriages in Bollywood is that of Aamir Khan's two marriages with Reena Dutt and Kiran Rao, respectively. Aamir Khan secretly married his first wife Reena Dutta in 1986 when Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak hadn’t released. The couple were happily married and had two children, son Junaid and daughter Ira. Both filed for divorce in 2002, after which he married Kiran Rao who was an assistant director to Ashutosh Gowariker during the making of Lagaan. Aamir and Kiran got married on 5 December 2011 and have a son by the name of Azad Rao Khan.

    Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao (2005)
    Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao (2005)
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  12. Imran Khan and Avantika Malik (2011)

    Both married each other in a private ceremony at his uncle superstar Aamir Khan’s home in 2011 after courting for 10 years. Both met each other at Los Angeles where they were taking formal acting training. Imran made his acting debut in 2008 in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na before appearing as a child artiste in a couple of Aamir Khan films. Avantika gave birth to their first child Imara on June 9, 2014.

    Imran Khan and Avantika Malik (2011)
    Imran Khan and Avantika Malik (2011)
  13. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor (2012)

    Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are one of Bollywood's famous Hindu-Muslim couples. Saif Ali Khan married Kareena Kapoor after his divorce from actress Amrita Singh in 2004. He married Amrita in October 1991 at the age of 21. They separated after thirteen years of marriage and have two children Sara and Ibrahim. Kareena married Saif at the peak of her career and continues to act in films even after marriage.

    Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor (2012)
    Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor (2012)