17 Telugu Actors Who Ended Up With Two Or More Marriages

17 Telugu Actors Who Ended Up With Two Or More Marriages

8 Dec 18 @ 2:08 PM

Tollywood love affairs have always been a point of discussion during many of the casual chats we have with our friends. Even though there are few famous couples who have made their love last, the Telugu Film Industry has seen a host for stars who were involved in marriages that didn’t make it till the end. Multiple marriages in Tollywood have always made the headlines, catering to the tastes of audience, who are more interested in the personal life of the film celebrities. From lead actors to heroines to character artistes, many of them have started life afresh, owing to various reasons. Here is a list of 15 Telugu actors who've married twice or more.

  1. Krishna

    Superstar Krishna was a successful hero. His first wife was Indira Devi and bore three kids with her, Ramesh Babu, Manjula and Mahesh Babu. Later, he met actress- director Vijaya Nirmala while acting in ‘Sakshi’. He proposed to her during the movie ‘Sarkar Express’ and subsequently his second marriage to the actress-director took place at Tirupati in 1969. After their marriage, they acted in quite a few movies. 'Paadipantalu’ and ‘Meena’ are some of the movies which went onto become blockbusters. Speaking about their relationship, Vijaya Nirmala said that her marriage to Krishna was her happiest memory.

    Indira Devi (first wife), Krishna and Vijay Nirmala (second wife)
    Indira Devi (first wife), Krishna and Vijay Nirmala (second wife)
  2. Nagarjuna

    Yuvasamrat Nagarjuna was married to Producer Rama Naidu’s daughter Lakshmi Daggubati even before he entered films. They got divorced in 1990 after the birth of their son Naga Chaitanya, who is also an actor. Later, Nag married his co-star Amala Mukherjee in 1992, with whom he acted in the blockbuster ‘Shiva’. After that movie’s success, they acted in ‘Nirnayam’, which was also a success. Later, Amala quit acting and became an animal rights activist. The couple has a son Akhil, who made his debut as a lead. For Naga Chaitanya and Samantha's engagement, Nagarjuna and his first wife, Lakshmi Daggubati attended the event along with her second husband.

    Nagarjuna first wife Lakshmi (to his right)
    Nagarjuna first wife Lakshmi (to his right)
  3. Krishnam Raju

    Rebel Star Krishnam Raju was married to Seetha Devi with whom he had a daughter. Seetha Devi died an untimely death, when she met with a car accident in 1995. Later, in 1996 Krishnam Raju married Shyamala Devi for the second time and the couple have three daughters and also an adopted daughter, who is married and has a child.

    Krishnam Raju with second wife, Shyamala Devi
    Krishnam Raju with second wife, Shyamala Devi Google
  4. Pawan Kalyan

    Powerstar Pawan Kalyan's first wife was Nandini, whom he divorced in 2007. He married Renu Desai in 2009, with whom he shared the screen in the blockbuster ‘Badri’. They have a son Akira and a daughter Aadya. However, they parted ways in 2012. After separating from Renu Desai, Pawan Kalyan met Anna Lezhnava on the sets of ‘Teenmaar’. Anna was Pawan’s co-dancer in ‘Barbie Bommaki’. After completing this movie, Pawan married Anna which made her his third wife.

    Pawan Kalyan with his second wife and third wife
    Pawan Kalyan with his second wife and third wife
  5. N. T. Rama Rao

    The Legendary actor of Telugu Cinema married Basavatarakam, the daughter of his maternal uncle at the age of 20. They have 8 sons and 4 daughters including actor Nandamuri Balakrishna. Basavatarakam died in 1985 due to cancer. After entering politics, NTR married for the second time Lakshmi Parvathi, a Telugu writer in 1993 at the age of 70. Lakshmi Parvathi is the founder and president of the NTR-TDP party.

    NTR's second wife Lakshmi Parvati (left). Old pic of NTR with Basavatarakam
    NTR's second wife Lakshmi Parvati (left). Old pic of NTR with Basavatarakam
  6. Chalam

    After the death of his first wife, Chalam married actress Sharada for the second time. They fell in love after acting together in ‘Tandrulu Kodukulu’. The movie also happened to be Sharada’s debut movie. However, they divorced after a few years. Chalam passed away in 1979. As for Sharada, she continued in her profession.

    Chalam and Sharada
    Chalam and Sharada Google
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  8. Ramakrishna

    Actor Ramakrishna, who has acted in more than 200 movies lost his wife at a young age. He fell in love with Geethanjali after acting with her in quite a few movies. After ‘Ranabheri’, they both married and bore a son, Srinivas. Their happy life was torn apart when Ramakrishna passed away from cancer in 2001. After his death, Geetanjali went into a depression which she overcame after a short time.
    Geethanjali and Ramakrishna
    Geethanjali and Ramakrishna Google
  9. Sarath Babu

    Sarath Babu, a film actor who majorly appeared in supporting roles has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi films. He has received Nandi award eight times throughout his film career. He married actress Rama Prabha in 1981 and divorced her in 1988. He then married for the second time Sneha Latha, the daughter of MN Nambiar. He later divorced Sneha Latha and married a journalist at the age of 61.

    Sarath Babu and Rama Prabha
    Sarath Babu and Rama Prabha Google
  10. Mohan Babu

    Collection King Mohan Babu has acted in more than 550 films. His first wife was Manchu Vidya Devi with whom he had two children Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna and Manchu Vishnuvardhan Babu, both of whom are actors in Tollywood. After Vidya Devi’s demise, he married for the second time her younger sister Manchu Nirmala Devi. The couple’s only child is Manchu Manoj Kumar, who is also an actor in Telugu Cinema.

    Mohan Babu with his second wife Nirmala Devi and his entire family
    Mohan Babu with his second wife Nirmala Devi and his entire family Google
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  12. Lakshmi

    Lakshmi, a film actress started to act at the age of 15. She has received 9 Filmfare and one National award throughout her career. She was also a recipient of Nandi and Kerala state awards. Lakshmi got married to Bhaskar who worked for an insurance company. The couple had a daughter named Aishwarya. After her divorce with her first husband, she married for the second time Mohan Sharma in 1975 and divorced him in 1980. After that, she fell in love with actor-director K.S. Sivachandran and married him in 1989.

    Actress Lakshmi with her third husband KS Sivachandran (left)
    Actress Lakshmi with her third husband KS Sivachandran (left) Google
  13. Kamal Haasan

    Kamal Haasan is one of the most versatile Indian actors, winning four National awards and 19 Filmfare awards. He has also received the Kalaimamani, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards. At the age of 24, Kamal Haasan married the dancer Vani Ganapathy and divorced her 10 years later. He married for the second time his co-star Sarika with whom he has two daughters Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan. He later divorced her in 2004, after that he was in a live-in relationship with actress Gauthami for a few years. In 2016, Gautami ended her relationship with Kamal Haasan.

    Kamal Haasan, Vani Ganapathy and Sarika
    Kamal Haasan, Vani Ganapathy and Sarika
  14. Radhika

    Radhika is a film actress, producer and entrepreneur who has received 6 Film fare awards and one National award. She got married to actor-director Prathap Pothen. After divorcing him, she married Richard Hardy in 1990 and settled in London with her daughter. Finally, now she is married to actor Sarathkumar and the couple have a son.
  15. Urvashi

    Urvashi a.k.a. is an actor who featured in all the four South Indian language films including Telugu. She married Malayali actor Manoj K. Jayan from 2000 to 2008 and has a daughter with him. After divorcing him in 2008, Urvashi tied the knot with Chennai based builder Sivaprasad in 2013 and the couple was blessed with a boy Ishaan Prajapathi in 2013.
  16. Prakash Raj

    Prakash Rai known by his stage name Prakash is one of the most versatile character artistes in Telugu. The national award winning actor is equally popular in all the South Indian languages. He married Tamil actress LalithaKumari in 1994 and the couple has two daughters. After divorcing her in 2009, Prakash Raj got hitched to Bollywood choreographer Pony Verma in 2010.
  17. Keerthi Reddy

    Keerthi Reddy is best known for her performance in the 1998 blockbuster ‘Tholiprema’ starring Pawan Kalyan. She married Sumanth, the grandson of legendary actor ANR in 2004. Both of them divorced amicably in 2006. Subsequently, Keerthi remarried and has a boy from her second marriage.

    Keerthi Reddy and Sumanth
    Keerthi Reddy and Sumanth Google
  18. Lakshmi Manchu

    Actress and daughter of veteran actor Dr. M Mohan Babu, Lakshmi Manchu initially married Srinivas Kollipara whom she liked in her early twenties and happened to secretly marry him. This didn't go down well with the Manchu family and she eventually got divorced. Lakshmi Manchu later fell in love with Andy Srinivasan, whom she married for the second time in 2006. They both have a girl now Vidya Nirvana, who was born through surrogacy in 2014.

    Lakshmi Manchu with her second husband, Andy Srinivasan
    Lakshmi Manchu with her second husband, Andy Srinivasan Google
  19. Naresh

    Senior actor Naresh whom we all know very well for the classics like Jamba Lakidi Pamba' and 'Sreevariki Premalekha' married three times. He has three sons individually with each of his wives. His first son, Naveen has made his debut into Telugu Cinema through the movie 'Nandini Nursing Home' while his youngest son is still a toddler. 

    Naresh with his third wife and kid
    Naresh with his third wife and kid Google