8 Bollywood Celebrity Couples Who Stay Separately But Aren’t Divorced

8 Bollywood Celebrity Couples Who Stay Separately But Aren’t Divorced

28 Mar 18 @ 7:53 PM | By Ravi

Affairs, flings, love, marriages, separations, breakups and divorces are a part of Bollywood. Celebrity’s professional lives often take a toll on their personal lives ending up in bitter separations. Celebrities breakups and patch-ups do make spicy headlines for fans and readers but Bollywood couple separations and divorces are something which one finds it hard to digest. There have been many instances where celebrity couples have opted for a separation and divorce but only a few have separated mutually without divorcing each other, which means technically the couple remained husband and wife as per law. So, how many Bollywood couples do we know of who separated but didn’t divorce their spouses for reasons best known to them? Here is a list of 8 such Bollywood's separated celebrity couples who reportedly did not seek a divorce.

  1. Om Puri - Nandita Puri

    Veteran actor Om Puri married writer-journalist Nandita Puri in 1990 and had a son by the name of Ishaan. Trouble started in their marriage following a spat between the two after the release of Om’s biography which was penned by Nandita. Om Puri and Nandita's breakup led to the latter opting for judicial separation from the former without going through a divorce. Nandita has the judicial custody of their son Ishaan. Om's death in 2017 closed their chapter forever.

    Om Puri and Nandita Puri Lived Together But Didn't Divorce
    Om Puri and Nandita Puri Lived Together But Didn't Divorce
    Om Puri
  2. Manisha Koirala and Samrat Dahal

    Actress Manisha Koirala who made her screen debut in Subhash Ghai’s Saudagar in 1991 was a popular actress of the 90’s who married Nepalese businessman Samrat Dahal in 2010. Things were fine between the two initially but two years later they realized that their marriage had hit rock bottom. Manisha Koirala and Samrat are not divorced but went for a separation. Manisha who has been a cancer survivor plans to adopt a daughter soon.

    Manisha Koirala and Samrat Dahal Live Seperately But Didn't Divorce
    Manisha Koirala and Samrat Dahal Live Seperately But Didn't Divorce
  3. Sangeeta Bijlani - Mohammad Azharuddin

    Former Miss India and Bollywood actress Sangeeta Bijlani marrying Indian cricket captain in 1996 was the scoop of the year then. The couple lived peacefully till the match-fixing allegations started the down-slide of Azhar. Things started to sour between the two when Azhar joined politics and Sangeeta had to cut down on her expenses. Due to incompatibility the two started living separately but are seen seldom together at functions.

    Sangeeta Bijlani - Mohammad Azharuddin Live Seperately But Didn't Divorce
    Sangeeta Bijlani - Mohammad Azharuddin Live Seperately But Didn't Divorce
  4. Mahima Chaudhary - Bobby Mukherjee

    Actress Mahima Chaudhary immediately married the already divorced architect, Bobby Mukherjee in 2006 after her breakup with Tennis ace, Leander Paes. The hush-hush marriage between the two led to incompatibility and differences. Things became worse after Mahima gave birth to their daughter in 2011 after which she decided to stay separately and be a single parent to her bundle of joy.

    Mahima Chaudhary - Bobby Mukherjee Live Seperately But Didn't Divorce
    Mahima Chaudhary - Bobby Mukherjee Live Seperately But Didn't Divorce
  5. Randhir Kapoor – Babita

    He was the eldest son of Raj Kapoor and she was one of the top actresses of the late 60's when cupid struck. Randhir Kapoor’s marriage to Babita in 1972 was the wedding of that year. The couple was one of the most famous married celebrities of the 70's. Things were fine till Karisma was born in 1974; the differences cropped up when Randhir’s career was going nowhere, his eating, partying and drinking habits got them drifted apart. Though Randhir’s mother tried to play peacemaker but was too late as Babita walked out of the house with her two daughters - Karisma and Kareena. The two continue to stay separately but do appear on good terms at family functions.

    Randhir Kapoor and Babita Live Seperately But Didn't Divorce
    Randhir Kapoor and Babita Live Seperately But Didn't Divorce
  6. Rajesh Khanna - Dimple Kapadia

    Rajesh Khanna, Bollywood’s first superstar broke a million hearts when he tied the nuptial knot with 16-year-old, Dimple Kapadia in 1973 who had yet to make her debut with Bobby. Dimple became a homemaker and looked after Rajesh’s two daughters - Twinkle and Rinkie. Rajesh’s fading stardom and weird ways developed a rift between the two as Dimple walked out with her two daughters out of Aashirwad. The two were not officially divorced till Rajesh breathed his last in 2012.

    Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia Lived Seperately But Didn't Divorce
    Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia Lived Seperately But Didn't Divorce
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  8. Gulzar – Raakhee

    He was a top-notch writer-director and she was one of the top heroines of the early 70’s when both decided to marry in 1973. Things turned sour after the birth of their daughter, Meghna as Raakhee wanted to continue acting after marriage which was turned down by Gulzar. Constant quarreling and arguments led to the couple’s separation after the birth of their daughter. Raakhee returned to films and Gulzar continued his work. The two never filed for a divorce and since then have stayed separately. Their separation continues to be one of Bollywood's famous celebrity breakups.

    Gulzaar and Raakhee Live Seperately But Didn't Divorce
    Gulzaar and Raakhee Live Seperately But Didn't Divorce
  9. Ranvir Shorey – Konkona Sen Sharma

    Celebrity couple Ranvir Shorey and Konkona Sen Sharma courted for a few years before tying the nuptial knot secretly in 2010. The couple has a son by the name of Haroon who was born immediately after their marriage in 2011. Ranvir and Konkona's split after marriage was due to incompatibility which became the root cause for their frequent fights. This lead them to go for a mutual separation without divorcing each other. The couple continues to be friends and co-parent to their son.

    Ranvir Shorey – Konkona Sen Sharma Live Seperately But Did Not Divorce
    Ranvir Shorey – Konkona Sen Sharma Live Seperately But Did Not Divorce
    Konkona Sen Sharma
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