Here are the 10 most powerful couples from the Bollywood film industry.
1. Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan
Numerous relationships don’t stand the trial of time in Bollywood, however that isn’t the situation with our main couple: Shah Rukh and Gauri have been hitched since 1991 (they met in 1984), and in spite of the odd gossip that they have separate existences, by every single authority appearance, they are as yet going solid.
She is the key interior designer in Mumbai high society, and he is arguably the most famous Bollywood star of all time. They are an interfaith marriage too (he is Muslim and she is Hindu) and they got together before either of them was famous, so their match appears to one truly founded on love. The pair have three kids together, and by all accounts, their children are expected to be the next big thing in Bollywood, so the family’s power will likely continue.
2. Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
The reasoning individual’s Bollywood power couple, Aamir and Kiran met on the arrangement of the Oscar-named Lagaan in 2001, Aamir separated from his first spouse Reena in 2002, and Kiran and Aamir were hitched in 2005. Theirs is a between confidence marriage (he is Muslim and she is Hindu), they are both rehearsing veggie lovers and both are in all respects politically mindful and frank. They have one child together, Azad Rao Khan who was conceived in 2011.
3. Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna
Akshay Kumar has been engaged many times, but the only time he managed to make it all the way was with Twinkle, an actress turned author and interior designer. The pair have two kids together, and are private about their family life. Also, Twinkle has her own roots in Bollywood royalty – her father is Rajesh Khanna, one of the most famous actors of all time; while her mother is the A-list actress Dimple Kapadia (who continues to act to this day).
Twinkle deserves to be in this ranking for also managing to tie down Bollywood’s famous playboy. Plus, being fiercely commercially-minded, Akshay is renowned as one of the richest stars in Bollywood. And, ultimately, money is power.
4. Kajol and Ajay Devgn
This pair started dating in 1994 and got hitched in 1999 so are one of the more entrenched couples on this rundown. Both originate from Bollywood families – his dad is a well-known activity chief and her mom is an entertainer, while her grandma is the extremely acclaimed Shobhna. They’ve done numerous movies together – a few hits, a few failures – and are known to be wildly private and for never ‘airing their messy clothing’.
5. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai
Everyone knows this couple – they may not be the top Bollywood power couple within India, but they are arguably the most globally well known, having walked the Cannes red carpet together, and driven around with Oprah Winfrey when she visited India. Plus, Aishwarya has been known across the globe since she was famously crowned “the world’s most beautiful woman” after winning Miss World in 1994. Abhishek’s family is true Bollywood royalty, with his father the still-prolific Amitabh Bachchan and his mother his mother the legendary Jaya Bachchan.
This isn’t the first famous relationship for either of them: Abhishek was engaged to Karisma Kapoor (Kareena’s sister) and Aishwarya was in a long-term relationship with Salman Khan.
6. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
This pair is amazing together, however they are both Bollywood sovereignty all by themselves. Kareena’s family is ‘the principal group of Bollywood’, with her extraordinary granddad Prithvi Raj Kapoor a well known on-screen character from the 1930s to the 1970s. In the interim, Saif flaunts illustrious ancestry (his acclaimed cricketer father Mansoor Ali Khan was the Nawab of Pataudi) and his mom is, obviously, Sharmila Tagore of Aradhana notoriety.
7. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone
Soon to be married, Ranveer and Deepika have kept the details of their relationship under wraps, but appear to have been dating for around five years. While they are famous actors in their own right, it is when they star next to each other in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical epics that they truly shine. Ram-Leela in 2013, Baijrao Mastani in 2015 and this year’s Padmaavat are some of Bollywood’s biggest recent hits.
8. Shahid Kapoor and Mira Kapoor
Mira is 13 years Shahid’s lesser, and the pair met through their religion – the two of them pursue Radha Soami Satsang Beas. Their marriage was orchestrated by their families, which is uncommon in Bollywood. They have two kids together as of now, and she originates from a top business family in New Delhi, while his folks and his progression guardians are generally well-regarded entertainers. Mira isn’t yet an entertainer, yet talk has it that her Bollywood presentation is practically around the bend.
9. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
What does India love as much as Bollywood? Cricket. Virat and Anushka come in at number four in our rankings because he is the captain of the Indian cricket team, and she is known as an actress who tackles gritty and real roles (something that at times feels lacking in Bollywood).
The couple met while doing an ad for Head and Shoulders in 2013 (who knew dandruff could be so romantic?). They go by the moniker ‘Virushka’ and were married in Italy in 2017. They also stand by each other: if she is in the crowd, the public will often blame Anushka when India loses a cricket match. But Virat always stands by her side and defends the mad theory.
10. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt
This is another relationship, and is the primary prominent relationship that Ranbir has transparently admitted to, notwithstanding the reality he dated Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif. Deepika even had a tattoo of his initials on her neck (which she has since lasered off).
Ranbir and Alia began dating on the shooting set of the film Brahmastra, which has quite recently wrapped up shooting, and have officially communicated an enthusiasm for getting hitched. They are both the most encouraging entertainers of their age – and keeping in mind that they are both new to the business, they are the most popular on-screen characters in Mumbai at this moment. This would resemble if Ryan Gosling and Jennifer Lawrence dated in Hollywood. They’re at number nine now since it’s everything new, except it’s sheltered to state that this couple could ascend the positions rapidly. (Likewise, their popular families get along well as well.)