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Bollywood Celebrities Married To Foreigners

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Updated: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 10:11 [IST]

It's not just Mallika Sherawat who is obsessed with the west, from years many Bollywood stars have had a passion for the west. The passion exceeded to such a level that a number of Bollywood actors and actresses even fell in love and got married to these foreigners.

India's attraction to the West is being continued even today, with many actresses choosing to marry people of the foreign decent. These Bollywood celebrities have not allowed their career, religion, or even their nationality to come in between their love.

Madhuri Dixit who ruled the hearts of million people in the country could have easily found a desi boy to marry but the pretty lass chose NRI Dr. Nene as her life partner. Similarly a number of Indian actresses have got married to foreigners.

Lets take a look at which of the Bollywood celebrities have found love overseas...

Juhi Chawla and Jai Mehta

The former Miss India, Juhi Chawla, married Jai Mehta, a British industrialist, back in 1988. They kept their love affair under wraps, they had a secret marriage and revealed publically only, when Juhi was pregnant.

Madhuri Dixit and Dr. Shriram Madhav Nene

Madhuri Dixit, married Dr. Shriram Madhav Nene, in 1999. He was a practicing cardiovascular surgeon from United States. When she was asked why did she get married in spite of being on the top, Madhuri coyly replied that she has found true love.

Celina Jaitley and Peter Haag

Celina Jaitley, married a Dubai-based hotelier Peter Haag, in 2011. In 2012, she gave birth to twins, and is now settled in Dubai.

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra

She launched her signature perfume S2, and there she met her prince charming; a Britain-based entrepreneur, Raj Kundra.They tied the nuptial knot in 2009, and the couple was blessed with a baby boy in 2012.

Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. She said in an interview that it was love at ‘third' sight, as she met Shoaib few times before. Despite all the odds, the lovebirds tied the knot in 2010.

Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal

Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal met in Kolkata in 1956 at the Prithvi Theatre, where Jennifer was a member of a Shakespearean travelling troupe. He fell in love with her at first glance, and therefore, following her footsteps, he joined the troupe to spend some time with her. They got married in 1958 and had three children. Unfortunately, Jennifer died in 1984 because of cancer.

Kim Sharma and Ali Punjani

Bollywood actress Kim Sharma married a Kenya-based businessman Ali Punjani in 2010. The couple tied knots secretly, and the word of her marriage came as a surprise.

Suchitra Pillai and Lars Kjeldsen

Dusky actress Suchitra Pillai got married to Lars Kjeldsen, an engineer from Denmark in 2005. The pair has a beautiful daughter Annika.

Topics: madhuri dixit, celina jaitley, shashi kapoor, shilpa shetty, juhi chawla
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Story first published:  Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 22:54 [IST]
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