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10 Bollywood Actors Who Climbed the Ladder of Success Only After Marriage

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Stardom in the Bollywood industry is not just based on having a truckload of talent but also on a list of factors. Over the decade it has been observed how many actors who were only reasonably famous initially hit the stardom once they got married.

Read on as we enlist some of the most popular Bollywood actors who climbed the ladder of success only after they got hitched—

Most Popular Bollywood Actors

  1. Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan & Reema

Known as the chocolate boy of the film industry back then, Aamir won the hearts of many with his movie Qayamat se Qayamat Tak. However, way before that he had already won the heart of his then lady love Reena, whom he married in a hush-hush ceremony right after he attained the legal age of getting married. Reena was studying that time and Aamir wasn’t as successful as he is today, and thus, the duo kept their marriage a secret for a long, long time.

  1. Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan & Aamrita

Chote Nawab of Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan was struck by the cupid arrow right when he met his (now) ex wife Amrita Singh on the sets of Bekhudi—a movie in which the two of them were supposed to star together, but that didn’t happen as Saif got replaced by another actor. However, love brewed between these two in no time as Saif had asked Amrita out on a day and flash forward to some years, they have two kids: Saraa and Ibrahim.

  1. Shah Rukh Khan


Back then known for his hit TV shows like Circus and Fauji, SRK was never really keen about being a part of the Bollywood industry. But it was in the year 1991 when he tied the knot with lady love Gauri Chibber and the same year, he got his first Bollywood movie and as they say, the rest is history since we now know him as the King of Bollywood.

  1. Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone & Daniel Weber

Sunny Leone’s first venture in Bollywood: Jism 2, happened long after her marriage to Daniel Weber. Before kick starting her career in Bollywood, she had previously starred in many adult movies, some of which were even directed by her husband.

  1. Ayushmann Khurana

Ayushmann Khurana

In the year 2011, Ayushmann tied the knot with his high school sweetheart Tahira Kashyap and in the year 2012, he made his Bollywood debut with Sujit Ghosh’s hit movie: Vicky Donor.

  1. Anil Kapoor

Anil & Sunita Kapoor

After a courtship of five years, Anil Kapoor tied the knot with long time girlfriend Sunita, in the year 1984. Though he had to undergo a lot of struggle in the industry to make it big initially, after his marriage, success greeted him quite well.

  1. Chitrangada Singh

Chitrangada Singh

Critically acclaimed for her role in her debut film Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Chitrangada Singh got married to golfer Jyoti Randhawa way before the release of her first film.

  1. Mallika Sherawat

Mallika Sherawat

Mallika Sherawat’s real name was Reema Lamba and she used to work as an air hostess for an airline company where her then husband used to work as a pilot. Both got married soon after dating, however, Reema divorced him and changed her name to Mallika Sherawat right before making her big Bollywood debut with the film: Khwahish.

  1. Arjun Rampal

Arjun Rampal

Arjun Rampal got hitched to his good looking wife Mehr in the year 1998 when he had a successful modeling career. In three years, he made his Bollywood debut in the year 2001 and as on today, he has made quite a name for himself in the industry, with movies like Don, Om Shaanti Om, etc.

  1. Aditi Rao Hyadri

Aditi Rao Hyadri

Unknown to many, Aditi Rao Hyadri was married for a year to Satyadeep Mishra, after which she made her Bollywood debut with a small role in the movie Delhi 6.

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