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When a Bollywood celebrity marries someone from the industry, they tend to lose their personal life even more due to the constant hindrance from the paparazzi and media but when a celebrity chooses to marry a non celebrity then they have the option of keeping it low.
And probably that's the reason a number of Bollywood celebrities have chosen to get married to someone outside the industry so as to keep a low profile. Madhuri Dixit, the Dhak-Dhak girl of Bollywood who was on top when she quit the industry to marry a non-celebrity, regular person Dr. Sriram Nene.
Recently, Hollywood star Matt Damon too gave a statement that he is is able to maintain a low-key life outside work as he is married to a non-celebrity. So, no wonder, many of our desi stars have also walked on the same path. There are many Bollywood celebrities, who have chosen their life partners from outside the tinsel-town. And, yes, they have successfully kept their personal life away from the media glare.
Vivek Oberoi too, after burning his fingers by getting involved with a co-star, learnt his lesson and chose to marry a regular persona and today the couple is blessed with a child and are leading a happy married life. Shahid Kapoor too revealed on a television show that he is tired of dating people from the industry and is looking forward to settling down with someone who is not a celebrity. Check out a few famous celebs who married the 'not-so-famous' person.
14 Bollywood Celebrities Who Married Regular People:
Madhuri Dixit and Sriram Nene
The whole nation was taken aback when Madhuri Dixit announced her marriage with Dr. Sriram Nene in 1999. Post-marriage, she got settled in Denver, USA with her husband who is a cardiovascular surgeon.
Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta
Juhi Chawla, managed to keep her romance with industrialist Jay Mehta, under wraps for quite some time until they got married in 1997. The couple is blessed with a son and a daughter.
Jeetendra and Shobha
Although there were rumours of him being infatuated with Hema Malini, but he went on to marry Shobha. She was then working as an air hostess with British Airways.
Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani
After her relationship with actor Akshay Kumar came to an end, Raveena Tandon had to face a rough time both professionally and personally. However, the news of her marriage to film distributor Anil Thadani was a big surprise to not only her fans, but for the film fraternity as well.
Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva
An immature media statement dragged his career-graph to an all-time low. After his marriage to Priyanka Alva, who is a daughter of a former Karnataka minister, Vivek seems to have finally settled down. Blessed with a baby boy recently, Vivek's career is gradually catching pace.
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra
Bollywood starlet married the British Indian businessman, Raj Kundra. The duo made quite a headline when they bought their first business venture together in IPL.
Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani
Esha Deol tied the knot with Bharat Takhtani, a Mumbai-based businessman in 2012. The two fell in love years back when they were in their school uniform. But the two reconnected 10 years later and began dating again. Bharat truly believes that marriages are made in heaven. He says, "It seems impossible that someone from a film family and I who am from a conservative business family would ever come together."
Imran Khan and Avantika Malik
He almost gave a heart attack to millions of his female fans when he first introduced his ladylove to the media. His better half, Avantika Malik, hails from a non-filmy background.
Fardeen Khan and Natasha Madhvani
Fardeen Khan, married his childhood friend Natasha. Despite being the daughter of veteran actress Mumtaz, Natasha was never a known name in the industry.
Mumtaz and Mayur Madhvani
The yesteryear beauty and style-diva, Mumtaz who enchanted her fans with her superb acting and dancing skills married a business tycoon, Mayur Madhvani. Many people thought that Mayur married her only for her looks and glamorous appeal. But, there came a time in her life, when she had no eyebrows, no eyelashes and no hair left because of cancer. This is what she said to a magazine interview, "I will never forget that he would hold me like a child and call me the most beautiful woman. I know what I must have looked like, but he made me feel beautiful."
Celina Jaitley and Peter Haag
Celina gto secretly married to a Dubai-based Austrian hotelier Peter Haag, who may be really rich, but Peter is not a celebrity and no one in the country knew who he was.
Ayesha Takia and Farhan Azmi
Ayesha Takia tied the knot with her long time beau and restaurateur Farhan Azmi, is the son of famous politician, Abu Azmi. Even though he was from political family, Farhan was not that famous in the media circles.
Isha Koppikar and Timmy Narang
Isha found her true love in restaurateur Timmy Narang, he too was not famous or known to people till he got married to Isha.
Amrita Arora and Shakeel Ladak
Amrita walked the aisle and tied the knot with beau Shakeel Ladak who is a businessman. Before him, she dated quite a few known celebrities but she chose to marry a regular person and settle down in life.