Arpita Khan Wedding: Little Sister Grows Up In An Exquisite Ceremony

If you know anything about the life of Arpita Khan, you will know that it is quite an incredible story indeed. In fact it’s a story that’s so important in the context of the grand and beautiful Aayush Sharma – Arpita Khan wedding that we’re just going to refresh your memory for a second.

The Hindu Amongst Khans

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The story of how Arpita came to arrive at the Khan khandaan is a slightly contentious one, with two versions of how events came to pass differing on whether it was in fact Helen or Susheela who first found her, but the version that we found the most reliable tells the tale of how it was Salim Khan himself who brought home a young girl and the tale goes as thus:
Salim Khan was out on his daily walk when he came across a beggar who had a small girl with her, and the two of them were in pitiable condition. Moved by the sight he saw before him, Salim made it a point to bring sustenance for the mother and daughter everyday until one day when he arrived with supplies, he saw the mother lay motionless on the side-walk while the little girl was crying next to her. Salim’s worst fears were soon confirmed and knowing that there was no way he could leave the young girl where she was, he without hesitation, picked her up and brought her home.
“What is your name, little girl?” was met with the two syllables of “Arpita” and that was that.

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Luck And Love: A Very Special Girl

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Arpita Khan has a number of tattoos that are deeply personal, but there are two that hold special significance even amongst those. One of those pieces of ink resides on her forearm and has the words “love” and “luck” featuring prominently – to us, a reminder of the circumstances that the young girl had found herself in, and what it took in overcoming them.

To say the Khan family was accommodating of Arpita would be a big understatement and a disservice to the wonderful upbringing that Arpita received. A degree holder from the London School of Fashion, Arpita was every bit family as anyone else in the household, and that was from the second she stepped in. Hugely fond of her brothers (who reciprocate the affection, if possible, even more), she had everything she could ever want out of life, and the thing that most of us want the most – a loving family to call ours. And of course, there’s that dream wedding that was to come.

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The Husband To Be – Aayush Sharma

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Just who is Aayush Sharma, then? Well, apart from being Arpita’s happily married husband, he’s a Himachal boy who comes from a well to do and political family – he is the son of politician Anil Sharma of Himachal. He did his schooling at DPS in Delhi, where he continued to take care of the family business up until the plans for the wedding.

The duo met each other through, you guessed it, common friends in 2013, and following a brief period when they were not in touch with each other, have dated each other since. The couple have been spotted with each other at a number of public places and have taken a number of high profile and publicized holidays together during which they have openly and often professed the love they share for each other.

As an indicator of just how rosy things seemed to be going for the duo, and how they were on a one way street to a beautiful marriage, the two got a tattoo of each other’s names as a token of their love and connection for each other. It was just a matter of time.

Arpita Khan Wedding - The Wedding Announcements On Social Platforms

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While it may seem that theirs was a story of how cupid can strike at any point, it was more of a situation where Aayush was bowled over by Arpita’s personalty and energy, and adored being around her particular brand of “craziness.” The feeling was mutual and Aayush and Arpita found themselves hanging around each other a lot. The friendship soon turned into love and feelings were made clear to each other. It was then that the dating phase began and the couple haven’t looked back since.

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The Gorgeous Wedding

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The Aayush Sharma Arpita Khan wedding in itself was an absolutely resplendent affair that was carried in the most regal fashion.
The pre-wedding ceremonies, i.e. the mehndi, sangeet and haldi ceremonies were finished off on the date of November 16, 2104 and were done in true to tradition Hindu fashion.

Arpita Khan Wedding - Arpita's Candid Pics From Her Wedding

The venue for the Aayush Sharma Arpita Khan wedding was none other than the awe-inspiring Falaknuma palace, once the not so humble abode of the erstwhile richest man in the world, the Nizam of Hyderabad. The incredible venue has more than just history on its side, with an army of the best chefs, decorators, planners, organizers and ushers that would make the experience fit for royalty (as it once was).

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The Aayush Sharma Arpita Khan wedding itself took place on November 18, 2014, and was absolutely studded with stars and not so surprisingly turned out to be the wedding of the season by a good distance. The jaw-dropping guest list saw the who’s who of politics, media, television and Bollywood show up while some of the performances on display were outstanding, most notably by Sallu bhai himself, as well as the normally reclusive and shy Helen who put up quite the show.

All of the different rites and ceremonies were performed in keeping with Hindu tradition.

The Patch Up And That Photo

Arpita Khan Wedding - Salman Khan And Shah Rukh Khan Say Hi And Pose For The Paparazzi At Arpita's Wedding

Before we proceed to the guest list, let’s just take a moment to tackle one of the most impressive and lasting memories from the Aayush Sharma Arpita Khan wedding… the fact that it brought together bitter rivals and adversaries Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan, who seemed to have put their differences aside, at least for the moment, to focus on the larger picture. They were shown to be hanging out and having fun, and contributed their own part to the legend of the wedding by posing for a pic with Arpita in which they both kissed the bride.

The Guest List

Arpita Khan Wedding - Guests Included Aamir Khan The Kapoors Priyanka Chopra Imran Khan And His Wife

The number of stars at the magnificent Falaknuma palace was a sight to behold. Apart from of course, Salman and Shahrukh, Aamir Khan along with Kiran Rao, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Karan Johar, Daisy Shah, Mini Mathur, director Kabir Khan, tennis ace Sania Mirza, celebrity fitness gurus Yasmin Karachiwala and Deanne Pandey, as well as representation from the family with Alvira Khan and Amrita Arora just to name a few!


Salman getting on stage to belt out Jumma Chumma as well as doing the Dabangg dance along with Aamir Khan made for the highlight of the evening, in what was frankly, an evening filled with highlights.

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Khaana Khazaana

As with every other little and meticulously planned detail about the Aayush Sharma Arpita Khan wedding, the food was absolutely a treat for those lucky enough to sample it.


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The cake was a towering 15 foot creation that came courtesy of Le 15 Patisserie and star baker Pooja Dhingra, a graduate of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.

While the various lunches, brunches and dinners across the event had a variety of delectable foods from across the spectrum, the dinner for the main evening of the wedding, that of November 18, was specifically requested by the Khan family.

The request that was made called for authentic Hyderabadi cuisine to be the fare on offer and the dishes of kachche gosht ki biriyani and haleemwere also specifically requested.

The Attire

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It goes without saying that everyone present at the Aayush Sharma Arpita Khan wedding function was decked up to their fullest, but it was the bride who looked the very picture of bridal excellence in her red ghagra that came from the hand of Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla, a garment that was constructed with scarlet fabric and decorated (embellished) with farisha in gold, and vasli and badla embroidery.
The flowers in her hair and expert makeup by Daniel Bauer had her all but ready for her big night.

What A Reception!


The extravaganza continued with the grand Aayush Sharma Arpita Khan wedding reception party at the 5 star Taj Land’s End hotel in Bandra. The date of the reception was November 20, 2014. This was an all star cast once again, with Shahrukh Khan making his second appearance, alongside Karishma Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Shraddha Kapoor, Govinda, Lara Dutta, Jacqueline Fernandez, Huma Qureshi, Riteish and Genelia, Anil Kapoor and far too many more to name.
The tributes and congratulations for the couple started pouring out on Twitter and big brother Salman was quick to respond on the newly-weds behalf.

A Generous Gift

Salman’s generosity in helping set up the lavish wedding ceremony wasn’t the only hand he had in the wedding. His gift to the newly weds was an incredibly generous and eye-wateringly expensive Rs 16 crore apartment for the couple that was near the family’s very own Galaxy Apartments.

Arpita Khan Wedding - Arpita And Aayush Pose At The Reception And The Engagement Inset

The couple decided to stay in Mumbai as Aayush wants to put his business to the side and take up a career in acting, for which he is being coached and prepared by Salman Khan.

Notable Absentees

Arpita Khan Wedding - Guests At The Wedding Including The Aamir Khan And Kiran Khan The Ambanis Hritik Roshan Sonakshi Sinha And Many More

While the event was a star-studded affair, there were a number of names that raised eyebrows by not being there. Arjun Kapoor, Arpita’s first boyfriend was notably absent from the celebration, even though he has been a part of the Khan khandaan even after split from Arpita.

Sangeeta Bijlani, an ex flame of Salman’s was peeved at not being invited even though she had helped shop for the wedding. The Bachchans’ absence from the wedding was quite clearly noted, as was Ranbir Kapoor’s who was dating Katrina Kaif at the time. Katrina ended up going to the wedding minus her beau. Vivek Oberoi, still not forgiven for that infamous press conference, was also absent.

A Supportive Elder Brother And Family


The Khan khandaan has always been extremely supportive of their little sister’s relationships, and this time was no different. When Aayush was asked what Salman made of Aayush marrying Salman’s little sister, a chirpy Aayush quipped that Salman kept asking him if he was sure he wanted to marry Arpita!

Aayush says that his relationship with Salman remains “an individual equation” that revolves around love and respect, given that Salman is “much older.”

Aayush claims that even though Arpita is by far the most pampered member of the Khan family, he feels no pressure, but instead a desire to live up to every one’s expectations “and even surpass them.”

Aayush says he shares a great relationship with his mother-in-law Salma Khan, and that he has nothing but love and respect for Helen aunty.

Boyfriends, Flings And Affairs – A Thing Of The Past!


While dating Sallu bhai’s little sister sounds, in theory, quite a complicated affair, the truth couldn’t be further from that notion. The first of a series of boyfriends that came into Arpita’s life was Arjun Kapoor, who recently opened up in an interview with details of the 2 year long relationship.

The actor, 18 years old when he first started dating Arpita, spoke of how he was initially nervous about the whole thing and sought to take Salman’s as well as the entire family’s knowledge and approval right from the start.

Arjun Kapoor went on to be mentored by Salman, who helped him achieve his breakthrough, and entered what he called “his first and only real relationship.” Though Salman was initially taken aback by the whole thing, he always remained supportive of the duo, but especially Arpita. They would go on to date for two years.

The actor is also famously quoted as saying “I was 140 kgs, was assisting Nikhil Advani in Salaam-E-Ishq, had girlfriend, would party and felt my life is headed in the right direction and thought I would direct my first film by 22, till she broke up with me and suddenly I was confused about my future.”

Arjun Kapoor then revealed that it was still Salman who helped him through his breakup and acted like “an elder brother and father figure.”

While Arpita remained fond of and in touch with Arjun after breaking up with him, she got over that relationship and it was Nihar Pandya, Deepika Padukone’s ex boyfriend that came into her life. It was apparently not meant to be, and the details are unclear as to why, but the relationship did not go the distance. Nihar made his film début alongside Salman Khan in Marigold.

Actor, model, and son of Bishan Singh Bedi, Angad Singh Bedi was the next man in her life, the duo having met through a common friend who set them up. The duo were not to last however, with complaints from both sides about one’s shopping habits (labelled compulsive in the media), and the return quip that Angad was a bit too flirtatious with other womenfolk for Arpita’s liking.

Varun Rao, an aspiring actor and software engineer from Bangalore was Arpita’s next flame, and the two of them also met through common friends. The aspiring actor also took part in the Celebrity Cricket League of which Salman and Co. were also a part of, if you managed to catch them there.

What the Future Holds

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The recently held Valentine’s day (February 14, 2016) baby shower saw the who’s who of Bollywood, from Genelia to Anushka Sharma show up for the gala event. The couple are expecting a baby imminently for which the both of them are super excited.

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On the work front, Aayush Sharma is still training under the wing of Salman to be an actor in Bollywood, and Salman is making sure that he knows all of the basics and some not so basic things like riding a horse, swimming, keeping up the gym routine and maintaining a healthy diet, to get him in the best frame possible for his upcoming début which is to be announced shortly.

Arpita Khan Wedding - Arpita And Aayush In Candid Shots

As and when the updates roll in from the Khan and Sharma khandaan, you can be sure that The Bridal Box will be there to bring you the latest! And as always, we wish the couple all the very best!