Bollywood Love Stories: 15 Cases Of Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya!

Your favourite Bollywood couple? Nah, we are not talking about the reel couples here. We all know about the reel Bollywood love stories, there are thousands of them. We are talking about Bollywood couples that romanced on-screen or worked together on a project, fell in love and got married in real life too.

Here’s a list of our favourite Bollywood love stories.

1. Dilip Kumar And Saira Banu

Bollywood Love Stories - Dilip Kumar And Saira Banu

Let’s start with the legend’s very own love story. Saira Banu had a crush on the much popular Dilip Kumar a.k.a Yusuf Khan right from an early age. She was smitten by his distinct on-screen style and graceful off-screen persona. Saira Banu’s mother was aware of her daughter’s infatuation towards the superstar and finally set up a meeting. After a brief courtship, the two got married in the year 1966. Their marriage is considered to be THE most successful one of all Bollywood love stories.

Bollywood Love Stories - Dilip To Saira

2. Sunil Dutt And Nargis

Bollywood Love Stories - Sunil Dutt And Nargis

Sunil Dutt and Nargis first met during the making of the Bollywood film Mother India. While filming a fire sequence, Nargis got trapped in the fire for real. Sunil Dutt, like a real life hero, jumped straight into the inferno and saved Nargis. The incident sure did ignite a spark of a different kind (love). One of the more controversial Bollywood love stories; the couple went on to marry a year later after the incident in 1958, and had a truly successful marriage.

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3. Amitabh Bachchan And Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan

Bollywood Love Stories - Amitabh Bachchan And Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan


This pair is a living example that true love can endure anything, even an alleged extramarital affair. Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri met way back in early 1970s in Pune Film Institute but it was their second meeting on the set of the film Guddi that sparked off their romance. It was finally after the film Zanjeer that they got married, and have stayed true to one another since then. Their tale is one of the most famous love stories of Bollywood.

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4. Rishi Kapoor And Neetu Singh

Bollywood Love Stories - Rishi Kapoor And Neetu Singh

An established actor, Rishi Kapoor met Neetu Singh who was still trying to find a foothold in Bollywood. The two started off as good friends on the movie sets but soon developed feelings for each other. Neetu’s mother initially disapproved of their relationship, but with time she realised that what Neetu and Rishi shared was true love indeed. Although there have been several controversies about their relationship, they have persevered well, and are still very much in love today, and a sterling example for all Bollywood love stories, past, present and future.

Bollywood Love Stories - Zahreela Insaan

5. Shah Rukh Khan And Gauri

Bollywood Love Stories - Shah Rukh Khan And Gauri

Alright, this one does not need much of an introduction. Apart from theirs being an interfaith marriage, it is also one of those Bollywood love stories that prove that you need not be rich to find the right girl. Shah Rukh and Gauri met at a party in Delhi much before he had the title of ‘King Khan’. Their romance kicked-off immediately and culminated with their wedding in the year 1990s. Since then, they have been together through the ups and downs of life.

Bollywood Love Stories - Call Me Maybe

6. Riteish Deshmukh And Genelia D’Souza

Bollywood Love Stories - Riteish Deshmukh And Genelia D’Souza

Riteish and Genelia met during the making of the first film. The two young actors had much in common, but went their separate paths after the making of the film. It is said that Genelia didn’t like Riteish that much when she met him first as she assumed that he being a politician’s son would throw a lot of attitude. But all that changed when they worked in a movie together. They became friends from co-actors and eventually tied the knot in 2012. Their marriage is considered to be the most successful one in modern Bollywood.

Bollywood Love Stories - The Proposal


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7. Ajay Devgan And Kajol

Bollywood Love Stories - Ajay Devgan And Kajol


Another one of those Bollywood love stories where there was no formal proposal. The love just grew on its own. They first met during the making of a film in 1995. Although there were no serious feelings between them at that time, they knew that they were deeply attracted towards each other. Well, just like the title of their 1998 film Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, love had to happen anyway, and the duo got hitched in the year 1999. Ajay and Kajol’s marriage is considered one of the most successful Bollywood love marriages of the 1990s era.

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8. Ayushmann Khurrana And Tahira Kashyap

Bollywood Love Stories - Ayushmann Khurrana And Tahira Kashyap


This is a fairytale story of these two love-birds from Punjab. Ayushmann and Tahira met way back when they were still in college in Chandigarh. It was literally love at first sight for the duo and what made things smooth was the fact that their families were good friends. Ayushmann went on become an actor, and Tahira always stood by his side. The duo married in 2011 and have had a successful run since then.

Bollywood Love Stories - Long Distance RElationships

9. Emraan Hashmi And Parveen Shahani

Bollywood Love Stories - Emraan Hashmi And Parveen Shahani

Well, guess you were not expecting this one on our list of Bollywood love stories, right? No matter what you think of Emraan Hashmi, he has always been a one woman’s man since his college days. In fact, Emraan spent a good three years pursuing his lady-love until she gave in. It was in 2006 that the duo decided to get married. Emraan and Parveen have had an extremely successful run with their marriage so far and their’s is an adorable Bollywood love story.

Bollywood Love Stories - Pani Puri

10. Imran Khan And Avantika Mallik

Bollywood Love Stories - Imran Khan And Avantika Mallik

While many may argue that Imran is not Avantika’s first love but he is definitely her last. Imran met Avantika when he was just 20 years old, and the pair went on to date each other for more than eight years. It was in late 2000s that Imran had made a mark in Bollywood and the pair decided to get married in 2011. The charming couple have been blessed with a daughter and things are going great for them, so yes they’re happily on our list of Bollywood love stories.

Bollywood Love Stories - Good Luck Chuck


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11. Mohit Suri And Udita Goswami

Bollywood Love Stories - Mohit Suri And Udita Goswami

Udita caught the attention of the film-maker Mohit Suri while he was working on his directorial début in the year 2005. Udita was playing an on-screen femme fatale, and guess she worked her magic even in real life too. The two started seeing each other after the making of the film, and dated for over nine years. In spite of their breakups and patch-ups, they always had a connect. It was finally in 2013 that Mohit and Udita got married, making theirs a notable example of real Bollywood love stories.

Bollywood Love Stories - The Bhatts

12. Preeti Jhangiani And Parvin Dabas

Bollywood Love Stories - Preeti Jhangiani And Parvin Dabas

Preeti and Parvin both started off as models but it was only once they made a foray into Bollywood that their paths crossed. After dating for some time, the two decided to get hitched in the year 2008. They are always vocally supportive of each other in public and we feel that they are an ideal role-model couple.

Bollywood Love Stories - The Nadiawala Conspiracy

13. Kunal Khemu And Soha Ali Khan

Bollywood Love Stories - Kunal Khemu And Soha Ali Khan

Who says you need to have ‘things in common’ to fall in love? Kunal and Soha’s love story proves that opposites do attract. Soha and Kunal met on the sets of a slapstick comedy film in 2009, like a lot of other Bollywood love stories go. They had nothing in common to even initiate a decent friendship but somewhere deep down they knew that they were meant for each other. They tried giving it a shot and were in a live-in relationship for sometime which strengthened their bond. Eventually, the two got into the marital bond in 2011 and are happy ever since.

14. Sonali Bendre And Goldie Behl

Bollywood Love Stories - Sonali Bendre And Goldie Behl


The gorgeous actress met the aspiring film-maker when he was just trying to make his mark in showbiz. While it was love at first sight for Goldie, Sonali considered him as a good friend. In spite of her initial aversion towards tying the knot, Sonali gave in when she slowly started realising her compatibility with Goldie. The two dated for sometime and tied the knot in the year 2002.

Bollywood Love Stories - 1994


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15. Celina Jaitley And Peter Haag

Bollywood Love Stories - Celina Jaitley And Peter Haag

Guess you must be hardly aware of this one! Celina Jaitley surprised everyone when she announced her marriage to a certain Austrian gentleman in the year 2011. Celina met Peter in early 2010, and it was almost love at first sight for the duo. The two exchanged numbers, and started out as friends. As time passed-by, they realised the power of their affinity, and decided to take their first step towards matrimony by getting engaged. It finally culminated well with a lovely Austrian wedding in the year 2011.

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Hope you could draw some inspiration from your favourite Bollywood stars. So which of these Bollywood love stories is your favourite real Bollywood love story?

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