Bollywood actors' love life is always a hot topic of discussion. From their friendships, bonding, bromance, and romance to marriages, breakups, and divorces, news related to these is eagerly read and discussed across digital platforms in general.
In the current era when breakups and separations are more common than longstanding marriages, there are a few A-listed Bollywood couples who are still very much together and the one reason for it is that they first started off as friends and later on become a couple.
Here are 5 such Bollywood actors who married their best friends and continue to enjoy marital bliss even after decades of marriage:
Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri were teenagers when they first met. While SRK felt the attraction right from the start, it took him some time to woo Gauri. In between, they became good friends and spent a lot of time together, and after lots of yes and no’s from Gauri, the two finally tied the knot and are now living a happy married life with three children.
Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap
Ayushmann and Tahira met each other for the first time in the 12th Physics tuition. Tahira was already attracted to Ayushmann but the two started talking after the parents both turned out to be friends. Over the years, their friendship blossomed during college days and later on turned into love. They have been married to each other since November 2008 and are still going strong.
Pankaj Tripathi and Mridula
Pankaj and Mridula have known each other since childhood. But they grew closer when the two met in Delhi where Pankaj had enrolled at NSD while Mridula was working as a teacher. From innocent chats, meetings, and frequent night outings to love, their relationship slowly transitioned from friendship to marriage and it has been almost two decades since the two took vows.
Anupam and Kirron Kher
The two were close buddies from college days in Chandigarh. Their friendship continued even when Kirron was married to her first husband and had a son Sikander. Post Kirron’s divorce, Anupam and Kirron grew closer and their friendship turned into love. Eventually, both of them got married and Anupam even adopted her son Sikander who is the only son of the couple.
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal
Varun Dhawan and Natasha were childhood friends and knew each other for long years before falling in love during a music concert. Even then it took them a long time to convey their feelings to each other. After dating Natasha for a couple of years, Varun Dhawan on one of the episodes of Koffee with Karan admitted that he is marrying his childhood friend.
Today the two are happily married.