The relationships of Indian celebrities are always a news for the Indian media and they celebrate it with utmost importance. Irrespective of their profession, there are several politicians, cricketers, film actors, models etc made in to news after they fell in to relationships and when they broke off as well. But, there are many famous Indian men who married foreigners and living happily. Here we are going to have a look at the list of Indians who fell for firangs or foreigners.
1. Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi, Son of the former primer minister, Indira Gandhi met Antonia Edvige Albina Maino at a restaurant in Cambridge. They fell in love and later married. She settled in India, changed her name to Sonia Gandhi. Rajiv became the prime minister of India after his mother’s assassination. Rajiv was also assassinated in 1991, durring an election campaign in the state of Andra Pradesh. The couple has two children; Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi.
2.Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal:
Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal met in Kolkata in 1956 at the Prithvi Theater, where Jennifer was a part of a Shakespearean voyaging troupe. He fell head over heels in love for her from the beginning, and hence, tailing her strides, he joined the troupe to invest eventually with her. They got hitched in 1958 and had three kids. Lamentably, Jennifer died in 1984 due to colon tumor.
3. Shweta Keswani & Alexx O’Nell
Television performer Shweta Keswani got hitched to American musical artist Alexx O’nell in 2007. The couple, notwithstanding, got separated in 2011.
4. Sagarika Mukherjee & Martin Da Costa:
Singer Sagarika Mukherjee got hitched to Martin Da Costa, a Portuguese talent manager in 1992. The couple started Olive Bar and Kitchen, the chain of restaurants and have two kids, Michel and Joshua.
5. Celina Jaitley and Peter Haag
Though emerged as the Miss India universe of 201,Celina Jaitly was never a superstar in Bollywood. Did few films in Hindi, then after her marriage and kids – she has vanished inside and out. The actor announced her engagement to Peter Haag, a Dubai based Austrian businessperson in 2011, and wedded him that year in Austria. She is in an extremely glad marriage – and is presently a mother to a couple of twins.
6. Suchitra Pillai & Lars Kjeldsen:
Actor Suchitra Pillai met an engineer from Denmark, Lars Kjeldsen and married him in 2005. The happily married couple is blessed with a daughter Annika
7. Sania Mirza & Shoaib Malik:
Flashes of fierceness flew when Indian tennis player Sania Mirza chose to get hitched to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. The couple now have a home in Dubai and they shuttle between India, Pakistan and Dubai.
8. Kim Sharma and Ali Punjani
Bollywood actor Kim Sharma wedded a Kenya-based businessman Ali Punjani in 2010. The couple tied bunches subtly, and the expression of her marriage came as a shock.
9. Milind Soman and Mylene Jampanoi
Milind Soman had a renowned relationship with co-model Madhu Sapre for a long time, yet they never got hitched. He met his co-on-screen character Mylene Jampanoi on the sets of ‘Valley of Flowers’ in 2006. She is half-French and half-Chinese, and both get along so well – they got hitched that year, just to be separated after three years.
10. Madhu Sapre and Gian Maria
After her split with actor Milind Soman, supermodel Madhu Sapre found her love overseas. She wedded an Italian businessman Gian Maria in 2000, and right now exists in Italy. Actually, the couple had an girl named Indira.
11. Glenn Turner and Dame Sukhinder Kaur Gill Turner
Dame Sukhinder `sukhi` Kaur Gill Turner, DNZM was the Mayor of Dunedin, New Zealand, from 1995 until her retirement from the position in 2004. Born in Ludhiana, the biggest city in the Indian condition of Punjab to Squadron pioneer Jasbir Singh Gill and Premjit Kaur. Her original name was Sukhinder Kaur Gill. She is a Sikh. She went to Bethany College, West Virginia, in the United States, picking up capabilities in history and political science. She moved to New Zealand in the wake of wedding Glenn Turner, an unmistakable New Zealand cricket player, in July 1973. Sukhi and Glenn Turner settled in Dunedin in 1982. They have two kids.
12. Nonita Lall and Faisal Qureshi:
Indian pro golfer Nonita Lall met Pakistani golfer Faisal Qureshi amid a golf competition in Islamabad. After a month, Qureshi proposed to Nonita and the couple got married in 1992.
13. Zaheer Abbas and Rita Lutra AKA Samina Abbas
It was in 1980s, when Abbas met Rita in UK. Abbas was playing county cricket with Gloucester and Rita was studying interior designing. The duo tied the knot in 1988, and they moved to Karachi, were Rita embraced Islam and changed her name to Samina Abbas.
14. Mohsin Khan and Reena Roy
Mohsin Khan was pakistan crickete from 1977-1986. he fell in love with Reena Roy and the couple married. He was few men in the cricket history to be an film actor. He happened to be acted in 13 films. But the relationship didn’t worked well as they end up in divorce and Khan moved back to Pakistan. The couple had a girl in this relationship.
15. Muttiah Muralitharan and Madhimalar Ramamurthy:
Sri Lankan cricketing legend Muttiah Muralitharan, the most noteworthy wicket-taker in both Test and One-Day Internationals, wedded Chennai based girl, Madhimalar Ramamurthy on March 21, 2005. Murali and Madimalar have child, conceived in January 2006.
16. Shaun Tait and Mashoom Singha:
After dating for four years, Australian pacer Shaun Tait tied knot with Indian model Mashoom Singha on June 12, 2014. Tait had proposed to Mashoom a year back when the couple where traveling in Paris. The wedding festivals were spread over a week as Tait’s companions came over from Australia to Mumbai, where the wedding happened. Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan were among actively present people. Mashoom and Tait will shuttle in the middle of Mumbai and Adelaide for the time being.
17. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and John Shaw:
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, CEO of Biocon and the wealthiest lady in India, who has known her American spouse John Shaw for 10 years, wedded him exactly six years back. Kiran, who met John amid his work-related visits to India, said they in a split second clicked in the wake of gathering at a gathering. The duo is presently joyfully settled in Bangalore.
18. Kashmira Shah and Brad Listermann
Former beauty queen and Bollywood actress Kashmira Shah, who is blissfully married to an American investment banker turned producer Brad Listermann with Hindu Christian rituals at Pallazo.
19. Vidisha Pavate and Darren Centofanti:
Vidisha Pavate was an Indian fashion model and Darren is an fashion photographer from Australia. The couple got married in 2001.
20. Tara Deshpande and Dan Tanebaum
Tara Deshpande was an bollywood actress in the late 90s. Prior to that she was a fashion model and a VJ at MTV India. She met and fell in love with a Jewish American named Dan Tanebaum and married him in 2001.
21. Mike Brearley and Mana Sarabhai
Mike Brearley, evaluated as one of the finest England cricket captains. He was credited with bringing the best out of wild characters like Ian Botham. Brearley has a solid Gujarati association. It was in Ahmedabad that he initially met his wife, Mana Sarabhai, amid England’s 1976-77 tour in India, and the bond has stayed solid since. It’s been a normal for a long time for the Brearley family — most Christmas excursions have been used in Gujarat. The couple is blessed with a girl named Lara.
22. Sheetal Mallar and Andrrew Moses
Indian supermodel Sheetal Mallar met Italian tennis player Andrew Moses through their mutual friend Mahesh Bhupati. Moses was the partner for Bhupati at that time.
23. Babu Antony and Evgeniya Antony
Babu Antony is an Indian film actor. Working primarily in Malayalam cinema, Babu has also acted in other Indian languages films such as Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Evgeniya is an Russian American singer. They met in 2003 and married in 2004. The couple have two kids, Alex and Arthur.
24. noureen dewulf and Ryan Miller
Noureen was born to Indian parents in Newyork. Ryan Dean Miller is an American goaltender who is currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. The couple got married in 2001.
Despite the fact that the couple never got hitched yet have been in the news for their renowned relationship that started the features in 1980s. Indian performing artist Neena Gupta and West Indies legend Vivian Richards were seeing someone a long while in 1980s. They additionally have a tyke together, Masaba Gupta, who is currently a well-known fashion designer. Neena and Sir Viv did not wed, yet they have never felt the need to conceal their relationship. Masaba, who even met Sir Viv’ child Mali, once broadly said, “Not everybody gets to be Sir Viv’s girl.”