It is often said that an actor cannot date another actor, all thanks to their hectic shooting schedules. But some South Indian actors have defied this thinking and married each other. Some celebrities live happily ever after while some part ways sooner than you expect. Malayalam actors Dileep and Kavya Madhavan put to rest the decade-long speculation doing the rounds regarding their relationship by getting married in Kochi. These two are not the only actors to have shut the gossip mongers up by getting married. Here are a few of the popular South Indian celebrities who dated and later married each other:
Dileep and Kavya Madhavan
Dileep and Kavya are one of the most popular on-screen couples in the Malayalam film industry. These two actors who have appeared in a countless number of films together were linked to each other even when Dileep was married to actress Manju Warrier. Dileep and Kavya never publicly accepted the relationship, always maintained that they were only "good friends" who had amazing chemistry on-screen.
With their wedding a few days back, Kavya and Dileep put all the rumors to rest and have sought everyone's blessings for their life together. But even before they could begin their life together, Dileep and Kavya were being ripped apart on social media because of a sexist remark made by the actor on why he married his co-star and good friend. People were highly disappointed with the actor calling Kavya a scapegoat who needed to be saved from all the link-up rumors, and how he married her and became her savior.
Dileep and Manju Warrier
Before Dileep went on to save actress Kavya, he was married to actress Manju Warrier who was at the prime of her career when she got married to Dileep. Post-marriage she stopped working and was leading a family life, taking care of their daughter. She was however never forgotten by her fans who always wished she would return to the big screen. Their wish was granted when Manju made a comeback with the movie How Old Are You in the year 2014 which many say is loosely based on her life. Interestingly, she came back to the big screen when her marriage to Dileep was falling apart.
Ajith and Shalini
Shalini or Baby Shalini as she will always be known by the Malayalam film audience was the favorite of many, from the time she started as a child artist to being part of the most popular on-screen couple of Malayalam films. She, along with Kunchacko Boban, gave a number of blockbuster romantic movies and fans kept wishing for more off-screen chemistry. However, Shalini's heart was stolen by none other than Thala Ajith when they were shooting for the movie Amarkalam (1999). They have been married since 2000 and have two children together.
Mahesh Babu and Namrata Shirodkar
They met during the mahurat of their Telugu film, Vamsee (2000), but it was only towards the end of the movie that they started dating. In the year 2005, they married each other and have two children, a boy and a girl together.
Suriya and Jyothika
Tamil actors Suriya and Jyothika were good friends from the time of their first movie together – Poovellam Ketupaar (1999). Interestingly, after the movie Kaakha Kaakha: The Police (2003), when the two realized they had feelings for each other, they decided to stop talking for a few days. But we all know how long that lasted! The beautiful couple married in 2006 and have two children together.
Fahadh Faasil and Nazriya Nazim
Fahadh and Nazriya, the highly sought-after couple, got to know each other more deeply when they did the superhit movie Bangalore Days(2014) together. They married in the same year as the movie that brought them together.
Sneha and Prasanna
Which actor couple do you think is the cutest? Comment below and let us know!