Being a public figure, keeping your private life, private is quite a difficult task because the world always wants to know what’s going on in your life. Actors are always surrounded by controversies and well, rumors.

For relationships to stay intact, the bond needs to be nurtured and most of these stars have done it beautifully. Here are some of the lesser known wives of well-established actors in Bollywood.

1. Sutapa Sikdar

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In 1995, Irrfan Khan got married to Sutapa Sikdar, a scriptwriter. They met during a project at the National School Of Drama. They worked together from 1993 to 1997 for TV shows, the sitcom Banegi Apni Baat in which Irrfan was one of the actors, and his wife was the screenplay writer. Sutapa Sikdar turned producer with the 2015 film Madaari starring Irrfan.

2. Priya Ranchal

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John Abraham surprised everyone with the news of his marriage to investment banker Priya Ranchal in 2014. Priya and John met at the gym in 2010 and sparks flew. John announced his marriage in 2014 and then began their happily ever after.

3. Tanya Deol

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After dancing to ‘Duniya Haseeno Ka Mela‘, Bobby Deol was one of the most eligible bachelors during the 90’s. The actor broke hearts when he got married to Tanya, his girlfriend. Bobby saw her in an Italian restaurant when his movie Barsaat had released. It was love at first sight and he wanted to know more about Tanya. They dated and Bobby decided to propose to her at the same restaurant where he first laid eyes on her.

4. Sarita Birje

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The ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein‘ actor is quite a romantic in real life too. He met his wife at a public speaking class he used to conduct and she was an aspiring air hostess. After she cleared the interview, she took Madhavan out for dinner and they started dating. They took the next step in their relationship only after 8 years of courtship.

5. Tahira Kashyap

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Ayushmann’s love story is also as cute as he is! The man is a true romantic in real life too. So, Ayushmann and Tahira met in high school and they have known each other for 12 years now. They got married after being in a relationship for a while, Tahira popped the question and Ayushmann couldn’t refuse. They got married in 2011 and have two beautiful children now. Tahira is a writer and also the director of short film ‘Toffee’.

6. Sunita Kapoor

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The most Jhakaas man in Bollywood, Anil Kapoor, fell in love with a stranger’s voice over a call. Who knew that the beautiful model on the other side of the phone would become Mrs.Kapoor? They dated for a while and after Anil Kapoor’s film Mashal everyone told him that it wouldn’t be feasible for him to get married. But he did get married and now they have three successful children.

7. Swaroop Sampat

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Paresh Rawal’s wife is Miss India 1979 and she had acted in a couple of movies too. Swaroop Sampat and Paresh Rawal dated through the 80’s and got married in 1989. Swaroop was last seen in Ki and Ka starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor. They have two sons, both studying abroad.