Celebrity couples with huge age gaps


Veteran actor Kabir Bedi tied the knot for the fourth time with his long time partner Parveen Dusanj, a day ahead of his 70th birthday on January 15. A few days afterwards on January 19, Bollywood actress Asin Thottumkal got married to her fiancé Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma. These two recent celebrity marriages are linked with a common factor – the age gap between the bride and the groom. The British-born Parveen is about 28 years younger to Kabir. In fact, she is even younger to the actor’s daughter Pooja Bedi from his first wife late Protima Bedi. On the other hand, 30-year-old Asin is younger by 10 years to 1975-born Rahul, but the couple has been in a steady and happy relationship for some time before exchanging vows.

There are such other couples in Bollywood who are apart by age but bonded by love. Let’s check them out.

Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu:

‘Tragedy king’ Dilip Kumar tied the knot with the beautiful actress Saira Banu in 1966. The couple has an age difference of 22 years between them. Though they faced troubled times in the 1980s, they are one of the most endearing couples of Bollywood. Despite the age gap they are going pretty strong and have been married for 50 years now.

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput:

Thirty four-year-old Shahid Kapoor tied the knot with 21-year-old Delhi girl Mira Rajput in a private ceremony in July 2015. Despite an age gap of 13 years, the couple looks adorable together and Shahid loves his wife dearly. They met through the religious group Radha Soami Satsang Beas of which both families are devout followers.

Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna:

The first superstar of India Rajesh Khanna, who was then 31 years old, fell for the gorgeous Dimple Kapadia who was 15 years younger to him. They got married in 1973 when Dimple was only 16 years of age. Though the couple parted ways for a while after 10 years in 1984, they patched up for the sake of their kids and did not divorce each other.

Dharmendra and Hema Malini:

One of the most gorgeous couples of Bollywood, Dharmendra and Hema Malini have an age difference of 13 years. An already married Dharmendra fell madly in love with the dream girl and married her despite refusal from his first wife. He converted to Islam to fulfil his dream of marrying her.

Sanjay Dutt and Manyata:

Sanjay Dutt married Manyata, his third wife in 2008 in a private ceremony in Goa. They have a 19-year age gap, but it doesn’t seem to affect their relationship. The two were reportedly introduced to each other by producer Nitin Manmohan in 2006. Manyata gave birth to twins in 2010 and they are a happy family.

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor:

Saif Ali Khan fell in love with Kareena Kapoor, 11 years his junior, while working on their movie ‘Tashan’. After dating for almost 5 years the duo tied the knot in October 2012 in a high-profile ceremony. It was Saif’s second marriage. His first marriage was to actress Amrita Singh, who was older than him by 12 years. Naonetheless, Saif and Kareena look lovely together.