Happily unmarried actresses above 30

Twenties are considered an ideal age for marriage, but there is no ‘right age’, as such, to get married. Age is just a number. Two Bollywood actresses aged above 40 recently walked the aisle. Dimpled beauty Preity Zinta tied the knot with her American boyfriend Gene Goodenough after turning 41. The couple exchanged vows in a private ceremony in Los Angeles on February 29 in presence of family and close friends. Within a week on March 3, Urmila Matondkar, who shot to fame with ‘Rangeela’, shocked her fans when she announced her marriage with Kashmiri businessman-cum-model Mohsin Akhtar Mir. The 42-year-old actress’ marriage took place at her Mumbai residence as per Hindu rituals. The couple will also have a Nikah ceremony.

While Preity and Urmila have said ‘I do’, here’s a look at their contemporaries who are above the so called ‘ideal’ age, and are happily enjoying their spinsterhood.

Tabu: The tall and dusky beauty who mesmerised with her role as Begum Hazrat in her latest flick ‘Fitoor’ is aged 44 years. Although she has been linked with several people from the industry, Tabu doesn’t seem to be settling down anytime soon. The two time National Award winning actress is enjoing her singlehood.

Sushmita Sen: The first Miss Universe from India, Sushmita allegedly dated several men including Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram, actor Randeep Hooda, hotelier Sanjay Narang, filmmaker Manav Menon and few others. She has even adopted two girls Renee and Alisha, and bringing them up as a single mom. But even at 40 years of age, the Bong beauty hasn’t found her Mr. Perfect. Her entire focus now is spending quality time with her two daughters.

Priyanka Chopra: The former Miss World is at the peak of her career with a parallel career in Hollywood. The multi-talented actress, singer and producer reportedly dated actors Harman Baweja and Shahid Kapoor and was also linked with her co-stars Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan. There are also reports that Priyanka is dating a mystery man from Los Angeles, but she rubbished the reports. The 33-year-old actress is going great guns in her career and is under no pressure to get married as yet.

Bipasha Basu: The leggy actress was earlier in a serious relationship with actor John Abraham and everyone thought they will get married. But unfortunately, they parted ways after being together for nine years. Earlier, Bipasha had also dated Dino Morea and Harman Baweja. Now 37, she is allegedly in a relationship with actor Karan Singh Grover and is often spotted spending time with him. Although, the couple hasn’t made any official confirmation, her fans anticipate that the duo will tie the knot as Karan recently obtained divorce from his second wife Jennifer Winget.

Nargis Fakhri: The American model-actress appeared in American reality show ‘America’s Next Top Model’. The stunning lady debuted in Bollywood with ‘Rockstar’ opposite Ranbir Kapoor. Nargis will be next seen in ‘Azhar’, a biopic on former Indian skipper Mohammed Azharuddin. She will play the role of his estranged second wife Sangeeta Bijlani. Aged 36, Nargis is rumoured to be dating actor-filmmaker Uday Chopra, though the duo maintain a stoic silence about their alleged relationship. But the actress is not in a hurry to get married and wants to be an independent woman and build her career.

Neha Dhupia: The former Miss India seems to be enjoying her single status. The bold actress was in a long term relationship with squash player Ritwik Bhattacharya, but they broke up in 2010. Neha apparently wanted to focus on her career. She then dated Venezuela hunk James Sylvester for three years before parting ways in 2014. She was also rumoured to be dating cricketer Yuvraj Singh which she denied. The ‘Julie’ actress who is now 35 years of age, will be next seen in comedy suspense film ‘Santa Banta Pvt Ltd’.     

Mallika Sherawat: The sultry lady redefines sexuality in Indian cinema with her bold performances in ‘Khwaish’ and ‘Murder’. However, it is said that Mallika was already married to a Delhi-based pilot and divorced him before entering the film industry. In late 2013, Mallika searched for a groom on the reality show ‘The Bachelorette - Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika and found Dhramshala-based model Vijay Singh. However, as expected by many, she soon broke off the relationship. The 39-year-old actress is single and based in Los Angeles. She recently appeared in a music video ‘Dil Kya Kare’ by Rishi Rich and New York/New Jersey based R&B and pop sensation Amrit Dasu aka DASU.

Raima Sen: The Bengali beauty is the daughter of yesteryear actress Moon Moon Sen and grand-daughter of iconic actress Suchitra Sen. The critically acclaimed actress was once allegedly dating cricketer Yuvraj Singh. Raima pulled a fast one on her fans a few years ago by announcing her marriage on Twitter. She posted her ‘engagement’ pictures and the next day revealed that it was a joke. Currently, the 36-year-old artiste is not known to be dating anyone, be she has expressed her desire to fulfil her grandmother’s last wish. Her grandmother’s last wish was to see her married.

Riya Sen: The bold and beautiful model-actress is Raima Sen’s younger sister. Riya entered the showbiz much before her sister and was first seen as a child artiste in Hindi film ‘Vishkanya’ (1991). Riya was allegedly dating cricketer Sreesanth some years ago after meeting him at a jewellery commercial shoot. She also created controversy involving a leaked MMS video featuring her and actor Ashmit Patel. At 35, the vivacious actress seems to be enjoying her singlehood.