Like Karan-Bipasha wedding, other actors who married older women


In arranged marriages, the family looks for the bride to be younger than the groom, but this is no longer the trend or norm. There are men who fall in love and marry older women and vice-versa. Bollywood actors Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover fell in love on the sets of their film ‘Alone’. Bipasha is three years older than Karan and the couple has decided to get married. In fact, Karan’s first wife Shraddha Nigam was also two years his senior.  

Here’s a look at some other actors whose wives are older than them.

Sunil Dutt and Nargis: The legendary actor got married to the beautiful Nargis in 1958. She was a year older than him, which was a big deal back then. Their love story started when Sunil Dutt saved her from a fire which broke out on the sets of their film ‘Mother India’, in which Nargis played the role of his mother.  

Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab: The handsome and light-eyed Aditya Pancholi was smitten by the long-haired, doe-eyed beautiful Zarina Wahab on the sets of ‘Kalank Ka Tika’ in 1985. Zarina is six years older than Aditya, but she reciprocated his love and they got married within a year in 1986. Their marriage did have rough patches due to the actor’s wild and rash temperament, but they are still together for three decades.

Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh: Saif Ali Khan was smitten by the gorgeous Amrita Singh while working for a film opposite Kajol, which he eventually left and was replaced. Saif and Amrita, 12 years his senior and a big star then, started a torrid love affair and got married in 1991, but divorced after 13 years in 2004. The couple has two children – daughter Sara and son Ibrahim.

Kunal Khemu and Soha Ali Khan: Kunal Khemu and Soha Ali Khan got married in January 2015 after being in a live-in relationship for two years. The ‘Bhaag Johnny’ actor is five years younger than his wife. The couple fell for each other on the sets of their movie ‘Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge’. Kunal proposed to his ladylove in the city of love Paris in 2014.

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai: Abhishek and Aishwarya became friends while working for ‘Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke’ and ‘Kuch Na Kaho’. But it was while shooting ‘Guru’ that the duo became serious and started dating and got married in 2007. They are one of the loveliest and loving couples of Bollywood and Abhishek being two years younger than his beautiful wife is irrelevant. The couple has a lovely daughter Aaradhya who is all of four.

Parmeet Sethi and Archana Puran Singh: Parmeet Sethi was bowled over by Archana Puran Singh’s grace and beauty when the two met at a common friend’s place. Archana, who had been out of a bad marriage, took an instant liking for Parmeet who was seven years younger. Sparks flew and the couple lived in for four years before tying the knot in 1992. Ever since, they have been together and very much in love.