Sameera Reddy marries Akshai Varde

Bollywood actress Sameera Reddy gets married to boyfriend of two and a half years Akshai Varde. Sameera got engaged to Akshai on December 14 on Sameera’s birthday. 31-year-old entrepreneur Akshai owns a custom motorcycle business. The wedding happened today in the attendance of close family members and friends.

The venue has been kept under wrap till morning.  "But it is definitely happening in Bandra today," says the insider.

While Sameera remained unavailable for comment, her mother, Nakshatra Reddy, confirmed the good news, saying, "I am in a puja. I really can't talk at length now."

The bride and groom’s wedding outfit has been designed by ace designer Neeta Lulla. A friend of Sameera revealed, "Sameera is over the moon, though Akshai stays virtually next door. Surprisingly, they didn't even know that they stayed so close. Bikes forged the connection."

The couple was supposed to get hitched in April this year but it pushed ahead due to Akshai’s business expansion. "The wedding was slated for April but 15 days ago, Sameera and Akshai decided that they should tie the knot in January itself. Later this year, Akshai will be getting very busy expanding his business and has to travel a lot," said Sameera's friend.

A source says, "Akshai and Sameera were introduced by a common friend and they hit it off really well. They both have a common passion — bikes and biking — and they bonded over it. After a year of dating, the two got engaged on December 14, which also happens to be the Vaaranam Aayiram girl's birthday. The engagement ceremony was a family affair."

Sameera confirmed her engagement with Akshai via twitter, "I'm really happy with the turn of events. We got engaged in December because my sister had come down from Greece, and his folks were there, too."

The newly wedded will take a break from work for a month to enjoy their married life. "But they might take a short holiday next month," added the source.

Congrats to Sameera and Akshai!