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Nawazuddin, Ayushmann, Madhavan: 10 Bollywood stars and their non-filmy wives

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui with wife Aliya Anjali SiddiquiNawazuddin Siddiqui with wife Aliya Anjali Siddiqui

Bollywood actors are well-known faces in the world, and they have a huge fan following. While a number of Bollywood actors are married to Bollywood actresses, there are some stars who have married non-popular faces, who are not from the industry. These non-filmy wives are not attention-seekers and they don’t appear on page 3 columns very often. They even maintain distance from paparazzi. In fact, some even go around and have a cup of a coffee in any local restaurant or just walk around on the road.

Let us have a look at such Bollywood spouses, who support their partners in the industry, from a distance.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aliya Anjali Siddiqui


Nawazuddin has always been a private person, and the media and tabloids generally have to be content with scraps as far as the juicy details go. For this reason, little is known about Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s marriage to Aliya Anjali Siddiqui, especially as the wedding took place just about at the time the public was becoming more aware about this superstar to be. What our research says is this: Nawaz and Aliya had a conservative arranged marriage at Nawazuddin’s native place, the aforementioned Budhana and they likely tied the knot circa 2008. Aliya hails from Jabalpur, in Madhya Pradesh. A year after their wedding the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, whom they named Shora.

Aftab Shivdasani’s wife Nin Dusanj

Aftab Shivdasani with Nin Dusanj

Aftab Shivdasani with wife Nin Dusanj

Nin Dusanj, a London-based Punjabi who works in Hong Kong and in June 2014, he registered his marriage to Nin Dusanj. This couple kept it very low-key then and the ceremony saw the attendance of only their families.

Ayushmann Khurana’s wife Tahira Kashyap  

Ayushmann Khurana with wife Tahira Kashyap  

Ayushmann Khurana with wife Tahira Kashyap

Tahira is a writer, she has also worked as a lecturer. They got married in November 2011. Both Ayushmann and Tahira have known each other for many years. As Ayushmann said in an interview “I have actually grown up with Tahira.” They met in their high school. They were family friends. They had tuitions together and later pursued master’s degrees in Mass Communication at PU together.

Vivek Oberoi’s wife Priyanka Alva Oberoi

Vivek Oberoi with wife Priyanka Alva Oberoi

Vivek Oberoi with wife Priyanka Alva Oberoi

Priyanka was born to a well-known social worker Nandini Alva and Karnataka minister Jeevaraj Alva. Bangalore girl Priyanka is now the daughter-in-law of highly respected actor Suresh Oberoi. She has completed her graduation in Business Administration from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2003.

Sunil Shetty’s wife Mana Shetty

Vivek Oberoi with wife Priyanka Alva Oberoi

Vivek Oberoi with wife Priyanka Alva Oberoi

Mana is also the creative director of R House Furnishing Solutions Pvt. Ltd. The star wife Mana was born as Monisha Kadri. She is a Fashion designer by profession and also a social worker. She runs Save The Children India, an NGO set up by her late mother Vipula Kadri, in 1988.

John Abraham’s wife Priya Runchal

John Abraham with wife Priya Runchal

John Abraham with wife Priya Runchal

Priya, an investment banker and financial analyst from the USA. The duo is said to have met via mutual friends in 2010. She has always been a support for John and yet stayed away from celebrity limelight. The support must be really strong, as it would have been a little tough watching girls drool over your better half all the time.

 Emraan Hashmi’s wife Parveen Shahani

Emraan Hashmi with wife Parveen Shahani

Emraan Hashmi with wife Parveen Shahani

Parveen Shahani got married to Emraan Hashmi in 2006. She works as a teacher in a pre-school. She has stood by him through thick and thin, and yet kept away from the limelight. This beautiful couple welcomed a healthy baby boy, Ayaan in 2010. During their son’s fight with cancer, both Emraan and Parveen stood like pillars of strength for each other.

Honey Singh’s wife Shalini Singh

Honey Singh with wife Shalini Singh

Honey Singh with wife Shalini Singh

This rapper, who is the heartthrob of many girls worldwide, is married to Shalini Singh since 2011. For a long time, nobody even knew that he was married! She came out in the media only on an episode of India’s Raw Star, which Honey Singh was judging.

Madhavan’s wife Sarita Birje

R. Madhavan with wife Sarita Birje

R. Madhavan with wife Sarita Birje

Sarita was an air hostess before they got married in 1999, and the rest, as they say, is history. Their successful marriage has been cited as an example by media. Sarita Birje prefers to stay out of the limelight. She has actually assisted in costume designing in a few of his films.

Shreyas Talpade’s wife Deepti Talpade

Shreyas Talpade with wife Deepti Talpade

Shreyas Talpade with wife Deepti Talpade

The actor who has tasted success in both Marathi and Hindi cinema is married to Deepti Talpade, who is a psychiatrist. Shreyas met Deepti when he went to her college as a celebrity, and apparently love blossomed soon after.