Taqraar, iqraar, and then pyaar. This typical TV soap love trajectory is more profound than you can imagine. It has played cupid to many hit leading jodis of the silver screen, who found love in a not-such-a-hopeless place–their shooting set–while filming these very sequences. Yeh hai mohabbatein of these eight leading TV soap pairs who found their pavitra rishta on set and married their on-screen beau IRL:
Mohit Sehgal & Sanaya Irani
College heartthrob Samrat fell for the coy chashmish Gunjan in Milley Jab Hum Tum and made the teenagers of the time cheer the loudest for their union. The hit jodi of the 2008 TV show–Mohit Sehgal and Sanaya Irani fell for each other even IRL, dated for eight years, and finally tied the knot in 2016. The couple has been happily married for 12 years now and keep sharing snippets from their personal lives on the ‘Gram.
Nandish Sandhu & Rashami Desai
Veer and Tapasya had the audiences wrapped around their fingers with their sizzling chemistry in Uttaran–despite playing an estranged couple on the show. The leading pair–Nandish Sandhu and Rashami Desai–fell for each other in real life too. After denying their relationship during the initial months, the couple finally got married in 2012. Unfortunately, they parted ways in 2016.
Indraneil Sengupta & Barkha Bisht
Pyaar Ke Do Naam…Ek Radha Ek Shyaam starred Indraneil and Barkha as Krishna and Radha. The duo fell in love while shooting, dated for two years, and got married in the year 2008. However, their marriage hit a rough patch in 2021 when they started living separately and they finally announced their divorce recently.
Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee
Debina and Gurmeet touched the pinnacle of success after starring in their second show together in 2008–Ramayan. The on-screen Ram-Sita knew each other since they shifted base to Mumbai to become actors. Back then, Gurmeet used to date Debina’s roommate. However, they soon realised that they were made for each other and confessed their feelings. The couple has been happily married since 2011 and are parents to two adorable little girls–Lianna and Divisha.
Hiten Tejwani & Gauri Pradhan
Hiten and Gauri met on the sets of the popular Ekta Kapoor serial–Kutumb–in 2001. Their on-screen love-hate relationship translated into a real-life love-love relationship and they tied the knot in 2004. They live happily together and have twins Nevaan and Katya.
Ram Kapoor & Gautami Gadgil
Ram Kapoor and Gautami Gadgil met on the sets of Sony TV’s Ghar Ek Mandir in 2000. The “opposites attract” philosophy proved to be true for this couple and they tied the knot in 2003 after dating for some time. Ram and Gautami are still going strong and are happy parents to their two kids and their adorable pet dog.
Ravi Dubey & Sargun Mehta
The duo met on the sets of their drama series 12/24 Karol Bagh in 2009 and played husband-wife in the show. They finally decided to convert their real-life rishta into real-life one and tied the knot in 2013 after Ravi proposed to Sargun on the sets of Nach Baliye 5.
Dipika Kakkar & Shoaib Ibrahim
The two fell in love on the sets of Sasural Simar Ka. But Dipika was still married and on the verge of separation back then. It was when Shoaib left the show in 2013 that they realised their feelings toward each other. The duo decided to keep their relationship under wrap initially but they finally got married in 2018 and recently welcomed a baby boy.
These celebrity couples are proof that Cupid can strike you anywhere and we can’t wait to see them spelling magic on screen together again.
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