Famous Bollywood Celebrities Who Opted for Arya Samaj Marriage

In India, everyone prefers the traditional way especially when it comes to ‘ringing the wedding bell.’ There’re very few of us who want to break the barriers and go offbeat for following what our heart says. But, you’ll be surprised to get to know that there are some famous Bollywood celebrities who decided to do the same and thus, opted for Arya Samaj weddings.

Arya Samaj Marriage is a beautiful ceremony performed only with ‘Fire’ and does not believe in the worship of ‘Idol’ to promote equality of all human beings. The concept of Arya Samaj marriage allows every individual to marry irrespective of their caste, creed, race, religion, or standard and thus, open a door for everyone who prefers ‘Inter-religious and Inter-caste marriage.’

So, to enlighten you all about those celebrities, today we’ve shared the list of five Bollywood celebrities who opted for a simple Arya Samaj Wedding instead of a big fat wedding. Have a look:

Gauri Khan and Shahrukh Khan:

Shahrukh Khan the iconic Bollywood star married his lady love Gauri Chibber, who belonged to a Hindu Brahmins family after convincing her parents for more than eight years as they had strongly disagreed for their relationship for such a long time. After convincing them, they had a court marriage in August 1992, everyone knows that but what you and many other people might don’t know is that they also had an Arya Samaj Marriage. Yes! The king khan of Bollywood did an Arya Samaj Marriage on October 22, 1992, and during the marriage, he used the name ‘Jeetender Kumar Tulli.’ So, that’s how one of the best romantic couples of Bollywood has set an example in front of everyone by marrying despite different religions.

Seema Sachdeva and Sohail Khan:

Sohail Khan the younger brother of Salman Khan— the ‘Bhaijaan’ of Bollywood, he met his lady love ‘Seema Sachdeva’ who is a successful Fashion designer, during a private party and then, they started meeting regularly. Soon, they both realized their love for each other and decided to get married. Sohail ran away from the release day of his movie ‘Pyar Kiya to Darna Kya’ in the year 1998 and got hitched to Seema Sachdeva in a very filmy style right then. However, the couple later had a beautiful Arya Samaj Wedding in an Arya Samaj Mandir.

Lissy and Priyadarshan:

Priyadarshan who is a famous Indian film producer, director, and screenwriter for Bollywood films like Hera Pheri, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, and Bhagam Bhag, got hitched to ‘Lissy.’ Lissy —the former Indian actress who was seen in various Telugu and Malayalam movies met Priyadarshan in 1984 for doing a project together. But, destiny had some other plans for them as they fell in love and eventually got married to each other by opting for an Arya Samaj Marriage on 13th December 1990. After the marriage, Lissy even converted herself into Hinduism in an Arya Samaj Mandir for which she changed her name as ‘Lakshmi Priyadarshan.’

Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha:

Popular actress Dia Mirza who is famous for her role in ‘Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein’ tied the knot with her love of life ‘Sahil Sangha’ on 18th October 2014. They both met each other in 2009 but Sahil Sangha proposed to her in 2014, and then, soon they decided to marry each other. Instead of marrying each other as per the big fat wedding concept, they rather opted for a simple Arya Samaj marriage to be solemnized at a farmhouse where they followed rituals and ceremonies as per Arya Samaj.

Pooja Batra and Nawab Shah:         

The most recent who opted for Arya Samaj Wedding from Bollywood is none other than ‘Pooja Batra’—an actress who appeared in movies like ‘ABCD2, Nayak, Hassena Maan Jayegi and was also crowned ‘Femina Miss India International in 1993.’ She got married to ‘Nawab Shah’ the famous Indian actor whom you must have seen in Dilwale and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

They got married last year in February very privately and then, on 4th July 2019 they had an Arya Samaj wedding in which their marriage was solemnized as per Arya Samaj Marriage rituals within the presence of their close ones.

That’s it! So, like these celebrities, if you also follow your heart and want to initiate being a part of the change to eliminate discrimination based on caste and religion in ‘Marriages’ then, you can definitely opt for an Arya Samaj Marriage.


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