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Bollywood Actresses married to already Married Men

Anamika S. Jain has been a social media consultant for six years. She has written more than 200 articles on relationships and dating.

Bollywood Actresses who are second wives to their Men

After reading my Hub on why some woman prefer married men for love, sex or marriage I got a hate mail from an Indian female. She wrote that such things may happen abroad but in India such relationships can be counted in fingers like a Dharmendra and Hema Malini or a Boney Kapoor and Sridevi. As an Indian who takes pride in my Indian Culture and upbringing I would be the last person to insult or hurt the feelings of a fellow Indian. My hub was about my views in general on the subject and the reasons why I thought some women dated or married already married men. It was a general hub and not about just Indians. In fact what or why a man or woman prefers someone is his or her own personal issue or preference.

Bollywoods Beautiful Women and already Married Men

Many Bollywood Actresses are seen preferring already married men for dating and marriage. Given below is a list of 20 Bollywood Heroines who are dating or married to an already married man who may or may not have been separated from their first wives.

Hemamalini :This Bollywood Dream Girl married actor Dharmendra who was married to Prakash Kaur and has four children with her in 1980.

Helen: Bollywood's former cabaret queen Helen married Salman Khans father Salim Khan in 1980. Salim had 4 children with first wife Salma at the time of marriage.

Yogeeta Bali : Yogeeta Bali who was active in films in the late 1960s first got married to the very versatile Indian Film Playback Singer and Actor Kishore Kumar who also worked as lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenwriter and scriptwriter in 1976. She was in fact the Third Wife of Kishore Kumar. Later she divorced him and got married to Actor Mithun Chakraborty in 1982 and have four children with him.

Shabana Azmi: In 1984 Shabana Azmi married Javed Akhtar who was married to Honey Irani and had children with her.

Jayaprada: Jayaprada married producer Srikanth Nahata who was already married to Chandra and had 3 children with her in the year 1986.

Sridevi: Sridevi married film producer Boney Kapoor who was previously married to Mona and with whom he had 2 kids in 1996.

Raveena Tandon: Raveena Tandon is married to distributor Anil Thadani, who was married to Natasha Sippy.

Smita Patil:The late actress Smita Patil married Raj Babbar who was married to Nadira Zaheer and with whom he had 2 children.

Karishma Kapoor: Karisma Kapoor married Delhi-based businessman Sanjay Kapur in 2003.Sanjay was married to Nandita Mahtani earlier.

Sangeeta Bijlani: The former Miss India Sangeeta Bijlani married Former Indian Cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin 10 years ago. Azharuddin Divorced his first wife Naureen to marry her.

Mahima Chaudhary : This Bollywood actress married an architect Bobby Mukherjee who has two kids from his previous marriage.

Manyata: Sanjay Dutts current wife Manyata have acted in films too.

Shabana Azmi: In 1984 Shabana Azmi married Javed Akhtar who was married to Honey Irani and had children with her.

Kareena Kapoor : Kareena is married to Saif Ali Khan who has 2 children from ex wife Amrita Singh with whom he was married for 13 years.

Amrita Arora: Kareena's friend Amrita married Shakeel Ladakh who is a divorcee too.

Rani Mukherji : This actress is said to be married to the once married Aditya Chopra.

Tabu : Tabu is reportedly in a relationship with The South Indian Superstar Nagarjuna who is married to actress Amala.

Shilpa Shetty: Shilpa Shetty is married to the once married Raj Kundra.

Lara Dutta : Lara Dutta is married to Tennis Star Mahesh Bhupathi who was earlier married to model Shvetha Jaishankar.

Vidya Balan: Actress Vidya Balan is married to the twice married Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO of UTV Motion Pictures.

I am sure that this fascination of Bollywood Babes for married Men is going to continue. If I have forgotten to add anyone here please feel free to add through comments.


Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on October 29, 2018:

According to the official Shilpa Shetty 'home page', the Bollywood Queen is in high spirits and she has moved on since the airport fracas. She did receive an apology too.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on October 02, 2018:

The word about town is that Shilpa Shetty is planning to divorce soon.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on October 04, 2016:

I think it most important the woman is fulfilled in her matrimonial role and it shouldn't be a stigma in this instance.

pkhn on January 26, 2013:

Yes, it is definitely wrong to break up a family and get married to a man who already has a wife. However, I don't see the problem if the man is already divorced from his first wife. People do have the right to move on with their life and get another chance at happiness. Marriages break up for all sorts of reasons and there is nothing wrong with getting married to someone else after a divorce. You need to become more open-minded. There is NOTHING wrong with a man or woman remarrying after divorce or become widowed, etc.

Tarun Mukherjee on June 05, 2012:

I would like to add two more names:

Meena Kumari married Kamal Amarohi but was not allowed to bear child from him.

Madhubala married Kishore Kumar when he was already married.

Nicolas on May 03, 2012:

Probably they want to imitate what's happening in the west.

SAMEER on January 09, 2012:

these hollywood stars always luk for expperienced one no place for FRESHER

puja on January 08, 2012:

One thing which is common in these men are that, they all are rich or famous......

clintonb from Adelaide, Australia on October 30, 2011:

Its surprising that all this has become even more active in today's time. India was especially known to be very religious..but they also have started following such practices..

graceomalley on September 04, 2011:

In the US, there is a subgroup of people who still practise polygamy (more than one wife to a husband.) It is not legally recognized, but still occurs. What i have read is that a man's second wife tends to be a woman who is successful in her own right, financially stable, and also they tend to be good looking. The second wife likes the arrangement b/c it gives her the security of marriage, but since she is the second wife, she has most of her freedom too. these women tend to be quite independent, modern women, they think being a second wife is the best deal.

This sounds a lot like your Bollywood actresses. The same dynamics are probably in play.

sairakhan from Bombay , India on March 27, 2011:

nice hub anamika.i like it too much and i have started following you

Satish on December 06, 2010:

Rakhee married to Lyrist Gulzar.

Yogita Bali to Kishore Kumar

sanjay/trivandrum/kerala on October 09, 2010:

what a good topic!

great topic

dear anamika, u r great!

god bless you and your family always

Jaspal Singh from India / Australia on August 01, 2010:

Telling truth is one ingredient of good writing. Don't worry about negative comments. Just keep writing. Societies are always changing, so the values. This trend can't be supported but it's there out of changing phenomenon of relationsip and we can't stop it just.

MrSmiley on May 15, 2010:

Cool, thx!

Racquel Reid Wright from The Treasure Coast on February 25, 2010:

Forget the hate mail, just keep doing your thing. I learned something today!.

nettech from London (UK) on January 07, 2010:

HI Anamika,

Great hub, I knew about a few of the actresses but most of them were a bit if an eye opener.....keep it up.


Zaheer :-)

mecussey on November 29, 2009:

Interesting, but I really don't know what to say or the cause; may be experiences lol

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on November 21, 2009:

Thanks for the visit Cheeky Girl. Especially in the Bollywood marrying already married men is becoming a trend.

Cassandra Mantis from UK and Nerujenia on November 20, 2009:

To Anamika S:

Thanks for being a fan, Anamika. I appreciate it. It seems that this habit of women dating and falling for married men is not a thing confined to western men. It is parhaps a human thing and happens all over the world. Yes, it is a risky thing for the woman, as she is doing something that is ordinarily considered as taboo. But in the Uk women seem to want the guy because he is experienced, or has a possible aura about him of maturity and the woman is looking for a more mature guy. It's worth pointing out that some men don't always happen to be in a necessarily happy marriage, and may be at a point where they are going through a bad patch, or on the down-slope of the marriage. It's always tough for the kids, if there are any.

It is when the guy's wife finds out that the trouble really goes up a few notches! I am surprised that you got hate mail from anyone. It's a universal thing in human behaviour. Asian people should not feel shamed by just telling others or informing the world about something that is already known. This is a good Hub! You sure included plenty of names of Bollywood stars who have had the experience!

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