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Love is love, it doesn’t see age, caste, religion or gender. While we mostly see same-faith weddings happen across the globe, there are a few Bollywood celebs who fell in love with persons with different religious upbringings. Today, as Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal register their marriage in a civil ceremony, we take a look at the other Bollywood couples who had interfaith marriages.

From Shah Rukh Khan-Gauri Khan & Kareena Kapoor-Saif Ali Khan to Riteish Deshmukh-Genelia D’Souza, the list is long. Scroll below to check it out.

Interfaith marriages in Bollywood

Shah Rukh Khan-Gauri Khan

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan met for the first time in Delhi in 1984 and got married on October 25, 1991. The couple – who fell in love before SRK began his acting career, had both a traditional Nikah and Hindu wedding ceremony. The couple have been blessed with three kids since – son, Aryan Khan (born 1997), daughter, actress Suhana Khan (born 2000) and son, AbRam (born 2013).

Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor Khan

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan has been married twice and both have been interfaith marriages. His first marriage was to actress Amrita Singh in October 1991 and his second to actress Kareena Kapoor Khan on October 16, 2012, in a private ceremony in Bandra. The ‘Omkara’ has 4 kids – Sara Ali Khan (born in 1995) and Ibrahim Ali Khan (born in 2001) with Amrita, and Taimur Ali Khan (born in 2016) and Jehangir Ali Khan (born in 2021) with Kareena.

Riteish Deshmukh-Genelia D’Souza

One of the most adorable couples in Bollywood, Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza were rumoured to be dating ever since they starred together in their debut film Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003). After years of being together, the duo tied the knot in February 2012. They had a Hindu wedding ceremony (according to Marathi marriage traditions) on February 3 and a Christian wedding in the church on February 4. They have since been blessed with two sons – Riaan (born November 25, 2014) and Rahyl (born June 1, 2016). These lovebirds regularly drop fun reels on social media to entertain their fans.

Sanjay Dutt- Dilnawaz Sheikh (Maanayata Dutt)

Maanayata Dutt (born Dilnawaz Sheikh) is Sanjay Dutt’s third wife. The duo tied the knot after dating for around two years. They had a Hindu ceremony on February 7, 2008, which courted controversy owing to her previous marriage. On 21 October 2010, the couple was blessed with twins, son Shahraan and daughter Iqra.

Swara Bhasker-Fahad Ahmad

Swara Bhasker got hitched to politician Fahad Ahmed in 2023. On Janury 6 that year, the duo had a court wedding under the Special Marriage Act. The duo welcomed their first child, daughter Raabiyaa in September 2023

Kunal Kemmu-Soha Ali Khan

Just like her brother, Soha Ali Khan also had an interfaith marriage. The actress got engaged to actor-director Kunal Kemmu in July 2015 in Paris and married him on January 25, 2015. The couple – who were in a relationship since 2009, welcomed daughter Inaaya Naumi Khemu Khan on September 29, 2017.

Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao

Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao met on the sets of Lagaan and fell in love during the shoot. The duo got married in a private ceremony on December 28, 2005. Years after being blessed with son Azad (born on November 25, 2011, via IVF surrogacy), the couple announced their separation in July 2021. Despite the divorce, they continue to be professional partners and co-parents to their son.

The newest Bollywood couple joining this list is Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal

Sonaksh Sinha-Zaheer Iqbal

Sonakshi and Zaheer – who co-starred in the 2022 film Double XL, have been tight-lipped about their relationship ever since their dating rumours surfaced. While they didn’t publicly talk about their relationship, the duo were always spotted together. They often shared pics with each other on social media too.

Sonakshi-Zaheer wedding

On Friday, the couple hosted an intimate Mehendi ceremony at the actress’ home. Last evening a puja ceremony took place at the Sinhas’ family house, Ramayana. According to reports, they will have a registered marriage today at Sona’s apartment in Bandra. Aside from the above-mentioned get-togethers, the couple also hosted an indoor party for friends and family on June 20 that saw Sonakshi’s parents, Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha, in attendance.

Talking about this evening’s celebration, the couple will host a party at the South Mumbai eatery, Bastian. According to several media reports, Aayush Sharma, Huma Qureshi, Salman Khan and Honey Singh will be in attendance. The cast of Heeramandi, Daisy Shah, and many more celebs from the fraternity have also been invited to the celebration.

Also Read: Sonakshi Sinha-Zaheer Iqbal wedding: To-be-bride and groom flash bright smiles ahead of celebration- Watch

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