Bollywood couples with wide age gaps

The celebrity couples in the tinsel town of Bollywood also believe in listening to their heart and therefore, we have so many love stories and relationships where a younger man married an older woman or vice versa.

Matters of heart are rarely governed by age, because love is blind. The celebrity couples in the tinsel town of Bollywood also believe in listening to their heart and therefore, we have so many love stories and relationships where a younger man married an older woman or vice versa.

Although age difference can challenge a couple, it may not be the only factor that will bond the relationships together. There are factors such as- value system, background, career, and sexual chemistry that are more significant challenges in a partnership

Do not simply assume that it was easy for them to tie the knot, against the wishes of the family and society at large. As in every marriage, it was majorly their love and commitment towards their relationship that helped them be together despite the various odds in life.

1. Dilip Kumar – Saira Bano
The tragedy King of Hindi Cinema, the ace actor Dilip Kumar fell in love with Saira Banu and married her in 1966, when he was 45 and she was just 22. There were troubles between the couple in 1980s when Dilip Kumar’s second marriage to Asma was revealed, but he divorced her later and continues to live happily with Saira Banu.  Their marriage is going pretty strong and steady.

2. Dharmendra – Hema Malini
Theirs is an interesting love story. Dharmendra was already married when he fell in love with Hema Malini on the sets of Sholay and is 13 years her senior. He apparently converted to Islam so as to be able to marry her. There wasn’t unusual or unresolved trouble between the two of them, despite the age difference. They have two daughters out of the wedlock, Esha and Ahaana and are share a very cordial relationship.

3. Sanjay Dutt – Manyata Dutt
The duo is going strong, especially after Manyata gave birth to twins in 2010. The 19 year age gap between Sanjay and Manyata doesn’t seem to affect their relationship at all. Manyata has been with him through thick and thin (they knew each other for nine years before getting married) and is currently penning a biography on Dutt.

4. Saif Ali Khan – Kareena Kapoor
This is not the first time where the junior Nawab is in a relationship with someone with wide age difference. He was only 21 years old at the time of his marriage with Amrita Singh, who was 33 years old at the time. The marriage went steady for 13 years before the couple called it quit. Currently, Saif is dating Kareena Kapoor, who is 11 years younger to him. The couple is very much in love and plan to marry by the end of 2012.

Apart from them, if we take a look at couples where the females are elder, then we have Farah Khan and Sirish Kunder, Sachin Tendulkar and Anjali, Anil Ambani and Tina Munim, Parmeet Sethi and Archana Puran Singh, and our very own Salman Khan & Katrina Kaif (if they ever acknowledge their relationship and get married)

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Thu 10 Jan, 2013 8:30 PM IST