After a new Bollywood movie, the next big thing involving celebrities, that excites the public and the fans, are celebrity weddings. And this is, beyond any doubt, true. This year saw several surprise weddings, where the celebrities got married secretly and announced it to the public later. Apart from Bollywood favourites, several beloved cricketers too tied the knot this year. Check out the most popular celebrity weddings of this year and pick your favourite!
#1 Kabir Bedi and Parveen Dusanj
Actor Kabir Bedi in a surprise move married his long-time partner Parveen Dusanj in January, with close friends and family in attendance. Bedi, 70, and Dusanj, 42, had been together for 10 years and although Bedi claimed marriage was inevitable for the two, it supposedly took him quite some time to convince Dusanj’s family. It was the actor’s fourth marriage while it was the first for his wife.
#2 Irfan Pathan and Safa Baig
Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan tied the knot with model Safa Baig in a modest ceremony in Mecca in February. Although the two have an age difference of ten years, they had known each other for two years prior to their wedding.
#3 Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough
Preity Zinta’s wedding to Gene Goodenough earlier this year was such a well-kept secret that no one knew of it until fellow actors wished her on social media! In fact, their wedding pictures were not released to the public until September! The couple, who were dating for quite some time, tied the knot in Los Angeles, USA.
#4 Urmila Matondkar and Mohsin Akhtar Mir
Looks like hush-hush weddings were the trend of this year! Soon after Preity Zinta’s wedding, Urmila Matondkar married actor-model-businessman Mohsin Akhtar Mir in March. The wedding was a low-key affair with only the couple’s families and friends present. Manish Malhotra was the only Bollywood celeb who was in attendance, mostly because the couple met through him.
#5 Ravindra Jadeja and Rivaba Solanki
Indian cricketer Sir Ravindra Jadeja and his fiancée Riva Solanki tied the knot in April after getting engaged earlier in February. It was a traditional and grand Rajput-style wedding in Rajkot attended by family and friends. Jadeja was in full traditional attire, complete with a ‘saafa’ and a sword.
#6 Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover
Bipasha Basu married TV actor Karan Singh Grover earlier this year in April amidst much pomp and fanfare. Almost all of Bollywood was present at their traditional Bengali wedding, which was a refreshing break after the multiple secret Bollywood weddings. Since then, the happy couple has been on a spree of vacations, from Spain to Bali. While this is Bipasha’s first wedding, Karan has been married twice before.
#7 Lisa Haydon and Dino Lalvani
Lisa Haydon surprised everyone by announcing that she was going to marry Dino Lalvani, whom she had been dating for a year, in an Instagram post. They had a beautiful low-key beach wedding ceremony, and Haydon looked simply stunning in a flowing white wedding dress. While the couple did not disclose the location of their wedding, it definitely looked magical in the photos they shared.
#8 Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech tied the knot on November 30, according to Sikh traditions, and on December 2, in Goa, according to Hindu rituals. They later held a grand reception in Delhi which was well attended by celebrities from all over the country. This was the big fat Indian wedding that everyone was denied earlier this year when celebrities preferred to get married on the down-low. The couple looked magnificent in all their ceremonies.
#9 Arunoday Singh and Lee Elton
Actor Arunoday Singh recently got married to his Canadian girlfriend Lee Elton at his residence in Bhopal. The wedding was traditional Hindu and the couple looked almost royal in their attire. The three-day affair was well-attended by friends and family, and it was one of the most beautiful weddings of the year.