Love finds us in ways unknown! And that saying holds true even for our Bollywood celebrities. When Cupid stikes, there are many who decide to tie the knot and live happily ever after.
But at the same time there are many who have proven that the notion that marriage is primarily for starting a family is wrong. These celebs got married and chose not to have kids! While for some it was because one or both of them had kids from previous marriage, some simply chose to be with each other.
Check out 10 Bollywood celebrity couples who did not have kids of their own:
1- Madhubala – Kishore Kumar
Mumtaz Jehan Dehlavi, popularly known as Madhubala, married the legendary singer, Kishore Kumar in 1960. Though Kishore was already married, he couldn’t help but fall in love with Madhubala. Even Madhubala was in a relationship with the legend, Dilip Kumar, but they eventually broke up. After marrying Kishore, few years down the line, Madhubala started suffering from a heart ailment and was advised by the doctors against bearing a child. Madhubala eventually passed away in 1969 due to her disease.
2- Kamaal Amrohi – Meena Kumari
The actress and the director met on the sets of a film that they were working together in! They fell in love despite an age difference of 15 years! It is believed that Kamal who already had a child from his first marriage did not want a child with Meena Kumari. Kamal had told Meena Kumari that they can marry only on the condition that they will never have kids! The sharp contrast in their ideologies in professional and personal front created trouble in their marriage eventually leading to a divorce.
3- Dilip Kumar – Saira Banu
The legendary celebrity couple of Bollywood, Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu, are the perfect example of a long-lasting relationship with their marriage going strong since 1966. Their marriage has witnessed tough times, but the couple has still managed to retain the love and togetherness. Saira Banu, 22 years younger than Dilip Kumar, has never expressed her regret of not having a child as she feels that taking care of her husband is like nurturing 10 kids.
4- Sadhana – RK Nayyar
One of the most popular and revered actresses of her time, Sadhana Shivdasani’s fringe haircut and her demeanour, was often compared with Audrey Hepburn. She charmed us with her roles in movies like Woh Kaun Thi and Waqt. She married the popular director of the 1960s, RK Nayyar. However, the couple chose not to have kids after their marriage.
5- Asha Bhosle – RD Burman
Can there be any other couple more talented and legendary than Asha Bhosle and RD Burman? Both of them doyens in the field of music, got married in 1980. Asha tai was earlier married to Ganpatrao Bhosle, the couple parted ways after 11 years of marriage. They had three children as well. But then Asha and Pancham da fell in love and music, then on, became their children. They never had a child of their own.
6- BR Ishara – Rehana Sultana
The director and the actress had an age difference of 16 years. But they got married 1984. And due to their schedule and career, they chose not to have kids! At the age of 77, BR Ishara died of tuberculosis in 2012.
7- Javed Akhtar – Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar feel that their strong friendship is the key factor to their successful 36-year-old marriage. Although the couple has no children of their own, there is no vacuum in their life. They love, admire and respect each other wholeheartedly. Javed Akhtar has two children, Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar, from his first marriage with Honey Irani.
8- Anupam Kher – Kirron Kher
The versatile actor, Anupam Kher and the gorgeous actress Kirron Kher, first met in Chandigarh and became best friends. After their respective unsuccessful marriages, the couple met again. This time, they felt strongly for each other and got married in 1985. Although Kirron had a son from her first marriage, this celeb couple wanted to have a child of their own. However, they were unable to do so even after medical help.
9- Mohd. Azharuddin – Sangeeta Bijlani
Mohammad Azharuddin had two sons from his first marriage with Naureen, that is, before he married Sangeeta Bijlani. But Azhar and Sangeeta did not have children of their own. In fact, their marriage did not last long as the news of Azhar’s affair with Jwala Gutta started doing rounds.
10- Dolly Ahluwalia – Kamal Tiwari
Remember Dolly aunty from Vicky Donor? She is Dolly Ahluwalia in real life, and behind the cameras, she is a fantastic costume designer who has won the National Film Award twice for costume designing. She is married to Kamal Tiwari, the actor who played Kareena’s father in Omkara. Theirs is a love marriage but for the reasons best known to them, Dolly and Kamal decided not to have kids of their own after marriage.