A decade ago stardom of any actor wasn't just dependent on talent but on his/her marital status and age(this one was primarily for a female actor..sigh!) too. In the showbiz a lot of things have changed since then. Interestingly, some actors stepped the ladder of success only after their wedding. Let's take a look at these lucky celebs and their better halves:
1. Aamir Khan
Before wooing the fans with his chocolate boy image in the movie, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Aamir had wooed his lady love, Reena. The couple got married as soon as Aamir attained the legal age to get married. They kept this secret from the family as Reena was studying back then and Aamir didn't earn enough.
Chitrangada amazed everyone with her impeccable acting skills in her debut movie, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. She achieved critical acclaims for the role. Way before the debut, the actor was married to golfer Jyoti Randhawa.
3. Saif Ali Khan
The ex-couple met on the sets of movie, Bekhudi which was supposed to be Saif's debut. But, reportedly, he was replaced by another actor due to his unprofessionalism. Nonetheless, this experience became memorable for the actor as he met Amrita Singh during the first schedule of filming. Sparks flew on their first date itself and rest as they say is history.
4. Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan had made a name in the TV industry with his power-packed performances in serials like Fauji, Circus,etc. He was not too keen to venture into Bollywood before his marriage. In the year 1991 SRK bagged a role in a Bollywood movie and also got married. The movie Deewana released in the year 1992 and with that began SRK's journey to becoming the king of Bollywood.
5. Mallika Sherawat
Reema Lamba was working as an air-hostess for the same airline where her husband, Karan Singh Gill, a pilot was an employee. She entered a new phase in her life which changed a lot of things. Reema became Mallika Sherawat and divorced her husband before her debut in Bollywood.
6. Anil Kapoor
In the era when marriage was considered a career suicide, Anil Kapoor took the plunge and cumulated his five year long relationship into matrimony. Anil Kapoor had to struggle a lot before he made it in the industry. Sunita stood by him through thick and thin. In 1984, the couple finally tied the know and success followed him soon after.
7. Sunny Leone
Sunny Leone was married to Daniel Weber long before her debut with the Bhatt camp's movie, Jism2. She had worked in several adult movies before her Bollywood venture began. In the year 2012 Sunny received a lot of love from the fans and her marital status played no role in it.
8. Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann married his high-school sweetheart, Tahira Kashyap in the year 2011. The actor became a household name after the release of movie Vicky donor(2012). Ayushmann had won a reality TV show, worked as a VJ, hosted several events before he started acting in Bollywood.
9. Aditi Rao Hydari
Aditi made her debut in the industry with a small role in the movie Delhi 6. Not many people are aware that she was married to Satyadeep Mishra before entering Bollywood. The wedding took place in 2006 and within a year the couple got separated.
10. Arjun Rampal
This good looking couple got married in 1998. Arjun started his Bollywood stint in 2001 after a super successful modeling career. With the movies like Don, Om Shanti Om, etc, we can say Arjun finally arrived in B-town.