Celebrity weddings tend to be a grand affair that screams opulence, with days of celebrations and the participation of outstanding figures from the film fraternity. However, the big fat Indian weddings have gotten restrained this year amid the pandemic, even for celebrities who tied the knot in 2020. From Rana Dagubbati to Neha Kakkar to Kajal Aggarwal, there’s a round of celebrities who got married during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gauahar Khan and Zaid Darbar
After much speculation, the actress Gauahar Khan was inspired by the love of her life, the actress-dancer Zaid Darbar, at an inconspicuous wedding on December 25th. The celebrations matched the couple’s hashtag #GaZabKaHaiDin, which lasted a few days and ended with a grand reception with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, designer Manish Malhotra and many others in attendance.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Dhanashree Verma
#DhanaSaidYuz came after Indian cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal was “rocafed” by Dhanashree Verma, a choreographer and YouTuber, in August. The couple became engaged in September, just before Chahal flew for IPL, and were arrested in Gurugram on December 22nd in a small private ceremony after returning from his trip to Australia.
Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh
Many fans took singers Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh’s wedding announcement on October 9 as a prank, but the couple was arrested on October 24 according to Hindu and Sikh rituals. Their wedding celebrations were #NehuDaVyah and stretched over several days, with events taking place in Mumbai, Delhi and Chandigarh.
Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu
Actor Kajal Aggarwal, who made a name for himself in the Telugu-Tamil film brotherhood, married entrepreneur Gautam Kitchlu in a private ceremony surrounded by immediate families on October 30 in Mumbai.
Rana Daggubati and Miheeka Bajaj
Shortly after he announced his relationship with designer and long-time friend Miheeka Bajaj in May, the wedding bells rang for Baahubali star Rana Daggubati. The couple tied the knot on August 8th in the Ramanaidu Studios in Hyderabad in inconspicuous wedding ceremonies with a closed family and friends.
Aditya Narayan and Shweta Aggarwal
In an intimate ceremony, TV presenter and singer Aditya Narayan and the son of famous singer Udit Narayan married long-time friend Shweta Aggarwal at the famous ISKCON temple in Mumbai in Juhu. The duo tied the knot on Narayan’s birthday, December 1st.
Punit Pathak and Nidhi Moony Singh
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the choreographer and actor Punit J Pathak married his beloved girlfriend Nidhi Moony Singh on December 11th at a resort in Lonavala. The wedding rituals and celebrations lasted two days.
Niti Taylor and Parikshit Bawa
Television actor Niti Taylor married her fiancé Pariskshit Bawa on August 13 in a quiet little affair in a Gurudwara in Gurugram. Taylor, known for her work on popular television series, went on social media in October to publicize the wedding. She was engaged to Bawa, an army officer, for two years.
Manish Raisinghan and Sangeita Chauhaan
Actor Manish Raisinghan, popular for his role in the television series Sasural Simar Ka, married his girlfriend and actress Sangeita Chauhan in a close ceremony. The two, who met and fell in love on the TV show Ek Shringar Swabhiman (2016), got married in a small ceremony on June 30th in a gurudwara in Juhu, Mumbai.
Sana Khan and Anas Syed
Shortly after a shocking exit from the entertainment industry, former Bigg Boss contestant and actress Sana Khan surprised fans with another piece of news, her wedding to Surat-based businessman Anas Sayed. The two exchanged their vows according to traditional rituals on November 20th.
Kamya Punjabi and Shalabh Dang
Actress Kamya Punjabi, best known for her role in Shakti-Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, married long-time lover Shalabh Dang, a medical professional, at an intimate wedding in a gurudwara on February 10.
Puja Banerjee and Kunal Verma
Actors Puja Banerjee and Kunal Verma, who met on the TV shows Tujh Sang Preet Lagayi, were supposed to take the plunge on April 15th. However, amid the lockdown, the duo opted for a court marriage instead and donated the money to those in need.
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