25 Bollywood Male Celebs Who Married Thrice or More
Posted On: 06 Sep 2021 | Last Updated : 29 Mar 2022 | Views : 927
Bollywood is known for its affairs, hook-ups, link-ups, marriage, break-ups, separations, divorces, in short making or breaking of relationships is not new. Films which portray the essence and importance of relationships on screen are more than often the opposite in real-life, well almost. Living in times where live-in relationships are meant to be cool and marriages are no longer a lifetime commitment, we have seen two marriages are no more uncommon in Bollywood, while some go further than that and marry three or more than thrice. Many of us can give a long list of Bollywood celebrities who married more than once but do you know how many Bollywood celebs married thrice or more? Yes, we thought there would be just a handful but after researching we found the list to be quite a long one. So, let’s check out only Bollywood male or men celebrities who got married thrice or more. Let us know in case we have missed out on any male celeb from the list.
1. Sanjay Dutt (Richa Sharma, Rhea Pillai, Manyata) – 3 Marriages
‘The Khalnayak’ of Bollywood, Sanjay Dutt married not once or twice but thrice. Some of his notable works include Rocky (1981), Jeete Hain Shaan Se (1988), Saajan (1991), Khalnayak (1993), Mission Kashmir (2001), Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003), and Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006). Sanjay Dutt’s first marriage was to actress Richa Sharma in 1987 and the couple became parents to a daughter, Trishala Dutt. The marriage ended with Richa’s death because of a brain tumor in 1996. He then married model Rhea Pillai in 1998, the marriage was childless, and the two finally separated in 2008. In the same year, he married actress Manyata, who was 19 years younger than him. Despite the age gap, they have a successful marriage and the two share a strong bond. In 2010, they became parents to twins, a daughter Iqra Dutt and a son Shahraan Dutt.
2. Siddharth Roy Kapur (Aarti Bajaj, Kavita, Vidya Balan) – 3 Marriages
The CEO of UTV Motion Pictures and a successful Bollywood producer, Siddharth Roy Kapur, is known for producing successful movies like Barfi! (2012), ABCD: Any Body Can Dance (2013), Kai Po Che (2013), Ghanchakkar (2013), Chennai Express (2013), Haider (2014), Mohenjo Daro (2016), and The Sky is Pink (2019). Siddharth Roy Kapur also married multiple times before he finally found his true love. His first wife, Aarti Bajaj was his childhood friend. After divorcing her, he married television producer Kavita, but the two separated in 2011. After two unsuccessful marriages, he finally found his soulmate in his third wife who was actress Vidya Balan. Siddharth Roy Kapur’s third marriage was to Bollywood’s bold and beautiful actress Vidya Balan in 2012.
3. Karan Singh Grover (Shraddha Nigam, Jennifer Winget, Bipasha Basu) – 3 Marriages
Karan Singh Grover is a model-turned-actor, who started his Bollywood career with the horror-thriller Alone (2015), which was followed by Hate Story 3 (2015). He then appeared in several web shows. He married three times. In 2008, Karan Singh Grover married television actress, Shraddha Nigam, but the marriage was unsuccessful, and they separated within ten months of their marriage. He then married another television actress Jennifer Winget in 2012, but the couple separated in 2014. Both his marriages were short-lived and childless. In 2016, he finally tied the knot with Bollywood superstar and his co-star, Bipasha Basu in a grand wedding, where the entire Bollywood came to bless the couple.
4. Prosenjit Chatterjee (Debashree Roy, Aparna Guhathakurta, Arpita Pal) – 3 Marriages
Prosenjit Chatterjee is an Indian actor and producer who has worked in Bengali and Hindi cinema and is known for appearing in Bollywood films like Aandhiyan (1990), Veerta (1993), Utsav (1984), Chokher Bali (2003), and The Last Lear (2007). He married three times. In 1992, Prosenjit Chatterjee married actress Debashree Roy, but the marriage was childless and ended within three years. He then married Aparna Guhathakurta in 1997, and they have a daughter Prerona Chatterjee. This marriage ended in 2002, and the same year he married actress Arpita Chatterjee and the couple have a son, Trishanjit.
5. V. Shantaram (Vimalabai, Jayashree, Sandhya) – 3 Marriages
V. Shantaram was a filmmaker and actor, best known for his films like Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani (1946), Amar Bhoopali (1951), Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955), Navrang (1959), and Pinjara (1972). This legendary filmmaker married thrice. In 1921, at the age of 20, he married 12-year-old girl Vimalabai, a girl from his community. They had four children. Later, in 1941, he married actress Jayashree and took her as his second wife. The couple had three children, but the marriage ended in 1956. In the same year, he married leading actress Sandhya, who acted in his films like Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje (1955), Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957), Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli (1971), etc.
6. Lucky Ali (Meaghan Jane McClearly, Anahita, Kate Elizabeth Hallam) – 3 Marriages
Lucky Ali is an Indian singer, actor, and songwriter with several popular singles and albums, and is known for his works in movies like Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000), Sur – The Melody of Life (2002), Anand (2004), Yuva (2004), Anjaana Anjaani (2010) and Tamasha (2015). The man with one of the most melodious voices in Bollywood, Lucky Ali, married thrice and as he follows Islam, he believes that he is allowed to have up to four marriages. His first wife, Meaghan Jane McCleary also appeared in his music video ‘O Sanam’, and they have two children, son Ta’awwuz and daughter Tasmia. After their divorce, Lucky Ali married a Persian beauty, Anahita with whom he has two children, son Raiyan and daughter Sara. His third marriage was to former beauty queen Kate Elizabeth Hallam in 2010, the couple has a son named Dani Maqsood Ali. Later in 2017, they separated.
7. Vinod Mehra (Meena Broca, Bindiya Goswami, Kiran) – 3 Marriages
Vinod Mehra, one of the leading actors of the 1970s and 1980s appeared in over 100 films like Parde Ke Peechey (1971), Elaan (1971), Lal Patthar (1972), Nagin (1976), Swarg Narak (1978), Saajan Bina Sasural (1978), and Amar Deep (1979). He married three times in his lifetime. Vinod Mehra’s first marriage was to Meena Broca in 1974. This marriage was set by his mother, but the marriage was childless and ended in 1978. In 1980, he married leading actress Bindiya Goswami, but the two separated in 1984. In 1988, he married Kiran and the couple had two children, actors Soniya Mehra and Rohan Mehra. In 1990, Vinod Mehra died of a heart attack and marked the end of his third marriage.
8. Gemini Ganesan (Alamelu, Pushpavalli, Savitri, Juliana Andrew) – 4 Marriages
Nicknamed as ‘Kaadhal Mannan’ (King of Romance), Gemini Ganesan was an actor who appeared in Hindi and Tamil cinema, including Devta (1956), Miss Mary (1957), Raj Tilak (1958), and Nazrana (1961). Gemini Ganesan married four times without legally separating from any of his wives. Gemini Ganesan’s first marriage was to Alamelu in 1940, with whom he had four daughters, including gynecologist and obstetrician Kamala Selvaraj. In 1946, he married Telugu actress Pushpavalli, with whom he had two daughters, including Bollywood actress Rekha. In 1952, he married actress and singer Savitri and the couple had a son and a daughter. Later in 1997, he married Juliana Andrew.
9. I. S. Johar (Ramma Bains, Sonia Sahni and 3 others) – 5 Marriages
I.S. Johar was an Indian actor, director, and producer who was born in British India in 1920. He acted in movies like Ek Thi Ladki (1949), Nastik (1954), Johny Mera Naam (1970), Chhoti Bahu (1971), Trimurti (1974) Zinda Dil (1975), and Saheb Bahadur (1977). He has directed movies like Nastik (1954), Bewaqoof (1960), 5 Rifles (1974), and Nasbandi (1978). I. S. Johar’s first marriage was to Ramma Bains in 1943, and the couple was blessed with a son named Anil and a daughter named Ambika. Both of his children appeared in a few movies and his wife Ramma Bains too appeared in small roles in a handful of films. Later, the couple got divorced and theirs was one of the earliest legal divorces in the country. He then married and divorced no less than four women, including actress Sonia Sahni who appeared in his movie Johar-Mehmood in Goa (1965). All of his later marriages were childless.
10. Kabir Bedi (Protima Gauri, Susan Humphreys, Nikki Bedi, Parveen Dosanjh) – 4 Marriages
Kabir Bedi is an Indian actor who has acted in Bollywood movies like Rakhi Aur Hathkadi (1972), Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain (1974), Anari (1975), Aakhri Kasam (1979), Khoon Bhari Maang (1988), Kranti (2002), and Mohenjo Daro (2016). He married four times and had three children. Kabir Bedi’s first marriage was to an Indian model-turned-Odissi exponent, Protima Bedi in 1969 and the couple was blessed with a daughter, actress Pooja Bedi and a son Siddharth Bedi. They got divorced in 1974, and in 1980, he married British-born fashion designer Susan Humphreys and their son Adam Bedi is an international model and actor. This marriage ended in 1990. In 1992, he married British television and radio presenter Nikki Bedi but the two separated in 2005. In 2016, he married his 41-year-old British-born girlfriend Parveen Dusanj a day before his 70th birthday.
11. Vidhu Vinod Chopra (Renu Saluja, Shabnam Sukhdev, Anupama Chopra) – 3 Marriages
Producer, writer and director Vidhu Vinod Chopra is best known for his movies like Parinda (1989), 1942: A Love Story (1994), Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003), Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), 3 Idiots (2009), PK (2014) and Sanju (2018). This filmmaker married thrice. Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s first marriage was to film editor Renu Saluja in 1976, but the two separated in 1983. In 1985, he married Shabnam Sukhdev, but they got divorced in 1989. In 1990, he married Indian author and journalist Anupama Chopra and the couple has two children, a son Agni Chopra and a daughter Zuni Chopra, an Indian novelist.
12. Kamal Amrohi (Bilkis Bano, Mehmoodi, Meena Kumari, Deep Kaur) – 4 Marriages
Kamal Amrohi was a famous Indian filmmaker whose films include Mahal (1949), Daaera (1953), Pakeezah (1972), Majnoon (1979), and Razia Sultan (1983). He married four times. Kamal Amrohi’s first marriage was to Bilkis Bano, who was a maid of Jaddan Bai, one of the first female composers of Bollywood. After her death, Kamal Amrohi married Jamal Hassan’s daughter Mehmoodi in 1982 and the couple had three children, two sons, Shandaar and Taajdaar, and a daughter, Rukhsar Amrohi. In 1952, he married legendary actress Meena Kumari and the couple made Daera (1953), a film based on their love story. However, Kamal Amrohi and Meena Kumari separated in 1964. Kamal Amrohi’s fourth wife was his physician, Deep Kaur, the two fell in love when he used to visit the hospital regularly during his last years.
13. Annu Kapoor (Anupama Patel, Arunita Mukherjee, Anupama Patel) – 3 Marriages
Annu Kapoor, an Indian actor, singer, and director is known for acting in movies like Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986), Mr. India (1987), Tezaab (1988), ChaalBaaz (1989), Hum (1991), Darr (1993), 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), Vicky Donor (2012), Jolly LLB 2 (2017), and Dream Girl (2019). Annu Kapoor married thrice. In 1992, he married American-born Anupama Patel, the marriage was short-lived and the two separated in 1993. In 1995, he married Arunita Mukherjee and the couple got divorced in 2005. Annu Kapoor’s third marriage was to his first wife Anupama Patel in 2008. Annu Kapoor has four children from these marriages, three sons – Kavan, Maahir, and Evaan, and a daughter, Aradhita.
14. Adnan Sami (Zeba Bakhtiar, Sabah Galadari, Sabah Galadari, Roya Sami Khan) - 4 Marriages
Bollywood playback singer and music composer, Adnan Sami, is known for his works in movies like Ajnabee (2001), Saathiya (2002), Yuva (2004) Lucky: No Time for Love (2005), Life in a… Metro (2007) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015). Adnan Sami has married four times. In 1993, he married actress Zeba Bakhtiar, with whom he had a son Azaan Sami Khan. The couple divorced in 1997. Adnan Sami’s second marriage was to Dubai-based Arab Sabah Galadari in 2001, but this marriage too ended in one and a half years. Later in 2008, he remarried his second wife Sabah Galadari, but this marriage only lasted a year. In 2010, he married Roya Sami Khan and the couple has a daughter, Medina Sami Khan.
15. Yusuf Hussain – 3 Marriages
Yusuf Hussain is an Indian actor who has appeared in movies like Vivah (2006), Dhoom 2 (2006), Krrish 3 (2013), Raees (2017), and Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyu Aata Hai? (2019). Yusuf Hussain married thrice. Neither of Yusuf Hussain’s marriages lasted too long. Once in an interview, Yusuf Hussain said that he is 60 plus but still searching for a soulmate. Yusuf Hussain’s daughter, Safeena Husain is married to director Hansal Mehta.
16. Kishore Kumar (Ruma Ghosh, Madhubala, Yogeeta Bali, Leena Chandavarkar) – 4 Marriages
Kishore Kumar, also referred to as Kishore Da, was the most successful singer and actor of Indian cinema. He is known for singing super hit songs like ‘Roop Tera Mastana’ from Aradhana (1969), ‘Pyaar Deewana Hota Hai’ from Kati Patang (1971), ‘Pag Ghungroo Baandh' from Namak Halal (1983), Inteha Ho Gayi from Sharaabi (1984), etc. This legendary singer married four times. Kishore Kumar’s first marriage was to actress Ruma Guhathakurta in 1950, with whom he has a son, an Indian playback singer, and actor, Amit Kumar. However, the couple separated in 1958. In 1960, he married legendary actress Madhubala. It was an unhappy marriage as Madhubala, being from another religion, wasn’t accepted by Kishore Kumar’s parents, and the marriage tragically ended with Madhubala’s death in 1969. He then married the leading actress Yogeeta Bali in 1976, however, the marriage was short-lived and childless and ended in 1978. In 1980, he married actress Leena Chandavarkar, who was 21 years younger than him, and the marriage lasted until his death in 1987. The couple was blessed with a son, singer Sumit Kumar.
17. Anup Jalota (Sonali Sheth, Bina Bhatia, Medha Gujral) - 3 Marriages
Popularly known as ‘Bhajan Samrat’ Anup Jalota is well-known for his devotional music and ghazals like ‘Aisi Laagi Lagan’, ‘Jag Mein Sundar Hain Do Naam’, ‘Tere Mann Mein Ram’, etc. The bhajan maestro's first marriage was with his student Sonali Sheth, a Gujarati girl who later became a singer. Despite marrying against his family's approval, the marriage didn’t last and ended in a divorce. Sonali later married singer Roop Kumar Rathod while Anup’s second marriage to Bina Bhatia, which was an arranged one, too ended in a divorce. Anup's third marriage was with Medha Gujral, niece of former Indian Prime Minister I. K. Gujral and director Shekhar Kapur's first wife whom he had divorced in 1994. Anup and Medha have a son named Aryaman. Medha died in 2014 due to a renal failure. Since then, Anup has been living all by himself.
18. Mithun Chakraborty (Helena Luke, Yogeeta Bali, Sridevi) – 3 Marriages
Mithun Chakraborty who was yet to become a star in the late 70s married upcoming actress Helena Luke who was a struggling actress then and later appeared in films like Judaai (1980), Saath Saath (1982), Romance (1983) and Mard (1985). Mithun Chakraborty’s marriage with Helena was short-lived as he went on to marry his co-star Yogeeta Bali who was nursing a broken marriage to Kishore Kumar. Post marriage to Yogeeta, Mithun became a big star and starred in movies like Sahhas (1981), Disco Dancer (1982), Pyari Behna (1985), Dance Dance (1987), Prem Pratigya (1989), Agneepath (1990), and Jallad (1995). He had three sons and a daughter with Yogeeta Bali. Mithun’s popularity got him to work with many top heroines of which he grew closer to Sridevi. Mithun secretly married Sridevi in 1985 but had to call it off in 1988 as Yogeeta threatened to end her life. Thereafter Mithun went back to Yogeeta Bali.
19. K. Asif (Akhtar Asif, Nigar Sultana, Sitara Devi) – 3 Marriages
K. Asif, an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter, is known for directing the blockbusters Phool (1945) and Mughal-e-Azam (1960). This filmmaker married thrice. K. Asif’s first marriage was to Akhtar Asif, younger sister of actor Dilip Kumar who also completed the unfinished project of her husband Love and God, which was released in 1986, fifteen years after K. Asif’s death. He then married actress Sitara Devi, who was earlier married to K. Asif’s cousin Nazir Ahmed Khan. This was Sitara Devi’s third and K. Asif’s second marriage. He was also married to actress Nigar Sultana, who played an important role in his movie Mughal-e-Azam (1960).
20. Alyque Padamsee (Pearl Padamsee, Dolly Thakore, Sharon Prabhakar) – 3 Marriages
Actor, Ad-man, and theatre personality Alyque Padamsee who played the role of Jinnah in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi (1982) had married thrice in real life. Alyque Padamsee’s first marriage was with actress Pearl Padamsee who appeared in films like Khatta Meetha and Baton Baton Mein. After his divorce to Pearl, he married veteran theatre actress and casting director Dolly Thakore and had a son named Quasar Thakore Padamsee. After separating from Dolly, Alyque married actress and playback singer Sharon Prabhakar in 1986 with whom he had a daughter Shazahn Padamsee who appeared in films like Rocket Singh, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji and Housefull 2. The couple separated a few years after their daughter was born. Alyque passed away in 2018 at the age of 90.
21. Inder Kumar (Sonal Kariya, Kamaljeet Kaur, Pallavi Sarraf) – 3 Marriages
Inder Kumar, an Indian actor who was best known for playing supporting roles in movies like Masoom (1996), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), Kahin Pyaar Na Ho (2000), Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge (2002), and Wanted (2009), married three times. Inder Kumar’s first marriage was to his mentor film publicist Rajoo Kariya’s daughter, Sonal Kariya. The two married in 2003 but separated within five months of marriage while his wife was still pregnant with his daughter Khushi. In 2009, he married Kamaljeet Kaur but the marriage only lasted for two months. In 2013, he married Pallavi Saraf and the couple had a daughter Bhavana. The actor died after a cardiac arrest in 2017, putting an end to his third marriage.
22. Mahesh Anand (Barkha Roy, Erika Maria D’Souza, Madhu Malhotra, Usha Bachani) – 4 Marriages
One of Bollywood’s most good-looking hunks, Mahesh Anand who mostly appeared as a baddie in films like Insaaf (1987), Kabzaa (1988), Toofan (1989), Mahaadev (1989), Swarg (1990), Pratikar (1991), Nishchaiy (1992), Sir (1993), Coolie No.1 (1995), initially married actress Reena Roy’s sister and producer Barkha Roy. The two got closer during the making of Karishmaa (1984) and married after the film’s release. Their marriage was short-lived as Mahesh later married Miss India International Erika Maria D'souza in 1988, which again broke up due to Mahesh’s temperamental ways. His third marriage was with small-time actress Madhu Malhotra in 1992 who appeared in movies like Karz (1980), Vidhaata (1982), Satte Pe Satta (1982), Yudh (1985), etc. Mahesh Anand’s fourth marriage was with actress Usha Bachani in 2000, who appeared in movies like Taal (1999), Deewane (2000), Raju Chacha (2000), Fashion (2008), and Beiimaan Love (2016). Mahesh got married for the fifth time to Russian model Lana in 2015, which again hit rough waters. Though not much was known about their separation, the actor’s death in 2019 put an end to an illustrious career.
23. Balu Mahendra (Ahileshwari, Shoba, Mounika) – 3 Marriages
Award-winning cinematographer and director Balu Mahendra who was more prominent in Tamil cinema than Bollywood was married thrice. Balu who directed the critically acclaimed 1983 film Sadma starring Kamal Haasan and Sridevi was first married to Akhileshwari in 1963. Despite being an already married man having a son, he married actress Shoba in 1978. The marriage ended in 1980 after Shoba committed suicide following their marriage. Although the media accused Balu of the actress’s death, he married for the third time in 1998 to another actress called Mounika but only acknowledged it publicly in 2004.
24. Nazir Ahmad Khan (Sikandara Begum, Sitara Devi, Swaran Lata) – 3 Marriages
Actor, producer, and director Nazir Ahmad Khan who had acted in movies like Farebi Daku (1931), Lal-E-Yaman (1933), Chandragupta (1934), Baghban (1938), Taj Mahal (1941), Ghar Sansar (1942), etc., migrated to Pakistan post-partition and continued making films there. Nazir Ahmed Khan’s marriage took place three times, the first being to Sikandara Begum who was the sister of famous filmmaker K.Asif. He later went on to marry actress and Kathak dancer Sitara Devi which was short-lived. Just before India’s partition, he married for the third time to actress Swaran Lata who had acted in famous films like Awaaz (1942), Tasveer (1943), Pratigya (1943), Ishara (1943), Us Paar (1944) Rattan (1944) and Wamaq Azra (1946). Post-partition she migrated along with her husband Nazir and converted to Islam and continued acting in Pakistani films.
25. Jagdeep (Sughra Begum, Naseem Begum, Nazima) – 3 Marriages
Comedian Jagdeep is known for his memorable roles in movies like Do Bigha Zamin, Bhabhi, Barkha, Brahmachari, Sholay, Soorma Bhopali and Andaz Apna Apna, had married three times. His first marriage was to Sughra Begum in 1960 from whom he had two sons – actor Javed Jaffery and television producer/director Naved Jaffery. Javed Jaffery and Naved Jaffery were hosts of the popular dance show Boogie Woogie. Jagdeep later married Naseem Begum which was followed by his third marriage which was with his Soorma Bhopali co-star Nazima in 1988. The couple had one daughter together, Muskaan Jafri. In all Jadgeep had six children from his three marriages.