What is better than one Bollywood star? Two! Especially when they are oh-so-doughy-eyed and in love! Whether it is a brand new courtship or an age old love story, the couples of B-town always hit the headlines as people cannot get enough of the off-screen romances of their favourite stars. But in the vast number of relationships that pop up in the industry now and again, there are always a few "It" couples that totally dominate headlines and fans' hearts alike. Here are the top 10 power couples of Bollywood!
1. Shahid Kapoor and Mira Kapoor
Mira is 13 years younger than Shahid. The beautiful couple felt united in their religion as they both follow Radha Soami Satsang Beas. Their marriage was a traditional Indian marriage and was arranged by their families, which is exceedingly rare in Bollywood. The couple currently has two children together. Mira comes from a top business family in New Delhi, while his parents and his step-parents are all well-respected actors. Mira is has not yet debuted her acting career in Bollywood but rumors have it that it is just around the corner.
2. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt
This is a fresh relationship, and is the first high profile relationship that Ranbir has openly admitted to, even though he dated Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif. Ranbir and Alia started dating on the set of their joint venture, fantasy film Brahmastra, which has just wrapped up shooting. Rumors have it that they have already expressed an interest in getting married. They are both gifted actors of their generation - and while they are both new to the industry, they are currently the most in demand actors in Bollywood.
3. Kajol and Ajay Devgn
The couple started dating back in 1994, and got married in 1999. Both come from Bollywood families – Ajay’s father is a famous action director and Kajol’s mother is an actress, while her grandmother is the very famous Shobhna. They are known to be fiercely private and for never 'airing their dirty laundry'.
4. Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
Aamir and Kiran met on the set of the Oscar-nominated Lagaan in 2001. They are both practicing vegans and both are very politically conscious and outspoken. They have one son together, named Azad Rao Khan who was born in 2011.
5. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan
Aishwarya has been known across the globe since she was famously crowned "the world's most beautiful woman" after winning Miss World in 1994. Abhishek's family is truly Bollywood royalty; with his father the iconic, Amitabh Bachchan and his mother his mother the legendary Jaya Bachchan. Previously, Abhishek was engaged to Karisma Kapoor and Aishwarya was in a long-term relationship with Salman Khan.
6. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli
The couple met while doing an advert for Head and Shoulders in 2013 (who knew dandruff could bring a couple together?). They had a beautiful wedding in Italy in 2017. They are known for the adorable photos they share of each on their social media pages and also for their undying support for each other! This couple is truly #couplegoals.
7. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh
Bollywood’s most favorite couple – Ranveer and Queen Deepika! While they are famous actors in their own right, it is when they star next to each other in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical epics that they truly shine. Ram-Leela in 2013, Baijrao Mastani in 2015 and Padmaavat are some of Bollywood's biggest recent hits starring this ultra, super-hot couple!
8. Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan
Both Kareena and Saif are royalty in their own rights. Kareena's family is 'the first family of Bollywood', with her great-grandfather Prithvi Raj Kapoor a very famous actor from the 1930s to the 1970s. Meanwhile, Saif comes from royal lineage (his famous cricketer father Mansoor Ali Khan was the Nawab of Pataudi) and his mother is, of course, Sharmila Tagore of Aradhana fame. The couple have the cutest baby, Taimur Ali Khan who is the paparazzi’s favorite kid on the block…especially because he is so camera friendly!
9. Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan
In Bollywood, many relationships don't stand the test of time, but that is not the case with this gorgeous couple: Shah Rukh and Gauri. They have been married since 1991 (they met in 1984), and despite the odd rumor that they lead separate lives, by all official appearances, they are still going strong and are one united unit. Gauri is the key interior designer in Mumbai high society, and he is arguably the most famous Bollywood star of all time, also known as the Badshah of Bollywood. The pair has three kids together, and by all accounts their children are expected to be the next big thing in Bollywood. It is likely that the power of this family will live on through the upcoming careers of their three children.
10. Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna
Akshay Kumar has been known to be engaged many times, but the only time he managed to make it all the way was with Twinkle, an actress turned author and interior designer. The pair has two kids together, and they are all about family which they are fiercely private about. Also, Twinkle has her own roots in Bollywood royalty - her father is Rajesh Khanna, one of the most famous actors of all time; while her mother is the A-list actress Dimple Kapadia.
Did your favorite Bollywood couple make it to the list? Who else would you put in this list of Bollywood’s power couples?