14 Celebrity Divorces That Shocked Everyone In the Bollywood Industry
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Aaliya Siddiqui
In May 2020, Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife, Aaliya Siddiqui came up with a few strong accusations against the actor. The coupled got married to each other in 2009. Almost after a decade of marriage, she leveled various allegations against him as well as his family. However, Aaliya Siddiqui stated that even they had differences he took care of her and the children, so she has taken back her divorce notice.
Aaliya not just withdrew her divorce notice but also disclosed her intention of making reconciliation with Nawazuddin. In addition to slamming the actor, she also filed a legal case of defamation against him. As it is a private settlement, the alimony or settlement amount is not disclosed to the public. Presently, Nawazuddin and Aliya are both taking care of their children.
- Arbaaz Khan – Malaika Arora
Another shocking example of divorce is Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora. Both these leading actors ended their marriage after 18 years. The Bandra family court in Mumbai had granted them divorce in 2017.
The couple married in 1998 but faced many ups and downs in their married life. The couple had been living separately for some time before getting a divorce. The custody of their son Arhaan will remain with Malaika. Arbaaz is allowed to have access to him whenever he wishes to.
Even after the divorce, both of them are on good terms. They have been spotted partying together along with their son at the Justin Bieber Concert at D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
This shows that the couple hasn’t let their differences prevent them from spending quality time with Arhaan. Malaika has demanded Rs.10 crore as alimony to take care of their son which Arbaaz has agreed to pay her in a course of time.
- Hrithik Roshan – Sussanne Khan
Both these actors are known to be childhood sweethearts. They got married in 2000 and divorced with mutual consent in 2014. However, even after the divorce, they have continued staying friends. They have two sons named Hrehaan and Hridhaan, and the couple takes equal responsibility for their upbringing.
The joint declaration for the divorce came up in 2013, and the couple shared the reason for the divorce in 2016. Even after the separation, the couple has respect for each other. There are no negative feelings among them and they wish only the good for each other.
In an interview with Femina, Sussanne said that at one stage they both realized they aren’t better for each other. It is better to stay separately than to be in a false relationship. Though they don’t hang out often but share long chats.
They are very committed and protected by their sons. Based on reports, Sussanne has demanded around Rs. 380-400 crore as alimony from Hrithik and the actor has agreed to pay Rs. 380 crore.
- Karisma Kapoor – Sunjay Kapur
In 2016, Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor divorced her ex-husband, Sanjay Kapur. The couple stayed with each other for eleven years officially declared their separation.
The couple parted their ways on June 13, 2016, when the Mumbai Family Court granted them divorce. The couple has moved on in their respective lives. Together, the couple has two children named Samaira and Kiaan. Karisma lives with them in her residence in Mumbai.
- Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani
The ‘Rock On’ actor Farhan Akhtar filed for divorce against Adhuna Bhabani on October 19, 2016. The case was amicably settled in the Family Court in Mumbai. The couple got married in 2000 and separated in 2017.
After appearing before principal marriage counselor VS Athavale, the duo went before the main judge MM Thakare and was subsequently granted a divorce. They both have two daughters named Akira and Shakya. The court has granted custody of their children to Adhun while the Bollywood actor can meet his children whenever he wishes to.
- Karan Singh Grover – Jennifer Winget
Jennifer Winget and Karan Singh Grover got married in April 2012. Just after two years of marriage, they both got separated in 2014. Karan has been married before and this marriage with Jennifer has been his second marriage. After the divorce, Karan tied the knot with and Bipasha on April 30, 2016.
They were both seen together working in the Bollywood movie “Alone” in 2015. There were massive speculations that the sole reason behind the divorce was that he was cheating on his and was involved in an affair with Bipasha. This has been among the most widely approved reasons for the divorce from Jennifer.
After the divorce, Jennifer got linked with her former co-star Gautam Rode. There has been no communication between Karan and Jennifer since that time. They have moved on within their respective lives. The couple did not have any children together.
- Anurag Kashyap – Kalki Koechlin
Kalki Koechlin made her in Bollywood with the 2009 blockbuster movie ‘Dev D’. They also worked together in ‘That Girl in yellow Boots’ in 2010. In 2011, she tied the knot with the leading Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap.
The couple applied for divorce with mutual consent in 2013. They got divorced in 2015. In an interview with Times of India, Kalki told that earlier she did not have the clarity of what was happening in her life and where it was heading to.
But now, the storm has subsided and she has got the much-needed clarity of the things that were going wrong and what needs amendments in life. She told the viewers that she is now in good space.
In a chat to ‘Koffee with Karan’ in 2014, Anurag praised Kalki and his comments were very touching. Even after separation, the duo shares a healthy relationship. They both agree to do a film together in the future if they get any opportunity.
- Kamal Haasan – Sarika – Vani Ganapathy
Kamal Haasan started seeing Vani Ganapathy around the year 1977. She had been a highly popular dancer of that time. They got introduced to each other via common friends. They had a brief courtship as the duo tied to the knot in the year 1978 at the request of Vani as Kamal used to prefer a live-in kind of relationship.
Initially, things went smooth in their married life but they were not aware that their life is soon going to disrupt in major ways. One of the reasons why their life turned upside down and the duo split was the inability of Vani to conceive. By the early 1980s, Kamal started distancing himself from Vani and got closer with an upcoming Bollywood actress Sarika.
With the news of this affair, Vani decided to stay away. They began living separately by 1983. As Sarika got divorced without wedlock, due to societal pressures, Kamal had to divorce Vani to get legally married to Sarika.
The divorce between Kamal Hasan and Vani took in 1988. The duo had not given birth to any child. There was an alimony settlement but it was too little. She hasn’t declared about it.
Later, Kamal got married to Sarika in 1988. This marriage also could not last long. It ended in 2002. The major reason for it to happen was Kamal’s alleged affair with his co-star Simran. The couple took divorce in 2004 after 17 years of marriage.
- Saif Ali Khan – Amrita Singh
The Nawab of Bollywood got married to Amrita Singh in 1991 who has been older than him. Saif got married in the starting years of his career. He rushed into marriage very early before he could settle his career. After 13 years of marriage, their marital discourse ended up in divorce in 2004. To some point, Saif blames himself to be the reason for the failure in the marriage.
He has been a distressed father who wished to reconnect with his children – Ibrahim Khan and Sara Ali Khan. Another reason for divorce has been that Amrita always used to speak ill about Saif’s mother Sharmila Tagore and sister Soha Ali Khan. He admits that that tough time grew him on mental and emotional levels. Whatever he is today, is because of the tough time that has faced in the past.
Now he has been completely healed from the past trauma. His self-esteem has increased and he feels nice when he gets compliments from people. The pity thing about the divorce is that neither the children nor him are allowed to meet each other. Presently, Amrita’s relatives are taking care of the children.
Talking about the financial settlement post-divorce, Saif was entitled to pay a sum of INR 5 crore to Amrita. Out of which he has till now paid approx. INR 2.5 crore. He is still paying INR 1 lakh per month till Ibrahim becomes 18. He has also kept aside one bungalow for Amrita and the children.
- Aamir Khan – Reena Dutta
Here is another traumatic and very shocking divorce of Bollywood superhero Aamir Khan. He got married to Reena Dutta in 2005. Together the couple had given birth to their son Azad Rao Khan.
They have been together in marital relations for sixteen years when they finally declared divorce in 2002. The divorce settlement has been amicable between them and their relationships have been cordial since then. Still, the ex-couple comes together to celebrate family gatherings and functions.
Recalling his divorce, Aamir says that he has been indebted to Reena for those wonderful 16 years that they have lived together. However, there were times when he used to feel that he has lost his love and respect in the relationship. That has been the biggest relations behind the end of their relationship. Presently, Aamir Khan is married to Kiran Rao.
- Sanjay Dutt – Rhea Pillai
Sanjay Dutt tied in the knot with model Rhea Pillai in 1998. The duo got divorced in 2008. Later, he got married to Manyata. According to sources, Sanjay has paid his ex-wife Rhea a massive alimony that includes a three-bedroom flat in the posh location of Bandra worth Rs. 8 crores and a Honda City car.
Rhea has also moved on in her life and got married to tennis ace Leander Paes. Together they have one daughter too. Sanjay has been taking care of Rhea’s expenditures for a long time now. This includes her credit card bills, mobile bills, installments of Honda City car. Sanjay does not have any children with Rhea.
- Himesh Reshammiya – Komal
Musician-actor Himesh Reshammiya was tied in the knot with Komal in 1995. Together they have a son named Swayam. The couple ended their marriage after 22-years in 2017. As per the reports, the couple has filed for divorce at the family court in Bandra and sought a legal separation.
According to speculations, the major reason behind the divorce has been the extramarital affair of Himesh with television actor Sonia Kapoor. The actor states that I will always be a part of Komal’s family. They will mutually respect each other and will always be there for each other, though the legal custody of their son hasn’t been decided yet. It has been said that the duo has plans to co-parent him.
- Ranvir Shorey – Konkana Sen Sharma
Two more media celebs and couple, Ranvir Shorey and Konkana also declared their separation in 2015 after five years of togetherness. The couple met each other for the first time at the sets of the movie “Mixed Doubles”. They eventually fell in love with one another, started dating and living in.
The divorce has been an amicable settlement between the two of them. They have gone through detailed counseling, but things did not work out and eventually, it had led them to divorce. Based on media reports, the couple will jointly share the custody of their nine-year-old son named Haroon.
- Pulkit Samrat – Shweta Rohira
Bollywood actor Pulkit Samrat got married to Shweta Rohira in November 2014. In just a year of marriage, the couple decided to part in their ways. According to reports, Shweta’s miscarriage and insecurities, and the growing proximity of Pulkit with Yami Gautam have been the major reasons for divorce. However, has called the news about his extramarital affair to be false.
He told that Shweta’s mother has been governing the thoughts and actions of her daughter and it was creating a mess in the house. The couple decided to end their marriage and filed for divorce in Bandra’s family court.