A few days ago, Kangana Ranaut took to her Instagram and lauded Bollywood ‘rich and successful’ Bollywood actresses marrying men younger than them. She said, “Growing up we heard many stories of successful rich men marrying much younger women…..for women to be more successful than their husband was seen as a major crisis, forget marrying a young man…after a certain age marriage was impossible for women. Nice to see rich and successful women, leading ladies of Indian film industry breaking the sexist norms..Kudos to men and women both for redefining gender stereotypes.”
She posted this as Katrina Kaif got married to Vicky Kaushal, who is younger in age and work experience. So, let’s check out the list of 7 Bollywood actresses who married younger men and broke the stereotypes:
1- Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra is a decade older than her husband Nick Jonas. The ten-year age gap has never been an obstacle between both. The couple has not only beautifully overcome the age gap, but also the inter-faith and cultural differences. Undoubtedly, they are one of the most adored celebrity couples globally.
2- Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai, who is amongst the most beautiful women in the world, married Abhishek Bachchan in 2007. She was 34 years old, while Abhishek was 31 at that time.
3- Bipasha Basu
Many eyebrows were raised when Bipasha Basu married Karan Singh Grover in 2016 as he is not only 3 years younger than her, but has also been divorced twice. His previous two marriages lasted for only one or two years. But the third time’s a charm as he found a great partner in Bipasha.
4- Soha Ali Khan
Soha Ali Khan was 37 and Kunal Khemmu was 32 when they got married in 2015. Despite the age difference, they make a very cute couple.
5- Neha Dhupia
Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi have been married for over three years. Neha is three years older than him and even started her career much before him.
6- Amrita Singh
While marrying a younger man is still considered taboo in 2021, actress Amrita Singh shattered the rigid societal norms back in the 90s. In 1991, she made headlines when she married Saif Ali Khan, who is more than ten years younger than her. Their marriage lasted for 13 years and they parted ways in 2004.
7- Katrina Kaif
The latest addition to this list is Katrina Kaif, who married Vicky Kaushal this month. Katrina is 38-years-old and has been in the industry since 2003. On the other hand, Vicky Kaushal is 33, who started his Bollywood career in 2012 and achieved fame in 2018.
Sushmita Sen and Malaika Arora are also dating young men. Sushmita is in a serious relationship with model Rohman Shawl, while Malaika is dating Arjun Kapoor.