While 2021 has seen countries around the world reeling under the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, it has also been a year of love, relationships and marriages for many Indian celebrities.
From the wedding of Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal earlier this month which has become the topic of the town’s conversation to the quirky Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi ceremony which challenged some of traditional wedding rituals, a host of celebrity weddings took place in 2021. While the year has seen countries across the globe impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, it has also been a year of love, relationships and marriages for many Indian celebrities. As 2021 draws to a close, we bring you a list of high profile weddings that have taken place this year.
Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal
The wedding of Bollywood actors Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal, which took place on December 9, was widely discussed by fans on social media. After weeks of wedding speculation, the intimate ceremony took place at the posh Six Senses Fort Barwara, a fort-turned-hotel located around 120 km from Jaipur.
Katrina, 38, and Vicky, 33, had been dating for over a year. However, little or no information has been made available to the media about the marriage. According to reports, the couple have decided to limit the number of guests due to the pandemic. A few hours after the ceremony, the couple shared the first photos on their respective Instagram accounts. âOnly love and gratitude in our hearts for all that has brought us to this moment. Seeking all of your love and blessings as we begin this new journey together, âthe caption of their posts read.
Katrina also shared footage from ‘phoolon ki chaadar’, a ceremony held during weddings. Although it is usually performed by the brother of the bride, it was Katrina’s sisters who performed the ceremony at her wedding. Sharing the photos, Katrina called her siblings pillars of strength. âAs we grew up, we sisters always protected each other. They are my pillars of strength and we keep each other … May it always remain so! the legend read.
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Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa
After 11 years of dating, actors Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Chandigarh on November 15. Rajkummar Rao took to Instagram to share images from the wedding, which then went viral online.
âFinally, after 11 years of love, romance, friendship and fun, I got married to everything today, my soul mate, my best friend, my family. Today there is no greater happiness for me than being called your husband @patralekhaa Here is forever .. and beyond, âread similar posts from the couple.
Interestingly, after applying the sindoor (vermilion traditionally applied by the groom to the bride’s forehead), Rajkummar also asked Patralekhaa to apply it to her forehead.
READ: Photos: Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa tie the knot after 11 years of relationship
Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi
Actor Dia Mirza married businessman Vaibhav Rekhi in an intimate and quirky wedding ceremony in the garden of his apartment complex in Mumbai on February 16. Dia Mirza revealed in an Instagram post that they chose to skip rituals like ‘Kanyadaan’, where the father gives his daughter away from her husband, and ‘Bidaai’, a ritual that marks the bride’s departure from home. from his father.
Sharing her thoughts on rituals, Dia wrote, “It’s time for women to own their own agency” and to redefine what is old. “We said NO to ‘Kanyadaan’ and the ‘Bidaai’ change starts with a choice, doesn’t it?” she wrote. The actor also announced that the ceremony was performed by a female priest. âThe highlight for us was the Vedic ceremony led by a female priest!
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Vishnu Vishal and Jwala Gutta
Kollywood actor Vishnu Vishal and Indian badminton champion Jwala Gutta tied the knot in Hyderabad on April 22. The couple, who had been dating for a long time, had a registered marriage attended by close friends and family members.
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Kartikeya Gummakonda and Lohitha Reddy
Tollywood actor Kartikeya Gummakonda, who was hired to play the antagonist in Ajith’s Valimai, married his longtime girlfriend Lohitha Reddy on November 21 in Hyderabad. The ceremony brought together celebrities such as Chiranjeevi, Ajay Bhupathi, Payal Rajput, Saurabh Dhingra, Allu Aravind and Tanikella Bharani, among others. Earlier in August, Kartikeya announced that he was engaged to Lohitha. The couple met in 2010 at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Warangal.
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Yami Gautam and Aditya Dhar
Actor Yami Gautam married writer, director and lyricist Aditya Dhar in a private ceremony in his hometown of Himachal Pradesh on June 4. Sharing images of the wedding on Instagram, the couple wrote: âIn your light I am learning to love – Rumi. With the blessing of our family, we got married today in an intimate wedding ceremony. very private people, we celebrated this happy occasion with our immediate family. As we embark on the path of love and friendship, we seek all your blessings and good wishes. Love, Yami and Aditya.
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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal
The duo tied the knot at Alibaug’s The Mansion House in a private ceremony on January 24. Sharing footage of the wedding on social media, actor Varun Dhawan wrote, “Long-standing love has just become official.” Varun and Natasha, who is a fashion designer, had known each other since sixth grade but fell in love years later when they met at a concert.
Pranitha Subhash and Nitin Raju
Kannada actor Pranitha Subhash married businessman Nitin Raju in Bengaluru on May 30. Close friends and family members of the couple attended the ceremony. In an interview with The Times of India, the actor revealed that it is both a love marriage and an arranged marriage. Pranitha said that she and Nitin have known each other for a long time and also have many mutual friends. The actor revealed that they chose to have a simple ceremony with COVID-19 security protocols in place. She added that she was a private person, which is why she had not announced the details of the wedding in advance.
READ: Kannada actor Pranitha Subhash marries businessman Nitin Raju
Snekan Sivaselvam and Kannika Ravi
Actor and lyricist Snekan Sivaselvam, who rose to popularity thanks to his appearance on the Tamil reality show Bigg Boss 1, married actor Kannika Ravi in ââa traditional ceremony in Chennai on July 29. . Actor and politician Kamal Haasan, who hosts Bigg Boss Tamil, officiated at the ceremony, handing over the garlands the couple exchanged.
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Lijomol JosÃ© and Arun Antony Onisseril
Malayalam actor Lijomol Jose married businessman Arun Antony Onisseril in Kerala on October 5. The intimate church wedding was a private affair with only close friends and family members. Lijomol, who made her acting debut in the acclaimed Mollywood film Maheshinte Prathikaaram, was recently seen in Surya starrer Jai Bhim.
Utthara Unni and Nithesh Nair
Mollywood actor and Bharatanatyam dancer Utthara Unni married businessman Nithesh Nair, from Kozhikode, Kerala on April 5. The couple announced their engagement in December 2019 and the wedding was due to take place afterwards, but the dates have had to be pushed back due to the pandemic. Utthara Unni Nithesh on Instagram: âThaalikettu! @designads_weddings @nitheshsnair â
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