Year 2016 witnessed a series of breakups and divorces. Some of the couple ended their relationship that lasted more than a decade. Who are those Bollywood celebrities who are presently single, after divorce or after spouse’s death?
Hrithik Roshan – The leading name of the list
Hrithik Roshan is definitely the most wanted single-celebrity right now. He ended his relationship with Suzzanne Khan in 2014. Though there were many rumoured relationships with his co-stars since his early days of marriage of Suzzanne and after his divorce, there is no confirmed report yet.
Since his film debut he remained in limelight and had a huge female-fan following crowd. Though he got married very soon after his film debut, his fan followers have not reduced. Currently his status is single.
Rekha – Eye Candy of Paparazzi
The leading name among females in this list is Bollywood diva Rekha. She had a short marriage life of just one year and her husband Mukesh Aggarwal, an industrialist committed suicide one year after marriage. She remains single since then. Her personal life and rumoured relationship with Amitabh Bachchan have always given curiosity among Bollywood fans.
Recent names added to the list
Next leading name is Karishma Kapoor, ruling diva of 1990s. A mother of two, she has ended her marriage with Sanjay Kapur most recently in 2016. Mallika Arora-Arbaaz Khan and Farhan Akhtar – Adhuna Akhtar couple have filed for divorce in 2016, a year that witnessed a lot of breakups and divorces. Om Puri – Nandita and director Priyadarshan-Lizzy couples have been granted divorce most recently in 2016.
There are divorce rumours of Queen’s director Vikas Bahl too. Committed couple actor-director Kamal Hassan and actress Gauthami too have separated. They ended their 13-year old relationship most recently.
Leading directors’ name in the list
Directors Anurag Kashyap and Shekhar Kapur too legally separated from their wives, Kalki Koechlin and Suchitra Krishnamoorthi respectively. Imtiaz Ali and Priyadarshan are other Bollywood directors who faced legal divorce. Actor-director Farhan Akhtar is the most recent name added to this list.
Other leading names in the divorce list
Star couple – Konkana Sen Sharma – Ranvir Shorey and Rahul Roy – Rajlakshmi Khanvilkar couples have also joined the list. Current status is single for all of them.
Aditi Govitrikar, Karishma Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Chitrangada Singh, Pooja Bhatt, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi etc are a few more divorcees with age 35+. ‘Pardes girl’ Mahima Chaudhary too is living separately with her daughter.
Mallika Sherawat was married for a short period and divorced before she reached Bollywood, and since then she is single. Divya Dutta was married to Lt Commander Sandeep Shergill in May 2005 and they divorced later. She is at the door to 40 and currently single. She mostly plays supporting roles onscreen. Yet she has managed to create a niche of her own.
Handsome hunk of 1990s Milind Soman who married his French film co-star Mylene Jampanoi in 2006 also got legally separated three years later.
Leading names of Yesterdays
Gulzar and Rakhee separated years ago though they never filed a divorce. Dimple Kapadia & Rajesh Khanna and Randhir Kapoor & Babita couples too lived separately for many years without legal divorce, and reconciled later. Zeenat Aman, Amrita Singh, Reena Roy, Sarika and Poonam Dhillon are among the heroines of yesterdays who had to end their troubled marriage lives and currently single. Also read: Top films of star couples of Bollywood
Apart from actresses, ladies associated with other activities of Bollywood have also separated from legal husbands. Screenwriter Honey Irani is one such leading name. Hair stylist Adhuna Akhtar who legally separated from Farhan Akhtar is the recent name added to this list.