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Love across borders: Bollywood Celebs who chose ‘firangi’ partners

Last Updated on January 23, 2022 at 5:50 pm

There are many Bollywood and small screen celebrities in India who have either dated or married foreigners. May it be Preity Zinta who chose Gene Goodenough or Priyanka Chopra who dated and married Nick Jonas in spite of the age gap.

We bring you the few names of these celebrities who have grabbed the headlines due to choice of their partners. And it has not always been a ‘desi mem’ and ‘firangi babu’, even desi boys have found love in ‘videshi’ girls. 

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas 

Desi girl of Bollywood dated musician Nick Jonas for around a year and tied the knot in the year 2018. The couple has recently become parents of a child through surrogacy.

Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough

Preity Zinta got married to Los Angeles-based Financial analyst Gene Goodenough and Veer Zara actress Preity Zinta dated each other for five years before tying a knot in 2016. The couple has recently become parents of twins who were born through surrogacy.

Shashi Kapoor- Jennifer Kendal

Late Shashi Kapoor married Jennifer Kendal in 1958. British actress Jeniffer was married to Shashi for more than three decades but not much is known about the duo. Jennifer was diagnosed with cancer in 1983.  

Arjun Rampal and Gabriella Demetriades

A South African model and actress won over dashing Bollywood star Arjun Rampal. The couple met at one of the IPL after-parties and since then can be seen enjoying the bond. Couple’s social media posts with their lovechild Arik Rampal speak a lot. 

Celina Jaitly and Peter Haag 

Miss India Universe 2001 Celina Jaitly married Dubai based businessman Peter Haag. The couple are parents to twin boys who were born a year later after their marriage.

Radhika Apte and Benedict Taylor 

Netflix queen Radhika Apte is another celebrity who found her love across borders. London-based musician Benedict Taylor married Radhika in the year 2012 and the couple is said to be quite tight-lipped when it comes to their personal life.  

Ileana D’cruz and Andrew Kneebone

Barfi star Ileana D’cruz is also in the list of celebrities who dated foreigners. The actress was in a long-time relationship with Australian photographer Andrew Kneebone. Sadly in 2019, the couple parted their ways and Ileana deleted her pictures with the photographer from social media as well.

Arunoday Singh and Lee Elton

Known for his little in Bollywood and much on OTT, Arunoday Singh married Lee Elton who is a Canadian restaurateur in the year 2016. But sadly, the couple got separated soon after three years of their marriage. 

Sriya Saran and Andrei Koscheev 

Shriya Saran grabbed much attention after her role with Ajay Devgn in the movie Drishyam. The actress tied the knot with her boyfriend Andrei Koscheev in the year 2018. Andrei is a Russia-based entrepreneur 

Vindu Dara Singh and Dina Umarova

Vindu Dara Singh fell in love with Dina Umarova who was a Russian model and tied the knot later. The couple have a daughter. This is Vindu’s second marriage.

Lisa Ray and Jason Dehni

Lisa Ray who is Indo- Canadian found her love in Canada. Her American boyfriend Jason Dehni tied the knot with the actress in the year 2012.