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From Rakhi Sawant to Sara Khan: TV celebs who got married or engaged on national television

June 5, 2022
Rakhi Sawant and Elesh Parujanwala
Rakhi Saswant held her swayamvar back in 2009. ‘Rakhi Ka Swayamvar’ was one of the most controversial shows back then. By the end of the show, Rakhi picked Elesh Parujanwala, an NRI contestant as her partner. She later called off the engagement. Rakhi then got married in 2019 to US-based Ritesh Singh who appeared on Bigg Boss 15 as a guest for her. Rakhi Sawant announced her separation from Ritesh Singh recently.
Ratan Rajput and Abhinav Sharma
TV actress Ratan Rajput got engaged to Abhinav Sharma on the reality show ‘Ratan Ka Rishta’. By the end of the swayamvar, she chose Abhinav Sharma as the winner and the two exchanged rings on national television. However, they called off their engagement later citing compatibility issues.
Rahul Mahajan and Dimpy Ganguly
Rahul Mahajan decided to follow Rakhi's footsteps by choosing his life partner on National Television on the show ‘Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jaayega’. After the show, he chose Dimpy Ganguly as his wife. A few months after their marriage, reports of alleged domestic violence started surfacing. Later, the couple got separated officially.
Shehnaaz Kaur Gill and Paras Chhabra
Shortly after Bigg Boss 13, Paras and Shehnaaz decided to hold a Swayamvar to find their life partner in a show called ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karoge’. The show eventually got cancelled and production was shut down due to Covid and Lockdown. Shehnaaz was asked to leave the show after she confessed that she had failed to make a connection with any contestant and was instead in love with Sidharth Shukla
Sara Khan and Ali Merchant
Sara Khan and Ali Merchant fell in love during ‘Bigg Boss 4’. The couple was the first to get married inside the Bigg Boss house. After the show, the two separated. Two months after their weddings, they officially announced their separation. Ali Merchant got married to Anam Merchant in the year 2016 but has now separated from her. Sara Khan’s relationship status is single as of now. Both of them were last seen in the reality show Lock Upp.
Monalisa and Vikrant Singh Rajpoot
Bhojpuri actor Vikrant Singh Rajput proposed to girlfriend Monalisa, while she was inside the Bigg Boss house. Monalisa was a contestant in ‘Bigg Boss 10’, Vikrant entered the house as a guest to propose to her for marriage and she said yes. The two had an extensive wedding celebration on the show
Karishma Tanna and Upen Patel
Karishma Tanna and Upen Patel’s love story started on ‘Big Boss 8’. After Big Boss, the couple participated in Nach Baliye Season 7 where Upen proposed to Karishma in a fairytale style and the couple got engaged on the show. They however broke up soon after the show. Karishma is now married to Varun Bangera, a Mumbai-based businessman.
Dipika Kakar and Shoaib Ibrahim
Actors Dipika Kakar and Shoaib Ibrahim met while shooting for Sasural Simar Ka. Shoaib proposed to Dipika in a dreamy and romantic style during ‘Nach Baliye 8’. They are one of the most loved TV couples who tie the knot in February 2018. The two are still happily married and very much in love with each other.
Ravi Dubey and Sargun Mehta
This loved-up TV couple participated in ‘Nach Baliye 5’, where Ravi surprised Sargun with a dreamy proposal. After their performance got over, he went down on his knees in front of his ladylove, and proposed to her with a solitaire. Ravi even managed to get both of their families on set for this important occasion. The adorable couple tied the knot in December 2013 and has been inseparable ever since