01/6​Savithri to Samantha: Five Kollywood actresses who married their real-life love

While actors are loved by fans for their significant roles in films, actresses are equally adored for their skills and beautiful looks. And when these stars come in the media glare, their private lives often become the talk of the town, much to their dismay. The minute an actor and an actress are spotted together, rumour mills start churning and it is impossible to stop them until one of them gives a clarification on their relationship status. While all this is very intrusive, it stands as the unpleasant reality of the lives of these super stars. But there are some, who are lucky enough to find their true love and flaunt them as their husband or wife. Here is a look at five Kollywood actresses from Savithri to Samantha, who married their real-life love.

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02/6Savitri – Gemini Ganesan

Savitri is an actress, playback singer, dancer, director, and producer, who is known for her works in Tamil and Telugu cinema. The actress married Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan in 1952, having first met him in 1948. The marriage led to a long-standing rift with her uncle because Gemini Ganesh was already married and was also involved in an affair with Pushpavalli. Savitri’s wedding became public when she autographed a picture as Savitri Ganesan. The story of the actress is known to everyone who watched the films ‘Nadigaiyar Thilagam’ in Tamil and ‘Mahanati’ in Telugu, in which Keerthy Suresh played the role of Savitri.

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03/6​Shalini – Ajith

Ajith and Shalini is the most loved couple in the Tamil cinema industry. They are also role models for many couples in the South Indian cinema industry. They were in a relationship for years before coming in the media glare. Shalini, who started her acting career as a child actress, was paired opposite Ajith in the 1999 Tamil film ‘Amarkalam’, when Ajith proposed to Shalini. The actress then married Ajith in the next year in Chennai in a grand ceremony.

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04/6​Jyothika – Suriya

Jyothika made her debut in the Hindi film ‘Doli Saja Ke Rakhna’, and she appeared in her first Tamil film ‘Vaali’ in a supporting role. Jyothika joined with actor Suriya for the first time in the film ‘Poovellam Kettupar’, and they both got engaged. But the actress married Suriya in 2006, after being in a relationship with him for seven years. Jyothika had paired up with Suriya in seven films that include ‘Poovellam Kettuppar’, ‘Uyirile Kalanthathu’, ‘Kaakha Kaakha’, ‘Perazhagan’, ‘Maayavi’, ‘June R’ and ‘Sillunu Oru Kaadhal’.

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05/6​Sneha – Prasanna

Sneha and Prasanna became good friends during the shooting of their film ‘Achamundu Achamundu’ when they got time to spend with each other. But during the final stages of shooting, they realized that they were in love and later got married in 2012 with the blessings of their parents. Prasanna was the one who first announced their wedding after several rumours on the internet about the wedding date.

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06/6Samantha – Naga Chaitanya

Love sparked off between Samantha and Naga Chaitanya during the shooting of the 2014 released Telugu film ‘Autonagar Surya’. News about a possible relationship between the two started doing the rounds when Samantha wished Naga Chaitanya on his birthday, and he replied addressing her as ‘Papa’. Both were often seen in public and attending events together. In 2016, Samantha finally admitted that she was dating Naga Chaitanya, and added that they weren’t planning to get married anytime soon. Naga Chaitanya’s father and popular actor Nagarjuna had been supportive of their love and Naga Chaitanya tied the knot with Samantha in 2017.

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