It is being said that money can change anything in the world. There are many high profiles and rich celebrities in Bollywood. Many of these actresses married popular business tycoons to secure their future life even after they quit the film industry. Here is a list of some of the popular Bollywood actresses who became the second wife for money.
1. Shilpa Shetty
Shilpa Shetty married a British businessman of Indian origin named Raj Kundra. Shilpa Shetty is Raj Kundra’s second wife. After a divorce with his first wife, Raj Kundra married Shilpa Shetty in the year 2009. Now they are happily married and have a son. Raj Kundra was listed in the Success Magazine as the 198th richest British Asian. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Essential General Trading LLC in 2009. He also sponsored the Rajasthan Royals team during IPL of 2009. Shilpa chose a groom who could provide her a wealthy lifestyle.
2. Juhi Chawla
Juhi and Jay Mehta do not make an ideal match. Yet, she chose a groom who was totally unsuitable because she chose to become a housewife and married to entrepreneur Jay Mehta instead of carrying on her Bollywood career.
3. Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan chose Siddharth Roy Kapoor, a two-time divorcee, for her husband. He is the Managing Director of Disney India and is himself a prominent film producer. He belongs to a family that has always been linked to the film industry. Vidya Balan has been a successful actress and she had several options. Her choice of Siddharth Roy Kapoor could have been due to her desire to enter a wealthy and high-status family. Hence she features in this list of actresses married for money.
4. Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor got married to the current Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan on October 12, 2012. Kareena is a second wife of Saif Ali Khan. Before Kareena, Saif got married to actress Amrita Singh. Now they are happily married and have a son, Taimur. Kareena chose a groom who could provide her a wealthy lifestyle.
5. Amrita Arora
Amrita is married to businessman Shakeel Ladak, He was a divorced businessman when he met Amrita Arora and they decided to marry. That could be the best way to justify her marriage with a wealthy businessman. They now have two sons.
6. Ayesha Takia
This beautiful actress Ayesha Takia married to restaurateur Farhan Azmi in a grand manner. Money could be one reason for which she chose Farhan Azmi to be her husband.
7. Celina Jaitley
Celina married businessman and marketer, Peter Haag, belonging to Austria. She could not get so much fame and popularity in Bollywood that why she choose to marry Peter who can give her a wealthy life.
8. Rani Mukherji
Bollywood actress Rani Mukherji Aditya Chopra, a well-known film director, producer and screenwriter. Aditya is also the owner of the famous banner Yash Raj Films. Rani is a second wife of Aditya whom she got married in 2012. This marriage proved to be happy and lucky for Rani. The estimated net worth of Aditya Chopra is around Rs 6481 crores.
9. Raveena Tandon
The former Bollywood queen Raveena Tandon married Anil Thadani after he got divorced from his first wife Natasha Sippy. The couple has two kids- a boy named Ranbirvardhan and a girl named Rasha. Raveena is also mother to two girls whom she adopted in the year 1995- Pooja and Chhaya. Anil Thadani is a prodigious film distributor and is a big name in the production houses of Mumbai.
10. Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta got married to the tennis sensation of India Mahesh Bhupathi. Lara is a second wife of Mahesh, who was earlier married to Shvetha Jaishankar. Lara and Mahesh are proud parents of a baby girl.