The Year 2016 was one high time for the Indian celebrities finding their soulmate. Many pairs from showbiz to sporting world tied the knot in high-profile weddings. The Indian television circuit witnessed the maximum number of marriages taking place including TV stars like Divyanka Tripathi-Vivek Dahiya, Sanaya Irani-Mohit Sehgal, Sambhavna Seth-Avinash Dwivedi. While 2016 was one special year with several big fat Indian weddings happening, there was also a lot of buzz over new couple alerts like cricketer Zaheer Khan and his actress girlfriend Sagarika Ghatge or Naagin 2 actress Aashka Goradia announcing the engagement with an American boyfriend, Brent Goble. The anticipated wedding list of 2017 cannot be complete without the celebrity couples going strong over the years – Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, Salman Khan and Iulia Vantur and Virat Kohli and Anusha Sharma. Here’s a look at a list of celebrities who could walk down the aisle soon and their lavish wedding pictures become a memorable affair. ALSO READ: Kareena Kapoor Khan-Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor-Mira Rajput, Harbhajan Singh-Geeta Basra: 13 celebrities who embraced parenthood in 2016!
1. Salman Khan and Iulia Vantur
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s marriage remains the biggest hot topic in India. Everyone wants to know when is Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor finally settling down in his life. 51-year-old Salman has dated the most beautiful women across the world, but he continues to retain the Most Eligible Bachelor tag. The Sultan star who is lately rumoured to be in a romantic relationship with Romanian beauty Iulia Vantur is expected to say ‘I do’ in the year 2017. Salman and his 36-year-old girlfriend attended his sister Arpita Khan’s wedding in November 2014, giving hopes to his fans who are waiting patiently to see him married.
2. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone
Bollywood’s Baajirao Mastani, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are one hot couple. The two met on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and their off-screen chemistry translated in real life. Amidst engagement and marriage rumours floating on the social media, this gorgeous couple continues to slay the world with their attractive personality. The fans expect this good-looking to settle down in 2017, especially after Ranveer Singh’s cute yet debatable ‘marriage material’ statement about Deepika on Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee With Karan.
3. Aashka Goradia and Brent Goble
Naagin 2 actress Aashka Goradia got engaged to her American boyfriend, Brent Goble on the occasion of Christmas. The two first met at an event in the US and soon started dating each other. Aashka and Brent are yet to decided on the wedding date, but the pairs’ fans would hope it to be in early 2017. ALSO READ: Aashka Goradia engaged to Brent Goble! Naagin 2 actress announces with couple’s picture on Instagram
4. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma are head over heels in love with each other. During a match, Virat blew a flying kiss for Anushka, and that was enough for Virushka fans to start dreaming of the couple’s lavish wedding. Virat and Anushka had a rough phase earlier the year, but now things look all hunky-dory for this famous couple. While the couple have always maintained privacy about their relationship, they finally made the relationship official with back to back public appearances, firstly at Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech’s wedding and Manish Malhotra’s 50th birthday celebrations. The couple is currently holidaying in Dehradun and planning to ring the New Year. Their romantic getaway has led to engagement and marriage rumours, and we totally love it. ALSO READ: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma to get engaged on New Year’s Eve in Dehradun? Marriage rumours of golden couple go viral
5. Mandana Karimi and Gaurav Gupta
Iranian beauty Mandana Karimi became a household name in India courtesy her impacting presence on Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 9 show. The former Bigg Boss contestant announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend, Gaurav Gupta, in a hush-hush affair. She had earlier spoke about getting hitched in December 2016, but it did not take place. We are hoping to see Mandana marry her businessman beau Gaurav Gupta to tie the knot in 2017.
6. Rithvik Dhanjani and Asha Negi
Pavitra Rishta’s adorable couple met on the sets of Pavitra Rishta, a daily soap which aired on Zee TV. They have been dating for five years and are planning to get engaged by 2017. Rithvik and Asha have always grabbed the attention of the audiences and have earned the tag of ‘perfect couple’. The duo was last seen in the dance reality show Nach Baliye 6. Asha Negi recently caught everyone’s attention while attending her bestie and TV actress Kishwar Merchant and Suyyash Rai’s wedding. ALSO READ: Confirmed! Rithvik Dhanjani and Asha Negi to get engaged in 2017
7. Shakti Arora and Neha Saxena
Another attractive couple of telly ville, Shakti Arora and Neha Saxena were seen together in Nach Baliye 7. They had a roka ceremony in 2014 and it was said that the two would be getting hitched by November 15, 2016. But we heard that Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi fame Shakti Arora postpone his wedding due to demonetization with his long time girlfriend, Neha Saxena. We hope the lovely couple get hitched early in the year 2017.
8. Bharti Singh and Harsh Limbachiyaa
India’s most famous female stand-up comedian and Comedy Nights Bachao mainstay Bharti Singh is reportedly in a relationship with Harsh Limbachiyaa, who is a writer by profession. Harsh has written for various comedy shows on the small screen. There have been reports of the two got secretly engaged and are going to marry in 2016, but no concrete evidence surfaced to support such rumours.
9. Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla
Shakti — Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki actress Rubina Dilaik is dating fellow television actor Abhinav Shukla. Rubina met Abhinav at a friend’s house during Ganpati festival celebrations the previous year. The two are said to be quite serious about each other. They have also worked together on the popular show Chotti Bahu which aired on Zee TV.
10. Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge
Indian Cricketer Zaheer Khan is dating Chak De! India actress Sagarika Ghatge for the past four months. The couple met through common friends and got into a relationship quite quickly. Zak’s fans could not stop celebrating after the two were spotted together at social events and parties. The relationship was prominently in the limelight when Zaheer and Sagarika attended cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s wedding with Hazel Keech.
11. Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja –
Bollywood actress and fashionista Sonam Kapoor is in a happy relationship with Delhi-based businessman boyfriend Anand Ahuja. Despite Sonam and Anand not making their relationship public, the Neerja star gave a sufficient number of hints on the social media about their alleged romance. After the A-list actress had gone on a vacation with Anand recently, it led to rumours regarding their wedding plans. We hope Sonam decides to wed Anand in 2017 because she would make one gorgeous bride. Just not able to wait to see Sonam Kapoor’s wedding trousseau.