The Miss India, Miss Universe and Miss World beauty pageants are some of the most popular beauty contests around the world. Some of the world’s most beautiful women compete in these contests. It comes as no surprise then that there are many Bollywood celebrities who have dated beauty queens.
1) Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won the Miss World title in 1994. The actress started dating actor Salman Khan after working with him in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.’ After breaking up with Salman, Aishwarya openly talked about Salman getting violent with her during the course of their relationship. The actress is now happily married to actor Abhishek Bachchan and has a daughter named Aaradhya with him. Salman, who is 53 years old, still remains one of the most eligible bachelors in the country.
2) Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Priyanka Chopra Jonas won the Miss World title in 2000. While working with Shahid Kapoor on Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Kaminey,’ Priyanka started dating Shahid. However, both the actors never publicly confirmed their relationship. Shahid is now happily married to Mira Rajput Kapoor, with whom he has two children-a daughter named Misha and a son named Zain. Priyanka married American songwriter Nick Jonas in December 2018. The couple had a lavish wedding at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
3) Salman Khan and Sangeeta Bijlani
Salman Khan certainly has an eye for beauty queens! Before Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the actor dated Sangeeta Bijlani. Sangeeta won the Miss India title in 1980. Salman and Sangeeta came very close to getting married but at the last moment, things did not work out between the couple.
4) Randeep Hooda and Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen was the first Indian woman to win the Miss Universe title. The actress won the Miss Universe title in 1994. The actress was in a steady relationship with actor Randeep Hooda but, after a while, the two broke up due to unknown reasons. The 43 years-old actress was one of the first Bollywood celebrities to adopt kids. The actress is the single mother of two adopted girls-Renee and Alisah Sen.
5) Harman Baweja and Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Harman Baweja made his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Love Story 2050.’ Priyanka and Harman started dating each other while working on this film. The film flopped at the box office, and so did Priyanka and Harman’s relationship. Priyanka is now married to American songwriter Nick Jonas whereas Harman has literally disappeared from Bollywood.
Sources: BollywoodShaadi’s.com, DesiMartini, Entertainment Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Hotstar, India Today, News24, Times Now, Wikipedia.