Romance is one of the most important genre when it comes to bollywood and some of the actors leave behind great on screen performances as a couple. These bollywood couples are so good that we wish they were together in real life too.
When it comes to bollywood couples with great chemistry, we might think that there’s something cooking between them off screen as well. And yes, so many couples like Amitabh-Rekha, Shahid-Kareena and Salman-Aishwarya are examples for this. However, there are actors like Shahrukh Khan and Kajol who are great friends off screen, but they make one of the best on screen pairs even today.
There are on screen couples that are so perfect for each other, not just because of their characters in the movie, but their personalities in real life that we can’t get enough of them. If you’re a 90s kid, you know how it is to dream like Simran in DDLJ, about an unknown prince who would come from beyond the clouds. Dreamy, isn’t it?
Here’s a list of the best 25 on screen couples of all time who are so awesome together that we wish they were real life couples.
Shahrukh Khan and Kajol
Rahul and Anjali are hashtag couple goals! Shahrukh Khan and Kajol has set a benchmark for all the on screen bollywood couples who came after them. They are so amazing together that their chemistry in movies like Dilwale Dulhaniya Lejayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham, and Baazigar will forever be remembered.
This couple is so dreamy, that after watching Dilwale Dulhaniya Lejayenge, almost every Indian girl would have wished to have a man like Raj. Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, also set great friendship goals after the movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, while subtly reminding it’s almost impossible for a girl and a guy to be best friends without having a soft corner for each other.
Shahrukh Khan was married to Gauri Khan much before he started acting in films and a long time before he met Kajol. Even though we know that Shahrukh Khan and his real life wife sets an example for all the other bollywood couples who mess up their marriage, we really wish to see Shahrukh and Kajol together, a lot more.
Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha
Well, this is a sad story but yes it’s one of the most passionate bollywood love stories ever. The 6.2 feet tall angry young man, who reigned the hearts of millions was already married to Jaya Badhuri when he met Rekha in the sets of Ek Ajnabee. Rekha and Amitabh were rumored to be in a relationship that was really deep. However, Big B refused to leave his wife and admit any relationship with Rekha. Rekha on the other hand, admired and adored Big B and wanted to get married to him than being the other woman.
Their love story ended with the movie Silsila which was freakishly very similar to their real life story. Rekha played the role of Amitabh’s girlfriend while Jaya played the role of his wife. Rekha went on to marry Mukesh Agarwal in 1990, but soon she found out that he was suffering from mental illness. Mukesh committed suicide within a few months of their marriage and Rekha remained single since then.
When the whole industry was suspicious about Amitabh and Rekha’s relationship, Rekha wore sindoor and a mangalsutra to Rishi Kapoor and Nitu Singh’s wedding and boldly went up to her man for a chat. According to rumors, this was her way of clearing the fog. Even after her husband’s death Rekha wears sindoor till date and it’s rumored that she wears it for none other than Big B.
Nargis and Raj Kapoor (bollywood couples)
This amazing couple acted in 16 movies together including the best ones like wara , Barsaat , Shree 420 and Chori Chori, and that too within a span of 8 years. Who doesn’t remember the legendary song Pyaar Hua Ikrar Hua Hai? Every time I see a couple get under an umbrella when it rains, I get the Nargis – Raj Kapoor vibes.
Waheeda Rehman and Guru Dutt
Waheeda Rehman and Guru Dutt’s pair is one among the most iconic one in bollywood. The amazing chemistry and emotional connection between the actors surely plays and important role in making movies like Sahib, Biwi Aur Ghulam , Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool great.
Farook Sheikh and Deepti Naval
Farook Sheikh and Deepti Naval became a huge hit soon after their first movie together, Chashme Budoor. Their movie Saath Saath has some amazing songs which helped in stand out for this amazing on-screen couple’s romance. How can anyone forget songs like Tumko Dekha To Ye Khayaal Aaya, Yu Zindagi ki Raah Mein, Pyaar Mujhe Jo Kiya Tumne To Kya Payogi,Yeh Bata De Mujhe Zindagi, and Ye Tera Ghar Ye Mera Ghar?
Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna
Movies like Aaradhana and Amar Prem proved that Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna strikes a chord with the audience. Their chemistry in the songs of Aaradhana like kora kaagas tha yeh mann mera, roop thera mastana, and mere sapnoki rani kab ayegi tu is unbelievable! needless to say, every generation since then remember these iconic songs.
Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor
If you don’t remember dhak dhak karne laga from Beta, you better watch it again. Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor were the hottest couple of the 90s and they looked really great together. With his rugged manliness and her diva like beauty their movies were filled with memorable chemistry.
Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit
Well, we loveeeeee Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit together because of just one movie- Hum Apke Hain Kaun? Trust me, that’s more than enough to fall in love with this couple. People who have watched the movie will agree with me. Hum Aapke Hai Kaun? is one of the biggest bollywood blockbusters of all time and the chemistry of Salman and Madhuri is definitely behind its huge success.
Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai
Once a real life couple, Salman and Aishwarya made a magical on-screen pair. Sanjay Leela Bhansali totally brought out their chemistry in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, which has THE best kind of romance any normal person would crave for.
Even though they have done only three movies together, their pair is worth remembering and I really wish they had more movies together.
Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla (Bollywood Couples)
Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla were easily the cutest and bubbliest couples back in the 90s. Movies like Qayamat se Qayamat tak, hum he raahe pyar ke, ishq, and love love love is memorable because of this amazing on screen jodi.
Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla
SRK and Juhi Chawla never dated because when SRK started acting in movies, he was already a married man. However, we know that SRK and Juhi are best buddies in real life. They have had a lot of great movies and good chemistry and would make a beautiful and meaningful couple in real life.
Who can forget iconic films of the 90s starring SRK nad Juhi, like Yess Boss, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Darr, Raam Jaane, Duplicate, and Raaju Ban Gaya Gentleman? Well, no one can because “ka ka ka ka Kirannnnnn” is something we all use to irritate if we have a unfortunate friend whose name is Kiran.
Karishma Kapoor and Govinda
Govinda is surely not the hottest guy in the industry, but for sure he’s one among the most funniest. Karishma Kapoor is undoubtedly the green eyed diva which anyone would fall in love with. The thing that makes them perfect for each other is that they handle comedy really well.
At one point they can fight with each other like any other husband and wife and at another point they can be really dreamy and romantic.
Shahrukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee (bollywood couples)
Even though the Queen for SRK is always Kajol, Rani isn’t far behind. Rani is paired with SRK in kuch kuch hota hai and kabhie khushi kabhie gham even though Kajol always emerges as the winner in the end. Movies like Chalte Chalte, Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna, and Paheli clearly brings out the amazing chemistry between the two.
Bipasha and John Abraham (Bollywood Couples)
If Bipasha and John Abraham were still dating, they would be the hottest among bollywood couples even now. They both are so good looking that when they are together any other good looking couple will say “wow.” And yeah, if they had babies, probably they won’t be born cute, but all fit and tanned!
Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta
When I watch them on-screen, “my dil goes ummmmm.” The couple looks amazing and made for each other in movies like Salaam Namastey and Kal Ho na Ho. Even though Kal Ho Na Ho is more about Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta, I felt that Saif and Preity made a cuter couple.
Preity’s first movie to get released was Dilse, but the first movie for which she started acting in front of the camera was Kya Kehna. She was paired with Saif for her first ever film if we see it that way, and that this couples goes back way into the old times.
Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan (bollywood couples)
They can be the hot steaming couple in Dhoom2 and they can also be the classy and royal couple in Jodha Akbar. They can do it all. If Aishwarya is Miss World, Hrithik was ranked among the sexiest men of the world and this couple is definitely an awesome one.
The tender romance of the King and the Queen in Jodha Akbar is really poetic and would tempt anyone to love this couple. Dhoom 2 was a huge box office hit and I’m pretty sure people loved the hottie pair a lot.
Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif
Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif couple made a lot of movies in the first decade of the 2000s. Movies like Namastey London in which she acts as a spoiled Indian American girl and he acts as a village guy from India, brings out rare love stories that breaks stereotypes.
They have acted in tonnes of other movies like Hum ko deewana kar gaye, Singh is king, Blue, Tees maar khan, Welcome, Dil Pardesi Ho gaya, and De dana dan.
Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty (bollywood couples)
Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty were rumored to be in a relationship long ago. It’s said that after they broke up, Akshay Kumar got married to Twinkle Khanna in a hurry which left Shilpa Shetty totally devastated. Sad story, right? But if you’ve watched the movie Dhadkan, you would wish they had never broken up. They looked like an ideal husband and wife in the movie which was one among the biggest hits of the 90s.
Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon
Akshay Kumar and Raveen Tandon have been together in a couple of good movies like Mohra, Barood, Mein Khiladi Tu anari, Khiladiyon ka Khiladi, Police Force and many others. Raveena Tandon always reminds me of Akshay’s real life wife Twinkle Khanna and may be that’s why I found this couple really good.
They have an awesome on screen chemistry. And believe it or not, they would still look great together if you cast them in a movie. This is one of those bollywood couples which will not get old with time.
Rani Mukherjee and Abishek Bachchan
Remember Bunty aur Bubbly? I think that was the best film of this couple even though they were together in other movies like Kabhi alvida na kehna, Bas itna sa Khwab hain, Laga Chunri mein daag, and Hum Tum.
They are like one of the most energetic and fun on-screen couples of bollywood, who can be really romantic as well. I wish they made more movies together.
Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor
Once an iconic real life couple, Shahid and Kareena set major couple goals for their fans. Unfortunately they both ended their relationship by the end of the shooting of Jab we met, another amazing love story by Imtiaz Ali. Kareena got married to Saif and Shahid got married to Mira Rajput and we’re really happy for them. But I really wish Kareena and Saif made it in their real life, just like they do it in their reel lives.
They have acted in many other movies together like Fida, Chup Chup ke, Milenge milenge, 36 China Town, and Udta Punjab.
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone
When it comes to the current decade, the one couple that really disappointed all of their fans were Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. Ranbir, I really wish you didn’t ditch Deepika for Katrina. The girl had got an “RK” tattoed on the nape of her neck. Well, don’t be sad because the current Queen of bollywood, did get her king, Ranveer Singh soon after that.
Ranbir and Deepika started dating in real life even before they became a reel life couple. Their first movie together was Bachna E Haseeno and even after their break up, they’ve maintained a healthy professional relationship because of which we got to see them in movie like Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani and Tamasha. However, not all couples who break up get back together so well on-screen and we would love to watch more of this couple on the big screen.
Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma
Band Baaja Baarat is a movie that stands out because two new appearances clearly won the hearts of the crowd with their very first performance. Ranveer Singh and Anushka would make a great on-screen couple because of their similar wave lenghths of energy! They both are like colorful patakas.
Even though they dated in the past it did not work out. Ranveer Singh is with the best, Deepika Padukone and Anushka is with our Captain Virat Kohli. However, it would be fun to watch them together in movies like Ladies vs Ricky Behl and Dil Dhadakne Do.
Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan
Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan is one among those bollywood couples whom we look forward to in the future. They are so cute and adorable that their love stories are damn cute too. They started off with their very first movie, Student of the year and they were together in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya and Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya together.
I really wish they were together in real life because they look so great on screen and I’m pretty sure they would make a great off-screen couple.
Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor
Enna sona kyu rab ne banayaaaa! Why did god create such an amazing on screen couple together? Probably because he wanted us to get jealous of them like I am. Shradha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor totally hit it off with their first movie Aashiqui 2. The songs of the movie which portrayed a painful but beautiful love story of two singers are essentials in any bollywood lover’s playlist.
May be because of their amazing chemistry in Aashiqui 2, they were cast together in Mani Ratnam’s super romantic movie Ok Jaanu, which was a remake of the Tamil movie Ok Kanmani starred by Dulqar Salman and Nitya Menon.
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