Hear Gauri Khan, and she needs no introduction. Suzanne Roshan is a celebrity of her own right and Twinkle Khanna is a name you've all seen sizzle on screen.
These women live closest to the the stars we drool over on screen, but have stardust of their own. Bollywood star-wives have been in the papers for social dos and at award functions. But you can't deny them their mystique and appeal.
Think of the blue-blooded Bollywood family's mother, and Krishna Raj Kapoor takes on the role with dignity. Her husband Raj Kapoor was constantly busy, and by the rumours then, had a steady affair with co-actor Nargis. The lady, however, stuck it out and made sure that her children stayed together. The Kapoor Khandaan also had two more star-daughters-in-law that shunned the screen for raising families. Babita, once an actress, entered the Kapoor family by marrying Randhir. Due to marital differences, however, she lived away from her husband, raising both his daughters Karisma and Kareena to be the women they are today. Neetu Singh, who was at the peak of her career in films, settled in post-marriage for a really long time to raise the children.
More recently, you have Govinda’s wife Sunita Ahuja who was the demure girl when she married him. The flamboyant actor must have seen ups and downs in his career, but she sure has been the surprise element, by turning over a new leaf and climbing up the social and fun ladder. Sanjay Dutt recently married Maanyata and ever since, she’s been in the news along with hubby. Mana Shetty- Suneil Shetty’s better half is as well-known and friendly with his circle as Suneil himself.
Akshay Kumar’s wife and ex-co-star Twinkle Khanna quit the glamour and made her headway with mother Dimple Kapadia in the candle-making and interior designing business. On the same lines, we have Suzanne Khan-Roshan, interior designer and pretty-lady whose marriage to Hrithik Roshan broke his fans’ hearts.
Gauri Khan- possibly the talked-about star-wife is SRK’s business partner along with life-partner. The interior designer takes care of the kids, the actor’s health- but stays aloof from the filmy, non-friend Janta. Jaya Bachchan too, for that matter is known to be the matriarch. Curt and calculating- she’s had one of the most exposed private lives (oxymoron, there) but she manages to keep control over the Bachchan clan, along with her political and film careers.
You can also take into count Mehr Jessia and Malaika Arora-Khan. The yummy ladies of hunks Arjun Rampal and Arbaaz Khan may have taken a backseat career-wise (Malaika, not as much!), but one look at them and you know they could be back in the glam business in a jiffy.
Star wives is one category of women that’s definitely as glam as demanding!