14 Bollywood Celebrities Who Left Their Partners After Becoming Successful


Bollywood is a dream which many wannabes have in their eyes. To make this dream come true, a lot is kept at stake. The ambition and drive to achieve stardom is so strong that at times even close relationships become distant once success is achieved.

Here are 14 Bollywood stars who, after attaining stardom, dumped their lovers and moved on in life:

1. Priyanka Chopra and Assem Merchant

While she was into modelling and had not yet acquired fame, Priyanka Chopra was dating Aseem Merchant, who too was into modeling at that time. However, after Priyanka won the Miss World title and got her big break in Bollywood, she chucked him aside. Aseem announced a film on Priyanka’s life before Bollywood for which she sent him legal notice too. Today Priyanka is not only famous in Bollywood but has earned her place in Hollywood too.

Aseem Merchant Priyanka Chopra's first boyfriend
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2. Ranbir Kapoor and Avantika Malik

Since his entry into Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor has been linked with many actresses in the past — be it with Deepika Padukone or the with Katrina Kaif. But not may know that he once dated Avantika Malik – actor Imran Khan’s wife. In the 1990s he had a huge crush on Avantika, who worked a child artist in popular TV serial Just Mohabbat. In fact, the two dated each other for five years before parting ways. Avantika went on to marry Imran Khan (after they dated each other for eight years) and Ranbir entered Bollywood with his debut Saawariya. The two are still friends.

Ranbir Kapoor Ex Avantika Malik
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3. Deepika Padukone and Nihar Pandya

While it was her modelling days, Deepika Padukone dated a model and aspiring actor Nihar Pandya. Both met at an acting school in Mumbai and also featured in two songs of Himesh Reshmmiya’s music album Aap ka Saroor. Their relationship went on for three years and it is reported that they were in a live-in relationship. After her big switch to Bollywood and success, their relationship went south and she started seeing Ranbir Kapoor. While Deepika got married to Ranveer Singh in December 2018, Nihar married singer Neeti Mohan in February 2019.

Deepika Padukone Ex Nihar Pandya
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4. Anushka Sharma and Zoheb Yusuf

Anushka Sharma tied the knot with Indian Skipper Virat Kohli on December 11, 2017, in Italy. They were is a relationship for almost five years, but had not publicly accepted it for most of this time period. She was also linked up with Ranveer Singh before Virat. However, there was another guy who was her sweetheart before she entered Bollywood. During her modelling days she was in a serious relationship with her modelling boyfriend Zoheb Yusuf. They both met each other in Bangalore. They were in a relationship for more than two years before Anushka got her break in films and became hugely successful, after which they parted ways.

Anushka Sharma Ex Zoheb Yusuf

5. Aishwarya Rai and Rajeev Mulchandani

Now married into the ‘first family’ of Bollywood, it is alleged that Aishwarya Rai used to date Rajeev Mulchandani during her modelling days. Both started their modelling careers together and the beauty queen even did some photoshoots with him. Rajeev is said to have also dated Manish Koirala, which even led to a showdown between the two divas. But once Aishwarya started getting film offers and became famous, she broke up with Rajeev and had a tempestuous affair with Salman Khan.

Aishwarya Rai Ex Rajeev Mulchandani

6. Arjun Kapoor and Arpita Khan

This story has a twist of its own. Salman Khan’s sister, Arpita Khan, and Boney Kapoor’s son, Arjun Kapoor, dated each other when Arjun was 18 years old and weighed 140 kilos. Their courtship went on for two years. However, Arpita broke up with him. So it was after getting dumped that prompted Arjun to take control of his life and fitness. He eventually entered Bollywood and made a mark for himself. Arjun confessed in an interview that Arpita was his first and only serious relationship.

Arjun Kapoor and Arpita Khan

7. Alia Bhatt and Ali Dadarkar

Ever since Alia Bhatt’s first Bollywood release Student of The Year, she has been rumored to be dating Sidharth Malhotra. However there were reports of them going their own separate ways. However, very few know that before Alia entered Bollywood, she was dating Ali Dadarkar, her childhood sweetheart. Ali and Alia were together in school. Sometime back there were reports of her spending some quality time with Ali, but currently she is dating Ranbir Kapoor.

Alia Bhatt Ex Ali Dadarkar
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8. Abhishek Bachchan and Dipannita Sharma

It’s one of those affairs which did not make big news even though it involved Abhishek Bachchan. Abhishek and Dipannita has a short 10 months affair. This was at a time when Abhishek was not doing great at box office. It was Sonali Bendre who introduced Dipannita to Abhishek and the two spent some pleasant times. Then Guru happened, which changed Junior Bachchan’s professional and personal life. During filming, he grew close to Aishwarya Rai and abruptly broke up with Dipannita. After the premiere of Guru in Toronto and New York, Abhishek and Aishwarya announced their engagement.

Abhishek Bachchan and Dipannita Sharma

9. Kangana Ranaut and Adhyayan Suman

Kangana was very young when she entered Bollywood. Coming from a small town, with no Godfather in the film industry, she needed connections to gain a strong foothold. She made friends with Shekhar Suman’s son Adhayayan Suman, who at that time had not joined Bollywood. Their affair became the talking point of the town. However, after getting fame and acclaim, Kangana dumped Adhyayan. Later in an interview, Adhyayan told the media that Kangana had used him to make contacts in the industry and literally made his life hell.


10. Jacqueline Fernandez and Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa

Jacqueline has made her place in Bollywood and has done lead roles, cameos and exciting dance numbers. She was the Miss Sri Lanka Universe Pageant in 2006 before entering film industry. However, not many know that she once dated the Prince of Bahrain, Sheikh Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa. The two were together for almost two years. However after she entered Bollywood, their relationship came to a sudden end. As per some insiders, Jacqueline lost her interest in the long-distance relationship. She has also been linked to Sajid Khan and lately with Siddharth Malhotra.

Jacqueline Fernandez and Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa
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11. Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Shroff

Before Sonakshi Sinha entered Bollywood, she was reportedly dating Fame Adlabs Managing Director’s son Aditya Shroff. The Dabangg actress dated Aditya for almost two years. However, they parted ways after they had a major fight over some personal matter. Sonakshi opted to concentrate on her career and moved on, while Aditya too fell in love with television actress Megha Gupta and married her.

Sonakshi Sinha ex Aditya Shroff
Free Press Journal

12. Neil Nitin Mukesh and Priyanka Bhatia

Neil Nitin Mukesh was very much in love with Priyanka Bhatia, a fashion designer by profession. The two dated each other for two years and were also engaged. However, after his debut movie Johnny Gaddar and subsequent successful runs, Neil realised that his profession was far removed from her world, and their relationship would not work. He even called off the engagement and later married Rukmini Sahay.

Neil Nitin Mukesh and Priyanka Bhatia

13. Ranveer Singh and Aditya Roy Kapur’s common love interest

Ahana Deol, younger daughter of Dharmendra and Hema Malini, was the common love interest of the two heart throbs of Bollywood at different points of time. Ahana dated Ranveer for a short during their college days. But Aditya and Ahana were together for almost four years, yet never talked about their affair in public. Ahana married Vaibhv Arora, a Delhi-based businessman in 2014 and is now blessed with a son.

Ranveer Singh and Aditya Roy Kapur Ahana Deol

14. Freida Pinto and Rohan Antao

Rohan Antao and Freida Pinto met at a university in Mumbai where she was pursuing her Bachelor of Arts. Rohan proposed to Freida after she won the role of Latika in Slumdog Millionaire and got engaged to her in Goa. After her big debut in the film, Freida Pinto became an international celebrity overnight. Her life transformed and she embarked on a world promotional tour where she was constantly seen with her younger co-star Dev Patel. Pinto broke off their engagement and has been dating Dev since then.

Freida Pinto and Rohan Antao

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