Before Dileep and Kavya Madhavan, all the south Indian actors who married their co-starshttps://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/dileep-and-kavya-madhavan-south-indian-actors-who-married-their-co-stars-4396231/

Before Dileep and Kavya Madhavan, all the south Indian actors who married their co-stars

Here is a look at the popular south Indian actors who dated and married their co-stars.

There are only a handful of leading movie stars who have successfully managed to survive the link-up rumours, often fanned by media speculations and fan theories. A man and woman can never be 'just' friends theory is strictly applied while perceiving relationships in the film industry. But then, in showbiz, most of the times rumours do come true. Film actors marrying their co-actors is something we have seen for decades now. While some celebrity couples live happily ever after, some bid goodbye to their relationships sooner. Here is a look at the popular south Indian actors who dated and married their co-stars. Putting a full stop to all the speculations, Malayalam stars Dileep and Kavya Madhavan got married in a simple ceremony in a hotel in Kochi recently. Their relationship had been one of the most gossiped-about topics of Malayalam industry for over a decade. Dileep and Kavya have worked together in 21 films. Interestingly, they both completed 25 years in the film industry this year as they both started their career together with 1991 film Pookkalam Varavayi. While Kavya made her acting debut as a child artiste in the film, Dileep kick-started his film journey by assisting director Kamal.

Dileep and Kavya debuted as an onscreen couple with 1999 film Chandranudikkunna Dikhil. Of 21 films they have worked together, they have played the lead pair in 16 films, creating their own brand of onscreen romance in the Mollywood. So much so that seemingly fans eagerly wanted to see Dileep and Kavay become a couple in the real life too. For many years now, Dileep and Kavya's alleged affair had provided fodder to media speculations and had dominated the gossip columns of magazines and newspapers in Kerala. Dileep's 'affair' with Kavya was cited as the main reason for his failed marriage to actor Manju Warrier.

Suriya and Jyothika are among the favourite couple in Kollywood who extended their onscreen romance in real life. After acting together and being in love for several years, the couple tied the knot in 2006.

ajith, shalini

Thala Ajith began to date his Amarkalam co-star Shalini in 1999. Their relationship had become the main focus of media gossip back then. Ajith and Shalini got married in 2000.

akkineni,nagarjuna

Akkineni Nagarjuna divorced his first wife Lakshmi Daggubati in 1992 to marry his Shiva co-actor Amala.

kamal hassan, sarika

Actor Kamal Haasan divorced his first wife Vani Ganapathy to be with his 1984 Raaj Tilak co-star Sarika. However, they officially parted ways in 2004.

Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu started dating his Vamsi co-star Namrata Shirodkar in 2000. Both got married in 2005.

faasil,nazriya

After getting to know each other on the sets of 2014 film Bangalore Days, actors Fahadh Faasil and Nazriya tied the knot same year in Thiruvananthapuram.

prasanna, sneha

Actors Sneha and Prasanna met on the sets of 2009 film Achchamundu! Achchamundu! And entered the wedlock in 2012 in Chennai.