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SRK-Kajol, Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif, Dilip Kumar-Madhubala: Bollywood’s golden couples onscreen

There are some pairings in Hindi cinema including Shah Rukh Khan- Kajol, Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif, Dilip Kumar Madhubala, Hema Malini-Dharmendra, that struck a chord with audiences and stayed with them after all these years. Here’s a look at Bollywood's golden couples onscreen.

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It’s no surprise that romance is one of the favourite genres when it comes to Bollywood cinema. But, the essence of a love story all depends on the actors and the chemistry they share in making their equation come to life. There are some pairings in Hindi cinema including Shah Rukh Khan- Kajol, Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif, Dilip Kumar Madhubala, Hema Malini-Dharmendra, that struck a chord with audiences and stayed with them after all these years. Here’s a look at Bollywood's golden couples onscreen.

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Shah Rukh Khan - Kajol: Said to be one of the most-loved onscreen couples, Shah Rukh and Kajol have transformed the concept of ‘filmy love’. They may not exactly share an electrifying passion, but they bring certain innocence to the love they portray onscreen that blossoms from friendship and compatibility in films like ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ and ‘My Name is Khan’. The two are coming back onscreen with 'Dilwale' after a gap of five long years and fans can't wait to see their favourite pair onscreen.

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Raj Kapoor – Nargis: They are said to be the actual ‘Golden Couple’ and nobody can argue that fact. The romantic scene of the duo in the rain with an umbrella over their heads from the film, ‘Shree 420’ has stayed in our hearts all through the years. In a span of eight years, Nargis and Raj Kapoor acted together in 16 films including ‘Awara’, ‘Barsaat’ and ‘Chori Chori’.

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Madhubala – Dilip Kumar: The actors appeared together in a number of films including the epic romance ‘Mughal-E-Azam’. The chemistry that they shared continues to intrigue audiences to this very day. Madhubala and Dilip Kumar were romantically involved off-screen as well, however, their relationship turned sour when the actress’ father tried to make a business venture out of their marriage proposal.

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Rekha – Amitabh Bachchan: One of the best-looking couples, Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan brought a sensuality to their onscreen romance that was later said to have been unable to limit itself to the screen. The ‘Angry young man’ and the veteran actress shared screen space in a number of films including ‘Do Anjaane’, ‘Suhaag’, ‘Silsila’ and ‘Mr. Natwarlal’.

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Rishi Kapoor – Neetu Singh: Theirs is the most interesting love saga both on and off-screen. They had plenty of opportunities to work together in their career – films like ‘Zinda Dil’, ‘Khel Khel Mein’ and ‘Pati Patni Aur Who’ among others. Initially they were good friends, which later translated into something more.

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Salman Khan – Katrina Kaif: Though they never openly admitted to their relationship, former flames Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan definitely shared a romantic equation. However, it was only after they broke up that their chemistry seemed to work for them, atleast onscreen. Fans simply enjoyed seeing them together in ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. Previously, they also shared screen space in films like ‘Yuvvraaj’, ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya’ and ‘Partner’.

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Dharmendra – Hema Malini: Their real love story seems to be straight out of a film, but Dharemdra and Hema Malini would create magic when it came to portraying their reel love stories in films like ‘Dream Girl’, ‘Azaad’, ‘Dil Ka Heera’ and ‘Chala Murari Hero Banne’.

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Aamir Khan – Juhi Chawla: When the ‘cute bubby girl’ and the ‘chocolate boy’ came together, they broke all stereotypes with their energy and innocence. Considered to be a breath of fresh air, Aamir and Juhi’s pairing was a big hit. They starred together in a number of films including ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’, ‘Ishq’, ‘Daulat Ki Jung’ and ‘Tum mere Ho’.

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Rajesh Khanna – Sharmila Tagore: When the country’s first superstar came together with Bengali beauty Sharmila Tagore, it was nothing short of fireworks onscreen. They are well remembered for their sensual ‘Roop Tera Mastana’ song from the hit film, ‘Aradhana. Their pairing led to a number of blockbusters including ‘Safar’, ‘Amar Prem’ and ‘Daag’.

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Guru Dutt - Waheeda Rehman: Said to be one of the most iconic couples onscreen, Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman portrayed an emotionally charged aura around them that seemed to strike a chord with audiences. They always seemed to be intense which worked for their films like ‘Sahib’, ‘Biwi Aur Ghulam’ and ‘Pyaasa’. Guru Dutt was romantically linked with Waheeda Rehman as well but things never worked out for them.

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Akshay Kumar - Raveena Tandon: They shared a flaming onscreen chemistry that started to affect their personal lives as well. After thought to be madly in love with each other and also secretly engaged, they broke up due to Akshay’s straying nature. However, they did give us hits like ‘Mohra’, ‘Main Khiladi tu Anari’, ‘Daava’ and ‘Barood’. Akshay and Raveena's hit songs were 'Tu Cheez badi hai mast mast' and 'Tip Tip Barsa Paani'.

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Meena Kumari - Raaj Kumaar: They brought a sense of mournfulness to the screen that secured a special place in the hearts of their audience. Together they worked in films like ‘Pakeezah’ and ‘Dil Apna Aur preet Parai’.

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Govinda - Karisma Kapoor – They were the funniest onscreen couple that would not stop at any lengths to make their fans laugh. The craziness they shared transmitted to their audience especially with films like ‘Hero No. 1’, Coolie No. 1, ‘Raja Babu’ and ‘Jab Jab Pyar Hua’, 'Saajan Chale Sasural'.

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Madhuri Dixit – Anil Kapoor: While she was the delicate beauty, he was the macho guy and theirs was the perfect romance. They kept audiences hooked with blockbusters like ‘Beta’, ‘Tezaab’ and ‘Ram Lakhan’.

Mr India