If you ask your parents why do you have to marry, 80% of them would reply with the answer, “To have a company throughout the life. To have kids”. Marriage is only entirely complete when you have kids.Without kids, marriage loses its essence.Yes, it is of course obviously important to have a partner who understands you throughout the life, but it is equally important to have kids. Sometimes, kids save the marriages and sometimes they cherish the marriages and keeps the parents united.
Upbringing children by constantly supporting them are the toughest thing for parents to do as a pair. However, without the children, the relationship seems just to be an overgrown adolescent romance involved with gadgets, luxuries, and holiday trips. But there will always be that emptiness that has to be filled by children and they won’t be able to acquire the idea of commitment as they won’t be having a grasp on economic and emotional realities.
In India, having children in a marriage is very important as most of the marriages are child-centered marriages. Especially, when you are prominent in a field and become a celebrity, people look forward to your children to adopt your legacy and grow big. Bollywood is one of such fields where the children of actors turn out to be even more ecstatic actors and having no children turns out to be a big heartbreak.
Bollywood Couples Didn’t Have Kids After Marriage Till Today
Here’s a list of few Bollywood Couples who still not have kids after marriage:
#5. Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar
The amazing and renowned scriptwriter Javed Akhtar and his beloved wife Shabana Azmi are the top on this list. Shabana Azmi who has been a prominent actress and a social activist has no children after marriage. Though, Javed has Zoya and Farhan from the first marriage with Honey Irani.
Despite no children, they are married for 28 years and never experienced any kind of vacuum in their lives as they respect each other with lots of love and are strongly bonded to each other. They say, being friends is what keeping their marriage alive and persistent.
#4. Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu
Dilip Kumar, the legendary actor got married to his co-actress Saira Banu, who is 22 years younger to him. Even after being married for like a half decade now, they do not have children. When asked, Saira Banu said that she never had any regret of not having children at all.
She says that her husband is adequately childish and naughty that taking care of himself is equal to nurturing and raising 10 kids. After getting married in 1966, they had many tough times where they were about to break up. But they together made the bond strong and made sure that it lasted forever. The sole reason behind this is the immense love and understanding, they share.
#3. Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher
Anupam Kher has been one of the most respected and also very versatile actors of Bollywood. He has acted in almost all kind of roles and ruled Bollywood as a supporting actor for almost half a decade. He then got married to Kirron Kher who is also very successful in her field and got married to her in 1985. This story of theirs is a best friend turned husband story.
Initially, they were married to two different people and the marriages did not last. After failing in the marriages, they came close being best friends and married each other and did not have children ever since. While Kirron has a son from her first marriage, Anupam Kher did not and always wanted a child. The sad thing is that even after seeking medical help, they did not get succeed in having a child.
#2. Meena Kumari and Kamal Amrohi
Kamal Amrohi who is an actor and director, fell in love with Meena Kumari while she was working with him on the sets of a film. Kamal is fifteen years elder than her and the beauty of the veteran actress has hit him strong that he couldn’t resist marrying her.
Kamal Amrohi had kids from his first marriage and therefore, did not want children thereafter. While Meena on the other hand, always wanted to have children. Due to their incompatibility, the contrast in their ideas and the repetitive conflicts, they had to divorce each other in order to proceed with their personal and professional life.
#1. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor Khan often claims that she doesn’t want her marriage to be driven and supported by the children. She says she don’t want children and her marriage is not a typical Indian marriage.
She and Saif are comfortable and happy with not having children. However, Saif has two children from her earlier marriage and Kareena who is aged 32, don’t want to have children, ever. Due to this, the couple has been receiving quite an attention from the media due to the hype.
Summing Up About Bollywood Celeb Couples Who Don’t Have Kids
Most of the times, we see couples without children due to medical issues, personal priorities and sometimes due to the situations. They end up having no kids. Sure, it’s great to have kids as they make our lives beam on the other hand it is not just not possible.
In order to make a marriage work in such conditions; trust, love, affection, understanding and compatibility are needed to maintain a long lasting married life. Cheers to the couples above who sustained beyond children with love towards each other.