What would our favourite Bollywood love stories be like without our favourite onscreen couples? Sometimes the actors themselves help turn even the simplest of stories into the most impressive onscreen sagas and there is nothing better than seeing a couple that has an amazing chemistry. Here are all the reel Bollywood couples that share an amazing chemistry.
Nargis & Raj Kapoor
This golden couple starred together in 16 movies in a span of 8 years. These acting legends were the original Bollywood sweethearts and their chemistry is unmatchable. Some of their most popular films include Shree 420, Awara, and Barsaat. Interestingly enough, these two reportedly shared an off-screen affair that ended when Raj Kapoor refused to divorce his wife for Nargis.
Madhubala & Dev Anand
Madhubala and Dev Anand, individually, were probably two of the most popular actors in India. They gave romance a new meaning and the soulful songs that accompanied their romantic scenes definitely helped a lot. Though they reigned in the black and white period, their movies were some of the most vibrant ones ever.
Vyajantimala & Dilip Kumar
This couple infused life into some of the best movies ever made like Madhumati , Devdas and Naya Daur. There was a certain kind of restraint in those days as far as romantic scenes were concerned and it depended on the actors to carry such scenes skillfully, something that Vyajantimala and Dilip Kumar aced at.
Rekha & Amitabh Bachchan
Quite possibly one of the most legendary and controversial onscreen duos in Bollywood’s history, Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha first appeared in a movie together in 1973’s Namak Haraam. But the movie that really gave them fame as a silver screen couple was Do Anjaane, which allegedly is also when their off-screen affair began. With more than 10 films to their credit from 1976 to 1981, this pair’s real-life affair eerily mirrored the onscreen love triangle depicted between the characters portrayed by Rekha, Amitabh, and Jaya Bhaduri in Yash Chopra’s famed 1981 classic, Silsila. After which, the two never appeared in another movie together, and their love affair allegedly ended around the same time.
Madhuri Dixit & Salman Khan
They delivered one of the biggest blockbusters of Indian cinema – Hum Aapke Hain Kaun. He was the lovable romeo and she was the girl next door. Their charm was second to none and they easily won everyone over.
Juhi Chawla & Aamir Khan
The one definite thing that worked in their favour was that they both were as cute as buttons. She was the original bubbly girl and he was the chocolate boy. This couple was destined to be popular. They were a breath of fresh air in movies like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Andaz Apna Apna and Ishq.
Kajol & Shah Rukh
Hands down one of the most popular couples in Bollywood, Kajol and SRK make dancing around trees look like a dream. This hit duo that helped make Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge the longest running movie in Bollywood history. Shahrukh Khan and Kajol have starred in six movies together over the past two decades, including the iconic Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum and My Name is Khan. They have set the bar so high that it is almost impossible to match.
Rani & Abhishek
They are the oddballs, both deviating from how the traditional hero and heroine should be but together they are magic. Their most memorable collaboration is Bunty aur Babli. They are probably one of the most believable couples – imperfect and real.
Deepika & Ranbir
Once a couple in real life, Deepika and Ranbir are the most adorable pair of this generation. Their chemistry comes naturally and sets our screens fire. Be it when they just began dating during Bachan Ae Haseeno or when they made sure their break-up doesn’t affect their chemistry in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Ranbir and Deepika have proved there’s no beating to them in the league of being the hottest and the cutest couple onscreen.
Anushka & Ranveer
It was hard not to love this pair in their first movie together as the frenemies turned business partners turned couple in Band Baaja Baaraat. The movie launched Ranveer Singh’s career with a bang, cemented Anushka Sharma’s place as an actress who’s here to stay, and got this duo’s real-life relationship off to a running start. The two managed to spark the same flame in Dil Dhadakne Do, even after breaking up.