Eminent Indian Filmmakers And Their Lesser-Known Wives, From Anurag Basu To Ashutosh Gowariker

Check out the better halves of these eminent and successful filmmakers who keep a low profile as compared to their illustrious spouses!


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Eminent Indian Filmmakers And Their Lesser-Known Wives, From Anurag Basu To Ashutosh Gowariker

The film industry has been known to house some unique couples where the better halves are seldom seen in the limelight. Leaving their spouse to enjoy the fame and stardom of the showbiz world alone, their better-halves choose to keep themselves off-camera for the longest time and let their spouse enjoy all the fame. Well then, take a look at some such filmmakers whose wives prefer to keep out of the media glare.

#1. Anurag Basu’s wife, Tani Basu


Anurag Basu is credited with having created some of the most memorable realistic films such as Barfi, Gangster, Life In A Metro, Kites, Murder among others. Nearly all his works have been a massive hit and people have loved them to date. Coming to his personal life, the director is happily married to his wife, Tani Basu, whom he had met while shooting in Guwahati. Though she keeps her life low profile, nevertheless, she supports her hubby by being the screenwriter of his films. The duo is also parents to their daughters, Ishana and Ahana.

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#2. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s wife, P.S. Bharathi


Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has created some golden classics in Indian filmography with works like Delhi 6, Rang De Basanti, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag among others. He started his journey as a meagre seller of vacuum cleaners, and thereafter struggling for a lot of time established his career as a small-scale advertisement filmmaker. Coming to his personal life, he is married to P.S. Bharathi who is a film editor by profession. The duo is blessed with their daughter, Bhairavi and their son, Vedant.

#3. Abhishek Kapoor’s wife, Pragya Yadav


Abhishek Kapoor rose to fame as an eminent filmmaker with movies like Rock On, Kai Po Che, Fitoor, Kedarnath among others. Interestingly, he also happens to be the cousin of Tusshar Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor. Speaking about his personal life, he got married to his long-time girlfriend, Pragya Yadav in 2015. Pragya is a Swedish actor by profession. The duo is parents to two children.

#4. Mani Ratnam’s wife, Suhasini

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Mani Ratnam is one such director in the realm of Indian film industry who does not need an introduction. His works are no less than a legacy in themselves, and often actors wait long to finally become a part of his films. Some of his iconic films include Roja, Guru, Bombay, Saathiya, Raavan among others. When it comes to his personal life, the filmmaker likes to keep it low profile. He is married to popular South Indian actress, Suhasini who has carved her own niche nonetheless. Interestingly the duo scarcely makes a joint public appearance.

#5. Dibakar Banerjee’s wife, Richa Puranesh


National award-winning filmmaker, Dibakar Banerjee is fondly remembered for some of his unparalleled projects like Bombay Talkies, Shanghai, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy among others. Coming to his personal life, Dibakar is happily married to Richa Puranesh, who leads as a marketing executive in a FMCG firm. Staying out of the limelight, Richa leads a completely low-key life.

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#6. Rohit Shetty’s wife, Maya More


Rohit Shetty can be safely hailed as the action man himself. His father, M.B. Shetty was a junior stunt artist in Bollywood during his times, something which led to the seed of love towards action germinating in his son, Rohit. The filmmaker has created some of the most chartbusting successful films which include the entire Golmaal franchise, his notable cop-universe created through films like Singham, Simmba and Sooryavanshi. In his personal life, the talented director is married to Maya More who is a banker by profession. The duo is blessed with their son, Ishaan.

#7. Raj Kumar Hirani’s wife, Manjeet Lamba


The lovers of films like 3 Idiots, PK, Sanju, Munnabhai MBBS would find the name of Raj Kumar Hirani no stranger. The director is credited with having a created a string of unconventional films which grow up to become mega hits even after a decade of their release. Speaking about his personal life, he is married to his wife, Manjeet Lamba who is a professional pilot working for Air India.

#8. Imtiaz Ali’s wife, Preety Ali


Imtiaz Ali is best known for creating some of the most beautiful coming of the age films like Love Aaj Kal, Jab We Met, Rockstar, Cocktail, Highway, Tamasha among others. The characters of his films have made an impactful essence on the audience, who tend to remember them for the longest time. On the other hand, he himself had been an old-school person in his love life. The filmmaker is married to Preety Ali, who had been a childhood sweetheart. The duo has a daughter, Ida Ali who has followed into her father’s footsteps and donned the directorial hat.

#9. Madhur Bhandarkar’s wife, Renu Namboodiri


Madhur Bhandarkar has been synonymously hailed as one of the most controversial filmmakers of his generation. His works such as Fashion, Heroine, Calendar Girls, Indu Sarkar have put forth an altogether different stance of films for the audience, that which directly critique the incorrect openly without fear. In his personal life, he got married to his long-time girlfriend, Renu Namboodiri in 2003. She is an interior designer by profession.

#10. Ashutosh Gowariker’s wife, Sunita Mukherjee


Ashutosh Gowariker can be credited with having created some of the most beautiful period drama movies, such as Jodhaa Akbar, Mohenjo Daro, Lagaan, Swades among others. These films have created their own nostalgic base among the fans who cherish them till date. Coming to his personal life, Ashutosh tied the knot with Sunita Mukherjee, daughter of eminent yesteryear actor, Deb Mukherjee. She also has a brother, who is none other than filmmaker, Ayan Mukerji. Sunita had been a model and an air-hostess before she married Ashutosh.

What do you think about these rather less seen star wives?

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