Shatrughan Sinha And Reena Roy's Affair: When Sonakshi Sinha Supported Her Father And His Past

Here's everything you need to know about Shatrughan Sinha and Reena Roy's affair and how the former's daughter, Sonakshi Sinha, reacted to it once in an old interview.


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Shatrughan Sinha And Reena Roy's Affair: When Sonakshi Sinha Supported Her Father And His Past

Shatrughan Prasad Sinha, commonly known as Shatrughan Sinha is considered as one of the biggest actors in the history of Indian cinema. At the time, when Hindi cinema was filled with soft-hearted chocolate boys like Rajendra Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, and Shammi Kapoor, it was Shatrughan Sinha, who took the film industry by storm. At the peak of his career, he was compared to legendary actors like Dharmendra and Vinod Khanna. Despite having four permanent marks on his face, two on the forehead, one close to his lips, and the fourth one around his ear, Shatrughan Sinha gave tough competition to A-listed actors in Indian cinema.

Shatrughan Sinha's career and personal life: An actor par excellence

What worked for Shatrughan Sinha was the dialogues he had got in his career. With such a heavy voice and strong body structure, watching him deliver those powerful dialogues on the big screen was a treat. Talking about Shatrughan Sinha's best acting performances, the actor impressed critics and audiences with his work in films like Mere Apne, Blackmail, Dost, Kalicharan, Kaala Patthar, Dostana, Naseeb, and many more.

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Shatrughan Sinha's children and their respective professions

Shatrughan Sinha Poonam Sinha

Apart from his illustrious acting career in Hindi cinema, Shatrughan Sinha also grabbed a lot of headlines for his personal life. For the unversed, he got married to iconic actress, Poonam Chandiramani back on July 9, 1980. The couple welcomed three children, Sonakshi Sinha, Luv Sinha, and Kussh Sinha. All three kids tried their luck in acting, but it was only Sonakshi, who became successful as an actor in the film industry. However, both Sonakshi's brothers failed to make an impact in Bollywood as actors. Luv quit acting and joined politics, while Kush became a filmmaker.

Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha are now leading a private and content life with their kids. However, on June 23, 2024, Sonakshi Sinha married her longtime boyfriend, Zaheer Iqbal, in an interfaith civil wedding. Courtesy of their interfaith marriage, the couple started receiving a lot of mixed reactions on the internet. For the uninitiated, the buzz around Sonakshi and Zaheer's wedding is exactly similar to the time when the former's father, Shatrughan Sinha got married to Poonam Chandiramani.

Shatrughan Sinha and Reena Roy's love story: From dating Reena for seven years to marrying Poonam Chandiramani

The reason why Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Chandramani's marriage created a massive buzz back then was because of the fact that the former was in a serious relationship with the iconic actress, Reena Roy for seven years. They were so much in love with each other that everyone was convinced that they were going to end up together, no matter what. However, to everyone's surprise, Shatrughan Sinha changed his mind and ended up marrying Poonam Chandiramani instead of Reena Roy. For the uninitiated, Shatrughan Sinha met Poonam on a train for the first time. After seeing her cry for some reason, he penned, "Itni sundar ladki ko rona shobha nahi deta," on a magazine's page and gave it to her. Poonam threw away the magazine and was unimpressed by his move.

Shatrughan Sinha Poonam Sinha

Courtesy of the fact that they both were trying to get into the film industry, they became friends, and after getting to know each other, they started dating. Soon, the couple got serious, and a wedding was on their cards. However, it was on the sets of Kalicharan in 1976 when Shatrughan Sinha met Reena Roy for the first time and instantly fell in love with her.

Shatrughan Sinha was reportedly in a relationship with both Reena Roy and Poonam Chandiramani at the same time. It wasn't an easy situation for all the three actors involved in this love triangle. As years passed, finally, the time came when Shatrughan Sinha had to make the decision, and he chose Poonam over Reena. Reports were rife that cracks started appearing in Shatrughan and Reena's relationship, which was the reason he chose Poonam over her. Once, in an old interview with a news portal, Poonam opened up about Shatrughan's decision to choose her. She said:

"When I came to know about their affair, I got out of their way. But Shatrughan did not want to marry a girl whom he did not trust. I knew that their affair continued even after marriage."

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Shatrughan Sinha revealed why he remained in contact with his ex-girlfriend, Reena Roy, even after his marriage with Poonam Sinha

Shatrughan Sinha Reena Roy Love Affair

Interestingly, even after their marriage, Shatrughan Sinha continued being in contact with Reena Roy, who used to irk Poonam Sinha to the core. On one side, gossip columns labeled Reena and Shatrughan's bond as an 'extra-marital affair'. On the other hand, Poonam never reacted to those reports. Interestingly, in an old interview with Stardust magazine, Sharughan Sinha opened up about his bond with his ex-girlfriend, Reena Roy, even after his marriage with Poonam Sinha. The actor explained:

"What makes you think I did not give Reena the breathing space? But if Miss Reena Roy cares only for Mr. Shatrughan Sinha, why should anybody else have any objections? She and her family seek me for companionship, guidance, and advice. Just because I am married, does it mean I should ignore them and cast them aside."

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Sonakshi Sinha on her father, Shatrughan Sinha's relationship with Reena Roy

Decades after all the madness of his love triangle, Shatrughan Sinha's daughter, Sonakshi Sinha opened up about her father's relationship with Reena Roy. In an interview with Masala, the doting daughter shared her views on her father's famous affair with Reena Roy and clearly stated that she wasn't going to crucify her father for it.

Sonakshi Sinha added that just like everybody, her father also had a past and she never thought too much about it. The actress also stated that these things are good for the headlines of juicy gossip columns and nothing more than that. Sonakshi explained:

"I think it happened when I was not even born. I found out when I was growing up and started understanding things. But I'm not going to crucify my father for something he did years back. It is his past, and everybody has a past. So I don't think too much about it. Nor do I pay attention to it. Like I said, it just makes really good headlines and juicy gossip to some people. But for me, this is my family."

When Reena Roy opened up on Sonakshi Sinha's striking resemblance with her

When Sonakshi Sinha Was Called Reena Roy's Daughter Due To Her Uncanny Resemblance With The Actress

Once, in an interview with Firstpost, Reena Roy talked about her ex-boyfriend, Shatrughan Sinha's daughter, Sonakshi Sinha, who has a striking resemblance with her. The iconic actress termed it as a 'quirk of destiny' and cited the example of Jeetendra's mother. Reena Roy stated that her mother shared an uncanny resemblance with Jeetendra's mom. She said:

"Wahin na, yeh zindagi ke ittefaq hote hain (these are the quirks of destiny). Jeetuji's mother and my mother look like twins sisters."


For the uninitiated, after Shatrughan Sinha's marriage to Poonam Chandiramani, Reena Roy fell in love with Pakistani cricketer, Mohsin Khan. The actress shocked everyone when she announced that she had left acting despite being at the peak of her career. The couple got married in 1983 and welcomed a daughter, Sanam Khan. Soon cracks appeared in their marriage, and in 1992, Reena returned to India after divorcing her husband, Mohsin Khan. The actress made a stellar comeback in Hindi cinema with the film, Aadmi Khilona Hain in 1993. Fast forward to 2024, Reena Roy is living a peaceful life with her daughter, Sanam, in Mumbai.

What are your thoughts on Shatrughan Sinha's relationship with Reena Roy and Sonakshi Sinha's reaction to it? Let us know.

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