Valentine’s Day is coming and as an Indian we know that there has been a big role of Bollywood in spreading the essence of love around us. There have been magical moments we see on silver screen that just mesmerize us and have such an enchanting effect on us that we fall in love with those on screen couples too. Our hearts root for them and thus we want to have them a happy ending. Their love is inspiration for many and in a way these are the couples who have shown us the ways of loving from time to time. There was time in India when on screen chemistry of hero and heroine were limited to dancing around the trees and then came the time when smooches and passionate love scenes were an essential ingredient to almost every other film. But no matter how the way changes for the expression of love; there is one thing for sure and that being that love is eternal part of Indian Cinema and we thank our filmmakers for that. So here we bring to you top 30 romantic pair in Bollywood:
30 Deepti Nawal and Farooq Sheikh
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The USP of this couple counted as the best romantic pair in the Bollywood was that they looked related to ordinary couple as you see in your everyday life. They talked, behaved and interacted like any normal and ordinary couple that you will look. Their simplicity and resemblance to the ordinary couples out there made them popular amongst the audiences. Both were excellent actors and same could be reflected by their excellent performances in movies like Kisi se Na Kehna, Saath Saath, Faasle, Ek Baar Chale Aao etc out of which the best was Chashme Buddoor where they won the hearts of people by their perfect comic timing. Simplicity in their chemistry with great acting was the reason they are still remembered as one of the best romantic pairs of Bollywood.
29 Juhi Chawla and Aamir Khan
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This romantic pair in Bollywood is way before Aamir became intolerant and it was the time that this perfectionist was paired perfectly with the bubbly and beautiful Juhi. Juhi is former Miss India and one of the most talented actresses; India has been gifted with. Even at the age of 48; she looks fabulous and there was a time when just a glimpse of her was enough for her fans. Aamir was the chocolate boy of the late 80s and early 90s and he gave various good movies together with Juhi. Some of the movies that they have done together are Ishq, Hum Hai Raahi Pyaar Ke, Qayamat se Qayamat Tak etc that helped them establish as one of the most romantic pairs in Bollywood.
28 Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar
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Tough hero and delicate heroine is a great combination of romantic pair in Bollywood and what can be tougher than Bollywood’s Khiladi and there is no one more delicate than the Bollywood version of Barbie; Katrina. Movies like Singh is King, Namastey London, Welcome etc are some of the movies that have made them recognized amongst the romantic pair in Bollywood that viewers want to see in more and more movies.
27 Karishma Kapoor and Govinda
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Humor is an important part of life and the same stands equally true for Bollywood. Govinda definitely brings the best of Humor to the Bollywood and in his journey of great comedy movies that have released over the decades; he has gotten the support of Karishma Kapoor in his Movies. This goofy couple is one of the romantic pair in Bollywood that can also tickle the funny bones of viewers. David Dhawan cast both together in many of his movies and viewers are thankful to David for that. Some of the best movies that this romantic pair in Bollywood has done together are Hero No.1, Coolie No.1, Haseena Maan Jayegi, Saajan Chale Sasural, Raja Babu etc.
26 Neetu Singh and Rishi Kapoor
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Neetu and Rishi Kapoor are the proud parents of very talented Ranbir Kapoor and looking at both together; one can easily guess that from where he has gotten his great looks. Neetu was one of the cutest actresses from the yesteryear and Rishi was the heartthrob of millions of girls at younger stage of his life. This romantic pair in Bollywood was definitely one of the most beautiful pair also both on and off screen. Rafoo Chakkar, Do Dooni Chaar, Amar Akbar Anthony etc were some of their best movies together.
25 Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan
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There is no harm in saying that out of all the modern day actresses in Bollywood; Aishwarya is the most beautiful and she has also won the crown of Miss World. Hrithik’s sculpted looks together with beautiful Aishwarya make a great couple and the box office response of their movies together. Dhoom 2 and Jodha Akbar are the best movies they have done together and it would be harmless to point out from their fans all over that viewers will surely love to see more of their movies together.
24 Meena Kumari and Raaj Kumar
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Meena Kumari is known as the tragedy queen of Bollywood and Raaj Kumar is one of the manliest actors in Bollywood. Together they made one of the most romantic pair in Bollywood and their movies like Dil Apna aur Preet Parai, Kaajal etc were great and showed awesome on screen chemistry of the two of them. Pakeezah; which the duo has done together is a timeless classic and shows their worthiness in the list.
23 Madhubala and Dev Anand
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Dev Anand is regarded as evergreen and that is due to his will to stay young forever. If you think that stars and actors today have a fan following that can be called crazy; maybe you would like to consider the fact that Dev Anand was not allowed to wear black in public as the women in public would go crazy seeing him dressed in black. And Madhubala on the other hand is the synonym of beauty in India to this day. So just imagine what happened to the viewers of that time who saw such a great couple which was both most beautiful and most romantic pair in Bollywood at its time. Their movies together include Aaram, Kala Pani, Sharabi etc.
22 Waheeda Rehman and Guru Dutt
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It will not be wrong to say that this was the couple that taught Indian viewers to romance. The way to love, the way to fall in love and in no time Indian movies fans fell in love with this romantic pair. Waheeda Rehman was incredibly beautiful at the prime of her age and her pairing with Guru Dutt was a boon in fact for the film industry. Both gave some of the best movies of all time that included Sahib Biwi aur Ghulam, Chaudhvin ka Chand, Kaagaz Ke Phool etc. And their chemistry in Pyaasa is to this date; a hauntingly beautiful chemistry to watch.
21 Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore
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Rajesh Khanna was the first superstar of Bollywood and the fan following that he had in his prime was unparallel and could not be matched. At his peak; there were his female fans that used to wear Mangalsutra of his name; such was his craze. When this superstar was paired with beautiful Sharmila Tagore in movies like Araadhna, Amar Prem, Chhoti Bahu etc, it was like Christmas and Diwali together in the movie halls. It will not be wrong to say that both played an equally important role in building up the stardom of each other.
20 Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor
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They are both young and have a huge number of fans waiting for their films. It is also a coincidence that both had their careers started in the same year when Ranbir was given his debut chance by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Saanwariya opposite Sonam Kapoor, at the same time Deepika was launched by the superhit filmmaker Farah Khan against the King Khan SRK himself. Both first appeared on screen together for the first time in Yashraj’s Bachna Ae Haseeno and viewers loved to see them together. Other notable movies of this romantic pair in Bollywood include Ye Jawani Hai Deewani and Tamasha.
19 Deepika and Ranveer Singh
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People cannot stop laughing over this funny incidence that while Deepika’s ex was Ranbir; she is currently dating Ranveer Singh. Ranveer Singh is a jolly good fellow who has an attitude that completely spills I don’t care everywhere he goes. He has his own share of fans and is a young and energetic actor. Both have showed their sparkling chemistry in Ramleela and Bajirao Mastani.
18 Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan
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How can there be a list about something good in Bollywood without the name of Amitabh Bachchan in it? So here it is the Millennium star and his wife that actually changed the definition of romance in Bollywood. He is a hero with a height of 6 feet and she has a height of 5 feet and 3 inches. Amitabh gave a series of flops before he did Zanjeer and to find his luck; Jaya was opposite him in the movie. Jaya’s entry in the life of Amitabh proved to be real good for his professional and personal life and looking back, now anyone can vouch for that. Together this romantic couple in Bollywood have done great movies like Milli, Abhimaan, Silsila, Sholay etc.
17 Genelia and Imran Khan
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She is the wife of Riteish Deshmukh and daughter in law of Deshmukh family which is a matter of honor for her. Though we accept that both have done only one movie “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na” together but their next door looks in which she was the real bossy tomboy and he was sweet guy who would do anything for her meow was incredible. This movie was the first and the most awesome movie of Imran Khan and owing to that movie; they definitely have to be given a place in this list.
16 Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
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Together they are known as Saifeena and some regard them as the Bollywood equivalent of Brangelina. Though Saif is quite older than Kareena; people still liked their chemistry on screen and the duo have known to deliver some good movies in their account. Agent Vinod, Omkara, Tashan are the few movies in which both have worked together.
15 Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor
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There was a time when talks of Bebo and Shahid were everywhere and the viewers even expected them to end up together. Both shared great chemistry on screen and their performances in Jab We Met are one of the most remembered chemistries in the last decade. They have also done movies like 36 China Town, Milenge Milenge and Chup Chupke out of which Jab We Met is definitely the best by them. Udta Punjab is their first movie post break up.
14 Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt
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Varun is the most beloved newcomer and all thanks to his stud looks and spontaneity on and off stage. He has already been compared to Salman and when this young hunk is paired with Alia who is the cutest of all the heroines in Bollywood; viewers know that they have a movie worth watch. Student of the Year was the debut movie for both and after that their chemistry in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya was simply awesome.
13 Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan
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Katrina is the imported Barbie in Bollywood and Hrithik is our very own Greek God; so we know that screen is on fire when this romantic pair in Bollywood appear together. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Bang Bang are their 2 movies together which have left the viewers awestruck on screen.
12 Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan
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It was probably the best looking pair on screen in 90’s (despite the look that Salman had those days). Madhuri is one of the most enchanting beauties in Bollywood and when this romantic pair in Bollywood put together ; you knew that the movie was a sure shot hit. Both have done movies like Saajan, Dil Tera Aashiq etc together. But their best movie was no doubt Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam which wrote new stories of success in Bollywood.
11 Shammi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore
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Yahoooo!! is the song by which most of the young generation remembers Shammi Kapoor. So this one was also a great on screen couple since Shammi was from the famous Kapoor family of the Bollywood and Sharmila later became the wife of the Famous cricketer Nawab Pataudi who belonged from the Royal family. This romantic pair in Bollywood did movies like Kashmir Ki Kali, An Evening in Paris etc.
10 Deepika Padukone and Shahrukh Khan
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It looks like Deepika has her way in romantic movies. She is one of the most talented and beautiful actress in Bollywood right now and same can be reflected from the list of the hit movies she has been in. She got her first movie with SRK and ever since Om Shanti Om; their pairing on screen has been winning the hearts of their fans. This romantic pair in Bollywood have done movies like Happy New Year and Chennai Express together which were blockbusters.
9 Vayjanthimala and Dilip Kumar
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Dilip Kumar is no doubt one of the best actors in Bollywood so far and is famous by the name of Tragedy King. Vayjanthimala is the yesteryear actress and her pairing on screen with Dilip Kumar is surely something that drew lots of fans and viewers to the talkies at that time. She is a beautiful actress and was the first South Indian actress that made her debut in Bollywood. Some of the most famous movies that this romantic pair in Bollywood have done together include Naya Daur, Sangharsh, Devdas, Madhumati etc.
8 Anil Kapoor and Sridevi
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Though Sridevi became the second wife of Boney Kapoor who is the elder brother of Anil in real life; pairing of Anil and Sridevi was one of the most romantic pair in Bollywood in 80s and early 90s. Their pairing was so popular that it was used by a lot of big directors and producers of Bollywood at the time of peak of their careers. They did a lot of movies together out of which Roop ki Rani Choro ka Raja, Laadla, Judaai etc were quite famous. But this on screen pair’s best movie together no doubt is Mr. India for sure.
7 Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor
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Anil Kapoor is still acting in the movies and so is Madhuri after she made her comeback returning from America after marrying Dr. Nene. It is a known fact that while Anil was delivering superhit movies with both Sridevi and Madhuri; it was the time that the cold war between the 2 heroines was also famous. Anil and Madhuri together have given movies like Parinda, Ram Lakhan, Kishan Kanhaiya, Tezaab, Beta etc. Their performances and pairing in Pukar was somewhat so special that it is still counted in one of the best performances by both the lead actors in a movie.
6 Dharmendra and Hema Malini
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Dharmendra is known as the He Man of Indian Cinema and looking at his personality; we can say that this title does the justification to him only. Not only that this romantic pair in Bollywood delivered some great movies in their career, they also tied the knots in their real lives too. They were known as the most beautiful pair in Bollywood at that time. Hema Malini is also an actress from South and is the second wife of Dharmendra. Their song sequence Dream Girl became quite popular at that time and their pairing in the movies like Sholay, The Burning Train, Raja Jani, Seeta aur Geeta, Razia Sultan etc was just awesome.
5 Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini
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Amitabh is a living legend and possesses huge army of fans while Hema is one of the most beautiful actresses in Bollywood. So together they both looked like great pair romantic in Bollywood and that is what producers and directors used for their own advantage. This romantic pair was so great that directors had to repeat them in their movies and as a result both have appeared in a lot of movies together. Some of the best movies by Hema and Amitabh include Satte pe Satta, Andha Kanoon, Veer Zaara, Baaghbaan, Baabul. It will not be wrong to say that these 2 make one of the most glamorous and fabulous on screen parents for the modern day stars as can be seen in movies like Baaghbaan and Veer Zaara.
4 Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit
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Dhak Dhak Girl of Bollywood was a sensation at the peak of her career. Her presence in the movie was a sure shot guarantee for the success of the movie and so a lot of movies are in her account due to the same reason. So she was paired with SRK and he proved why he is termed as the King of Romance in Bollywood. They looked cute together and when Yashraj’s expensive locations were added to their beautiful couple on screen; you know that this romantic pair in Bollywood is a winner. Some of the best movies by these 2 include Dil Toh Paagal Hai, Koyla, Devdaas, Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam etc.
3 Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha
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It has been decades that their movies together had started rumors of them dating but still their romantic on screen pairing is an ideal for young romantic pair in Bollywood. Not just that both looked extremely awesome together; but they also excelled in their acting skills. The result was great movies like Mr. Natwarlal, Suhaag, Silsila, Khoon Pasina etc.
2 Shahrukh Khan and Kajol
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If we have to talk about how much their on screen chemistry is liked by their fans; let us remember the fact that DDLJ is the movie that has been running in the Maratha Mandir of Mumbai since last 2 decades. These 2 form the best romantic pair in Bollywood and can be seconded by any other person in the film fraternity. Ask anyone of the young generation or even the people who are in their 30s or 40s and they would vote them as the most romantic pair in Bollywood. Some of the best movies given by them are DDLJ, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Baazigar etc.
1 Nargis and Raj Kapoor
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Raj Kapoor is regarded as the true showman in Bollywood and is the man who had dedicated his whole life in movies. His grandsons and granddaughters and almost all of his family is in the movie business. Nargis was the mother of Sanjay Dutt and was a beautiful and fabulous actress. They have probably done more movies together than any other lead romantic pair in Bollywood and some of their noteworthy performances were in movies like Shree 420, Andaz, Awaara, Barsaat etc.
So these were the most romantic pairs in Bollywood who have taught a millions of people the ways of love and romance. On the occasion of Valentine’s Day; it is only justified that people rent out their movies to give a pleasant surprise to their loved ones.