Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty marries Raj Kundra

MUMBAI Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:15am IST

Bollywood star and owner of the Rajasthan Royals cricket team, Shilpa Shetty, addresses a news conference of the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket tournament in Cape Town in this April 16, 2009 file photo. Shetty married London-based businessman Raj Kundra in a ''fairy-tale wedding'' on Sunday, her spokeswoman said. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/Files

Bollywood star and owner of the Rajasthan Royals cricket team, Shilpa Shetty, addresses a news conference of the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket tournament in Cape Town in this April 16, 2009 file photo. Shetty married London-based businessman Raj Kundra in a ''fairy-tale wedding'' on Sunday, her spokeswoman said.

Credit: Reuters/Mike Hutchings/Files

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bollywood actress and Celebrity Big Brother star Shilpa Shetty married London-based businessman Raj Kundra in a "fairy-tale wedding" on Sunday, her spokeswoman said.

Shetty, 34, clad in a red-and-gold saree, walked around a holy fire with Kundra in a traditional Hindu ritual that signifies the bond of marriage.

"She was surrounded by her closest friends and family and the wedding was conducted in traditional south Indian rituals," Shetty's spokeswoman told Reuters over phone.

"This is it!" Shetty wrote on her blog (www.shilpashettylive.com/blog) a few hours before the ceremony took place in Khandala, a hill station 200 kilometres from Mumbai.

Shetty and Kundra met in London soon after she shot to fame as the winner of the British reality show 'Celebrity Big Brother' in a controversial 2007 season that saw contestant Jade Goody hurl abuse at Shetty, making fun of her name and her Indian origin.

The actress went on to host ‘Bigg Boss’, the Indian version of Big Brother, and also launched several business ventures, including a yoga video and a series of health spas.

On Tuesday, Shetty and Kundra will host a wedding reception in Mumbai, with the who's who of Bollywood expected to be in attendance.

(Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Editing by Tony Tharakan)

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Chart Topper

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Stewart Mock Campaign

Stewart Mock Campaign

Video: Stewart starts mock campaign to buy CNN  Video 

Geldof's Death

Geldof's Death

Peaches Geldof's death was drugs-related, coroner rules  Full Article 

Elvis Auction

Elvis Auction

Elvis' library card, movie script to be auctioned at Graceland  Full Article 

The littlest prince

The littlest prince

Prince George of Cambridge, third in line to succeed the British throne, celebrates his first birthday.  Slideshow 

Film Preview

Film Preview

Woody Allen conjures up illusion for 'Magic in the Moonlight'   Full Article 

Canine Jealousy

Canine Jealousy

Dogs are capable of feeling jealousy - U.S. study  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage