India has a population of more than a billion and out of that it would be hard to find a person who doesn’t have his/her favourite on-screen bollywood jodi. Over the years, bollywood has mesmerized audiences with on-screen couples who looked too good to be real life couples as well. Sometimes, even a simple story plot looked more than impressive when these on-screen jodis came together and gave the audiences something to love, cherish and think about. Here’s a look at some unforgettable hit jodis of bollywood.
Who can forget the ever smiling, simple looking but brilliant actor Sanjeev Kumar and the ever beautiful Nanda Bhattacharya? The Sanjeev Nanda jodi in the movie ‘Pati Patni’ was something that the audience loved beyond expectation. The best part about this Jodi was their exceptional acting skills and the ability to turn a script into something that immediately captures the attention of the audience. Though, the pair of Sanjeev Nanda didn’t do many films together but their on-screen chemistry quickly became the talk of the town during the early 70’s.
Dev Anand Madhubala
Dev Anand Madhubala was quite a duo at that time and it was their magic on screen that took people to the distant land of dreams and romanticism. Though, most their movies were shot in black and white but the vibrancy they bought into their characters certainly left the audience in complete awe. From ‘Kala Pani’ to ‘Nirala’ they acted in quite a few films together and was regarded as one of the best jodis of bollwood at that time.
The superstar and heartthrob of millions, Rajesh Khanna with the divine and elegant Bengali beauty, Sharmila Tagore gave Indian cinema some huge blockbusters like ‘Amar Prem’ and ‘Aradhana’. They created magic in the screen and quickly became one of the most jodis in bollywood. This romantic pair was able to impress the critics as well as the audiences with their superb acting skills as well as style in such a way that even the present generation finds it hard not to fall in love with them.
A bollywood on-screen jodi that actually turned into a real life couple as well. Dharmendra Hema pair was the favourite of the audience during those times and the cinema halls erupted in cheers and whistles whenever they came together. Dharmendra and Hema did more than forty films together and one of their most popular performances was that of ‘Veeru’ and ‘Basanti’ in Sholay in the year 1975. It is being said that when he met Hema, he was already married and since his wife was not willing to give him divorce, Dharmendra and Hema converted to Islam to avoid any punishment and get married.
Undoubtedly one of the most popular and yet controversial jodi in bollywood history. From ‘Namak Haraam’ to ‘Do Anjaane’ to ‘Silsila’, the Amitabh Rekha pair was the beginning of a new era in bollywood. The angry man of bollywood with the sizzling beauty of the silver screen seemed to be the best looking couples on screen. Though, it was alleged that both were having an affair but things took a turn for the good when Amitabh got married to Jaya.
Though the present generation may know them as Ranbir Kapoor’s parents but those born in the 60s will remember them as Rishi Nitu jodi. Their on-screen chemistry started from the movie ‘Zehreela Insaan’ in the year 1974 which was also their first film together. From ‘Dhan Daulat’ to ‘Khel Khel Mein’ to present day movies like ‘Do Dooni Chaar’ and ‘Besharam’, this couple surely knows how to keep the audience engaged with their charming chemistry both on and off the screen.