But there are also rare actress-director couples who proved us wrong by staying in a long-lasting successful relationship, against all odds.
Among them are these famous heroines, who found their soulmates on-set and are happily married to their fellow directors:
Poornima - Bhagyaraj
Bhagyaraj acted and directed the movie Darling, Darling, Darling, with actress Poornima in the lead. The couple tied the knot 2 years after the movie and have two children. His son Santhanu is has become an actor now.
Devayani - Rajakumaran
Director Rajakumaran directed the movie Nee Varuvai Ena with actress Devayani in the lead. They fell in love with each other on the set, but her family didn't approve of their relationship. The couple eloped and married in the year 2001 and have two daughters now.
Roja - Selvamani
Director Selvamani introduced Roja in the Tamil movie industry via his movie 'Chembaruthi' in the year 1992. After years, he proposed to her, and the couple got married in 2002. They have a daughter and a son now.
Suhashini - Mani Ratnam
Suhashini is a popular actress who didn't work in a Mani Ratnam movie as a heroine. However, she has worked as a dialogue writer and dubbing artist in a few of his movies. In an interview, Suhashini revealed that Mani proposed and she was not interested in getting into a relationship but wanted to get married instead. Later the couple tied the knot, and they are blessed with a son.
Saranya - Ponvannan
Being the daughter of a director herself, this award-winning actress married actor-director Ponvannan, who used to work in many of her films. The couple has been together for 24 years now and has two children.
Khushbu - Sundar C
In an interview, Sundar C revealed that Kushbu is his dream girl and favourite actress. Kushbhu played the female lead on Sundar C's directorial debut, Murai Maaman. After the movie, the director proposed to her and they got married. The couple is blessed with two daughters.
Ramya Krishnan - Krishna Vamsi
Kollywood's versatile actress Ramya Krishnan married Krishna Vamsi, a Telugu director in the year 2003. Despite being rumours they’ve separated, the actress dismissed all speculation. The couple is blessed with a son.
Priya - Atlee
Priya was a struggling actress who got married to the now popular director Atlee. The couple revealed in an interview that Priya's parents were searching for a suitable alliance for her then. When she informed that to her then-friend Atlee, he took the opportunity to propose to her. The couple got married in the year 2014, after the release of his first movie Raja Rani.
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