Bollywood onscreen couples have always been very integral part of all the Hindi films. Right from the day when first Bollywood film had made, people come to see their favorite Bollywood onscreen couples.
Meanwhile, the first memorable Bollywood onscreen couples title without any doubt goes to legendary actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor and Nargis.
After this pair, some other Bollywood onscreen couples, who followed the footsteps of these two were Amitabh Bachchan-Rekha, Dharmendra-Hema Malini, and Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol to Varun Dhawan- Alia Bhatt was the talk of every household.
Top All-time Bollywood onscreen couples
1- Raj Kapoor and Nargis
These two are called as the golden couple of Bollywood, who actually started into being loved by the audience. Who could forget the popular song Pyar Hua Ikrar Hua from Shree 420, in which the couple mesmerized the audience in this rain song having an umbrella.
After getting the immense love from the audience, these two gave back to back superhits like Awara, Barsaat and Chori Chori. Even at present, after more than 6 decades, Raj Kapoor and Nargis are among the best Bollywood onscreen couples of all time.
2- Dilip Kumar and Vyajantimala
Dilip Kumar is popularly known as tragedy king of Bollywood and one of the finest actors Hindi film industry ever have produced. Although he was seen with almost all the topmost actresses of his time with whom his appearance was liked the most was Vyajantimala with whom Dilip Kumar was seen in some classic films like Naya Daur, Devdas, and Madhumati.
The important reason for their popularity was the comfort they felt during the shoots. On-screen chemistry wise, this pair is definitely among topmost pair.
3- Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore
In late 1960’s and most of the 1970’s, the only onscreen couple that broke all the previous records of hits was Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore. Rajesh Khanna, popularly known as Kaka, was the first Bollywood superstar who had millions of fans around the world and Sharmila was the most glamorous girl of her time.
These two first came to light with super hit film Aradhana (1969) in which this couple got overnight popularity. After that, both had seen in several blockbusters like Amar Prem and Daag.
4- Dharmendra and Hema Malini
At present, Dharmendra and Hema Malini is the only onscreen couple of the B-Town, who had seen in record 34 movies, the most given by any other couple. This popular journey of these two had started with Sharafat in the year 1970, which was appreciated by the people.
After this, this unstoppable streak of love continued with back to back superhits like Seeta Aur Geeta (1972), Sholay (1975), Pratigya (1975), Dream Girl (1977) and Raja Jani (1972). Later on, these two fell in love with each other and tied the knot despite Dharmendra had already married and was the father of two children. Moreover, this Bollywood couple will always remain close to the heart of the people.
5- Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha
Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha have done very few films together but people love this Jodi so much. Rather than, their onscreen chemistry, these two were called as the real-life lovers.
Although, both have never accepted publicly about their off-screen closeness many stories were famous among these two and it is said that Amitabh’s married life with Jaya Bachchan once fell in danger and Jaya warned him not to sign any film with Rekha.
That’s why these two have never come together after Yash Chopra’s Silsila (1981). Do Anjaane (1976), Mr.Natwarlal (1979), Suhaag (1979) and Kasme Vaade (1978) were among some other hit films that were given by these two.
6- Anil Kapoor and Sridevi
This Bollywood on-screen couple of Anil Kapoor and Sridevi are one of the most popular pairs of 1980’s. Although, Madhuri Dixit was the other leading actress at that time with whom Anil Kapoor had given many hit films with Sridevi, people gave so much love to them.
Some of the iconic films in which this couple had seen were Mr. India (1987), Lamhe (1991), Judaai (1997), Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993) and Ladla (1994).
Some leading newspapers at that time published that both these were in love with each other but both had rubbished these reports and Sridevi surprisingly married to Anil’s elder brother Boney Kapoor, who was the producer of most of her films.
7- Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla
Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla were made their entry in Bollywood together with Mansoor Khan’s romantic-drama Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988). The film went onto becoming superhit the box office and the film industry got another lovable on-screen couple.
After this film, both these had worked together in films like Tum Mere Ho (1990), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993) and Ishq (1997). All these films were the big hit and people gave immense love to this fresh looking pair.
8- Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol
This onscreen pair of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol is called as the most iconic pair of Bollywood. Almost all the films, these two have done together become the superhit and this pair has made a special place in everyone’s heart.
The first film which they did together was Baazigar (1993), but the film which made this couple among everyone’s favorite was Aditya Chopra’s romantic love story Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995). This film is called as the landmark of Indian Cinema.
This is one of all time best films of Hindi Cinema and completed 1000 weeks in a single theatre and become longest-running film ever. After this blockbuster film, Shah Rukh and Kajol were seen in various super hit films like Karan Arjun (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum (2001), My Name is Khan (2010) and Dilwale (2015). No other on-screen couple of received love and affection like this pair.
9- Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit
Salman Khan, who made his dream debut with Maine Pyaar Kia (1989), was called as the poster boy of Bollywood. In the career spanning more than 25 years, Salman has seen with many actresses but the one with whom his chemistry looked the best was Madhuri Dixit. The first time, these two were seen in Saajan (1991), which was well received by the audience.
Although, the film also had Sanjay Dutt in the main leads Salman and Madhuri’s pair was appreciated by the audience. Then came Sooraj Barjatya’s romantic family drama Hum Apke Hain Kon (1994), which established this pair as one of the most loved on-screen couples of the B-Town.
HPHK received a huge response from the audience and the perfect chemistry of these two was treat to watch. Although, after this, these two were only seen together in Dil Tera Aashiq and Hum Tumare Sanam still people eagerly want to see this pair once again on big screen.
10- Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon
Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon are the most lovely on-screen pair of Bollywood. In 1990’s, it is said that there had been a very serious affair between these two and it reflected in the presence on big screen everytime they were seen together.
Films like Mohra (1994), Keemat (1998). Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996) and Daava (1997) featured both these together and got lots of accolades from the audience.
11- Govinda and Karishma Kapoor
The one pair which was accepted universally by the audience was Govinda and Karishma Kapoor. The popularity of this pair could be understand that every filmmaker want these two in their films but mostly these two were seen together in David Dhawan’s films like Saajan Chale Sasural (1996), Raja Babu (1994), Dulaara (1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995), Hero No. 1 (1997) and Muqabla (1993). Most of these were comedy films but both of them look wonderful together.
12- Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone
These new age actors Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone had made their Bollywood debut in the same year 2007 with two different films but after one year in the industry, director Siddharth Anand was the first to onboard this pair in multistarrer romantic-drama Bachna Ae Haseeno.
Despite the moderate response the film received, this pair got the required limelight with the superb on-screen appearance. After that, both these came into the serious relationship for the next few years before it broken down in 2011. But in 2013, director Ayan Mukherjee brought them back in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani which became blockbuster at the box office.
Apart from the success of the film, the pair got so much love from the audience and also the best choice of the filmmakers. Last time, these two were seen together in Imtiaz Ali’s directorial Tamasha which had done average business at the box office but this on-screen pair is among the most mesmerizing couple of Bollywood.
13- Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhat
Karan Johar launched super trio Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, and Sidharth Malhotra through his coming age rom-com Student of The year (2012) and they all three gained so fame instantly.
After which Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt have shared the screen in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2015) and Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017) and all set to pairing for more films like Shiddat and Shuddhi.
These 13 Top All-time Bollywood Onscreen Couples got not only Box Office success but also received critical acclaim.