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Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra


About Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra relationship

London Businessman Raj Kundra and Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty married on November 23, 2009 as per Hindu traditions and the holy bonfire at Khandala, a hill-station near Mumbai, India.

First Meeting

They first met after Shetty hit the British media with her appearance and the controversy with Jade Goody in the television reality show 2007 season of Celebrity Big Brother where Goody abused Shetty by making fun of her name and her Indian origin.

Dating

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra were later spotted at many places round the world. The two have partnered for the cricketing team Rajasthan Royals. By March 2009, their combined stake in the team went up to 12%.

The two admitted to be dating even when Raj is married to Kavita. In July 2007, Raj apologised to Shilpa for the derogatory remarks made by Kavita.

Reports in March 09 suggested the two are planning to get married and Shilpa is believed to have bought a 10million pounds mansion in Weybridge, Surrey in early 2009. In March 2008 rumors began to spread that Kundra and Shetty were now engaged.

In August 09, Shetty said she thinks her faith in karma, and believes her husband-to-be jewellery tycoon Kundra must have been part of her previous life.

In August 09, the couple offered prayers to Lord Ganesha at a makeshift temple in Mumbai.

In October 09, the duo accompanied Jermaine Jackson, the elder brother of the late pop start Michael Jackson, to Amber Fort in Jaipur.

Their engagement happened on October 24, 2009 at Kundra's 7th floor Flat in Juhu, Mumbai.

The couple have paid six million pounds to acquire a 33 per cent stake in V8 Gourmet Group, a UK-based restraunt chain.

In November 09, the couple, along with Shamita are spotted at the Siddhivinayak temple in Prabhadevi.

Gifts

Raj Kundra has gifted his wife Shilpa Shetty a flat in Central London. The flat worth Rs. 7 crore was gifted for Shilpa's birthday in 2009.

In October 2012, Raj Kundra has again gifted Shilpa a 3000 sq.ft. duplex apartment in Noida's luxury residence Supernova. The building has 80 storeys and is the tallest in the area.

Wedding

Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty were married on November 22, 2009 at a private lavish ceremony in Khandala.

Marriage

They hosted a lavish wedding reception on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, India. The reception was attended by the Who's who of Bollywood and eminent personalities of fashion, cricket and politics.

On November 27, 2009, the couple sought blessings at the Tirupati temple

The couple has planned to go to US for their honeymoon. Some reports say they had their honeymoon at the Bahamas.

In January 2010, reports are out that she Shetty has chosen the House of Commons as the venue for her UK wedding celebration.

In March 2010, the couple, despite being busy with Indian Premier League Season 3, continued to expand their businesses with the opening of their new nightclub called Royalty in Mumbai.

Reports in April 2010 suggest that the couple are planning to launch an international football league soon. The invitation-only private league with six elite corporates and six A-list celebrities will co-own the football teams which will compete for the Football India Cup, according to sources.

In June 2010, Raj planned a surprise trip to Hong Kong and Macau to celebrate the birthday day of Shilpa.

Pregnancy

On December 11, 2011 Shilpa Shetty announced that she is pregnant and is expecting her first child. She appeared in public for the first time with a baby bump after announcing her pregnancy at a party in London.

Shilpa Shetty is due to give birth in June 2012. Raj Kundra said that he is planning to take a long break from work during and after delivery. "My wife's expecting now and this is the most important phase of my life and I don't want to be very busy. So I have decided I am not going to go on anymore cricket matches and watch it at home together with Shilpa. Once she delivers, I want to spend another month at home for my baby before I get back into business," he said.

Shilpa's sister Shamita Shetty hosted the baby shower for Shilpa which was attended by a number of celebrities. Raj Kundra attended the event and gifted Shilpa a golden spoon. "It felt fantastic, I felt like Kishen Kanhaiya amongst so many women. I gatecrashed. I said, I have also contributed to this, so I also want to go to this party," Kundra said.

Owner of Kolkata Knight Riders and Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan has reportedly given tips about taking care of mother and baby to Raj Kundra. The two have met at an IPL match in the 2012 season.

Children

Shilpa Shetty gave birth to a baby boy Viaan Raj Kundra at the Hinduja Healthcare Surgical Hospital in suburban Khar, Mumbai on May 21, 2012.

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