Divorce is no new to Tollywood Film Industry. Right from late legendary actor NT Rama Rao to modern day superstar Pawan Kalyan, many Telugu stars have married twice in Tollywood. We bring you the list of 10 top actors, who have divorced their first wife or husband and got married for second time.
1. Kamal Haasan
In 1978, at age 24, Kamal married dancer Vani Ganapathy. They divorced ten years later. Than, Kamal began dating Sarika and started living together in 1988. Sarika stopped acting soon after their marriage. In 2002, the couple filed for divorce, which became final in 2004. The couple have two daughters Shruti and Akshara Haasan.
2. Akkineni Nagarjuna
Nagarjuna has been married twice. In 1984, he married Lakshmi Daggubati, a member of the Daggubati family which is prominent in the Telugu film industry. She is the daughter of D. Ramanaidu, a prominent film-maker. Their son is Naga Chaitanya (born in 1986). However the couple split. Nagarjuna then married the actress Amala Akkineni. They have a son together Akhil Akkineni (born 1994). Meanwhile, Lakshmi Daggubati married a corporate executive named Sharath Vijay Raghavan.
3. Prakash Raj
Prakash Rai married actress Lalitha Kumari in 1994. They have two daughters, Meghana and Pooja, and a son Sidhu. The couple divorced in 2009. He married choreographer Pony Verma on 24 August 2010. They have a son, Vedhanth.
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4. R. Sarathkumar
R. Sarathkumar has been married twice. His first marriage was to Chaya in 1984 and the couple had two daughters, Varalaxmi (born 1985) and Pooja (born 1987). In the mid of 1990s, Sarathkumar was involved in a relationship with actress Nagma with whom he paired in films such as Ragasiya Police, Aravindhan and Janakiraman. After knowing their relationship, Chaya filed a divorce petition. Later, Sarathkumar and Nagma got separated with Nagma. Then Sarathkumar got married with actress Raadhika on 4 February 2001. The couple has a son named Rahul born in 2004. He has also a stepdaughter named Rayanne Hardy born to his wife Raadhika with her ex-husband Richard Hardy in 1992.
5. Sarath Babu
Actor Sarath Babu had first married actress Rama Prabha, but their relationship did not last long. Later, he married Snehalatha Dixit and they have separated now.
6. Prabhu Deva
Prabhu Deva had first married Ramlatha and they had three children. The couple got divorced in 2011. Later, he was in live in relationship with actress Nayantara and they had planned to marry. But in 2012, Nayantara confirmed that she had ended her relationship with Prabhu Deva.
7. Pawan Kalayan
Power Star Pawan Kalayan married actress Nandini in 1997, but the couple got separated after two years of marriage. In 2009, the actor tied the knot with his co-star Renu Desi and divorced her later in 2012. He is rumoured to have married Anna Lezhneva of Russia in December 2013.