Saif and Kareena Wedding – Date, Photo, Location, Details

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan’s Wedding Details, Pictures

Pictures and details of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s Wedding, Marriage Registration, Wedding Reception, Sangeet, Mehndi, Honeymoon. Also Saif and Kareena’s marriage clothes, bridal trousseau, guests and parents at the wedding. Indian Actor Saif Ali Khan is the “Nawab of Pataudi” and Kareena Kapoor is a fourth generation actress of the “Kapoor” family. Saif and Kareena are popularly referred to as “Saifeena”.



Saif and Kareena Kapoor’s Wedding Reception In Delhi on 18 October

Picture of Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Sharmila Tagore at the Delhi Wedding Reception on 18 Oct

Kareena Kapoor dressed in a Pink Bridal dress with sister Karishma. Pic taken at Saif and Kareena's Marriage Reception in Delhi


The general feedback of guests attending the Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan Pataudi’s Wedding Reception (“Dawat-e-Walima“) was that it was classy and elegant with beautiful décor, excellent food and good entertainment.

  • Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan Pataudi’s Wedding Reception (“Dawat-e-Walima“) was held on 18 October and was hosted by Sharmila Tagore.
  • Location of Kareena and Saif’s Marriage Reception was the VVIP bungalow number 31, Aurangzeb Road in New Delhi.
  • Unlike the wedding, where only very close family and friends were invited, the wedding reception was an opportunity for Kareena and Saif to share their joy with their large circle of friends and associates. Over 600 guests attended (Please see the next section for the guest list)



  • The Reception décor was a Mughal setting with cream, off white and gold being the predominant colors.
  • For the Delhi Wedding reception, Kareena Kapoor wore a pink “Gharara” designed by Manish Malhotra. Saif, wore a black “Sherwani” designed by Raghavendra Rathore.


Saif's daughter, Sarah Ali Khan, at father Saif and Step mother Kareena Kapoor's Wedding Reception in Delhi.Saif and Kareena Kapoor, who is in her pink bridal dress that she wore for her Wedding Reception.

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Guests at Saif and Kareena Kapoor’s Wedding Reception in New Delhi

Mainly non-film related folks made up the guest list for Kareena and Saif’s Marriage Reception (“Dawat-e-Walima”) in New Delhi on 18 October, 2012

Mother of the groom Sharmila Tagore looking elegant in a Golden Saree at Saif and Kareena's Reception in DelhiPic of Guest at Kareena Kappor Khan and Saif Ali Khan's Wedding Reception in New Delhi

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  • Guests attending Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan’s Delhi Reception from the ruling Congress party included Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Shashi Tharoor with his wife Sunanda, Anand Sharma, Rajeev Shukla, Digvijay Singh, Renuka Chowdhary, Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
  • From UPA parties and the opposition, leaders attending the “Dawat-e-Walima” included Farooq Abdullah, Sitaram Yechury, Arun Jaitley, Amar Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad.
  • From the world of cricket guests included Kapil Dev with daughter Amiya, Bishen Singh Bedi, Ajay Jadeja.
  • Guests from the world of films and other walks of life included Nandita Das, Madhur Bhandarkar with wife Renu Namboodiri, Imtiaz Ali, Prasoon Joshi, designer Ritu Kumar, Manish Malhotra, Sarod master Amjad Ali Khan, Muzaffar Ali with wife Meera Ali, Shahnaz Hussain, Anjolie Ela Menon, Shobhana Bhartia.


Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s Civil Marriage Registration, 16 Oct, 2012

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan waving to media and fans after Registering their Marriage

Saif Ali Khan and wife Kareena Kapur after their Registered Marriage on 16 October, 2012

Kareena Kapoor with husband Saif Ali Khan after they registered their wedding on 16 Oct, 2012

Karishma Kapoor's daughter Samaira with newly married aunt Kareena and uncle Saif.

Kareena Kapoor inside her Fortune Heights house with sister Karishma. Picture taken just after her marriage to Saif Ali Khan.

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  • Since the couple belong to different religions (Saif Ali Khan is a Muslim and Kareena Kapoor is a Punjabi – Sindhi Hindu and a practicing Christian), they need to get married under the Indian Special Marriage Act, 1954”.
  • Around noon on 16 October, 2012, the Bandra Family Court Marriage Registrar, Surekha Lokhare, arrived at Fortune Heights at 29th Hill Road, Bandra (where Saif and Kareena live), to register the marriage of Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. Sharmila Tagore, Randhir Kapoor and Babita Kapoor were the official witnesses for the civil wedding. With the signing of the marriage register, Saif and Kareena legally became Husband and Wife. A religious marriage ceremony need not be conducted for Kareena and Saif to be married.
  • Saif’s name on the Marriage Certificate is Sajid Ali Khan, which is his real name.


  • As per the provisions of the “Indian Special Marriage Act, 1954”, Saif and Kareena had to give formal notice of their intention to wed to the Bandra Marriage Registrar’s Office 30 days before the wedding. Saif Ali Khan had informed the Marriage Registrar about his upcoming wedding on 12 September, 2012. The Bandra Marriage Officer made an entry in the Marriage Notice Book and put up a notice in the office. The reason behind this 30 day notice period is to allow anyone to raise an objection to Saif and Karina’s wedding.
  • As per the “Indian Special Marriage Act, 1954”, a religious wedding ceremony is not required for a couple to be married. As per this Indian law, the registration of the marriage means that the wedding is legally solemnized. This act is unlike the 4 other Indian Religious Marriage laws (“Hindu Marriage Act”, “Muslim Marriage Act”, “Indian Christian Marriage Act” and “Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act”), where the couple have to first conduct a religious wedding ritual and only then register their marriage.
  • Post marriage, Kareena will take the name Kareena Kapoor Khan.


Kareena Kapoor and Saif Khan’s Religious Nikah Wedding, 16 Oct, 2012

Kareena Bridal Dress was a lovely Red Burgundy Lehenga Choli with exquisite silver zari work.Kareena Kapoor's wedding dress was a Gharara previously worn by mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore.

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  • Saif’s father, “Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi” passed away on 22 September, 2011. The Kapoor and Pataudi families have waited for the traditional one year mourning period to be over before Saif and Karina are married.
  • After their registered civil marriage, Saif Ali Khan Pataudi and Kareena Kapoor once again exchanged marriage vows in a religious ceremony. The “Nikaah” ceremony took place on the evening of 16 October at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in South Mumbai. Those present suggested that it was less of a conventional “Nikaah” ceremony and more of a reaffirmation of wedding vows between Kareena and Saif Khan.
  • Kareena Kapoor wore a lovely “Gharara”, which is a Pataudi family heirloom worn previously by Saif’s grandmother Begum Sajida Sultan in 1939 and her mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore, at her wedding with Saif’s father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi in 1969. Kareena’s heavy wedding “Sharara” or “Gharara” (wedding bridal dress) is in gold, rust and blue and it was restored by Ritu Kumar. Soon after the ceremony, Kareena changed into an exquisite burgundy “Lehenga Choli” with intricate silver zari  work. Kareena Kapoor’s bridal trousseau was designed by Indian designer and stylist Manish Malhotra.
  • Saif’s wedding outfit was a traditional and simple golden “Achkan” and Turban designed by Raghuvendra Rathod. For more details, please refer to section on “Saif Ali Khan and Kareena’s Wedding Clothes”.
  • Talking to the press, Kareena’s father asserted that there was no religious conversion by either Saif or Kareena. Each would respect the others faith.


Guests at Kareena Kapoor and Saif’s Wedding in Mumbai on 16 Oct, 2012

  • Saif’s two children, daughter Sara Ali Khan (16) and son Ibrahim Ali Khan (10) attended his “Nikah” to Kareena. Saif was previously married to Amrita Singh.
  • As per the wishes of Kareena and Saif, only close family members and friends attended the wedding at the Taj. By Bollywood standards, this was a rather small wedding/reception. The Reception in Delhi on 18 October was at a grander scale with over 600 people attending.
  • Practically the entire Kapoor clan was present from Kareena Kapoor’s parents Randhir, Babita, sister Karishma Kapur, Kareena’s uncles (Rishi Kapoor with wife Neetu Singh, Rajiv Kapoor), Kareena’s aunts (Ritu Nanda, Reema Jain), Kareena’s grandmother Krishna Kapoor, Kareena’s granduncle Shashi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor’s cousins (Kunal Kapoor, Aditya Raj Kapoor), Kareena’s cousins (Nitasha Nanda, Nikhil Nanda with wife Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Ranbir Kapoor, Armaan Jain), Kareena’s niece (Samaira Kapoor) and nephew (Kiaan Raj Kapoor).
  • From Saif side of the family, his mother Sharmila Tagore and sisters, Saba and Soha attended the “Nikah”. Soha’s partner, Kunal Khemu was also present.
  • Bollywood film fraternity guests who attended Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan’s wedding at the Taj Mahal hotel on October 16, 2012, included Shahrukh Khan with wife Gauri, Anil Kapoor with wife Sunita, daughter Sonam, nephew Arjun Kapoor, Preity Zinta, R Balki, Gauri Shinde, Tushar Kapoor, Karan Johar, Amrita Arora with husband Shakeel Ladakh, Malaika Arora Khan, Atul Agnihotri with wife Alvira, Sohail Khan with wife Seema Sachdev Khan, Dia Mirza, Fardeen Khan.
  • Indian designers Ritu Kumar, Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phadnis were also present at the wedding.
  • A surprising absence was Mr Amitabh Bachchan who is related to Kareena Kapoor. Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda is married to Kareena’s cousin Nikhil Nanda. Mr Bachchan was busy filming “Kaun Banega Crorepati” (KBC, India’s equivalent of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”). Shahrukh Khan arrived late at Kareena and Saif’s “Nikaah”, because he was filming an episode of KBC with Mr Bachchan. Mr Amitabh Bachchan was represented by daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda, son-in-law, Nitasha Nanda, and grandson Agastye.


Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan’s Wedding Clothes

Kareena Kapoor's Bridal and Wedding Clothes worn for her Sangeet, Marriage Registration and Nikah


  • For the religious wedding or “Nikah” on 16 October, 2012, Kareena Kapoor wore mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore’s, bridal dress, a “Gharara” in gold, green and rust (please see the above image). A “Gharara” is usually worn by Muslim women in North India and it consists of a “Kurti” (waist length tunic), “Farsi Pajama” (long wide legged pants or skirts that flare at the legs) and a “Dupatta“. This Pataudi bridal trousseau originally belonged to Begum Sajida Sultan, the “Begum of Bhopal”, Sharmila Tagore’s mother-in-law and Saif’s grandmother. Indian designer Ritu Kumar restored this bridal trousseau and designer Manish Malhotra altered the bridal trousseau as per Kareena’s measurements and requirements.
  • After the religious ceremony Kareena changed into a stunning deep burgundy bridal “Lehenga Choli”, designed by Manish Malhotra. Both the “Choli” (Blouse) and the “Dupatta ” had intricate silver zari work. Kareena’s  wedding jewelry consisted of a heavy choker around her neck with green precious stones.
  • Most of Kareena Kapoor’s bridal clothes have been designed by Manish Malhotra.
  • As part of her wedding jewelry, Kareena Kapur wore a large neck to waist gold necklace with diamonds and precious stones encrusted in it. The necklace made by Rajkot’s Kruti Jewellers is estimated to weigh 400 gms and cost around Rs 4 million.
  • Famous Stylist Mickey Contractor and make expert Subhash Vagal helped Kareena Kapoor with her makeup and look for the wedding and reception.
  • For his wedding Saif Ali Khan wore a simple, elegant golden knee length “Banarasi Achkan” and Turban designed by designer Raghavendra Rathod. His footwear was traditional Jodhpuri shoes. Raghuvendra Rathore also designed a “Bandhgala” (close neck) suit for Saif. Incidentally Raghuvendra Rathore is also designed a “Bandgala” for Lisa Ray’s husband, Jason Dehni, for Lisa Ray’s Wedding on 20 October.
  • Raghuvendra Rathod had previously designed Saif’s royal wardrobe for the movie “Eklavya”.
  • For the wedding reception on October 18, 2012, in New Delhi, Kareena wore a beautiful pink “Gharara” by Manish Malhotra and Saif wore an elegant “Sherwani” by Raghavendra Rathore.


Kareena and Saif’s Sangeet Party

  • Although there was no formal “Sangeet” ceremony, Kareena and Saif threw a private party on the roof of Kareena’s Bandra residence, Satguru Sharanin Bandra, for close friends and family. This was the equivalent of their “Sangeet“.
  • Guests at Kareena and Saif’s “Sangeet” function included Saif’s daughter Sara, his sisters Saba Ali Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Kareena’s aunts Reema Kapoor and Neetu Singh, Malaika Arora Khan, a very pregnant Amrita Arora with husband Shakeel Ladakh, Karan Johar, Sunil Lulla with wife Krishika, Tusshar Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor with wife Maheep, Homi Adajania with wife Anaita Shroff, designers Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phadnis, Niranjan Iyenger.
  • For the party, Kareena wore a heavily embroidered Golden “Lehange” with an orange “Dupatta“.She had an impressive choker around her neck with matching earrings, Green bangles on her wrists and “Gajra” flowers in her hair. Saif wore an elegant White suit. (Please see the below photo).
  • After Kareena and Saif’s civil wedding on 15 October, there is a big party in the evening. Karan Johar will be involved in choreographing the dances for this party, so will Bollywood film choreographer Rajendra Masterji.


Photo of Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan At Their Sangeet Ceremony.


Saif and Kareena Kapoor’s Honeymoon and Post Wedding Plans

  • There are no immediate plans for a honeymoon since both Kareena and Saif are busy with work. Their holiday / honeymoon will be in the end of the year and beginning of 2012 in Gstaad in Switzerland.
  • After their wedding, Kareena and Saif spent spent some time in Pataudi.
  • Their first social-professional engagement after their marriage will be to perform live at the People’s Choice Awards on 27 Oct.
  • Kareena Kapoor will continue to work after her marriage. Starting with “Talaash”, movie credits will have the name Kareena Kapoor Khan.
  • Soon after her wedding Kareena will start shooting for an item song for “Dabaang 2” on 22 October. This movie will have a Christmas 2012 release. Kareena will start promoting “Talaash”, which is a thriller starring Kareena, Amir Khan and Rani Mukherji, from 1 November. Kareena’s next film project is the Prakash Jha movie “Satyagraha” which goes on the floor on 10 January, 2013.
  • Saif next big movie, “Race 2?, will keep him busy. It is expected to release on 25 January, 2013. He will also start shooting in Madhya Pradesh for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s “Bullet Raja“.


Saif and Kareena Follow Different Religion. Will Kareena convert to Islam

  • Kareena Kapoor’s father, Randhir Kapoor, is a Punjabi and her mother, Babita Shivdasani, is a Sindhi. Saif Ali Khan and his family are followers of Islam. Saif Ali Khan’s mother, Sharmila Tagore – the grand niece of Rabindranath Tagore, converted to Islam at the time of her marriage to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. After the passing of his father, Saif Ali Khan has been conferred the title of the 10th Nawab of Pataudi. Although this is a ceremonial title, it entails certain social and religious responsibilities.
  • Saif has made it clear that he does not expect Kareena Kapoor to convert to Islam and become a Muslim. Saif, Kareena’s father, Randhir Kapoor and Kareena’s mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore, have all asserted that Kareena can and should follow the religion of her choice.
  • When Saif had married Amrita Singh in 1994, Amrita had converted to Islam. According to Saif, there had been no pressure on Amrita to convert to Islam. Amrita was free to practice her religious beliefs. Amrita Singh was  half Muslim to begin with. Amrita Singh’s father, Shivinder Singh, was a Sikh army officer and her mother, Ruksana Sultana, was a Muslim. Saif and Amrita had a Nikaah ceremony.
  • It will be interesting to see what role, if any, religion plays in the Kareena Kapoor – Saif Ali Khan marriage. Many young inter-religion couples may follow their example in their personal life. Kareena and Saif can be positive role models for young couples in a similar situation.


Saif Ali Khan’s Marriage To Amrita Singh

Saif Khan was married to actress Amrita Singh from October 1991 to 2004. Saif has a daughter, Sara Ali Khan, and son, Ibrahim Ali Khan, from his marriage to Amrita Singh.


Saif Ali Khan’s Connection with Pataudi and Bhopal

Saif’s father Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was the 9th Nawab of Pataudi. After his death, the title of “Nawab of Pataudi” was conferred on Saif Ali Khan. Although in today’s India, this title is ceremonial, it does indicate the Saif’s royal background. Saif Ali Khan’s mother, actress Sharmila Tagore is the great grand niece of Rabindranath Tagore.


In addition to property in Pataudi in Punjab, Saif and his family also have ancestral property in Bhopal. Saif Ali Khan’s grandmother, “Sajida Sultan“, was the “Begum of Bhopal”. Saif’s great grandfather, Nawab Hamidullah Khan, was the last ruling Nawab of Bhopal. Saif Ali Khan’s family owns large tracts of property in Bhopal. The Pataudi’s have been patrons of “Auqaf-e-Shahi” (or “Aukaf-e-Shahi”), which is the charitable trust that manages the princely “waqf” (Islamic charitable trust) properties (mosques, shrines, orphanages) in Bhopal. It is estimated that the value of the “wakf” properties is in excess of Rs 300 crore (Rs 3 Billion). Saif’s father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was the “Mutawalli” (chief patron) of the “Auqaf-e-Shahi”. In 2008 Pataudi Sr recommended that his eldest daughter, Saba Ali Khan, be made the “Asnaib Muttawalli” (deputy patron) of the trust. After Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s death in September, 2011, Saba Ali Khan was appointed the “Mutawalli” (Patron) of the “Aukaf-e-Shahi” Waqf Trust.


In 2003, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi had donated land overlooking Bhopal’s famous “Bada Talab” (Big Lake) to build a mosque in the name of his mother, “Sajida Sultan”.


Movies in Which Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Have Acted Together

  • LOC Kargil (2003)
  • Omkara (2006)
  • Tashan (2008) – Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan’s love bloomed during the shooting of this movie.
  • Kurbaan (2009)
  • Agent Vinod (2012)





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