Hindi film actor Vivek Oberoi married Priyanka Alva, daughter of late Karnataka political leader Jeevraj Alva, here on Friday.
In the wedding, which saw a touch of traditional Punjabi exuberance and cultural beauty of coastal Karnataka, 34-year old Oberoi exchanged garlands with Priyanka (28), the daughter of former Karnataka minister late Jeevaraj Alva and reputed dancer Nandini, at a late night ceremony.
The 28-year-old Priyanka is a Business Management graduate from Britain. Her mother Nandini is a well known classical dancer. Jeevraj Alva, a Janata Dal-United leader and a minister in the Ramakrishna Hegde ministry in Karnataka, passed away in 2001. The wedding, both in Karnataka and Punjabi style, took place at the sprawling farm house of Alvas in north Bangalore. The Oberois — father Suresh Oberoi was also a leading Hindi film actor — will host a reception in Mumbai Sunday. The pre-wedding ceremonies began Thursday and continued till Friday evening when the ‘barat’ reached Alva’s house. The wedding comes a few days after the release of Vivek’s latest bollywood flick, “Rakht Charitra”, across India.
The match was apparently arranged with help from Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Padmini Ravi, who is a close friend of Nandini. Priyanka is currently working in the NGO, Artistes Foundation for Arts, established by her family and helps her mother run many orphanages as well. Vivek Oberoi was at one point of time dating Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. He also got engaged to model Gurpreet but unfortunately, they broke up.