Exclusive: Akshay Kumar’s Saugandh co-star Shanthi Priya finds love with Sandip Soparrkar

Published on Aug 09, 2022 12:00 PM IST

Love can knock on one’s door at any stage of life, even when one expects it the least. Actor Shanthi Priya, 52, has found solace in choreographer Sandip Soparrkar, 57. Read the exclusive report.

Shanthi Priya and Sandip Soparrkar
Shanthi Priya and Sandip Soparrkar
ByVinay MR Mishra

Actor Shanthi Priya, who is well known for her work in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films, has found love in choreographer Sandip Soparrkar. The two met in April during a dance event.

Priya made her debut in 1991 with the Akshay Kumar-starrer Saugandh and went on to feature in many Hindi movies. When we contacted the Phool Aur Angaar (1993) actor, she confirmed the report: “Yes, we are together. We love each other’s families. It (the relationship) is at a very early stage, so I don’t want to talk much about it. Let’s see what happens in the future.”

Soparrkar, 57, who was earlier married to model Jesse Randhawa in 2009 but got separated in 2016, shares, “Yes. We have been seeing each other for a few months. It’s a lovely feeling to fall in love. Who doesn’t like that feeling? She is a genuine woman, and I love her honesty. However, we don’t wish to talk much about it. Hope you respect our privacy.”

In 2007, the choreographer adopted a boy, Arjun. Whereas, Priya, 52, has two sons: Shubham and Shishya Ray. She was married to Hindi and Marathi film actor Siddharth Ray, who died in 2004. He was known for his work in movies such as Baazigar (1993) along with appearing in several Hindi films such as Bichhoo (2000) and Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002).

A source close to the couple shares, “They are both single parents and there is an understanding between them. They don’t believe in the concept of dating, but there is love for each other.”

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