Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, grandson of legendary singer Mukesh, has gotten engaged to Mumbai-based Rukmini Sahay at a ceremony attended by close family and friends. It is an arranged match, and the wedding is planned for early next year.
The ceremony took place at a Juhu hotel in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Sahay belongs to the aviation industry, and both families know each other well.
Talking about his daughter-in-law to be, Mukesh’s father, Nitin Mukesh, says the family is “ecstatic” that he will finally settle down.
“Neil is quite old school in his ways and is a firm believer in the traditional school of thought when it comes to the sacred institution of marriage. He left the decision of finding his soul mate in his parents’ trusted hands and there couldn’t have been a better match for him than Rukmini,” Nitin Mukesh said in a statement.
He said the bride-to-be has “already won the hearts” of the Mukesh family “with her simplicity and upbringing”.
“She reflects the values and traditions that Neil has been raised with and complements him in every way possible. The celebrations to the final countdown have already begun,” he added.
For the ceremony, Mukesh, 34, was seen sporting a black sherwani, while Sahay, 27, wore a traditional pink and blue heavily embellished lehnga. A simple gajra enhanced her look.
According to a source, the couple’s courtship lasted a month.
Mukesh is known for films such as Johnny Gaddaar, New York, David, 7 Khoon Maaf and Wazir. He has also moved into a new house in Andheri. It has been designed by him.