The big day has come as Soundarya Rajinikanth and Vishagan Vanangamudi will be tying the knot today in an intimate affair at The Leela Palace in MRC Nagar, Chennai. The family has been keeping it low-key. But from cocktail parties to exclusive receptions for industry biggies, the weekend is expected to see a lavish celebration.
Soundarya Rajinikanth is Tamil superstar Rajinikanth’s youngest daughter.
First Wedding Pictures Are Here
The hall is spruced up, chanting has begun, the fragrance of jasmine flowers wafts in the air... the muhurtham is here. Superstar Rajinikanth has reached The Leela Palace at MRC Nagar, Chennai with his family.
Clad in a beautiful grand gold zari saree, Soundarya is seen being walked into the mandapam by her sister Aishwarya Dhanush. The groom, clad in a pattu veshti (silk dhoti) is seen beaming.
Sneak Peek Into Soundarya's Wedding
While the wait has begun for Soundarya’s wedding pictures, her make up artist Prakruthi Ananth has shared a few Instagram stories giving a sneak peek into Soundarya getting ready for her big day.
Meanwhile, an adorable picture of Aishwarya and Soundarya Rajinikanth with sisters Sridevi Vijayakumar and Preetha Vijayakumar is doing the rounds on social media.
Adorable Picture of Anirudh with Soundarya
The day is here and Soundarya and Vishagan will be tying the knot in a few hours. The murtham (wedding) is from 9 am to 10.30 am at The Leela Palace. This will be followed by a reception and a cocktail party.
Meanwhile, music composer Anirudh Ravichander, shared this adorable picture with Soundarya from the pre-wedding bash on Friday. Soundarya replied to his post saying, “Love you my brother.”
Setting Bride Goals
Clad in a beautiful green sari with red and gold zari, Soundarya is setting bride goals. Her makeup artist Prakruthi Ananth shared her look for Mappilai Azhappu this Sunday evening.
AR Rahman Congratulates the Couple
Wishes for have been pouring in on social media. Music maestro AR Rahman took to Twitter and congratulated the couple.
Soundarya Introduces the 'Most Important' Men of Her Life
After a long wait for pictures from Soundarya Rajinikanth and Vishagan’s pre-wedding celebrations, the official pictures are finally here!
“Blessed & grateful beyond words !!!! The three most important men in my life ... my darling father ... my angel son ... and now you my Vishagan,” Soundarya has tweeted.
Superstar Hits the Dance Floor
Rajinikanth grooved to ‘Oruvan Oruvan Mudhalali’ at Soundarya and Vishagan's pre-wedding bash on Friday. In a video posted to social media, you can see his wife Latha cheering for him.
Rajinikanth Invites Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
Rajinikanth met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami on Sunday morning to invite him for his daughter’s wedding.
A Gift For Forever
Rajinikanth’s family’s return gifts for the guests is one to cherish forever. Literally. Everyone was given a neem ball with a small thank you card which read, ‘Plant or throw. It will grow into a tree.’
More Candid Photos from Pre-Wedding Celebrations
The pre-wedding photos of the duo have flooded social media. Pictures of actor Dhanush who is married to Aishwarya, Rajinikanth’s first daughter have also surfaced.
Weekend-Long Gala Ahead
More wedding festivities to continue this weekend. On 10 February, there will be a Janavasam followed by Sangeet at Rajinikanth's house at Poes Garden.
The event will be private affair. The family has asked for police bandobast and traffic support at their residence.
The murtham (wedding) is on 11 February from 9 am to 10.30 am at The Leela Palace. This will be followed by a reception and a cocktail party.
A post wedding function will be held at their residence on 12 February.
The First Thalaiva Family Selfie Is Here!
An Intimate Affair with Industry's Biggies
Rajinikanth has visited several other politicians and actors, to invite them personally for his daughter’s wedding.
The 2.0 star visited actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, DMK President MK Stalin, Tamil Nadu Congress Chief Thirunavukkarasar, as well as President of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi Thol Thirumavalavan, and asked them to attend the celebrations.
The family is keeping this a low-key affair but a lot of big names are expected to attend the wedding.
Who is Vishagan Vanangamudi?
Vishagan Vanangamudi, a second generation entrepreneur, is the Executive Director of Apex Laboratories Pvt Ltd, one of the leading family-owned pharmaceutical company in India. He is a graduate in Management from Bradford University, UK and a Masters in Management from London University. He made his debut in acting with Vanjagar Ulagam, his debut film, in 2018.
Soundarya Rajinikanth, the Woman with the Superstar's Surname
Soundarya’s career in films began in 1999, as a sketch artist in graphic design for the massive hit Padayappa. Her other works include Sivaji, Anbe Aaruyire, Sandakozhi, Chandramukhi and Chennai-28. She turned producer in 2010 with the film Goa. She then made her directorial debut with brother-in-law, Dhanush, in his production VIP 2.
It was her background as a graphic designer that eventually led to her magnum opus, and also her most expensive flop till date, Kochadaiyaan.
Her next mega project is Ponniyin Selvan, a historic novel written by the late author Kalki. She is producing the 2,400 page magnum opus as a web series on MX Player.
Soundarya-Vishagan Engaged in 2018
Soundarya and Vishagan got engaged in a private family ceremony last year.
Soundarya was earlier married to Ashwin Ramkumar, an industrialist. They got officially divorced in 2017. They have a five-year-old son Ved. Soundarya and Ashwin had filed for divorce by mutual consent on grounds of difference of opinion. This is Vishagan’s second marriage as well.
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