Malayalam actor Dileep and actress Kavya Madhavan entered into wedlock at a private ceremony in Kochi on Friday, November 25. This is the second marriage for both the stars.
Some relatives and close friends of the couple attended the grand ceremony at 10 am. According to reports, the guests were not informed about their marriage and were invited for a movie pooja function. This was intentionally done to keep media glare away from the event.
Dileep told a TV channel that he has the blessings of his daughter Meenakshi.
Earlier in the day, Sreedhar Pillai, a noted film critic, confirmed the news about the wedding of Dileep and Kavya Madhavan on his Twitter handle. He tweeted: "Breaking- #Dileep - #KavyaMadhavan wedding today morning at 10 am in Kochi. All the best to the couple, for a happy married life."
His wife Sridevi Sreedhar also confirmed that members of both Dileep and Kavya Madhavan's families will be present there. She wrote: "All the best to #Dileep and #KavyaMadhavan who are getting married today morning in kochi ❤️️with the blessing of their families."
Later, Sridevi Sreedhar also informed that the wedding of Dileep and Kavya Madhavan will be telecast live on Malayalam TV channel Matrubhumi. She tweeted: "#Dileep #KavyaMadhavan wedding live telecast on Matrubhumi news channel. A very simple wedding 4 the #Luckypair of Malayalam cinema."
Dileep was earlier married to actress Manju Warrier. They have a daughter named Meenakshi Dileep. They filed for divorce in July 2014, which was granted in January 2015.
Kavya Madhavan's first marriage also ended in divorce. She had married actor Nishal Chandra in February 2009 and moved to Kuwait to be with her husband. They filed a divorce petition in July 2010, which was granted in May 2011.
Dileep and Kavya Madhavan met each other for the first time on the sets of Darling Darling in 2000. The movie went on to become a hit with the couple's chemistry striking a chord with the audience. Later, they starred together in nearly 20 movies and are one of the best couples in Malayalam cinema.
Dileep and Kavya Madhavan were last seen together in film Pinneyum, which was released on August 18, 2016.