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Reel life couple Saravanan (Senthil) and Meenakashi (Sreeja) has tied the knot in real life too.

Senthil and Sreeja became popular with the popular Tamil television serial "Saravanan Meenakshi" in which they played the title roles. The serial ran for six years and for two seasons. Their marriage on the serial was a grand affair with the presence of fans and even the family members of the actors. Unlike their reel-life marriage, their real life wedding was a simple, private affair held in Tirupati last week.

"Our fans are responsible for this marriage. Wherever we go, people tell us that we look like made-for-each-other couple. This actually sparked the right chord between us. We have worked for six years for the serial and more than love, I can say that we have developed a beautiful friendship and understanding during the shoot. It was only during the second season we actually thought of getting married," Senthil told the Times of India.

Talking about his private wedding, Senthil told the news daily that since his reel life wedding was held in a grand manner, they decided to hold the real life marriage in a private ceremony. He also stated that he was planning to officially announce the wedding to the media, but his driver had posted pictures of their marriage on the Internet prior to the announcement.

Senthil, who works as a Radio Jockey, is currently concentrating on his film assignments. The actor has starred in Cheran's "Thavamai Thavamirundhu" and a few other Tamil films. He was last seen doing a supporting role in Santhanam's "Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham." Recently, Senthil won the best actor award for his portrayal of Saravanan character in the serial at the recently held Vijay Telly awards, while Sreeja won the best actress award. "Saravanan Meenakshi" was chosen as the best serial at the awards ceremony.