The year’s biggest Tollywood wedding was witnessed by just a handful. Deccan Chronicle can confirm that Tollywood star Pawan Kalyan is now married to long-time partner Anna Lezhneva.
The union was solemnised at a sub-registrar’s office at Erragadda (formerly the Banjara Hills sub-registrar office), which issued a marriage certificate on September 30, of Konidela Pawan Kalyan marrying Anna.
This is Pawan’s third marriage. The actor first married Nandini in 1997. He later wed Tollywood actress and co-star Renu Desai in 2009, but that marriage, too, fell apart.
Sources claim, he has been in a relationship with Anna and the two finally made it official on September 30, this year.
Hyderabad South joint sub-registrar M.Z. Basith Siddiqui said this to DC:
‘BOTH WERE IN SOUND STATE OF MIND’
“On August 30, the couple approached me with an intention of marriage. I took their application and put up a notice, with their passport photographs displayed on the notice board, seeking objections and complaints (part of procedure). In the 30 days, there were no complaints or objections... so, I issued them a marriage certificate on September 30 after solemnising the marriage.”
Pawan Kalyan and Anna Lezhneva paid Rs 1,000 as marriage fee.
Siddiqui added: “The marriage is under Special Marriage Act 1954 as it is an inter-caste marriage. There is no case of conversion here. I issued the notice, under Section 13 of the Special Marriage Act and later, solemnised it. Pawan and Anna exchanged garlands in my office in the presence of three witnesses and took oath. I had also checked whether they were there willfully, or under influence. Both were willing and in a sound state of mind.”
The official also said there were no objections from Pawan’s second wife Renu Desai.
“During the one-month notice, she didn’t raise any objections.” The three witnesses, named on the form, are all former managers of Pawan Kalyan.
They are Mohammed Abdul, son of Mohammed Abdul Hafeez a resident of Swarajnagar, N. Srinivas, son of N.V.R. Naidu, a resident of Mahalaxmi Estates a businessman, and B. Anandam, son of B. Chelan, a resident of Park View Castle, an art director.
This is not the first time that Pawan Kalyan’s personal life has made headlines. The actor has been notoriously secret about his relationships but, over time... details did leak out.
- The actor first married Nandini, a native of Vizag in 1997, but separated from her, after two years of their marriage.
- The actor then married model Renu Desai in 2009. Desai was his female lead in the film Badri (2009) and Johnny (2003). They have a son, Akira Nandan (born 2004) and a daughter, Aadhya (born 2010).
- But in 2008, Pawan’s ex-wife Nandini surfaced again to file a case against the actor. She claimed that he had married the second time without a proper divorce.