7 Pakistani Celebrities Who Married Their Cousins

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  • April 23, 2019

In our part of the world, marriage between cousins are quite common. Be it Pakistani or Indian culture, for decades desi families have adhered to this tradition, sometimes going so far as to force it. In fact, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some Pakistani celebrities got married to their cousins as well.

Perhaps most Pakistani families prefer it this way, seeing as how the couple may know each other since childhood. They feel there’s less risk of family conflict and divorces this way.


1 Shahid Afridi and Nadia Afridi

Shahid Afridi and Nadia Afridi chose each other as life partners on 20th October 1999.

Shahid Afridi hails from a conservative family who were originally based in Khyber Agency of FATA. It is said that Afridi’s family considers marrying anyone outside of their own family as a disgrace.

Nonetheless, the star all-rounder got married to his maternal cousin Nadia Afridi, and the two live a happy life.

Shahid Afridi and Nadia Afridi have been blessed with four beautiful daughters Aqsa Afridi, Ansha Afridi, Asmara Afridi and Ajwa Afridi.