Mir Mohsin Akhtar is a Kashmiri and comes from a family of businessmen. He left his family home at the age of 21 to try his luck at modelling. He was the second runners-up at The Times of India, Mr India 2007 competition. He walked the ramp for designers such as Taroon Kumar, Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phadnis, and Ranna Gill. He even tried his luck in Bollywood with films like It’s A Man’s World, Mumbai Mast Kallander, and Luck By Chance. He is almost ten years younger to Urmila. Mohsin has a brother and three sisters who are all very close to Urmila.
Urmila and Mohsin met at Manish Malhotra’s niece, Riddhi Malhotra’s wedding in 2014. And, it was there that Mohsin was completely smitten by Urmila. As per a report in the Mumbai Mirror, he wooed her in complete filmi-style. He pursued her for over a year before she finally gave in. Manish Malhotra had said:
“So happy for Urmila and Mir. They met at my niece’s wedding in 2014. She made a beautiful bride!”
Urmila and Mir got married in a private ceremony on March 3, 2016, at Urmila’s residence itself. Only family members and close friends were invited to the wedding. In a statement, she had said:
“We kept it an exclusive wedding with just family and friends at the celebration. Since our families wanted the wedding to be a low-key affair. We mutually decided to keep it private. We seek your blessings on embarking this new journey of our lives.”
Only close friend Manish Malhotra was present at the do. Urmila’s sister, Mamta was the wedding planner for her, and she had managed to keep all the preparations under the wraps. Her residence on Turner Road in Bandra was lighted up in blue, red and yellow lights. The mandap was made on the terrace and was well-decorated. It was a Hindu wedding, later followed by an intimate nikaah ceremony.
Mohsin’s family flew in from Kashmir a month before the wedding to fix the wedding date. Urmila looked ravishing in a red and golden lehenga designed by Manish Malhotra. Her mehendi and jewellery looked stunning, and the bridal glow radiated on her face. Mohsin too complemented his bride well in a peach-coloured kurta and a white pyjama. As per the same report in Mumbai Mirror, Mohsin and Urmila threw a party for their friends on March 2, 2016. The couple stays together in Urmila’s house. Here are a few more pictures from their wedding ceremony:
Not just this, the couple even hosted a reception party where Urmila was seen in a stunning white and golden ensemble, and Mohsin was seen in a black suit. Here are the pictures from their gala wedding reception:
The newlyweds also went to the Golden Temple, Amritsar to seek blessings from the almighty. Paulomi, who is Urmila’s friend and was a part of the celebrations had said:
“They have gone to the Golden Temple today to seek blessings. Once they are back, we shall gear up for the Nikah. A reception is also being planned by them.”