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IT'S OFFICIAL! TV heartthrob Gautam Rode ENGAGED to Pankhuri Awasthy in a PRIVATE ROKA ceremony on Diwali!

Published by - Aashu Mishra | Updated: Oct 25, 2017 11:25 IST

One of the most eligible bachelor of television Gautam Rode of Saraswatichandra and Suryaptra Karan fame in no more single as he recently got engaged to girlfriend and fellow actress Pankhuri Awasthy.

Gautam and Pankhuri firt met on the set of 'Suryaputra Karn' Gautam and Pankhuri firt met on the set of 'Suryaputra Karn'

According to a report published in Bombay Times, a source close to the couple told, "They had a small roka ceremony attended by their families. Both Gautam and Pankhuri are introverts and they have always remained guarded about their personal lives. They have been together for almost two years now and decided to get engaged during Diwali, making it even more special for their loved ones."

The couple got engaged in a private roka ceremony attended by closed family members The couple got engaged in a private roka ceremony attended by close family members

The duo first met on the sets of 'Suryaputra Karn' where cupid struck the two and love blossomed.

Interestingly 40-year-old Gautam is around 15 years older to Pankhuri who is in her early twenties, however the huge age gap was never a hurdle between them and the couple is now all set to take their relationship to next level.

Gautam Rode is one of the hottest men of small screen and is all set for his Bollywood debut opposite Zareen Khan in 'Aksar 2' Gautam Rode is one of the hottest men of small screen and is all set for his Bollywood debut opposite Zareen Khan in 'Aksar 2'

Both Gautam & Pankhuri, confirmed the good news to the website and said, "Yes, Pankhuri and I recently got engaged and I feel lucky to have found a life partner like her. We share the same wavelength and she has fit into my family perfectly, said the actor " Pankhuri too, seemed elated and said, "We have taken the first step. The families have wholeheartedly welcomed our union. In Gautam, I have found the answer to all my dreams. I'm eagerly looking forward to the most important phase of my life." So, when is the wedding? "Our families will sit together and decide the date. It will be sometime next year," she said.

Pankhuri was last seen opposite Rajveer Singh in 'Kya Qusoor Hai amla Ka' Pankhuri was last seen opposite Rajveer Singh in 'Kya Qusoor Hai amla Ka'

Pankhuri, who started her career with an episode in 'Yeh Hai Aashiqui', played the lead role in 'Razia Sultan' and the more recent 'Kya Qusoor Hai Amla Ka?' which went off-air last month.

Pankhuri as Razia Sultan Pankhuri as Razia Sultan

Our heartiest congratulations to the newly engaged couple hope to hear the wedding bells ringing soon!