Congratulations are in order for Indian American actor Aasif Mandvi and his new bride, Shaifali Puri.
The dynamic duo tied the knot Aug. 27 during a multicultural celebration in Atlanta, Georgia, which was attended by over 200 guests.
“I’m most excited about sharing this incredible moment with so many family members and friends from all the different parts of my life,” Mandvi, who took vows at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, told People magazine.
“I’m so honored they all showed up. After this many years, I think most people had given up on me ever tying the knot,” said the 51-year-old actor.
The couple’s interfaith Hindu-Muslim ceremony was officiated by Dr. Bhagirath Majmudar and Rev. Farida Ali, according to the People magazine’s report, which added that Indian designer Anita Dongre created the couple’s wedding attire, with Mandvi changing into Sebastien Grey for the reception.
“We included elements of our Indian Hindu and Muslim cultures in every single aspect of our wedding,” Mandvi told the publication. “From the ceremony, to the food, to the music, to the clothes.”
The couple met in 2013 through a mutual friend, and got engaged in October 2016 in Big Sur, Calif.
Puri, currently a visiting scholar at the Arthur Carter Institute at New York University, is also the CEO of the Uplift organization, which provides basic skills, training and assets to women and families to overcome extreme poverty. Previously, she served as an executive director for global innovation at NIKE Foundation, where she helped drive innovation across all aspects of the foundation’s work.
Professionally, Mandvi is busy playing the role of Jay Mallick on TV Land’s comedy-drama, “Younger.” He has also been cast in a recurring role on Season 2 of Hulu’s psychic drama, “Shut Eye.”