May 19|2009

Many Bollywood couples like Aishwarya Rai - Abhishek Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan - Gauri Khan were in contention but none of them bagged the top slot.

In an online poll conducted by a leading matrimony portal, lyricist-poet-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar and his actress wife Shabana Azmi were voted the best couple in Bollywood. The duo got 29 percent votes, much ahead of the votes secured by other celebrity couples like Amitabh Bachchan - Jaya Bachchan , Shahrukh-Gauri, Abhishek-Ash and Ajay Devgan - Kajol .

The portal had conducted a survey to find out the 'best Bollywood couples' and 'best power couples' of 2009 as part of Matrimony Day on April 14 but the results of the poll came nearly a month later.

“We conducted this celebrity poll on Matrimony Day to highlight happy couples to generate interest among our most relevant audience to experience the joy of togetherness,” the founder and CEO of the portal is quoted as saying.

The survey involved votes by 20,800 individuals.