Inside Actress Shama Sikander & James Milliron’s Multicultural Wedding Celebrations!

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Shama Sikander

Pooja from ‘Yeh Meri Life Hai’ – does that ring a bell? Well, today we are talking about the actress Shama Sikander who shot to fame with her role of Pooja Mehta in Sony TV’s show ‘Yeh Meri Life Hai.’ Sikander is in news these days, as she is all set to tie the knot with the man of her dreams, James Milliron, a businessman from America. The couple is surely on cloud 9 as their wedding preparations have already begun; with the duo taking their vows of togetherness on Monday, 14th March. Stay with us as we’re going to tell you all about their love story and the details from their pre-wedding celebrations.

Introducing Shama


Known for her big expressive eyes, Shama is a multi-hyphenate talent who has dabbled in the world of films, movies, web-series, theatre, and business. Born in Makrana, the marble town of Rajasthan, Shama did all her education from Mumbai. In 2017, Sikander founded her production company named Shama Sikander Pvt. Films Ltd. Three years later, she started her own fashion label Saisha. Sikander currently oversees all the creative aspects of her fashion venture besides fulfilling her acting commitments.

The Love Story


Sikander had just come out of a long relationship when she met James. The duo was introduced by a common friend at an event. Since Sikander wasn’t over her past, she had her reservations about committing herself to a new relationship. But, she couldn’t escape the cupid’s arrow – gradually falling for Milliron, and the rest as they say is history.

Romantics at heart

balloon ride

Both Sikander and Milliron are die-hard romantics and like to do small things for each other to make the other person feel special – and loved. Their proposal too, was straight out of a Mills & Boon book, as you will soon find out in the next paragraph.

The ‘ Mills & Boon’ Worthy Proposal

Shama considers the proposal as one of the most special moments of her life. She got proposed in her favorite restaurant at one of the dinner dates. To make the moment special for her, James even said out lines from the romantic note he had specially written for the occasion. (Related Reads: 10 proposal ideas if you are popping the question)

The Engagement


And, just like that the duo was ready to embark on the next chapter of their life – together. The adorable couple got engaged in 2015 in Burj Al Arab, Dubai. The couple were to get married in 2020, but had to pause their marriage plans eventually due to the pandemic.

Lockdown & Love


The lockdown proved to be a period of reflection for Shama. It made her rethink how she would want to get married. The actor in an interview to a media portal stated that the period of lockdown propelled her to lean towards simple marriage celebrations as opposed to an extravagant one.

Deciding on The Theme of Marriage


Shama and James are opting for an intimate white wedding with an India meets America theme. Their wedding will happen in Goa, with a lot of guests from James’ side flying down from various parts of the world to attend the wedding. Overall, the wedding will be an elegant and classy affair with a lot of spiritual touches ( sidenote: the color white is also associated with spirituality.) Once the wedding is over, the couple has plans to fly down to America to be with James’ relatives, family, and friends for sometime.

The Bachelorette That Was


Shama kick-started her wedding festivities with a bachelorette bash with her girl gang at St. Regis, Lower Parel, Mumbai. (Related Reads: 7 fun & fab ideas to plan a bachelorette bash.) Donning a pink silk robe, the actress had a ball of a time with her gal pals. Posting images from her bachelorette on her Instagram, Shama thanked all of them for making her day. She also gave a sneak-peek of her pre-wedding dance rehearsals wherein she was seen shaking a leg with a bunch of her relatives.

The Pre-wedding Shoot

The duo looked ethereal in the images from their pre-wedding shoot. These pictures from Shama & James’ pre-wedding album make us believe in the power of love even more.



And, it begins

And, finally, the duo got married on14th March at an intimate wedding held in Goa. Shama for her wedding wore an exquisite white gown with a veil designed by Milla Nova. While she looked like a vision, her hubby-to-be James looked equally dapper in a white suit designed by Nivedita Saboo. See some breath-taking shots from their wedding below.





Anurag Kashyap


We wish the couple all the happiness in the world.

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