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17 Women Whose Lives Were RUINED Because They Didn't Get Married Before 30

Aunties, please save these ladies. They could be so happily settled, but are all off running the world and blazing new trails instead.

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It is a truth universally acknowledged* that a single woman nearing 30 years of age must be in need of a husband.

*By nosy aunties, misguided parents, and distant never-before-seen relatives.
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*By nosy aunties, misguided parents, and distant never-before-seen relatives.

Indeed, we are SURROUNDED by examples of sad, sad women whose lives could've been fulfilling, had they only found hubsters by 30. Bechare sab ke sab.

1. Priyanka Chopra, 34

Aunty, dekho na. With all the timezone shuttling, Priyanka seems to have forgotten her body clock is ticking. Instead, she's just running her own show on American primetime TV, delivering Bollywood blockbusters year after year, starring alongside The Rock in the upcoming Baywatch movie, and collecting awards and fans around the world. Poor thing.
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Aunty, dekho na. With all the timezone shuttling, Priyanka seems to have forgotten her body clock is ticking.

Instead, she's just running her own show on American primetime TV, delivering Bollywood blockbusters year after year, starring alongside The Rock in the upcoming Baywatch movie, and collecting awards and fans around the world.

Poor thing.

2. Barkha Dutt, 44

Devoid of a husband, Dutt is forced to do time-pass by helping run one of the biggest English news channels in the country, launching media companies, reporting on issues of national importance, writing books, and shaping global conversations. Bechari.
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Devoid of a husband, Dutt is forced to do time-pass by helping run one of the biggest English news channels in the country, launching media companies, reporting on issues of national importance, writing books, and shaping global conversations.

Bechari.

3. Ekta Kapoor, 41

Since she is unmarried, Ekta Kapoor's life is clearly empty. Still, she keeps herself upbeat by creating the most-watched and longest running TV shows in India, producing blockbuster movies such as The Dirty Picture and Ragini MMS, and amassing a net worth of ₹80 crores.Aunty. Please kuch karo.
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Since she is unmarried, Ekta Kapoor's life is clearly empty.

Still, she keeps herself upbeat by creating the most-watched and longest running TV shows in India, producing blockbuster movies such as The Dirty Picture and Ragini MMS, and amassing a net worth of ₹80 crores.

Aunty. Please kuch karo.

4. Kiran Desai, 45

She didn't need to know how to use a cooker, so she went and won a Booker.*Tilts head to one side**Tuts sympathetically*
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She didn't need to know how to use a cooker, so she went and won a Booker.

*Tilts head to one side*

*Tuts sympathetically*

5. Mithali Raj, 33

Since Mithali has yet to win over any men, she's spending her time winning countless matches as captain of the Indian cricket team, a Padma Shri and one casual Arjuna Award.
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Since Mithali has yet to win over any men, she's spending her time winning countless matches as captain of the Indian cricket team, a Padma Shri and one casual Arjuna Award.

6. Lata Mangeshkar, 87

Aunty, now you only see this. Lata ji didn't become anybody's wife. She's spent her time, instead, becoming a living legend. Tsk.
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Aunty, now you only see this. Lata ji didn't become anybody's wife. She's spent her time, instead, becoming a living legend. Tsk.

7. Ritu Dalmia, 43

Ritu doesn't have a husband. Poor thing. At least she has hobbies... Like a successful TV show, a book, hugely famed restaurant ventures, and superstardom in India's food world.
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Ritu doesn't have a husband. Poor thing. At least she has hobbies... Like a successful TV show, a book, hugely famed restaurant ventures, and superstardom in India's food world.

8. Nimrat Kaur, 32

32 may be too late to get a good, well-settled NRI ladka, so maybe it's good only that humaari Nimrat starred in the internationally acclaimed film, The Lunchbox, whole seasons of Homeland and Wayward Pines, and also one of the biggest box-office hits in Bollywood this year, Airlift.
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32 may be too late to get a good, well-settled NRI ladka, so maybe it's good only that humaari Nimrat starred in the internationally acclaimed film, The Lunchbox, whole seasons of Homeland and Wayward Pines, and also one of the biggest box-office hits in Bollywood this year, Airlift.

9. Mamata Banerjee, 61

Aunty, you only ask her na. Doesn't the chief minister need a mister? Chalo, at least she's making some poriborton in the lives of everyone in West Bengal.
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Aunty, you only ask her na. Doesn't the chief minister need a mister? Chalo, at least she's making some poriborton in the lives of everyone in West Bengal.

10. Tabu, 44

Everyone needs someone in life. Now, poor Tabu will need to keep track of the awards she collects besides her two National Awards, six Filmfare awards and a Padma Shri all by herself. Haye.
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Everyone needs someone in life. Now, poor Tabu will need to keep track of the awards she collects besides her two National Awards, six Filmfare awards and a Padma Shri all by herself.

Haye.

11. Mindy Kaling, 37

Maybe Mindy was too busy using the mahurat ka samay to write, produce and star in her own show as well as in the all-female Ocean's Eleven. Save her from superstardom on her own terms, auntyji.
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Maybe Mindy was too busy using the mahurat ka samay to write, produce and star in her own show as well as in the all-female Ocean's Eleven.

Save her from superstardom on her own terms, auntyji.

12. Sushmita Sen, 40

Sushmita is clearly devastated about her life as a spinster. Well, at least she has that Miss Universe crown, her two adorable adopted daughters and the list of hit films to keep her warm at night.
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Sushmita is clearly devastated about her life as a spinster. Well, at least she has that Miss Universe crown, her two adorable adopted daughters and the list of hit films to keep her warm at night.

13. Sakshi Tanwar, 43

No one put a ring on it, so she just went on to become the successful TV star of Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Bade Achche Lagte Hai — two of the biggest shows in Indian TV history.
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No one put a ring on it, so she just went on to become the successful TV star of Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Bade Achche Lagte Hai — two of the biggest shows in Indian TV history.

14. Zoya Akhtar, 43

Arre, aunty. Yeh ladki toh haath se nikal gayi. She's the director of ridiculously successful films such as Dil Dhadakne Do, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Luck By Chance to make up for the OBVIOUS hole that is her single life.
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Arre, aunty. Yeh ladki toh haath se nikal gayi. She's the director of ridiculously successful films such as Dil Dhadakne Do, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Luck By Chance to make up for the OBVIOUS hole that is her single life.

15. Tannishtha Chatterjee, 35

Wonder how Tannishtha managed to star in internationally acclaimed films and win a National Award. It must have been soooo difficult without the comfort of a family and spouse, hai na.
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Wonder how Tannishtha managed to star in internationally acclaimed films and win a National Award. It must have been soooo difficult without the comfort of a family and spouse, hai na.

16. Freida Pinto, 31

Aunty, she was right there surrounded by soooo many potential NRI husbands. Since she couldn't bag any of them, she drowned her misery by attending all the award shows for the internationally acclaimed films AND the charity work that she's doing.
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Aunty, she was right there surrounded by soooo many potential NRI husbands. Since she couldn't bag any of them, she drowned her misery by attending all the award shows for the internationally acclaimed films AND the charity work that she's doing.

17. Deepika Padukone, 30

Paavam Deepika could have just picked one CV from the lot. But instead she just drowns in her spinsterhood by sweeping every award every year and starring in xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel and Ruby Rose.
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Paavam Deepika could have just picked one CV from the lot. But instead she just drowns in her spinsterhood by sweeping every award every year and starring in xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel and Ruby Rose.

God save them all from their raging success.

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UPDATE

J Jayalalitha was removed from this list after her untimely demise in December, 2016.