Netflix’s Original dating show Indian Matchmaking quickly became a hit, taking us behind the scenes with top matchmaker Sima Taparia as she travelled India and the US looking for love for her clients. The show introduced us to a range of cast members, all very different but all looking for the same thing. We felt like we got to know the cast members on a personal level, but we were then left on a cliff hanger, not knowing what happened next. But no need to worry we’ve done the work for you. We’ve found all the original Indian Matchmaking Netflix cast on Instagram to see what they’re up to now.
It’s known that unfortunately none of the cast members are with the matches Sima set them up with, but have they found someone outside of the Netflix show? Or are they all enjoying the single life?
Indian Matchmaking Netflix Cast: Nadia Jagessar
Wedding planner Nadia was a fan favourite from the start and is the most followed cast member on Instagram with 100k followers. After being let down by Vinay in what we thought was going to be a beautiful relationship, she then bonded with Aparna’s previous date, Shekar.
The couple had a great date in Chicago and Shekar even met Nadia’s mum but as we know, the pair unfortunately did not pursue their relationship any further.
It seems Nadia is now enjoying the single life. Unfortunately due to the pandemic, her work as an events planner has been put on hold. We’re hoping she can get back to it soon!
Aparna, deemed as ‘stubborn’ and ‘fickle-minded’ by Sima at the start eventually warmed up to viewers. Sima set her up on a dates with a couple of potential guys until she finally found Jay. Aparna and Jay had a number of successful dates, however, unfortunately, they are no longer together. Nevertheless, they’re still great friends and Aparana told Screen Rant they’re both looking to move to New York next year, so who knows what could happen!
In the show an astrologer told Aparna a wedding is in her near future so maybe her string of bad luck in relationships will come to an end soon! However, for the moment it seems she’s enjoying the single life and focussing on herself.
Pradyuman wanted to get married as all his friends were settling down. A successful businessman in India, he felt he had everything except love. However, Pradyuman was also seen to be fussy in his choices for a potential wife.
He finally matched with someone he liked, model Rushali and the last we saw they were riding off on horses together. However, Pradyuman revealed on Instagram that the romance didn’t blossom after this due to long-distance, which seems to be a recurring problem!
What is Pradyuman up to now? Has he found someone who ticks all those boxes?
According to his Instagram, it looks like he’s still very much focused on his business. There’s no sign of another girl on there, so maybe he’ll be calling Sima up again soon.
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I decided to be a part of #indianmatchmaking on @netflix as I am personally always looking foward to new experiences and also thought I could try a different way to find my life companion. It was a radical yet a conscious decision to find one of the most meaningful aspect of my life. I did end up in a rather intense process but leaving me with a beautiful experience . Also having a camera around was not easy as it makes you conscious but it made me push my boundaries and out of my comfort zone. I would also like to take this opportunity to answer a few questions that I have been receiving . What happened with Rushali post the horse ride? We did keep in touch however long distance didn’t allow us to explore our individual sides and communicate organically plus we were in different stages in our life so we decided to move on and yes we are still friends 🙂 Have I rejected 150 proposals in reality? It’s been misunderstood . Match makers send you several biodata (not proposals) to go through to find the suitable individual and figure who seems the right preference. It’s only the first stage ,followed by verification, preferences, intentions, telephonic conversations and finally a meeting. I have met only a couple of them out of these biodata. Think about it when you are swiping left or right in dating apps are you rejecting or it’s just not your preference? Just like everyone else I am also looking for a beautiful life, full of growth and experiences with my partner , with whom I can be mentally aligned and I am taking my time because it’s for life and don't want to rush into it. And for those of you who are curious – I am not gay nor bisexual. I absolutely love Foxnuts and my door knob is just a creative photo frame reminding me of two life-death experiences. Little did I know I would be showered with so so much of love and support, well wishes, memes ( which makes me laugh at myself and I personally think we needed something to laugh for this 2020) and even the trolling. In 10 days , more than 10k of you who have come to my feedand it has left me overwhelmed and I am full of gratitude , love and feel so blessed. Thank you universe.
Now, we weren’t sure whether to search for Akshay or his mum, as she seemed to want a match more than him. Akshay declined a number of girls and then found Radhika, who things moved pretty quickly with.
Akshay and his new partner Radhika even had an engagement ceremony on camera with their family and friends. However, unfortunately, things came to a halt.
Talking to the LA Times, Akshay said: “A few days later, there were some things which we found out that did not go down well with us, and eventually I called it off.” However, Akshay did not say what these things were. He then went on to say he’s still single and that he’d rather wait for the right person than to be stuck with the wrong one. We just hope his mum’s ok!
Unfortunately, Akshay isn’t on Instagram, however, we’re sure his mum has a secret account looking for potential wives for her son!
Vyasar was arguably the sweetest of all the cast members. The guidance counselor from Austin had a great date with Rashi. She even met his family, however, once again distance played a part. On the show, they said they wanted to continue things, but it seems as it wasn’t that easy in reality. We really wanted the pair to work out but it seems they’re still friends and Vyasar is still single.
However, he may not be single for long! Speaking to The Oprah Magazine just after launch night, Vyasar said: “I think I got 60 messages between last night and this morning from people either trying to set me up, or trying to see if I’m single.” “You know, I might respond to some of ’em.”
It seems like the internet is coming after Sima’s job!
Although Vysar doesn’t have an Instagram account, he isn’t a complete ghost on social media. He has a Twitter account which he is pretty active on. So if you also want to slide into his DM’s, you know where to go!
If I had a nickel for everyone who's tried to set me up with someone since the show came out…
Well, I'd still work in public education, but I'd wear better shoes.
— Vyasar M G OMG (@NotVyasarG) August 7, 2020
Ankita, a Dehli based entrepeneur, featured later on in the show. A successful business woman who knew what she wanted, Sima passed her over to her ‘less traditional’ matchmaker friend. However, unfortunately she did not succeed either and Anika decided to put her full focus and efforts into her business.
Talking about her experience on the show to the LA Times, Ankita said: “I understand the many preconceived notions associated with arranged marriages — and believe me, before going on ‘Indian Matchmaking,’ I had them too.”
“At the end of the day, it all comes down to a connection,” she continued. “If it’s there, you can’t deny it and it won’t matter how you two were introduced.”
Ankita is still thriving in her denim business ‘THERE!’ with her sister, even featuring on Vogue! We love to see boss women!
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THERE! gets its VERY first feature @voguemagazine and it also happens to be #Indianmatchmaking one month !! THERE! is nothing without our partner and hustler @gayatrimallikabansal A special thank you and big hugs to @abbyschreiber28 for being our angel in disguise ❤️ Cover photo by our superhero brother @ratiksingal #Repost @thereyougo.in (@get_repost) ・・・ May we take this opportunity to share this moment of joy and happiness with all of you! OUR VERY FIRST MEDIA FEATURE @voguemagazine and none of this would have been possible without #IndianMatchmaking & @abbyschreiber28 in whom we not only found a customer but a sister across borders for LIFE! Read the entire article (link in the bio) while we go cry, scream, shout and basically dance our way into the new beginnings. Sending you all a BIG BIG BIG HUG! Love, Ankita & Gayatri Team THERE!
Also introduced later on in the show, Rupam was a divorcee with a child and Sima expressed that it would be more difficult to find her match. Although Sima did find some potentials, during Rupam’s time filming we were made aware she had met someone on popular dating app, Bumble. The internet really is coming after Sima’s job!
It seems Rupam isn’t on social media but we hope it all worked out with the Bumble guy!
Of course we couldn’t forget the core of the show, matchmaker Sima Taparia, or ‘Sima Auntie’. At the age of 57 she’s still down with the social media generation.
Sima shares her wise words and wisdom on the platform and shares stories of her family and her husband who she has now been with for almost 40 years! Although Sima couldn’t find a perfect match for the Indian Matchmaking Netflix cast, it seems she defintely found one for herself!
Speaking about the cast unfortunately not finding their match to NBC Asian America, Sima said:
“Matchmaking is a tough job! My role is to find matches according to my clients’ criteria. After that it is up to them, and to destiny. I keep working for all my clients until they are happily married.” Well, we definitely wouldn’t mind Season 2 with the original cast!
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It was December of '82 when we got engaged. Anup was still in his final year of graduation and I was residing with my family in Gulbarga, now Kalaburagi. Our families arranged for the match via a familial acquaintance and we met only once before saying yes to each other. It was only after the engagement that we began to have proper conversations on telephones. In those days, you'd have to dial 180 to book a call out of the station. The operator would connect the line after few hours only. We'd often stay around our telephones sneaking from our family's forever teasing eyes, waiting for the call. However, in January 1983, our romance on telephonic calls was cut short owing to the huge fire in Malabar Telephone Exchange. PCOs would take hours of waiting to get on a call. And the telephone at Anup's house was going to be dead for months until the line was fixed. So we came up with a solution that every one those days could go about in the absence of a telephone. Write Letters!! Anup and I used to exchange letters via post to make up for our calls. It used to take about 3 days for a letter to reach Gulbarga from Bombay and vice versa. And if our families would receive the letters instead of us, their teasing would never stop. Anup would often have to treat his siblings if they found my letters instead of him. But we never stopped writing. Soon after, our whirlwind romance took another turn when Anup wanted to meet me. I was visiting my aunt in Pune those days. He made an excuse at his house under the pretext of going on a college picnic and came over to see me. I was ecstatic. We sat over in one of those premium hotels by the station, probably Blue Diamond. We had our breakfast and spent some quality time together until the time came for him to leave. I was a bit teary-eyed to say goodbye to him. We continued exchanging letters until we got married later that summer. It has been 37 years since then but he still makes me feel as if we have just started all over again.
We’re hoping that Sima has more luck next time!
Indian Matchmaking Series 1 is streaming now on Netflix.