Coming from a very traditional Indian family, Maneka knew from a young age that her parents would help choose her husband. However, when she was 22 years old she went against tradition and married for love. Her first marriage ended in a bitter divorce after just four years. At age 31, Maneka felt pressure from her family to get married and start a family, which prompted a career change in hopes of meeting more eligible men. While working in real estate she met Mayur, and after only a month of knowing her he sought approval from Maneka’s parents for them to be arranged. Maneka’s parents approved of him and this time she will be following tradition in an arranged marriage. The pair are planning an over-the-top Indian, Cirque du Soleil themed wedding, and they’re anxious to get married because Maneka still lives at home with her large family.