Why is your biodata for marriage important?
Your biodata for marriage is as important as a job resume. It performs three critical roles:
1. A marriage biodata communicates who you are and your background to a prospective match.
2. It can create a good impression and possibly get you a response.
3. A biodata saves you time and effort in meeting people who may not even meet your basic requirements such as religion, caste, or social status.
Creating a great first impression always gives you an advantage in every walk of life.
You may be attending a job interview, you may be walking into a store, or you may approach a stranger for directions when you are lost, people end up deciding if you are a likable person or not in a fraction of a second.
If you create a good impression, you be treated with respect and you may get what you want. In fact, people will even disregard negative facts to justify their first impression.
That’s why your biodata for marriage is very important. After all, you are looking to find someone to get married to and you definitely want to create a good first impression.
In reality, not everyone pays attention to their marriage biodata. Most of them look like a job resume and are devoid of any emotion. They almost appear like a product specification of some lifeless thing sitting in a warehouse!
Why don’t most people pay attention to their marriage biodata?
The boy or the girl getting married may not be interested in getting married so the parents end up creating a biodata. Parents may not know how to create an attractive biodata or maybe clueless about their children’s personality or expectations.
Most people expect to create their biodata for marriage in the English language. Indians take pride in communicating in English (possibly a colonial legacy) and speaking/writing in English is seen as a sign of sophistication or social status. However, not all of us have the privilege of studying in schools that teach in English. Lack of command over the language hampers some people’s ability to express themselves properly through their biodata.
Some of us see marriage as an opportunity to improve social status and gain more wealth or financial security. Hence, the focus of the marriage biodata is mostly on listing vital statistics and a list of expectations.
So how should you write your biodata for marriage?
Here are 7 key steps you should follow to write your biodata for marriage.
1. Write in a language you are good at: First, choose a language in which you will create your biodata. Stick to a language that you are comfortable writing in. It’s OK to write in your mother tongue. After all, language is a medium for communication as long as the person reading your biodata also knows the language.
2. Include all the basic details: Include the minimum information people expect to see in a marriage biodata. See the list below.
3. Pick a format: You can use a Word document to create your biodata. The format can be simple or you can make it sophisticated. Definitely avoid typing the information in an email or via a WhatsApp message. You will be unnecessarily devaluing yourself.
4. Add descriptive information: Include descriptive information to describe your personality, lifestyle, and interests. Similarly, write about what you expect to see in your future partner in terms of their personality and interests. Scroll down to see examples of how descriptive information can be written for your biodata for marriage.
5. Check your spelling and grammar: If you are writing in English, consider using Grammarly to check spelling and grammar. If you are writing in other languages, just search for “<your language> spelling and grammar check” in Google and you will find online tools to help you write better.
The other option would be to first type your profile description in Microsoft Word and use the spellcheck feature to make the necessary corrections before using the content in your online resume for marriage.
6. Write a covering note: When you send your biodata, write a covering note. The covering note should be used even when you are sending your biodata via WhatsApp. You can scroll down to see some samples.
7. Include your photograph: If possible, embed your profile photo in the biodata format. If not, at least attach a profile photograph. Just make sure your face is completely visible and you are not wearing sunglasses or a hat. You can read 17 more tips on your profile photo here.
Check out this video on how to create your attractive marriage biodata in 3 steps!
Profile description samples for marriage biodata
Don’t you want to stand out from a sea of biodata written by parents or siblings who actually may not have any idea about the needs and the expectations of their children or siblings?
If yes, just make sure you do these two things very well:
1. Your matrimony profile description should summarise your personality accurately and do it with style. You should stand out, showcase your personality and create curiosity in the person reading your profile. This is a great way to get positive responses. Just imagine walking up the next morning to find a dozen responses or callbacks?
2. Make sure people reading your profile description see a potential match or figure out quickly that you may not be the right person. You will thank us for saving you lots of unwanted chats, conversations, and first meetings before marriage!
Please note that we have excluded basic information in the descriptions below. You should add all the basic information as outlined in the previous section.
Software Engineer with a sense of humour
Originally from Hyderabad, I have been living in Chennai for over 10 years. I am 6 feet tall and moderately built. My fitness obsession helps me in keeping body fat at bay My job as a software engineer has made me a patient girl and improved my negotiation skills! My job also keeps me on my toes as I am always trying to learn new skills to keep pace with the changing technology landscape. I especially value humour, being able to laugh at yourself, being able to communicate, culture in general, social issues, staying healthy, and the freedom to think out of the box.
Why is this biodata profile a winner?
Notice that this profile description provides validation for a claim made in the profile. Instead of just saying “I am humorous” and leaving it there, anybody reading this profile is bound to smile as there is an element of humour embedded in the profile.
At the same time, the profile description is not silly and highlights great qualities such as willingness to learn and be patient. Why would women ignore this biodata for marriage (assuming the other aspects of the biodata are also attractive)?
What is the best way to describe your physical attributes?
People tend to either highlight what they consider as a positive attribute (example: being tall) or end up hiding what they consider as a negative attribute (example: big build). Embracing this strategy may get you responses but you will end up disappointing people who may then jump to a conclusion that you look nothing like what your biodata described!
Mentioning your height in your biodata is easy. Just say “I am 5’8″ tall“. When talking about expectations, it’s better to either say “looking for a tall girl/boy” or “someone who is at least 5’5″ tall“.
To describe your physical status, you can use these examples:
“I am a tall, handsome person with a medium build and…”
“I am 6’2″ tall, hefty man…”
“I am a petite girl…”
Having a great profile photograph can help you much more than words. Just indicate what you think is essential but spend a lot of effort in getting proper profile photographs. After all the proof of your description is in the photo.
Employ a professional photographer or get it done properly with help from your family and friends.
A businessman who is a world traveller
I am a self-made man that has been through a lot of challenges in life. I am 5 feet and 10 inches in height and very slim. I rely on yoga to maintain a balance in my life and deal with my work pressure. I end up travelling a lot to meet my customers. I love the surprises that spring up on my travels and love meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds. I believe that there is a lot to learn from this world and have a deep sense of curiosity. Reading is yet another passion that I pursue whenever I find the time. Keeping up with politics, economy, social issues and culture keep me charged up.
Why is this biodata profile a winner?
This is a straightforward description that is to the point and elegantly describes the personality of the man. The drawback of travelling on work-life balance is expertly covered up. Also, notice that instead of just saying broadminded or modern, the owner of the profile explains what makes him modern in thought. This type of profile description in your biodata for marriage is bound to attract career-oriented women who wouldn’t mind frequent travel and probably are in the same boat.
COMPLETE MARRIAGE BIODATA OF A YOUNG BUSINESSMAN
We have created a sample marriage biodata for a young businessman who has faced challenges in his personal life. This sample profile comes under the “cosmopolitan” category as he does not believe in astrology / Kundli / horoscope. He provides an in-depth description of himself, his family, and his expectations of his future bride.
An artist who is religious
What started as a hobby to vent my creative energies has now become a full-time job. I am an artist that creates digital posters for movies. I am tall, dark, and, let’s say, chubby (in a good way). I am an out-of-the-box thinker and this ability helps me in dreaming of different ways to express my thoughts through art. My friends say I am a colourful character and love to hang around with me. Contrary to perceptions, I am an artist who is also a devout Hindu! I love the rich artistic imagery and sculptures seen in Hindu temples and make it a point to visit religious places around India at least once a year to satisfy my spiritual and artistic cravings.
Why is this biodata profile description a winner?
When you read this profile description, you know exactly the kind of personality you are reading about. Someone who is artistic and at the same time reposing strong faith in religion. So if the woman reading this is traditional, religious, and generally a “good girl” according to her parents, she may find this profile very different and curious. The only problem being the general preference for engineers and doctors.
How should I write essential partner expectations?
When writing biodata for marriage, mentioning deal-breakers such as your preference for non-smoker or teetotalers can be done as a matter of fact. This is a great way to weed out people that don’t meet your basic criteria.
“Interested only in teetotalers and non-smokers.”
“I expect my partner to be a vegetarian.”
“Horoscope match is required. Please share your horoscope if you are interested.”
Sample expectations for your biodata for marriage
Here are three examples of descriptive partner expectations for your biodata.
Please use the descriptive partner preference samples below in addition to the basic expectations such as religion/caste, professional/education background, horoscope match, food habits, financial status to name a few. We have excluded the basic details in the sample descriptions below. We have included profile headlines as well.
Looking for a Game of Thrones Fan
The person I have in my mind should be comfortable interacting with people. He should be ready to roll up his sleeves and pitch in with household work when required. I am not a big fan of cats or dogs as pets. I am looking to marry someone who should have likes and interests that he is passionate about and have a positive outlook on life. If he is a GOT fan, it’s an added bonus!
No pomp and glitter
I come from a progressive family, and we are not orthodox or religious. Someone who loves Indian traditions and culture yet can have an open mind about other cultures and practices will be a good match. A horoscope match is not required at our end. I am also open to a simple wedding ceremony devoid of all the pomp and glitter.
She should be a college-educated Rajput, independent, smart woman who is good-looking and has a great personality. I am looking for someone who can manage the day-to-day challenges on her own. She should be well-groomed and appreciate cleanliness at home. Keeping things organized and clutter-free is very important to me.
Note: The content for sample matrimonial biodata is meant for personal use only and cannot be used for any commercial purpose or by any organisation that stands to profit from it directly or indirectly in any form.
How should I describe my profession?
The best strategy for describing your profession when writing biodata for marriage should be to focus on what you do at work (in addition to who you work for), provide an indication of your commitment to work-life balance, and describe in a few lines your expectation in terms of the potential match’s career.
Here is an example:
“I work as a software engineer for Jodi Logik, a Chennai-based startup. I am very keen on pursuing my career in building startups and have a fairly hectic schedule. At the same time, I like to unwind during the weekends and love spending time with my family. Looking for someone who can be supportive of my career choice and also have a career of her own.”
Email and WhatsApp covering note samples for your marriage biodata
When you forward your biodata for marriage via email or WhatsApp, make sure you include a brief covering note. Here are a few samples:
Email format: Parent forwarding a marriage biodata to another parent
I am forwarding the biodata of my son/daughter, <name of the son/daughter>. He/she is a <profession (example: software engineer, bank manager)> at <name of the employer> and is currently based out of <name of the location>. I will be glad if you can please review my daughter’s/son’s biodata and forward a copy of your son’s/daughter’s biodata along with a photograph.
<name of the parent>
Email format: Sending a biodata directly to the girl’s father
I am responding to the newspaper matrimonial ad for your daughter. Please review my biodata and let me know if you are interested in proceeding further. As requested in your ad, I have enclosed my photograph and horoscope as well.
WhatsApp message samples
1. Dear Sir/Madam, Here is my biodata. Please review and let me know if you have additional questions.
2. Here is a copy of my marriage biodata. Please share the biodata of your son/daughter as well. Will be happy to share more details once mutual interest is established.
3. Dear Sir/Madam, forwarding the biodata for my son/daughter. Please review and let me know your interest in proceeding further.
What hobbies should I list?
The purpose of writing biodata for marriage is to showcase your personality and specify what you are looking for in the other person. Make sure you spend some time thinking about what you truly like doing when you are not at your workplace and put in some effort to describe it.
Visualise how you want to spend your days and weekends after marriage and write about your expectations in terms of your potential match’s personality.
If you love reading books, talk about the recent book you read and what you learn from it. Connect this with your personalities such as your curious nature or inquisitiveness.
Here is an example of how a movie lover shares his interest in movies:
“I love watching diverse movies from around the world. I see movies as a great way to understand different cultures and also see the world from a different perspective.”
Biodata for Marriage – Examples
Here are some examples of marriage biodata created on the basis of religious background. These templates are available on Jodi Logik for a fee and can be downloaded as PDF files or printed.
The unique aspect of these biodata formats is the emphasis on aesthetics. Jodi Logik hired artists to create these biodata templates by hand and then converted them into downloadable biodata formats.
A lot of thought went into choosing the design elements for every biodata. Every design pattern, symbol, and colour is a representation of the religious and social customs associated with the religion. You can read more about these biodata formats here.
Biodata for marriage with Kundli
This is a biodata for marriage of a Hindu boy. This biodata format comes with a kundli/horoscope. The Ganesh and Swastika symbols are considered auspicious by Hindus cutting across case/community/regions.
Biodata for marriage with family details
This is a biodata for marriage of a Hindu girl. In addition to the Kundli, this biodata has a second page dedicated to sharing family details. Some people may not add descriptive information about their family and instead add the names and professions of all the aunts and uncles along with the immediate family members.
Biodata for marriage – Muslim Boy
This a detailed biodata of a Muslim boy in a 2-page format. The design of this biodata is inspired by the Blue Mosque of Istanbul and the lanterns commonly seen in the Middle Eastern countries during the month of Ramadan.
Biodata for marriage – Muslim Girl
This is a one-page biodata for marriage of a Muslim girl. The design of the biodata includes the use of silhouette of a minaret and the moon and the predominant use of the green colour commonly associated with the religion.
Biodata for marriage – Sikh
The Sikh biodata format of marriage is inspired by the mustard fields of Punjab. The peacock feather and the Khanda symbol have religious significance in Sikhism and find a place in this biodata template.
Biodata for marriage – Sindhi
This Sindhi biodata for marriage is inspired by the famous ajrak prints of Sindh in Pakistan. This biodata format is focussed on incorporating a key tradition of the community and does not have a religious significance.
Biodata for marriage – Jain
The Jain marriage biodata has religious symbols associated with Jainism and is designed in a 1-page format. If you want a more detailed Jain marriage biodata, you can find it here.
Biodata for marriage – Christian
The Christian marriage biodata format is restrained and showcases the wedding gown and the tuxedo. In addition to the holy cross, you need to look closely at the biodata to see the wedding gown outline.
How to talk about divorce and other issues?
First of all, going through bad relationships and separating is not a crime. It can happen to anyone.
Having a physical handicap is also not something that you can control and you should not be embarrassed about it. In fact, these issues demonstrate your resolve and your ability to face life’s challenges and should be projected as such.
Don’t try to write anything that will make you sound desperate.
Only in India, phrases such as “innocent divorcee” can be acceptable phrases. This may be true, but your credibility has just taken a beating.
If you are wheelchair-bound, don’t insist on marrying only a wheelchair-bound person, unless you have a specific reason for it.
Biodata for marriage in Word document formats – Free downloads
If you are looking for a marriage biodata template in Word, you could use one of the following templates. They are free and yours’s to use. Just click on the template image to download the Word file.
Word format with horoscope details (For Hindus)
Note: The content for sample profiles is meant for personal use only and cannot be used for any commercial purpose or by any organisation that stands to profit from it directly or indirectly in any form.
Read our ebooks on Marriage Biodata
We created in-depth guides for men and women to walk you through different aspects of creating a compelling marriage biodata. Our ebooks have 7 chapters and packed with practical tips to help you project your true personality and expectations to a prospective match.