Biodata Format for Marriage – FREE Word and PDF Samples


What is a Biodata Format for Marriage?

Biodata format for marriage is a concise document that outlines a brief profile of the man or woman who is interested in getting married through an arranged marriage. This document may include details such as vital statistics (height/body type/skin colour), religion and/or caste, educational qualifications, professional background, family background, contact details along with a summary of partner expectations.


Looking to download format for marriage biodata or biodata for marriage? Jodi Logik has lined up different biodata format for marriage templates for download.

Five of these biodata formats for marriage are samples in a JPG format that you can refer to writing your biodata. We also have five free latest marriage biodata formats in Word (.doc) format that you can download to create your biodata.

The sample formats have About Myself and Expectations content suitable for a boy and a girl so that you can use these as a reference when creating your biodata for marriage.

Considering the fact that some of us may have a unique personal situation, we have included a marriage resume format for a handicapped man as well.

Table of contents

Biodata for marriage in Word – FREE Download

Marriage biodata in PDF format

How to write a biodata for marriage

Sample content for About Myself and Expectations

Frequently asked questions about biodata format for marriage

Check out this informative video on how to create an attractive resume for marriage in 3 steps!

Marriage biodata format in Word – FREE Download

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Modern biodata format for marriage in Word – FREE Download

Biodata format for marriage
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Contemporary marriage biodata Word format – FREE Download

We created a contemporary biodata format in Word that you can download to create your own biodata. Please note that this biodata format is applicable to all religions. The profile photograph is excluded in this biodata format.

Marriage biodata word format
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Hindu marriage biodata format in word (With Horoscope) – FREE Download

This Hindu biodata format for marriage is applicable for traditional Hindus who want to include horoscope/Kundli details. This biodata template has no profile photograph.

Hindu marriage biodata in word format
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Marriage biodata in word format (No horoscope) – FREE Download

This marriage biodata format is applicable to all religions. This biodata format has no profile photograph.

Indian marriage biodata Word format

Once you download a biodata format for marriage template, you can click on the relevant sections to fill in the information based on the labels or instructions.

Marriage biodata format in PDF

If you want your biodata in PDF format with handcrafted designs to suit your background, consider creating your biodata for marriage online on Jodi Logik and download the biodata as a PDF file.

Jodi Logik marriage biodata formats require a one-time payment for download. However, you get to edit your biodata on Jodi Logik and download the updated PDF file any number of times.

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Beautiful Marriage Biodata Templates in PDF
Elegantly designed Jodi Logik marriage biodata templates downloadable as PDF

How to write your biodata for marriage

What sections to include in a matrimonial biodata format

We have lined up the best tips for coming up with an attractive marriage biodata.

Choose the right template for biodata for marriage

Yes, there are different ways of presenting yourself through your marriage biodata. This depends on what information you want to project. If you choose the wrong biodata model for marriage, you will end up discounting everything you value.

Click here to find out why Jodi Logik is the best online tool to create your marriage biodata!

Pay attention to spelling and grammar

Use tools like Grammarly (their free version is good enough) when writing your marriage biodata. Grammar mistakes and spelling errors can get your marriage biodata straight to the trash can.

Jodi Logik offers biodata for marriage in the English language only. However, there are free biodata templates in Word for those who prefer Tamil or Hindi languages.

Writing about yourself for marriage

Writing about yourself is probably the most important section in any marriage biodata format. Write about your personality, lifestyle, interests, talents, aspirations, and hobbies to name a few. Listing hobbies in marriage biodata for the sake of listing them is no good. Provide specific examples or details such as the name of your favourite book that you enjoy reading as a hobby.

Click here to read 7 About Myself samples for your biodata for matrimony

Watch this video to learn how to write about yourself for marriage biodata in 6 easy steps.

Your matrimonial profile photograph

Before you take your profile photo, log onto as many matrimony sites as possible and shortlist the profile photos that you consider attractive.

Now look for cues from these photos such as dress, makeup, hairstyle, the extent of your smile, photo dimensions, the background to name a few.

Try replicating these elements into your photograph.

A study found that a slight tilt of the head and a genuine smile makes your biodata for marriage more attractive!

Matrimonial profile photographRead our in-depth article on taking an attractive matrimonial profile photograph. This article has video demonstrations and expert advice you wouldn’t want to miss. Click here to read the article.

Expectations from life partner

Being honest and upfront in expressing expectations through your biodata for marriage is a good way to screen people that don’t match your expectations. Please do not list only your dislikes, but don’t shy away from listing non-negotiable (such as smoking, drinking habits).

Click here to read 7 different samples for writing your partner expectations.

Watch this short video with step-by-step instructions for writing partner expectations.

Calling out sensitive information

If you are divorced, have a physical disability, or have any other sensitive information that you believe will help others quickly decide if they want to have the next round of conversation, please remember to call it out in your marriage biodata.

Horoscope for marriage matchmaking

if you believe in astrology and a horoscope match, include basic information such as your birth star, sub-sect, gothra, place, and time of birth. A detailed horoscope can be exchanged if there are a preliminary match and interest. Also, call out if you are a Manglik or not.

Skin colour

While it is OK to include height and body type (lean, medium built, toned to name a few), do not include your skin colour and steer clear of “wheatish complexion” as you are only reinforcing racism and stereotypes! In short, avoid mentioning complexion in marriage biodata. Let your profile photograph speak for itself.

Salary or money in marriage biodata

Steer clear of your salary or your bank balance in your marriage biodata. You don’t want prospective matches attaching too much importance to your bank balance and marriages should happen for the right reasons.

Matrimonial profile headline

If you are wondering what a headline is supposed to mean, it’s not actually complicated. When you create your resume for marriage, instead of just writing a couple of paragraphs about yourself, try also including a headline that summarizes who you are.

Here are a couple of examples:

Adventurous and Active Professional

Dancer Who Loves to Cook

The whole point of writing a proper headline for your biodata for marriage is to make the reader stop and read more about you and thereby see your profile photo for a longer duration!

About family for marriage biodata

While it is OK to list the names and occupations of your parents, keep in mind that this is your marriage biodata and not a family biodata for marriage! Listing gory details about your parents and grandparents don’t really make a difference at this stage of the arranged marriage.

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We created 7 different family description samples for your marriage biodata that you can reuse! Click here to read the samples.

Watch this short video if you are a parent creating a matrimonial profile for your son or daughter.

Biodata Format For Marriage – Sample Content for About Myself & Expectations

Need help with writing the descriptions for “About Myself” and “Expectations” in your matrimonial biodata?

We have created 7 different examples that you can copy and modify for your personal use.

For step-by-step instructions on how to write about yourself or write partner preferences, please read this article.

Biodata for matrimony for a girl

Biodata for matrimony for a girl

Biodata format for marriage – Working girl from a traditional family

If you like the sample biodata, we just made it easy for you to copy the transcripts for the About Myself and Expectations sections. Make sure you modify it for your own biodata.

About myself

I am a petite, cheerful person with a happy and contented life. I am currently working for IBM in Bangalore as a Sr. Data Analyst.

I love painting and you will find some of my paintings adorning the walls of a few offices in Bangalore! I use my paintings to shine a spotlight on the beauty of nature all around us.

My parents tell me I am quite handy when it comes to taking up household chores. Actually, I enjoy decorating my home but I am also a stickler for cleanliness. I love spending time with my family and have a big circle of friends as well.

Partner expectations

I am looking for a tall and handsome professional based out of Bangalore. He should have a fulfilling career and should be able to support my career as well.

I travel occasionally and I am hoping to find someone who will be available to spend time with me. I prefer a teetotaler. Smoking is also a strict no-no.

I have a modern outlook on life but I believe in traditional values such as respect for parents and helping others in need. I am willing to change my opinions if you can convince me and you should be open-minded about your opinions as well.

Why we love this biodata format?
This biodata format for marriage achieves two important goals that most of us ignore – 1. The layout and the organisation of content don’t make it look like another job resume format, 2. The biodata format highlights all the key information and the photo to allow for a quick review of the document.

Sample biodata for marriage for a man

Sample biodata for marriage for a man

Biodata format for marriage – Businessman, parents no more

If you like the sample marriage biodata, just copy the transcripts for the About Myself and Expectations sections. Make sure you modify it to suit your personal situation.

About myself

I am a self-made man that has been through a lot of challenges in life. I am currently the MD of Sethi Exports & Imports, Mumbai.

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.

Partner expectations

I am looking to marry a career-oriented, Hindu girl who is financially independent, strong-willed, and has a strong network of family and friends. Caste does not matter to me and

I am a teetotaler and a non-smoker and hence expect the women I marry to appreciate my preference.

My business requires that I spend over 6-months in the year travelling outside Indian. The ability to lead an independent life while I am away is a key requirement. I am based out of Mumbai, and I will prefer to marry someone from Mumbai or Pune.

I don’t believe in horoscope matching. However, I can send my horoscope if required.

Why we love this marriage biodata sample?
This biodata sample has exceptionally well-written partner expectations. The boy clearly brings out the fact that he travels a lot and hence expects his future wife to be career-oriented and have the ability to lead an independent life during his absence.

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Marriage biodata sample for a handicapped man

Marriage Biodata Sample For A Handicapped Man

Biodata format for marriage – Handicapped boy living with parents

Just copy the transcripts for the About Myself and Partner Expectations sections from this sample and use it for your own biodata for marriage.

About myself

I am a 25-year old man from a conservative, Arora family in Amritsar. I lost my legs in a road accident 5-years ago. I did go through a lot of struggles as I went through physical rehabilitation and adjustment to my new lifestyle on wheels!

My rather unfortunate experience has a silver lining as well. My perspective towards life and what we take for granted has changed completely and I am now a much more confident and determined in my pursuits. I live each day as if it is my last day on earth and enjoy life to the fullest extent.

I am financially independent and run a successful corporate training and consulting business from home. My family and friends have been my pillar of support.

Partner preference

I am looking for an educated woman who has an independent career of her own. I am searching for someone who can see beyond the fact that I am bound to my wheelchair. Height (or any other physical disability) certainly doesn’t matter to me :).

While I have grown up to handle everything that life can throw at me, I am looking for a companion who wouldn’t mind providing a helping hand when I am outside. It would be great to marry someone who has prior exposure to working with physically disabled people or has been exposed to their lifestyle.

Someone with a great sense of humour, having experienced adversity and overcome them in the past will probably be able to appreciate my point of view better.

Why we love this marriage biodata?
Handicapped people face twin challenges in arranged marriages. First of all, their self-esteem has already taken a beating and they are defined by their handicapped. The second challenge is that their options to look for a prospective match are limited (for all practical purposes) to other physically challenged men or women.
In some cases, women from economically weaker sections of the society may marry a handicapped man because of their personal situation. This biodata sample brings out the personality of the man without resorting to using phrases that demonstrate self-pity or defensiveness.

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Marriage biodata sample for a software engineer

Biodata Sample For A Software Engineer

Biodata format for marriage – a software engineer who enjoys travelling

We made it easy for you to use the content of this sample marriage biodata. Copy the transcripts below and make it your own.

About myself

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 my body fat at bay!

My job as a software engineer has made me a patient man 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, the ability to laugh at yourself, being able to communicate, respect for culture, staying healthy, and the freedom to think out of the box.

About my match

I am looking for a killer smile and a spark in her eyes. I am tall, so you will have to be at least 5 feet 5 inches in height.

My future wife should enjoy travelling with me as I follow the Indian cricket team worldwide! It goes without saying that you should know the difference between point and gully.

My prospective match should be a nature lover and enjoy living in a secluded home that is far removed from the hustle and the bustle of the city.

Why we love this biodata format?
In this sample biodata, you will notice that the boy has called out all of his likes and dislikes clearly not only in the expectations section but also in the about myself section. The highlight of this biodata is the fact that your expectations and interests have a direct bearing on the person reading your biodata. Calling out how your lifestyle could change or influence the lifestyle of the person that you intend to marry is something that we can learn from.

Indian marriage biodata format for a girl

Indian Marriage Biodata Format For A Girl

Biodata format for marriage – Divorced girl

Copy and reuse the written descriptions for this sample marriage biodata.

About myself

I am an outgoing person and I believe in making a difference to those around me.

I run my own non-profit organisation that provides training to victims of domestic abuse so that they can lead an independent life.

I started this initiative as I went through a brief marriage that ended in a divorce. While I had the tools and resources to get back on track, I was moved by the plight of countless other women around me who are trapped in abusive marriages.

I also dabble in painting and I am currently taking painting lessons to develop my skills. Both painting and my social activism give me plenty of opportunities to express myself.

Partner description

Religion or caste does not matter to me. However, I am looking for someone who respects women, not too egotistical, and the ability to empathize with others.

Having a great sense of humour and not taking yourself too seriously will be a definite plus.

I expect the person I marry to be a non-smoker. Social drinking is acceptable. Career-oriented yet having a sense of responsibility towards family are traits that I appreciate a lot in the person I plan to marry.

Divorcees with no children are OK.

Why we love this matrimonial biodata sample?
While second marriages are definitely on the rise in India, women, as well as men, tend to get defensive about why they got divorced when writing their biodata for marriage. In this sample, you will notice that the girl has confidently highlighted the positive outcome that came out of her divorce.

Marriage biodata format for a Muslim girl

Marriage Biodata Format for a Muslim Girl

Biodata format for marriage – Muslim girl

Go ahead, copy and use the descriptions below to create your biodata for marriage.

About myself

I am an easy-going person with a positive attitude towards life. I am simple, soft-spoken, and respectful with the right mix of modern and traditional cultures. I am God-fearing and read the Quran every day and perform the Namaz five times a day.

I am an artist who is passionate about Islamic art and calligraphy. I have created fonts based on Islamic art and I currently work as a freelance graphics designer for several e-commerce brands.

I love good food and I also dabble in cooking whenever I get a chance at home.

Partner preference

I am looking for someone who can be a true friend for life. He should be calm, understanding, caring, loving, and at least be moderately religious. While I believe in Allah, I expect my partner to have an open mind to mingle with people from other religions and backgrounds.

My ideal match would be someone who is successful in his career, well settled, and has a positive outlook on life even when the going gets tough.

Why we love this marriage biodata sample?
Notice how this Muslim girl has cleverly managed to include details about her religious belief without sounding too traditional. She has indicated how many times she performs namaz, her Umrah and Hajj trips, and has left her decision open regarding hijab after marriage.

Marriage biodata format for Christian girl

Marriage Biodata Format For Christian Girl

Biodata format for marriage – Christian girl

Go ahead, copy and use the descriptions below to create your biodata for marriage.

About myself

I am a God-fearing, devout Christian with a positive outlook towards life. I take each day as it comes and believes that God has a plan for every one of us and we will have to be patient with his plan to unfold.

I believe in respecting elders and love the religious as well as cultural traditions of our family. While I am a Tamilian, I have lived all my life in New Delhi and can speak Hindi fluently.

I have a management degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, and work for an IT MNC in New Delhi. I have progressed well in my career and will continue with it after marriage.

Partner expectations

I am looking for a God-fearing, honest Roman Catholic Christian. Someone from the same caste will be preferred.

He should be caring, hardworking, and have old-fashioned values such as respect for elders, chivalry, and the deep sense of responsibility to be a torchbearer of the religion and the culture.

Someone who has a successful career, a good educational background and a teetotaler will be an ideal match.

Why we love this template for marriage biodata?
This biodata format for marriage is an example of how a Christian girl projects her beliefs and value systems and at the same time striking a balance with a contemporary lifestyle. She calls out lifestyle choices and expectations very clearly including offbeat choices such as choosing to be a vegetarian lifestyle when her family is non-vegetarian.

​Marriage biodata guides for men and women

Your biodata for marriage should be impressive and for that, you need a matrimonial biodata format that’s professional and comprehensive!

So we set about deconstructing the matrimonial biodata into various subsections.

For example, every marriage biodata is expected to have a photograph, a description about yourself and your expectations, a brief write-up about your family, your educational and professional background, and your lifestyle and interests.

Then we decided to look for proven best practices for each of the above categories based on common sense, personal experiences, and most importantly, based on expert opinion.

We created an in-depth guide on writing marriage biodata!

We created a guide with 8 chapters packed with tips, insights, examples, and advice to help you create a winning marriage biodata or matrimony profile description on any site.

It’s all available for free.

That’s not all, we created separate guides for men and women. Get free access to our in-depth guides. load our in-depth guides for creating attractive biodata for marriage.

Mens Guide to creating a biodata for marriage
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Womens guide to creating a biodata for marriage
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What is the difference between a marriage biodata and a CV?

A marriage biodata provides a summary of the individual’s age, religious/social background, profession, likes, or interests for the purpose of finding a match for marriage. A CV or Curriculum Vitae is meant for showcasing a skill or experience for the purpose of finding a job.

What should I include my marriage biodata?

Name, age, date of birth, height, marital status (divorced, annulled, never married) or handicap (if any), religion, caste/sub-caste, education, profession, names and professions of parents and siblings, partner expectations, horoscope (Kundli) details if needed, contact information.

How should I describe myself in my marriage biodata?

Your description should include information about your personality, lifestyle choices (food, tradition, attire, pets) likes, interests/hobbies, your goals, and your vision for married life.

How should I describe partner preference in marriage biodata?

Partner preferences can include age range, religion/caste preferences, height preferences, career orientation, personality, interests, and lifestyle choices.

How should I write about my family in my marriage biodata?

Include the names and the professions of your parents and siblings. Call out your family’s orientation (orthodox/moderately traditional/modern), family structure (nuclear/joint family), and any notable highlights or accomplishments of your immediate family members. Include the hometowns of your parents.

Should I include my salary/income in my marriage biodata?

You can choose to include your salary/income depending on the accepted norms in your community. If you do not want to mention salary, you can describe your income using phrases such as “well-earning job”, “successful career”, or “well-settled”.

Where can I download free marriage biodata templates?

You can download free biodata templates in Word format from this link below or scroll up to download biodata templates in Word.

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Why should you create your marriage biodata on Jodi Logik?

The traditional biodata format for marriage is useless!

The first step in any arranged marriage is to create a marriage biodata or biodata for marriage. The marriage data comes in handy in the following scenarios:

  1. Parents can circulate a printed copy of the marriage biodata among family and friends.
  2. People who express interest through online matrimony expect to see a marriage biodata before initiating a conversation or an arranged marriage first meeting.

But, the challenge is in finding the right format for your marriage biodata. While there is a big demand for a marriage biodata format, the options available on the Internet fall short of requirements.

Here are a few reasons why biodata formats for marriage available elsewhere are inadequate!

  1. Most of the marriage biodata formats available online resemble a job resume. They are devoid of any character (in other words, design) and are boring!
  2. If you use a generic marriage biodata format, you will end up doing your best to hide your personality and make yourself a part of the “crowd” of marriage biodata that people use.
  3. Focussing only on hard facts with the aim of shortlisting a prospective match and then sharing more details is a great idea. The only problem is that it’s a huge waste of your time and invariably sets you up for disappointment. You will realise that when you meet a shortlisted match, they will not meet your expectations or vice versa!
  4. Not having a custom biodata for marriage makes you a great candidate for outright rejection. Would you buy a soap wrapped in white paper and has no label on it?

Here is what you will see when you search for a marriage biodata format!

If you look closely, you will fall asleep!

Marriage biodata format or biodata for marriage

That’s why we believe not having a proper marriage biodata format is a lost opportunity for:

  1. Standing out from the crowd – Differentiate yourself by sharing a marriage biodata form that is significantly different from what others typically use.
  2. Creating a great first impression – Scientists have found that people form an impression in 1/10th of a second. Use an attractive marriage biodata format for getting noticed and most importantly get more responses from prospective matches.
  3. Interacting with the right matches – Use the right marriage biodata format to share all the information you will need to weed out responses from people who may not be suitable. There is no value in wasting time with people that cannot meet your expectations or vice versa.

With Jodi Logik, you have two different options to share your stunning marriage biodata.

1. You can create a detailed and stunning online biodata that you can then circulate via email invitations or even WhatsApp.

2. You can also choose from one of our stunningly beautiful biodata templates and download a PDF copy of your marriage biodata.

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