Mumbai: Television actress Ratan Rajput chose Delhi-based software engineer Abhinav Sharma as her dream partner in a glitzy 'Swayamvar' on the small screen.

The 26-year-old beat Poland-based Anupam Singh Kushwah and Deepak Pandit of Jammu to win Ratan's hand in the third season of Imagine TV's 'Swayamvar Season 3: Ratan Ka Rishta' on Sunday night.

Ratan opted for an engagement on the television as they want to know each -other better before settling for marriage. Rakhi Sawant, the first contestant on the show, had also settled for an engagement while Rahul Mahajan went for a television wedding.

"Marriage is like a metamorphosis for a girl. I'm readying myself to enter the second phase of my life. Though I'm nervous about it I am extremely excited about what the future holds for me," said Ratan, who was dressed in a Pink lehenga and gold-kundan jewellery.

Sharma said, "I am thrilled that Ratan considered me worthy enough to be her life partner. I wish to honor her decision with a life-long commitment to her. We have decided to get engaged, but before we take this further we both need time to know each other better off camera, and I want her to understand my family and lifestyle back in Delhi."

The show kicked off with 16 prospective grooms out of which three made for the finals.

(Agencies)