Jameel Mukhtar, 37, and his cousin Resham Khan were celebrating the aspiring model’s 21st birthday before the horrific attack.
Corrosive substance believed to be acid was thrown on them through their car window on Wednesday 21 June while they were waiting at traffic lights in Beckton, east London.
John Tomlin, 24, has been charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent and will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court later today.
Mr Tomlin, of Colman Road, Canning Town, was arrested on Sunday after he handed himself in to the police.
Mr Muhktar and Ms Khan, a student at Manchester Metropolitan University, suffered serious burns to the face and body during the attack at 9.13am on Tollgate Road.
The perpetrator then threw more of the acid at Mr Muhktar before escaping from the scene, police said.