Actress Rani Mukherjee has given birth to a girl.
She and her husband, filmmaker Aditya Chopra, have named her Adira, a combination of their names. Mukherjee has described the baby as “god’s greatest gift”.
The baby, who is “healthy and feisty”, was born at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday morning.
“I would like to thank all my well wishers and fans,” Mukherjee said in a statement issued by Chopra’s production banner Yash Raj Films.
“Today, life has given us god’s greatest gift with Adira. We thank fans our friends and well-wishers for their unconditional support and blessings. With joy we begin this new chapter in our lives,” she added.
Mukherjee and Chopra, who dated for a long time, got married in April 2014 in Italy.
The couple’s friends and family shared their excitement about the news on social media.
Chopra’s younger brother Uday posted on Twitter: “IT’S A GIRL!!!!!”; while the couple’s close friend and filmmaker Karan Johar shared: “Am an uncle to a beautiful baby girl today!!!!! @udaychopra !!! Rani and Adi had a baby girl!!”
Actress Parineeti Chopra also shared her joy by posting: “IT’S A GIRL !!!! So so excited baby Adira is born !! #Adi #Rani”; and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor said: “Rani and Aditya Chopra become proud parents to a baby girl named Adira. Congratulations!”