Kareena-Saif and other celebs who became parents in 2016
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor were blessed with a baby boy on Tuesday morning, December 20. While it is the first born for Kareena, Saif already has two children from his first marriage to actress Amrita Singh – daughter Sara and son Ibrahim.
Saif and Kareena named their new-born Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, and shared the good news with a statement. “We are very pleased to share with you all the wonderful news about the birth of our son: Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, on the 20th of December 2016. We would like to thank the media for the understanding and support they have given us over the last 9 months, and of course especially our fans and well-wishers for their continued affection. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all...With love, Saif and Kareena,” the statement read.
Many other celebrities also became parents this year. Some were blessed with a child for the first time, while others welcomed siblings for their older kids. Let us take a look at them:
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput: The couple, who tied the knot in July, 2015, welcomed their first child, a baby girl, on August 26. The child was due in September, but arrived early. Mira delivered the baby at Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital. Proud daddy Shahid shared the news and expressed his happiness over Twitter and wrote, “She has arrived and words fall short to express our happiness. Thank you for all your wishes.” The couple has named their bundle of joy Misha, a portmanteau of their names.
Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra: The cricketer and his actress wife were blessed with a baby daughter on July 27 at a hospital in London. It is their first born. The news was confirmed by Harbhajan’s mother Avtar Kaur. The couple has named their daughter Hinaya Heer Plaha and both parents shared the name on their respective Twitter handles with the same tweet. “HINAYA HEER PLAHA would like to thank you all for your lovely wishes in welcoming her into this world .. #ourlife #ourworld,” they wrote. Harbhajan and Geeta got married in a Punjabi traditional ceremony at a gurudwara in the cricketer’s hometown in Jalandhar on October 29, 2015, after dating each other for over five years.
Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza: The Bollywood actor couple became parents for the second time on June 1, after Genelia gave birth to another boy. Riteish announced the arrival of his second son in a unique way. He took to Twitter and shared the good news on behalf of his elder son Riaan by posting the kid’s picture, and wrote, “Hey guys, my Aai & Baba just gifted me a little brother. Now all my toys are his…- Love Riaan.” The couple has named their second son Rahyl.
Arpita Khan and Aayush Sharma: Salman Khan’s sister Arpita, who married Aayush in a grand ceremony in Hyderabad in November 2014, gave birth to an adorable baby boy on March 30. Proud daddy Aayush shared the news on Twitter writing, “Our Prince has arrived.” They have named their son Ahil, who is a favourite of his Salman ‘mamu’.
Tusshar Kapoor: Tusshar surprised his fans when he announced the birth of his son in June this year. The actor is unmarried, but chose to be a single parent via IVF surrogacy. He has named his baby Laksshya Kapoor. Tusshar made the announcement at a special press conference at his residence and said, “I wanted to be a father. I met Dr. Firuza Parikh and she suggested this procedure. I am turning 40 in a few months, so I felt I was at the right stage to become a single parent and I went ahead with what was told to me. I am happy that I have taken the right decision. Our family is complete now, we are five now, grandparents, me, my sister and little Laksshya.”
Fawad Khan and Sadaf: The Pakistani heartthrob and his wife became parents for the second time after Sadaf delivered a baby girl on October 4. The couple has named her Elayna. Fawad, who has starred in Bollywood films ‘Khoobsurat’, ‘Kapoor & Sons’ and ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, married his long-time girlfriend Sadaf in 2005. The couple also have a son Ayaan who was born in 2009.
Shveta Salve and Hermit Sethi: The hot television actress and her businessman husband were blessed with a baby girl on August 10. The couple, who tied the knot in 2012, has named their little girl Arya. Shveta’s close friend, popular VJ Nikhil Chinapa broke the news on Twitter by posting, “Dear world, @shvetasalve and @hermitsethi are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl. Call them, it’s unlikely they’re checking Twitter.”
Kanchi Kaul and Shabbir Ahluwalia: The actor couple welcomed their second child, a boy, on February 18 and has named him Ivarr. Shabbir and Kanchi dated each other for quite some time before getting married in 2011. The couple already has a two-year-old son Azai, born in July 2014. Shabbir announced the birth of his second son by tweeting, "Proud big brother Azai, would like to introduce his new partner in crime that will forever share the blame. BOY it is, THANK YOU GOD."
Karanvir Bohra and Teejay Sidhu: The television actors became proud parents of twin daughters on October 19, after nearly 10 years of their marriage. Teejay gave birth to their “twin angels” in Vancouver, Cannada. A week later, the couple shared the first glimpse of their daughters on their respective Instagram pages with lovely messages.
Shweta Tiwari and Abhinav Kohli: Television actress and ‘Bigg Boss 4’ winner Shweta Tiwari and husband Abhinav Kohli welcomed their bundle of joy, a baby boy on November 27. The couple has named their new born Reyansh Kohli. It is the first child of Abhinav who married the ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’ actress in July, 2013. Shweta already has a teenaged daughter Palak Tiwari from her previous marriage to Raja Chaudhary.
Suresh Raina and Priyanka Chaudhary: The cricketer and his wife became parents of a daughter born on May 15 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where Priyanka works. The couple has named their bundle of joy Gracia. Suresh took to his Twitter handle to break the news and wrote, “Welcome my beautiful daughter. #GraciaRaina. Long wait but totally worth it. #ProudFather. She is getting dressed up for her photoshoot.” Soon after, he shared pictures of the new-born with her mom and himself with the tweet, “Here she comes our beautiful angel Gracia Raina.” Suresh and Priyanka, who knew each other since childhood, ties the celestial knot in April, 2015.
Roshni Chopra and Siddharth Anand Kumar: Actress and television presenter Roshni became mother of a baby boy for the second time in the early hours of August 14. The boy has been named Reyaan. The news was confirmed by her sister Deeya, also an actress, to a leading daily which quoted her as saying, “We were all happy that she delivered on a Sunday. The wee hours of August 14 had us all rushing to the hospital and everything went off really well." Roshni is married to writer-director Siddharth Anand Kumar and they couple also has a four-year-old son Jaiveer.