Moms-to-be of 2017: Lisa Haydon, Esha Deol, Soha Ali Khan…


Motherhood, or rather parenthood, is an overwhelming feeling. The knowledge of become a parent brings with it unbounded joy, be it to an ordinary person or any well-known celebrity. Lately, there has been a shower of good news from B-town and tele-world about couples on their way to parenthood. Following are some beautiful and gorgeous moms-to-be of the year:

Lisa Haydon – Model-actress Lisa Haydon is expecting her first child with husband Dino Lalvani. The ‘Queen’ actress is in her third trimester. Lisa tied the knot with UK-based businessman Dino in October 2016 after dating him for a year, at a private beach ceremony. Within a few months, Lisa announced the good news of her pregnancy in style by sharing a picture of her in a bikini caressing her baby bump. Ever since, she has been posting her pregnancy pictures on Instagram. She recently graced the cover of Elle magazine for its ‘Love Your Body’ issue in a bikini.

Esha Deol –Bollywood actress and elder daughter of veteran actress-politician Hema Malini, Esha and her businessman-husband Bharat Takhtani are set to become parents. The couple got married in June 2012, and it is their first child after five years of marriage. Esha is due this winter, according to a family source. Esha’s pregnancy news was confirmed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee, who is writing a second book on Hema Malini, Beyond The Dream Girl, to Mumbai Mirror.

Soha Ali Khan – Soha and her actor husband are on their way to parenthood, and the ‘Rang De Basanti’ actress is due later this year. An elated Kunal himself confirmed the news to media. Several publications quoted the ‘Bhaag Johnny’ actor as saying, ““Yes, it’s true. Soha and I are very happy to announce a joint production coming later this year – our first child! We feel blessed and thank you all for your good wishes.” Soha and Kunal got married on January 25, 2015, after many years of living-in together. 

Deepika Singh – Television actress Deepika Singh, who played the role of IPS officer Sandhya Rathi in popular soap ‘Diya Aur Bati Hum’ is pregnant with her first child with her director hubby Rohit Raj Goyal. Deepika herself confirmed the news in January when she just completed her first trimester. “I had gone out of town for a holiday and fell sick. I had to return and consult my doctor. That's when he gave us the good news about my pregnancy,” she was quoted as saying. Deepika and Rohit tied the knot in 2014.

Nisha Rawal – Television actor couple Karan Mehra and his actress wife Nisha Rawal are expecting their first child. The couple tied the knot in November 2012 after a relationship of five years. They recently celebrated a baby shower and the actress is due in June. Nisha is best known for playing the role of Soumya Diwan in Life OK series ‘Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki’, while Karan became popular as Naitik in Star Plus show ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’. He also participated in reality show ‘Bigg Boss 10’ and was seen in ‘Khatmal-E-Ishq’ on SAB TV.

Natasha Madhwani – Actor Fardeen Khan and his wife Natasha are expecting their second child. Natasha has completed her first trimester and is currently in London where she will deliver the baby. Daughter of yesteryear beauty Mumtaz, Natasha tied the knot with Fardeen, son of late actor Feroz Khan in December 2005. The couple has a daughter - Diana Isabelle Khan, born in December 2013. Natasha’s first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at a later stage in 2012. The couple was expecting twins then.

Rangoli Ranaut – Bollywood actress Kagana Ranaut’s elder sister Rangoli is on her way to motherhood. She is due in October end and has taken off to Himachal, but will be back in Mumbai for delivery. Kangana herself confirmed about her becoming maasi at party hosted by Priyanka Chopra in April, when the latter visited home. Rangoli, an acid-attack survivor, is married to her childhood sweat-heart Ajay Chandel. She used to take care of her actress sister’s work commitments, but Kangana has appointed a new team so that Rangoli remains stress-free. Rangoli has previously suffered a miscarriage.  

Pooja Sharma - Television actress Pooja Sharma, best known for her role as ‘Saanchi’ on Star Plus show ‘Ruk Jaana Nahi’, is expecting her first child with director husband Pushkar Pandit. The actress is in her third trimester. Pooja, who was also seen in a grey-shaded role of ‘Poorvi’ in ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’, tied the knot with Pushkar, the director of one of her TV shows, on February 22, 2016. The actress revealed the good news by sharing a picture of her posing with her huge baby bump caressing it, alongside her hubby. With the picture she wrote, “Finally we can reveal why we have not been posting that many pictures lately. It’s probably the biggest moment of our lives and we are extremely excited to announce that our bundle of joy will be arriving pretty soon :) #preggers #pregnancyanouncement #blessed #grateful.”