Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday, reports The Indian Express.
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor tweeted about the news and said the couple – Rani and Aditya Chopra have named their newborn daughter Adira.
Adira is an amalgam of their names. Rani has described the baby as “god’s greatest gift”.
‘I would like to thank all my well-wishers and fans’, Rani said, ‘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.’
Rani and Aditya Chopra, who had for long been in a relationship, married in April 2014 in Italy.
They are both accomplished in their fields of acting and filmmaking in Bollywood.
Adira is the couple’s first child.
Aditya’s younger brother Uday announced the birth of his niece 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!!”