Shilpa Shetty Kundra and husband Raj welcome daughter Samisha
Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra took to social media yesterday to announce the arrival of her baby girl. The actress and husband Raj Kundra, who are parents to eight-year-old Viaan, opted for surrogacy this time around. While their daughter, Samisha Shetty Kundra, was born on February 15, the couple chose the occasion of Mahashivratri to reveal the news to the world.
Shilpa shared a picture of the baby holding her father’s finger, and wrote, “Our prayers have been answered with a miracle. With gratitude in our hearts, we are thrilled to announce the arrival of our little angel Samisha Shetty Kundra. Junior SSK in the house. ‘Sa’ in Sanskrit is “to have” and ‘Misha’ in Russian stands for “someone like God”. You personify this name, our Goddess Laxmi and complete our family.”
Shilpa, who took an 11-year break from films, will return to the big screen with Sabbir Khan’s Nikamma. She will also be seen in Priyadarshan’s Hungama 2, which was announced recently. During her break from films, she set up her business and appeared as a judge on TV reality shows.
When we reached out to Shilpa, who has enthusiastically spent days creating a room for her newborn, she told us, “Becoming a parent is a blessing, and to a girl is an even bigger blessing. Raj is a fabulous father, and together, we are hands-on parents. We were completely ready for this. The fact that it happened only means that Samisha was meant to come to us.” And how has her first-born, Viaan, taken the news of his baby sister’s arrival? Shilpa says, “It’s his prayer that has manifested. For the last three years, he has gone to Shirdi with me and only asked for one thing from Sai Baba — a baby sister. I’m so emotional and I can’t believe it has actually happened.”