Mumbai: Actress Rani Mukerji and filmmaker husband Aditya Chopra today welcomed their first child, a baby girl. Aditya’s younger brother Uday Chopra and friend Karan Johar shared the news on Twitter.
“IT’S A GIRL!!!” tweeted Uday. “Am an uncle to a beautiful baby girl today!!! @udaychopra!! Rani and Adi had a baby girl!” wrote Karan.
Rani, 36, and Aditya, 42, secretly tied the knot in April last year in Italy.
It is the first marriage for Rani while Aditya, who is known to be a very private person, was previously married to Payal Khanna but they got divorced in 2009.
The couple have decided to name the little one Adira, amalgamation of their names. The news was shared on Twitter first by Rishi Kapoor.
“I would like to thank all my well wishers and fans,” Rani said in a statement issued by Aditya’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.