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Bollywood’s newly blessed

Aishwarya and Abhishek will join a bevy of Bollywood couples who became parents this year. Here's a look at more such couples who welcomed new entrants into their families.

entertainment Updated: Jun 26, 2011 02:13 IST

Aishwarya and Abhishek will join a bevy of Bollywood couples who became parents this year.

Mandira Bedi-Raj Kaushal
When: June 17, 2011
Actor-anchor Mandira Bedi and her husband filmmaker Raj Kaushal, who have been married for 12 years, became parents of a baby boy this month. Raj tweeted about the arrival of the little one, “Ladies and gentlemen..the czar of our lives Mr Vir Kaushal has arrived. :-) (sic).” On Wednesday, Mandira also tweeted saying, “And here starts an exciting new chapter of my life! (sic).”

Abhi AshPreeti Jhangiani-Pravin Dabas

When: April 11, 2011

Actor Preeti Jhangiani and her actor husband Parvin Dabas, too, joined the Bollywood parents club as they had their first child, a son in April this year. Preeti, who debuted with Yash Raj’s Mohabbatein, and Parvin Dabas got married on March 23, 2008. Parvin, who does not want to reveal the baby’s name, says, "Being a father, is just amazing. It makes you value your parents even more." Konkona Sen Sharma-Ranvir Shorey

AshWhen: March 15, 2011

Konkona and Ranvir, who got married on September 3, 2010 in aprivate ceremony, became parents of a baby boy, Harun, this March. Konkona said, "When I didn’t have a baby, people used to tell me, ‘dekhna life bilkul badal jayega’. I didn't take them seriously. And then it happened to me. It’s a profound and wonderful change."

Shabana-Manoj Bajpayee
When: February 23, 2011
Actor Manoj Bajpayee and his actor wife Shabana (also known as Neha) became parents of a baby girl, Ava Nayla, early this year. Bajpayee was quoted as saying, “ I’m on top of the world. I know my life’s going to change, but I don’t really view fatherhood as a responsibility. I enjoy being answerable to the people who are important to me, and Ava is going to be one of those people.”

Seema Khan-Sohail Khan
When: June 16, 2011
Actor-filmmaker Sohail Khan became a father of a baby boy. Sohail and his wife Seema also have a 10-year old son Nirvaan. A source was quoted as saying, “The Khan parivaar is on cloud nine. Soon, there will be a grand celebration to welcome the newcomer.” Reportedly, the baby has been named Aslam.