Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan and more: When surrogacy helped celebs enjoy parenthood

Filmmaker-talk show host Karan Johar is the latest single dad from Bollywood, after Tusshar Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, to opt for surrogacy in order to enjoy the love of being a parent..

bollywood Updated: Mar 06, 2017 10:43 IST
Karan Johar,Shah Rukh Khan,Aamir Khan
Karan Johar announced on Sunday that he is now the proud dad to twins.

Filmmaker Karan Johar is the latest Bollywood celebrity after Tusshar Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan to opt for surrogacy.

The filmmaker has become a single father of twins - a baby boy and girl - who were born through surrogacy and says he is “enormously blessed” to be a parent. “I am ecstatic to share with you all the two most wonderful additions to my life, my children and lifelines; Roohi and Yash. I feel enormously blessed to be a parent to these pieces of my heart who were welcomed into this world with the help of the marvels of medical science,” Johar said in a statement .

In June last year, actor Tusshar Kapoor also became a single parent to a boy, born through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and surrogacy. “I am thrilled to be a father! The paternal instincts in me have been overpowering my heart and mind for some time now,” he had said.

Aamir and Shah Rukh too opted for surrogacy to extend their families. Aamir and wife Kiran Rao welcomed son Azad in December 2011.

Aamir poses with his little son Azad and wife Kiran Rao.

Shah Rukh and his wife Gauri Khan, opted for surrogacy for the birth of their third child AbRam.

Shah Rukh Khan has said his son AbRam loves waving to fans.

Actor Sohail Khan and his wife Seema were blessed with a baby boy-- their second child-- through surrogacy in June 2011.

Noted choreographer and filmmaker Farah Khan and her husband Shirish Kunder chose to become parents through IVF procedure. In February 2008, Farah, at the age of 43, gave birth to triplets - two daughters and a son.

However, for a single parent, to opt for the procedure may become difficult in future as a new bill introduced in Lok Sabha last year is seeking a ban on commercial surrogacy.

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First Published: Mar 06, 2017 10:04 IST