Shilpa Shetty welcomes daughter through surrogacy, shares meaning of her name: ‘Our prayers have been answered’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
Sep 21, 2020 10:19 PM IST

Actor Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra have become proud parents to a daughter.

Actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra and her businessman husband Raj Kundra on Friday announced that they have become parents to a baby girl, born through surrogacy.The couple welcomed their second child on February 15.

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra have welcomed their second child after son Viaan.
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra have welcomed their second child after son Viaan.


“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. Born on 15th February 2020 Junior SSK in the house,” Shilpa said. She even revealed the meaning behind her unique name. “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” she wrote.

Raj tweeted, “I can’t express how happy I am to announce the newest member of our family Somisha Shetty Kundra blessed with a baby girl.” Shilpa and Raj got married in November 2009 and welcomed their first child together, son Viaan, in May 2012.

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Shilpa was 37 years old when she had Viaan. Talking about it, she told The Times of India in 2012 that she would not recommend late pregnancies. “I never chose to be a mother at 37. I always wanted to be a mother at the right age, but I didn’t find Raj at the right time.There is a time for everything, and so also for motherhood. And medically too, women should have babies at the right time. I just didn’t have a choice else I would have been a mother long time back.”

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On work front, Shilpa is making her comeback to films after a gap of 13 years with Sabbir Khan’s Nikamma. The film stars Abhimamyu Dassani and YouTube sensation Shirley Setia. It is set to release in June this year.

She will also be seen in Priyadarshan’s Hungama 2alongside Paresh Rawal, Meezan Jafferi and south actor Pranitha Subhash.

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