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These Bollywood Celebrities Embraced Parenthood Through Surrogacy

bollywood Celebrities Surrogacy ,Shilpa Shetty Kundra's daughter Samisha
Bollywood Celebrities Surrogacy Stories: For many people, using gestational surrogacy to have babies has become a method of choice. Although this method of having a child through a third person’s womb has seen its share of ups and downs in both Indian society and law, it has also gained certain recognition and acceptance.

In India, having babies through surrogacy has become more common than it was a few years ago. The increased acceptance of this method can also be seen in its portrayal in Indian films. Starting from the film Chori Chori Chupke Chupke to the upcoming film Mimi, surrogacy is slowly making its way into Indian families.

Apart from the general public, several celebrities have also opted for surrogacy to welcome their children. Here are six Bollywood celebrities who have opted for surrogacy:

Ekta Kapoor

In January 2019, the film and television producer Ekta Kapoor welcomed her son who was born via surrogacy.  The Balaji Telefilms’ producer became a single mother through surrogacy at the age of 27. Before Kapoor, her brother Tusshar Kapoor also embraced fatherhood through surrogacy. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Kapoor said that her life has changed and if there’s anything that is the most important in her life, it is her son Laksshya.

Lisa Ray

In 2018, actor Lisa Ray and her husband Jason Dehni became parents to twin daughters through surrogacy. After the birth of her daughters Sufi and Soleil, the actor shared a photo of the twins thanking her fans for their support and blessing. The caption of her post said, “Stand back world: here comes Soufflé (Sufi plus Soleil). My girls know the future is female. (sic)”

Karan Johar

In March 2017, director-producer Karan Johar announced that he became a father of twins through surrogacy. Sharing a heartfelt message on his Twitter account, the actor shared the news of the arrival of his newborns. In his post, Johar expressed his gratitude towards the surrogate mother of his twins and the doctor who made the surrogacy possible.

In his post, he wrote that it was an emotional yet well-thought decision that he had taken after considering all the responsibilities and duties that come with being a parent.

Kiran Rao-Aamir Khan

The ex-couple Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan welcomed their son Aazad Rao Khan in 2011 through surrogacy. After announcing the news, Khan said in an interview that being in the public eye, they would have been asked about it anyway and they never felt defensive about the decision. He also said that their being open about surrogacy could be useful for people.

Gauri Khan-Shah Rukh Khan

Actor Shah Rukh Khan announced the birth of his son AbRam in 2013 and mentioned that he was born through surrogacy. In the announcement, he expressed his gratitude towards the surrogate mother of AbRam, the doctor and staff who made it possible.

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra

In 2020, the couple announced that they have become parents to a baby girl and have welcomed their second child through surrogacy. Sharing the news, Shilpa Shetty posted on social media that they are thrilled to announce the arrival of their daughter Samisha Shetty. The actor also shared the meaning behind her name which means “someone like God”.