Mona Singh, who tied the knot at 39, took a thoughtful approach to family planning. At 34, she opted to freeze her eggs, preferring not to hurry into parenthood. In a recent interview, the actor detailed her experience with the egg-freezing process, discussing its duration and her body's response. She noted the expense of the procedure back then, contrasting it with the present when it's more accessible.
Mona Singh discussed her decision to freeze her eggs during an interview with the Humans of Bombay. Encouraged by their family gynaecologist, who suggested the idea during a dinner, she found merit in the option. Explaining the process, she highlighted a timeline of about 3 to 6 months, mentioning the potential discomfort caused by hormonal changes, mood swings, and bodily alterations. Singh mentioned undergoing the necessary tests with her mother and completing the procedure in Pune during a break from work.
She said, "My mom and I, we went for all my tests, and I did it in Pune. I took a break from TV. I took a break from work. I wasn't doing anything. I was at home, and in four months, we finished the procedure."
Six other Indian celebrities, including Mona Singh, have also openly discussed their choice to freeze their eggs.
6 Actors Who Froze Their Eggs
In September 2022, Riddhima Pandit made her decision, expressing a sense of freedom post-procedure. She credited the guidance of experienced doctors for her confidence and stated that she no longer feels compelled to marry for the sake of having children.
Diana Hayden, a former Miss World, underwent the egg-freezing process and subsequently welcomed three children. Her first child was born in 2016, followed by twins in 2018 during her time as a contestant on Bigg Boss 2.
During her time on Bigg Boss 14, Rakhi Sawant expressed her desire to become a mother, which led her to opt for egg freezing. She emphasised that her focus was on experiencing motherhood and wished for a partner rather than choosing a donor for her child. She hoped for a solution to her situation, highlighting her eagerness to become a mother and the presence of her frozen eggs.
Ekta Kapoor, an International Emmy Directorate Award winner, welcomed her first child, son Ravie Kapoor, through surrogacy in 2019. At the age of 36, she decided to freeze her eggs. Addressing the choice, Kapoor mentioned to Pinkvilla, "I had stored my eggs when I was 36. Had a calling for a long time I don’t know what was it. I don’t know I thought I might get married, might not. Very late, if it happens."
Tanishaa Mukerji, the actor, also opened up about her desire to freeze her eggs at the age of 33 but faced a setback. When she initially consulted the doctor, she was advised against it. Eventually, at the age of 39, Tanishaa successfully underwent the egg-freezing procedure.
Priyanka Chopra, a global star, shared on the Armchair Expert podcast that she opted to freeze her eggs in her 30s, finding it liberating. She expressed that this decision allowed her to pursue her career ambitions without feeling rushed to start a family. Chopra highlighted that she hadn't encountered the right partner for parenthood at that time, which influenced her choice. She said, "I felt such freedom, I did it in my early thirties and I could continue on an ambitious warpath, I wanted to achieve and I wanted to get to a certain place in my career. Also, I had not met the person with whom I wanted to have children."