In a surprise announcement on social media platforms, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Raj Kundra told that there is the new addition to their family, a baby daughter. They have named her Samisha Shetty Kundra. A photograph of Samisha’s hand completed the post, in which Shilpa, 44, penned that their prayers have been answered with a miracle. The bold step that they have taken is to give their daughter Shilpa’s last name too. This is a welcome change.

“With gratitude in our hearts, we are happy to announce the birth of our little angel Samisha Shetty Kundra. Born: February 15, 2020. Junior SSK in the house,” she wrote.

The announcement

The post is co-signed by the ‘ecstatic parents’ and ‘thrilled brother’ Viaan, who is seven. Shilpa’s post also read how they came up with the name, Samisha: ‘Sa’ in Sanskrit is ‘to have’, and ‘Misha’ in Russian is for ‘someone like God.’ You represent the name of our Goddess Laxmi, and complete our family.”

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||Om Shri Ganeshaya Namah|| 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: February 15, 2020 Junior SSK in the house😇 ‘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. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~ Please bestow our angel with all your love and blessings🙏🏻❤ ~ Ecstatic parents: Raj and Shilpa Shetty Kundra Overjoyed brother: Viaan-Raj Kundra . . . . . . . . . #SamishaShettyKundra 🧿 #gratitude #blessed #MahaShivratri #daughter #family #love

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The bold step that they have taken is to give their daughter Shilpa’s last name too. This is a welcome change.

The baby announcement was not a shock to at least one person. Filmmaker and choreographer, Farah Khan announced in the comments section that she knew all along and was about to spill the secret. She wrote, “Thank god. Couldn’t hold the secret much longer”. Farah gave her blessings to their daughter.

Several other stars such as Anita Hassanandani, Divya Khosla Kumar and Jay Bhanushali were among those who showered blessings and love in the comments section.

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Shamita Shetty’s greeting to her sister’s lovely daughter

Shilpa’s sister Shamita Shetty also posted the news on her Instagram for her followers and wrote a touching note.

“Welcome our beautiful lil princess Samisha Shetty Kundra👸🏻 .. my fellow Aquarian !! About time !!! We ‘ve waited for you for soooo long..Happy to the power of infinity!! ”

Shilpa returning to films

Shilpa Shetty married businessman Raj Kundra in 2009. The couple is already parents to Viaan Raj Kundra, who was born in 2012.

The actress and her husband have not reported whether they chose to go for surrogacy or adopted their daughter.

On the work front, Shilpa Shetty is making her recovery to films after a gap of 13 years with Sabbir Khan’s Nikamma. She also has Hungama 2 coming soon.

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Bollywood celebrities who became parents through surrogacy

In January 2019, Balaji Telefilms’ Ekta Kapoor turned a single mother and welcomed her son who was born via surrogacy. Her brother Tusshar Kapoor announced the birth of his baby boy through surrogacy in 2016.

In 2017, Karan Johar made a surprise announcement that he’s became a father. Johar’s twins were born through surrogacy.

In July 2013, Shah Rukh Khan, in a press statement, announced the birth of his son. He also mentioned that the child, AbRam was born through surrogacy.

Saumya Rastogi is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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