It's a girl for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

NEW DELHI Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:21pm IST

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses during a beach front photocall at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 13, 2011. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Files

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses during a beach front photocall at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 13, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Yves Herman/Files

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has given birth to a girl, her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan announced on Twitter on Wednesday.

"I AM DADA (grandfather) to the cutest baby girl!!" Bachchan said.

Rai, 38, a former Miss World, has been married to actor Abhishek Bachchan for more than four years and the star couple had been fending off baby rumours for months before the pregnancy was confirmed in June.

The Bollywood actress was expected to give birth to her first child in November and the Indian media had followed her pregnancy obsessively.

The actress had been admitted to a Mumbai hospital on Monday.

Rai, who often features on ‘most beautiful’ lists, has worked in several Bollywood and Hollywood films.

(Writing by Tony Tharakan)

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Polanski Questioned

Polanski Questioned

Polish prosecutors question Polanski over U.S. sex crime warrant.  Full Article 

Cook Speaks Up

Cook Speaks Up

Apple's Cook signals front line of new gay rights battle.  Full Article 

Upcoming Project

Upcoming Project

Coen Brothers tap Clooney, Johansson for all-star studio comedy.  Full Article 

Book Talk

Book Talk

Alan Cumming believes in putting everything out there.  Full Article 

Wrongful Death Suit

Wrongful Death Suit

Gregg Allman dropped from suit over fatal Georgia train accident.  Full Article 

Talking Television

Talking Television

Frances McDormand's face does the talking in 'Olive Kitteridge'.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage