Bollywood actors Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Ranbir Kapoor were blessed with a baby girl on November 6th 2022. The duo has been on cloud nine ever since they announced their first pregnancy news.

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The two welcomed their first baby at H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, Girgaon. The actress delivered her baby girl at 12.05 PM. It is indeed a happy moment for the Bhatt and the Kapoors. 

Alia’s Take On Motherhood


Alia was recently questioned about becoming a mother at the peak of her career. The Raazi star said, “There is no right or wrong in life. What works for me might not work for someone else. I have always been someone who listens to my heart. You can’t plan life. Life plans itself and you just have to follow that path. Whether it’s films or anything else, I always let my heart decide. Yes, at the peak of my career, I decided to get married and have a baby. But who says that marriage or motherhood will change anything to do with my work? Even if it does, so be it. I don’t care. I knew that in life, I would never regret the decision to have a baby. It’s a natural instinct. It’s the best decision that I have ever made. I have never been happier or more fulfilled.”

Baby’s Name Announcement

Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor name their daughter 'Raha'

Bhatt shared a family photo, featuring her along with her newborn and husband-actor Ranbir Kapoor. Though the trio was blurred in the image, Ranbir can be seen holding their little munchkin. The image focuses on a jersey, which reads “Raha” in the capital.

Giving the context to her Insta fam, the new mom explained the meaning of Raha while revealing the name given by her mother-in-law, Neetu Kapoor. “The name Raha (chosen by her wise and wonderful Dadi) has so many beautiful meanings,” wrote the Highway actress.

Elaborating further, Bhatt penned, “Raha, in its purest form means divine path in Swahili she is Joy, / In Sanskrit, Raha is a clan, / In Bangla – rest, comfort, relief, / in Arabic peace, / it also means happiness, freedom & bliss,” in the caption. Before signing off, she wrote, “And true to her name, from the first moment we held her – we felt it ALL!,” followed by a red-heart emoticon.

Concluding her sweet note for her daughter, the Dear Zindagi actress added, “Thank you Raha, for bringing our family to life, it feels as though our lives have only just begun,” followed by a couple of sun emoticons. As soon as she shared the post, a section of her fans flooded the comments section with wishes. Meanwhile, her peers Athiya Shetty, Sophie Choudry, Sonakshi Sinha, and sister-in-law Riddhima Kapoor Sahani also showered love on the announcement post.

Strict Conditions:

According to Indian media, the couple has listed out a set of rules for family and friends to visit their baby. A strict ‘no picture’ rule will be applicable to anyone who pays a visit.

According to reports, the entire Kapoor and Bhat family are against exposing the baby to shutterbugs. In spite of repeated requests for respecting their private space, paparazzi chased the couple’s car while bringing their newborn home. Several videos and pictures of Alia and her baby girl are doing the rounds on the internet. However, as it turns out, all these pictures and videos are fake.

The Brahmastra duo will also not allow anyone to visit their baby without a covid negative certificate. As newborns are prone to infections, the couple is extremely cautious of the baby’s health. Alia and Ranbir have also requested media and friends to abide by their rules atleast until the baby turns one.

Professional Front

Meanwhile, on the work front, Ranbir and Alia have many interesting projects in their pipeline. The actress will star in Farhan Akhtar’s Jee Le Zaraa with Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra. She also has Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani with Ranveer Singh, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, and Dharmendra in the lead. Alia will also be making her Hollywood debut with the film, Heart Of Stone, alongside Jamie Dornan and Gal Gadot.

Ranbir, on the other hand, will star next in Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal co-starring Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor, and Bobby Deol in the lead. Produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series.