By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
Bringing a new world into your life is a task filled with responsibility and love. The little wonder entering your life becomes everything for you and you give your best to make their life best. The responsibilities begin the moment you get to know about your pregnancy and they go on till your last breath. Imagine, if welcoming a baby in your life in normal conditions can be this challenging then what would be the situation for those, who got pregnant amidst the pandemic. COVID-19 scare is real as the invisible killer can be anywhere and planning a baby under these circumstances is actually a gift of God. Some of our favourite celebrities did not let the vicious virus scare them from planning their life ahead and decided to embrace parenthood in the pandemic year 2020.
Here are celebrities, who chose to have a baby amidst COVID-19 scare and made an interesting life story for their kids.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli had ‘promised each other to be bound in love forever’ on December 11, 2017, after all the speculations. The couple is all set to take their relationship to the next level and step into the best phase of marriage, i.e., parenthood. Announcing the news of Anushka’s pregnancy, the couple had shared the first picture of parents-to-be where the actress had flaunted her cute baby bump. Revealing that junior Sharma-Kohli will arrive in 2021, Anushka and Virat had captioned it as “And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021.”
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan are hopping on to the ride of parenthood again after almost 4 years and are ready for their baby number 2. It was on August 12, 2020, when Kareena and Saif had released an official statement announcing that their 4-year-old son, Taimur is soon going to be a big brother. After a round of speculations, Kareena and Saif had confirmed the news of expecting a baby and had stated that they were pleased to announce that they are expecting an addition to their family. The couple had also thanked their well-wishers for all their love and support. Ever since the announcement, Kareena has been nailing her maternity looks.
Amrita Rao was spotted outside a clinic in Khar with her hubby, Anmol on October 13, 2020, and her baby bump had come as a sweet surprise for everyone. While the fans were still wondering if this is true, the couple had later officially announced their pregnancy and had revealed that they are nine-months pregnant. While her fans were waiting for the little wonder, Amrita and Anmol were blessed with a baby boy on November 1, 2020. On November 6, 2020, the parents gave the first-ever glimpse of their baby boy and revealed his name. Sharing a partial glimpse of the baby boy, giving his first 'brofist' to his doting parents, Amrita revealed the name of the baby, which is Veer.
Anita Hassanadani and Rohit Reddy were speculated to be pregnant for some time owing to Anita’s fashion choices and their prank videos. After weeks of speculations and teasing their fans with camouflaged pictures and videos, Anita Hassanandani and Rohit Reddy had confirmed their pregnancy and had announced that soon they’ll be embracing parenthood. Anita had posted a video on her IG handle, which had showcased their journey from being girlfriend-boyfriend, proposal, marriage and finally to-be parents. Anita had captioned the video with two hearts adding up to three. Anita and Rohit are expected to welcome their first child in February 2021.
Karanvir Bohra and Teejay Sidhu are already blessed with two twin daughters, Bella and Vienna, whom they had welcomed in their life on October 19, 2017. The couple is ready to welcome another little munchkin into their lives in the month of December 2020. It was on August 28, 2020, when the family of four had announced the news of Teejay’s second pregnancy. Karanvir and Teejay had posted adorable pictures, in which Teejay had looked gorgeous, flaunting her baby bump. Even their little girls, Bella and Vienna, had actively participated in the announcement.
South superstar, Chiranjeevi Sarja had married actress, Meghana Raj in a Christian wedding, followed by a traditional Hindu ceremony on April 30, 2018. On June 7, 2020, the actor had suffered a cardiac arrest and had breathed his last, it was then that the news of the couple expecting their first child had broken not just the internet but also the hearts of their millions of fans. It was on October 22, 2020, that Meghana Raj had given birth to a baby boy and his first-ever picture had gone viral over the internet.
Shilpa Shetty had gotten married to the businessman, Raj Kundra on November 22, 2009. The couple had gotten blessed with their first child named, Viaan Raj Kundra on May 21, 2012. However, it was on February 15, 2020, when Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Raj Kundra had welcomed their second born, a baby girl via surrogacy, whom they have named Samisha Shetty Kundra. The actress had announced the news of welcoming a daughter into her life on her IG handle. Being a mother at the age of 45 feels surreal to Shilpa but she is definitely loving this phase of her life. However, she hasn’t shared any picture of her daughter yet, but she often shares glimpses of her baby girl on her IG handle.
TV actress, Smriti Khanna had married her co-star, Gautam Gupta in 2017, and after two years of their married life, in December 2019 the couple had confirmed the news of expecting their first child. The two had embarked the journey of parenthood on April 15, 2020, with the arrival of their little girl. The baby girl is given a unique name by her parents, which is Anayka, which means powerful. Since then, the new parents' Instagram feeds are filled with adorable pictures of their little angel.
It was Kumkum Bhagya fame, Shikha Singh’s husband, Karan, who had announced the news of their pregnancy on April 22, 2020. He had taken to his Instagram handle and had posted pictures of Shikha flaunting her baby bump. On June 16, 2020, the couple was blessed with a baby girl, whom they have named Alayna Singh Shah. The couple had decided the name of their daughter on their babymoon and often blesses their fans with pictures and videos of their little one.
While Sumeet Vyas is a social media sensation, Ekta Kaul is a TV queen. Ekta and Sumeet had announced the news of their pregnancy in April 2020 and had taken the internet by storm. Finally, on June 3, 2020, the couple had welcomed their 'permanent junior roommate', embracing parenthood for the first time with the arrival of a baby boy. Announcing the news of his baby boy’s arrival, Sumeet had posted, “It’s a boy. Shall be called Ved. Mamma and Daddy are acting cliche...smothering the child every few minutes.” It was on July 12, 2020, when the couple had shared the first-ever picture of their baby boy, Ved curled in his mother’s arms.
Puja Banerjee and Kunal Verma had announced the news of their pregnancy four months after announcing their wedding. After a blissful pregnancy period despite the pandemic, on October 9, 2020, Puja and Kunal had hopped on to the crazy journey of parenthood as they had welcomed a baby boy into their lives. The first-time father, Kunal had shared a video to announce the news of welcoming a baby boy into their lives. It was on October 14, 2020, when Puja had shared the first-ever family picture with her newborn baby from her hospital room.
Uttaran fame, Pranitaa Pandit had tied the knot with Shivi Pandit in a love-cum-arranged marriage set up on July 7, 2014. It was on June 10, 2020, when Pranitaa had announced that she’s seven months pregnant and their baby is due in August with a baby bump picture on her IG handle. It was on August 7, 2020, when the couple was blessed with a baby girl and on September 18, 2020, Pranitaa had delighted her fans with the first pictures of her newborn daughter. The couple has given a unique name to their little baby girl, and it is Anysha Pandit.
Natasa Stankovic and Hardik Pandya have been surprising their fans since the beginning of the year 2020. First, it was the news of their engagement, and later it was the announcement of their wedding and expecting a baby in their life soon. It was on May 31, 2020, when Hardik Pandya had taken to his Instagram handle and had posted some beautiful pictures with his pregnant wife, Natasa flaunting her baby bump. And on July 30, 2020, Hardik and Natasa had welcomed their little bundle of joy, whom they have named Agastya Pandya.
After dating for 9 years and enjoying the marital life for 8 years, Nakuul Mehta never fails to set the bar of marriage goals very high with his childhood love and wife, Jankee Parekh Mehta. The couple is now ready to step into the most blissful phase of their marriage, i.e., parenthood. On November 7, 2020, Nakuul Mehta had announced that he and his wife are expecting. Sharing a beautiful video of how they had started off as best friends, had turned into girlfriend- boyfriend, then had gotten married and are now going to embrace parenthood, Nakuul had written, “Best friend < Girl friend < Missus < THIS Circle of life & then some more .. Avec @jank_ee #WeAreExpanding.” Jankee had also shared photoshoot pictures with hubby, Nakuul, flaunting her baby bump, while twining with him. Sharing that their quarantine wasn’t boring, she had written, “Our quarantine wasn’t boring at all we’re going to have a souvenir for life and we CANNOT wait! Our greatest adventure begins! @nakuulmehta #weareexpanding #soontobeparents.”
Well, a baby is a blessing despite the conditions the parents are living in. Be it a pandemic or any adversity, every parent tries their best to serve the greatest things to their child. The pandemic has given these celebrities time to spend with each other, which otherwise they wouldn’t have got and their newborn or unborn child is also getting every second of their life with their parents!