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Almost after three years of Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra’s wedding, the lovely couple had embraced parenthood and had welcomed their first child, Viaan Raj Kundra on May 21, 2012. Be it baking or Sunday binging, we have often seen how Shilpa engages Viaan with her. The doting son never misses a chance to make his parents proud. In February 2020, Viaan was promoted to an elder brother when Shilpa and Raj had welcomed a baby girl, Samisha Shetty Kundra via surrogacy.
And since then, we have witnessed how the family of four enjoys every moment with each other. A few days back, Shilpa had taken to her Instagram handle and had shared a super cute IG story, wherein she had shared her son, Viaan's drawing. Viaan had drawn a comic version of his little sister, Samisha and his mommy, Shilpa. Atop the picture, Shilpa had written, "Viaan's drawing of his little sister and me comic book style #RKLaxman in the house."
On May 21, 2021, Viaan Raj Kundra turned 9 and his daddy dearest, Raj Kundra shared an adorable video with his 'Rockstar' on his IG handle. In the video, we can see, Raj holding baby Viaan in his arms, moments after his birth. The video also had some precious moments of Viaan with his parents. Along with the video, Raj wrote, “The Video Says it all. Happy Birthday my Son my rockstar my heartbeat #happybirthday #ViaanRajKundra.”
On the other hand, Shilpa shared a cute throwback video of Viaan when he was four-years-old. Along with the video, Shilpa wrote, “There’s so much to say, So much to do... You’re growing up too fast, I’m not even done hugging you. This video is when you were 4. We know how much your birthday means to you and how you would look forward to it, but not being able to have any playdates for over a year & a half, and not be able to celebrate your birthday 2 years in a row without any fuss... makes me so proud of the sensitive, compassionate, and loving boy that you’re growing up to be.”
Shilpa further shared how Viaan took the responsibility of an elder brother so perfectly. Praising her baby boy, Shilpa continued, “You fought Covid-19 so bravely, you are just as excited about your virtual classes as you were about going to school, you have understood how necessary it is to always wear a mask and maintain social distance with outsiders! You’ve not only adjusted to the new normal without any complaints or tantrums, but also taken on the role of being a doting elder brother so beautifully. Have to admire how beautifully you have done it with with your sense of humour and maturity. This Lockdown has made you so responsible so soon?!?! Must say, I’m a proud mommy! Happy 9th birthday, my darling baby Viaan-Raj. May you always shine, the brightest star wherever you go. Mumma and papa lovvveee youuuu.”
Viaan’s maasi, Shamita Shetty too shared a cute video with her ‘googlieeee’ and wrote, “Happy birthday my lil googlieeee Viaan, u will forever steal my heart n get away doing the naughtiest things with that cute lil smile n sparkly eyes! Can’t believe ur 9 already! Ever so passionate about ur movie making... bullying us into staring n watching it... chuckling away in the backdrop! U naughty lil one... maasi loveess u the mostest!!!! Huggies n kisses n more tight tight huggies!!
Last year on Viaan’s 8th birthday, Raj Kundra had expressed how proud he is of his ‘grounded’ son, Viaan Raj Kundra, and with an array of pictures, he had written, “Happy birthday my dear son my life my heartbeat. Thank you God for the most amazing kind caring and adorable son. @viaanrajkundra Viaan I am so proud of you. May you stay blessed and grounded always. Love your best friend and your Papa xx.” Raj had also posted a video, giving a glimpse of his little creativity for Viaan. He had captioned it as “A little bit of fun and creativity during lockdown for my Son. Happy Birthday Again Birthdays in Lockdown!”
In an interview with the Bombay Times, Shilpa Shetty Kundra had talked about giving a normal upbringing to Viaan Raj Kundra. When she was asked what a normal life for a celebrity kid is, she had stated, "I’m from non-film background and I come from a middle-class family, where our holidays were spent in Matheran, not London. Today, I am not apologetic about being able to take Viaan on a vacation to London. I make it a point that he understands and appreciates everything he has. Raj and I think he should not grow up with a sense of entitlement."
Shilpa had revealed that whenever Viaan wants something extra, he digs out his piggy bank. Revealing the basic rules they follow with Viaan, Shilpa had stated, "If he wants something extra, he has to dig into his piggy box for it. He has to pick his own plate and take it to the kitchen. We follow some basic rules to ensure he understands that everything in life has to be earned, and nothing and no one can be taken for granted. He also knows that he has to adjust with the rest of things that are a part of his life because he’s our son."
Happiest birthday, Viaan!
On July 19, 2021, Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s family had faced the biggest blow of their lives as her husband, Raj Kundra was arrested by the Mumbai police for his alleged involvement in the production and publication of adult content films. It was after two months of his arrest that on SeptemberRead More