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Shikha Singh is famous for her portrayal of 'Alaya' in the famous daily soap, Kumkum Bhagya. After dating for 4 years, Shikha had married her pilot-boyfriend-turned-husband, Karan Shah. After four years of happy married life, the couple is ready to embrace parenthood and enter the new phase of their life. There can be no feeling more beautiful than carrying a baby for nine months and feeling every little movement of the baby. It is like a privilege to be a mother because you are the only one who can sense the baby when the world can only imagine. (Also Read: Govinda Celebrates His Wife, Sunita Ahuja's 50th Birthday With Family And Friends)
It was Shikha’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. The pictures were captioned as "Us: Yayyy! Goku: Nooooo, peace gonna be ruined mannn! What did u do?" And now, the couple is finally blessed with a baby girl.
Shikha and Karan were blessed with a baby girl on June 16, 2020. In a conversation with the Bombay Times, Shikha announced the name, the newbie parents have decided for their little angel. Shikha revealed that they had decided the name of their baby when they were on their babymoon to the Maldives, “We are naming her Alayna Singh Shah. During our trip to Maldives in February, we had decided that if we have a daughter, this would be her name. This was the first name we both agreed upon, and after that, throughout the pregnancy, we called our baby, ‘Al’.”
When asked how she is feeling as a new mother, she shared that she is still waiting for the feeling to sink in. In her words, “The feeling is yet to sink in. I think the countless sleepless nights that we will face, will make me realise that I am a mom now! Shikha also talked about pregnancy under the COVID-19 situation, she shared, “Karan and I had taken all the precautions we could throughout our pregnancy. We wore masks constantly, sanitised ourselves and did all household chores. God has been kind as everything went smooth. The baby has arrived and we are both fine. The hospital is also taking very good care. They are meticulous and sanitising the area very well. But it is a different feeling to see everyone around in PPE kits. There are no visitors allowed. My husband Karan is staying with us and taking care of us." The actress also further revealed that she has been waiting for the moment her pooch meets her little princess. She said, “I can’t wait for my pet (Labrador) Goku to meet Alayna.”
On June 16, 2020, when Shikha Singh was blessed with her little blessing, she had taken to her Instagram handle to share a picture in which we could see her flaunting her full-grown baby bump as she had posed with her husband, Karan. Along with the picture, Shikha had talked about how she had always wondered, who her baby will turn out to be and all she prays is that her baby turns out to be healthy and kind. She had written, “Often I wondered while u were inside of me that who in the world you will turn out to be. We just pray that you’ll be healthy, happy, honourable and kindhearted. Can’t wait to meet ya “Al”.” Take a look at the picture below:
In an interview with The Times of India, Shikha had opened up on embracing motherhood in the times of COVID-19. She had shared how she is managing it all in these strange times and had said, "When Karan and I were planning to go the family way, nobody thought that Corona would come upon us. I had informed the production house that I would be taking a break due to my pregnancy around April, and the production house also agreed to it, but now with COVID19, I have been on a break since March. My husband is a pilot and because of the lockdown, he is at home, otherwise, he would have been travelling. Currently, we are doing all the household chores by ourselves. My husband is a technology expert and has bought me a robot-like sweeping and mopping machine, which sweeps and cleans the floor completely on its own." (Also Read: Mahhi Vij Pens A Thank You Note For Her Little Daughter, Tara Jay Bhanushali)
She had further shared, "I am cooking for the family and my pet. My mother and sister were going to join us from Haryana, but that won’t be possible now. We are near to the hospital and doctor’s clinic and they are giving us online classes on how to take care during pregnancy." Shikha also revealed that after her baby is born they will be on self-isolation for at least a year, and stated, "After the baby is born, it will be complete isolation for us, so it will be another few months before I can get back to work. With a baby around, I don’t think in these times I will be able to go out at all." (Recommended Read: Neil Nitin Mukesh Reveals His Parents Miss Meeting His Daughter, Nurvi Amidst The Pandemic)