By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
It was on April 15, 2020, when the stork had visited the Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi fame couple, Smriti Khanna and Gautam Gupta and had blessed them with their little angel. Ever since Smriti and Gautam had welcomed their little bundle of happiness, they have been treating their fans with sneak peeks into their parenthood journey. Just as much as we had loved the amazing chemistry between Smriti and Gautam, we are loving how they are acing the parenthood phase with their daughter, Anayka Gupta and it is a sheer delight to watch her smile as it drives away our blues!
To announce the best news of her life, Smriti Khanna had shared a family picture with the newbie parents looking at each other with smiles on their faces and the 29-year-old star holding her baby girl in her arms. Smriti had captioned her post as "Our princess has arrived 15.04.2020." A few weeks later, Smriti had posted their first family picture from the labour room with Gautam and their newborn, revealing the name of their daughter. Smriti had captioned the picture as "Anayka, #family #FirstFamilyPic #DaddysGirl."
Times flies in the blink of an eye and though it seems like just yesterday when Smriti Khanna had announced the arrival of their first child, Anayka Gupta completed one year in this beautiful world on April 15, 2021. To mark Anayka's first birthday, Smriti posted a glimpse of the balloon décor at their home which has 'Anayka's 1st' written on it. To make it even more special, Smriti posted a video, comprising of Anayka's adorable moments of one year, which also included the moment when she was born. Smriti captioned the post as "You’re the sweetest gift that came during such crazy times. You have been our sunshine in darkness and reminded us that life is so beautiful. I love you to the moon and back a million times over. Happy born day my princess. I'm so blessed to be your mumma."
To mark Anayka Gupta’s half-birthday, Smriti Khanna and Gautam Gupta had celebrated at their home with a yummylicious cake and a beautifully decorated room. For the celebrations, Smriti and Anayka had twinned in blue-coloured ruffled dresses and Gautam had complemented the mother-daughter duo in a white t-shirt and blue denim. Sharing the adorable pictures of baby Anayka as she had completed 6-months, Smriti had written, "Happy ½ Birthday my princess."
Ending January 2021 on a hilarious note, Smriti Khanna had released a video, Mummy Ji Ki Rap featuring herself, her hubby, Gautam Gupta and their daughter, Anayka Gupta. The video was a hilarious version of how the life of a couple changes after the birth of their child. From how the little one becomes the third wheel in their 'us' time to how the number one girl becomes number 2, Smriti and Gautam’s video was super-adorable and funny. Sharing a short clip of the song, Smriti had revealed her favourite part.
In a throwback interview with The Times of India, Smriti Khanna had spoken about the feeling of motherhood and how holding the little one makes everything worth it. She was quoted as saying, "The feeling of motherhood is something which can't be described in words, but it's amazing. It is a very different feeling and can't be compared to any other happiness. No matter how tired you are, how sleep deprived you, how much pain you have gone through when you hold that little baby in your hand. It's all worth it."
Revealing the meaning of their daughter's name and why they thought Anayka would be apt for the little one, Smriti Khanna had said, "Her name is Anaika. It means powerful and complete, I feel it resonates with the current situation. Complete because our family is complete now with her arrival. The baby has come after a long time in the house. Gautam is the elder brother and everyone was waiting for her. Powerful because she came during this time which makes her super strong. It is a blessing in disguise for us, no matter what the situation is outside."
Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Anayka!