Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra blessed with baby boy
Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty gave birth to a baby boy at a boutique hospital in Mumbai's Khar suburb on Monday morning.
Husband Raj Kundra said on Twitter: "God has blessed us with a beautiful baby boy. Both mother and baby are fine. I am thrilled to bits."
"A big thank you to my wife @TheShilpaShetty for the bestest gift ever, DR Kiran Cohelo and all the staff at Hinduja Hospital!."
Times of India reported that a source close to Shetty said: "The baby and mother are doing fine.
"Shilpa's husband Raj Kundra was by Shilpa's side from the beginning till the time she was admitted till her delivery at the break of dawn.
"It was only after he saw the baby that he finally left home to go and rest. Raj and his family and Shilpa's entire family, including mother Sunanda and sister Shamita, were present.”
The couple have been married for three years and this is their first baby.
The Bollywood diva and London-based Kundra are owners of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals.
Shetty was also the winner of the UK reality show Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, during which she was at the centre of a race row.
The 36-year-old actress confirmed the news of her pregnancy in December 2011. On May 4, Shilpa's sister Shamita had thrown a baby shower for her elder sister.
Earlier this month, Shetty had said that she will store her child's stem cells. The actress stated on Twitter: "Signed up with Cordlife for stem cell banking. All pregnant women must be aware and know the benefits of stem cell banking, truly amazing."
Congratulatory messages have started pouring in for the new parents on Twitter.
Bipasha Basu: "@TheShilpaShetty and Raj Congratulations on the birth of ur lil baby boy!So happy fr you both!Love!"
Neil Nitin Mukesh: "Yipee just got news that shilpa and raj have welcomed their new born sun. Yipeeeee loads of love to them both ! And kisses to the baby :D"
Ranganathan Madhavan: "@TheRajKundra CONGRATS Bro.. May the Boy make you the PROUDEST Parents EVER.. Sooo Happy for you n Shilpa. Yipeeeeeeeee."
Riteish Deshmukh: "Congratulationnnssss @TheShilpaShetty @TheRajKundra on the arrival of the bundle of joy- lotsa love"
Sophie Choudry: "Congratulations @TheRajKundra & @theshilpashetty on the arrival of ur bundle of joy!May he be blessed with a bright,bouncy future!Big Hug x"