PeepingMoon Exclusive: ‘Sandeep Sejwal and I are going to be parents at the most perfect time,’ says Pooja Banerjee as she announces her pregnancy

This Diwali, for Pooja Banerjee, is a special one. As most Hindu households begin their new year, Pooja is embarking on a new journey with her husband Sandeep Sejwal. The actress, currently seen as Rhea Mehra in ZEE TV's Kumkum Bhagya, is expecting her first child in March 2022. She is in her second trimester.

Expressing her excitement, Pooja told exclusively that she and Sandeep are overjoyed and cannot wait to hold their baby in their arms. "Sandeep and I are really excited and happy to announce our pregnancy. To be honest, we’ve wanted to start our family since a couple of years now, however, we never put a timeline on it. We always thought that whenever it has to happen, it will happen, and I guess we’re going to be parents at the most perfect time! We are in a very happy space and touch wood; I feel everything is falling in the right space. Kumkum Bhagya has been a blessing in disguise for me. I joined the show just after the first wave of COVID-19 and since then, it’s been a joy working on the show. Now, I came to know about my pregnancy on the sets of the show. We both are overjoyed and can't wait to be parents," the actress shared.

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Pooja, who was a contestant of MTV Roadies 8 in 2011, started her career as an actress with the daily soap titled Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum (2012). She has done TV shows like Swim Team, Chandra Nandini, Chandrakanta and Kasautii Zindagii Kay among many others.

A national-level swimmer, Pooja married Olympian swimmer Sandeep in 2017.