The year 2020 will not only be known for celebrity deaths and coronavirus pandemic but also for newborns and pregnancy announcements. The lockdown came as a blessing for several high-profile celebs who found themselves enjoying marital bliss with their spouses as their hectic lives got a much-needed breather.
Here’s a list of all the baby ‘coronials’ (a term being assigned to the generation who are being conceived during the novel coronavirus quarantine period) and Mamma Mia’s of Bollywood who decided to extend their family and in some cases their brood in 2020.
Anushka Sharma – Virat Kohli
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli finally gave their fans something to rejoice about after three years of tying the knot. Anushka and Virat took fans by surprise when they announced they are expecting on August 27, 2020 with an adorable post on Instagram. Sharing a cute picture on social media, Anushka captioned it, “And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021,” followed by heart and praying emojis. Virat’s tweet announcing the pregnancy became the Most Liked and Quoted Tweeted Tweet of 2020.
Kareena Kapoor Khan – Saif Ali Khan
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan are already parents to four-year-old Taimur who is the apple of the eyes of not only fans but also the paparazzi. This year the two celebs decided to extend their brood and announced the pregnancy with an official statement that made everyone including their family extremely euphoric. The duo released a statement that read, “We are very pleased to announce that we are expecting an addition to our family!! Thank you to all our well-wishers for all their love and support. — Saif and Kareena.”
Shilpa Shetty – Raj Kundra
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra welcomed their second child – a daughter whom they named Samisha through surrogacy on February 15, 2020. They announced the good news on Mahashivratri. Shilpa and Raj are also parents to 8-year-old son Viaan Kundra.
Kalki Koechlin – Guy Hershberg
Kalki Koechlin gave birth to her daughter Sappho with classical musician-boyfriend Guy Hershberg on February 8, 2020. The actress was previously married to Anurag Kashyap but parted ways with him after 4 years of marriage in 2015. Kalki named her daughter after renowned Greek poetess Sappho who was born in the latter part of the 7th century BC and is known for the way she expressed affection for women in her poetry.
Amrita Rao – RJ Anmol
On November 1, 2020, Amrita Rao and RJ Anmol welcomed their first child, a baby boy. The new parents in town shared the announcement on social media a day later. They named their newborn son Veer. Anmol gave a glimpse of his son on Instagram and captioned it as, “Hello World... Meet Our Son #Veer He is lookin at his 1st BroFist frm YOU !!! Seek Your Blessings ~Amrita Rao RJ Anmol~.”
Lisa Haydon – Dino Lalvani
Lisa Haydon and Dino Lalvani welcomed their second child this year. They welcomed their second son, Leo on February 13, 2020. They have an older son named Zack who is two-and-a-half year old. Sharing an adorable picture of her sons, Lisa wrote, “This little blessing has touched my heart in a way nothing else ever has. Been totally speechless and in love watching you both and can't believe I get to be your mama. ‘Leo & Zack' #Brothers. And my forever valentine- Yesterday was our 5 year anniversary of the day we met, on Feb 13th one freaky Friday, life has never been the same since. Thank you Hub for building family with me. #HeartRevolution.”
Meghana Raj Sarja – Chiranjeevi Sarja
Meghana Raj Sarja, wife of late Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja gave birth to a boy on October 22, 2020 in Bengaluru. Dhruva Sarja, brother-in-law of Meghana and brother of Chiranjeevi took to Instagram to announce the birth of his nephew. He wrote on Instagram, “Baby boy...Jai Hanuman.” Dhruva, who is also an actor, expressed his excitement and happiness at becoming an uncle. Chiranjeevi and Meghana had tied the knot on April 30, 2018, but his untimely demise due to a cardiac arrest on June 7, 2020, left everyone devastated.
Hardik Pandya – Natasa Stankovic
This has been a rather eventful year for Hardik Pandya in terms of his personal life. The cricketer announced his engagement and wedding to girlfriend Natasa Stankovic at the beginning of 2020. On May 31, 2020, Hardik took to Instagram to post pictures of his pregnant wife flaunting her baby bump and on July 30, 2020, they welcomed their first child, a baby boy whom they named Agastya.
Akash Ambani – Shloka Mehta
Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash Ambani and daughter-in-law Shloka Mehta Ambani welcomed a baby boy on December 10, 2020. Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani announced that they have become grandparents in a statement that read, “Nita and Mukesh Ambani are delighted to have become grandparents for the first time, as they welcome the great-grandson of Dhirubhai and Kokilaben Ambani. Shloka and Akash Ambani became proud parents of a baby boy today (December 10) in Mumbai. Both mother and son are doing well. The new arrival has brought immense joy to the Mehta and Ambani families."