It is said that with the arrival of a child, a new chapter in life begins for parents. Being a parent also comes with a lot of expectations and responsibilities. But being a parent doesn’t necessarily mean the mother has to carry her child for the whole nine months. While for some, it’s difficult or near impossible to carry a pregnancy to term,a few others choose not to carry one due to various reasons. There are several other ways to make your dream of becoming a parent a reality, one of which happens to be surrogacy.
Priyanka Chopra is the latest addition to the list of Bollywood celebrities who have opted for surrogacy. Whatever the reason maybe, these celebrities are proving that they cannot be denied the happiness of being parents. This article covers the list of Indian celebrities who haven chosen surrogacy to start their family.
1. Priyanka Chopra - Nick Jonas
The global icon and her Disney actor husband announced the arrival of the child through an Instagram post. The couple shared a sweet message that said: “We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate”. According to reports, their baby arrived 12 weeks ahead of the expected delivery date. Apparently, the couple went for surrogacy because of their busy schedules interrupted their attempts at family planning.
2. Preity Zinta - Gene Goodenough
Bollywood’s dimpled beauty also joined the list of famous surrogate mothers recently. The actress shared the happy news of welcoming her twin babies, Jai and Gia with husband Gene Goodenough through Instagram in November, 2021. They haven’t shared any further details about the birth of their children nor have they revealed any photos.
3. Shilpa Shetty - Raj Kundra
Actor Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra welcomed their second child, Samisha, through surrogacy in 2020. The actress shared in an interview later that she always wanted her son (Viaan) to have a sibling, but she had a couple of miscarriages as she suffers from an autoimmune disease called APLA, leaving her no other option than to choose surrogacy.
4. Sunny Leone - Daniel Weber
Back in 2018, Sunny Leone and her husband Daniel Weber welcomed twin boys, Noah and Asher, via surrogacy. The couple who adopted their daughter Nisha, one year prior to that, are now proud parents to three children.
5. Shahrukh Khan - Gauri Khan
The power couple became parents to their third child, Abram, in 2013 through surrogacy.
6. Karan Johar
Karan Johar is a single parent in the list of Indian celebrities with surrogate babies. He had his twins, Yash and Roohi, through surrogacy in 2017.
7. Ekta Kapoor
Filmmaker Ekta Kapoor is a single mother to her baby boy Ravie. Talking about her experience of becoming a surrogate mother, in an interview she revealed that she had already frozen her eggs years ago so that she could utilise them for when she wanted to be a mother.
8. Shreyas Talpade - Deepti
After 14 years of marriage, Talpade and his wife Deepti, welcomed their first child in 2019 through surrogacy. They are blessed with a baby girl.
9. Sohail Khan - Seema Khan
Ten years after the birth of their first child, Nirvana, the couple had their second child, Yohan, through surrogacy.
10. Aamir Khan - Kiran Rao
After struggling for a long time to have a baby, the couple announced that their family is complete with the arrival of their son, Azad Rao Khan. They welcomed the baby in 2011 through surrogacy.
11. Farah Khan - Shirish Kunder
Farah Khan, who was 43 years old at the time she became a mother, welcomed her triplets with her husband Shirish Kunder in 2008 through surrogacy.
The joy of becoming parents is unparalleled. With more celebrities being open about their parenthood journey through surrogacy, the taboo that was once associated with surrogacy in India seems to no longer exist.