Today on September 5, millions of New Zealanders will be celebrating Father's Day. The day, which aims to honour fatherhood and paternal bonds, will be extra special for several Indian celebrities as they will be celebrating it for the first time with their newborns. From Virat Kohli and Saif Ali Khan to Kapil Sharma and Nakuul Mehta, here's a look at all the celebs who will be celebrating their first Father's Day today.
India cricket team captain and his wife and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma embraced parenthood on January 11 this year with the birth of their daughter Vamika. On fatherhood, “Kohli was quoted as saying, “It’s been life-changing,” he continued. “A connect which has been different from anything else we both have experienced before. Just to see your child smile at you is something that you cannot put in words… I cannot express how that feels from within. But, it’s been such a blessed and amazing time. The couple has been closely guarded about the privacy of their daughter. Virat, in an Instagram live with his fans, had mentioned that the couple has decided not to reveal Vamika’s face in public till she grows up and is old often to take her own decisions.
Saif Ali Khan
Actor Saif Ali Khan and his wife actor Kareena Kapoor, welcomed their second child, a son named Jeh on February 21 this year. The couple already has a son named Taimur Ali Khan, who was born in December 2016. It will be Saif’s first Father’s day with Jeh. It may be noted that Saif has two kids, daughter Sara Ali Khan and son Ibrahim Ali Khan with his first wife and actor Amrita Singh.
Ace comedian Kapil Sharma and his wife Ginni Chatrath became proud parents to their son – Trishaan - on February 1, 2021. It will be his first father's day with him. The couple is also doting parents to their daughter Anayra, who was born on 10th December 2019. The couple had got married in Jalandhar on 12th December 2018.
Former Indian cricketer and his actor wife Geeta Basra were blessed with a baby boy who they have named Jovan Veer Singh Plaha on July 10 this year. It will be Bhajji first father’s day with his son. The couple, who got married on 29 October 2015 in Jalandhar, Punjab, is also parents to a daughter, Hinaya Heer Plaha, born on 27 July 2016.
Actor Aparshakti Khurana and his wife Aakriti Ahuja welcomed their first child- a baby girl, Arzoie A Khurana, on August 27th this year in Chandigarh. In June, Aparshakti shared on Instagram that he and Aakriti were expecting their first child. He shared a picture of him kissing her belly and wrote, “Lockdown me kaam to expand ho nahi paya, humne socha family hi expand kar lete hain (We could not expand our work during the lockdown so we decided to expand our family instead) #preggeralert.
Tv actor Mohit Malik and wife Addite Malik were blessed with a baby boy -Ekbir on April 29 this year. Mohit and Addite, who embraced parenthood for the first time this year, recently took their first trip to Goa with their baby boy. Addite and Mohit had tied the knot on December 1, 2010! On his experience of being a father, Mohit had said, “I think I have become really compassionate, patient, more loving, kind and caring. I feel stronger than I ever did before. But patience is a virtue I wouldn’t have learnt other than becoming a father..”
TV actor Nakuul Mehta and wife Jankee Parekh Mehta welcomed their first child, a baby boy, named Sufi on February 3’ 2021.Nakuul and Jankee have known each other since childhood. The couple dated for a long time before tying the knot on January 28, 2012.
Actor Karanvir Bohra and wife Teejay Sidhu welcomed their daughter and a third baby on December 20' 2020. The couple named their bundle of joy,Gia Vanessa Snow. The couple is also parents to twin daughters, Bella and Vienna. Karanvir’s happy post on Instagram at the birth of Gia read, “I can’t even imagine the bolt of happiness that is going thru my veins…I can’t help but believe that I’m a father of 3 girls….yahooooo! Life can’t get better than this, imagine ruling the world with these 3 Queens in my life… Thank you God for all these angels in my life. I’ll take the best care of them, coz they are my #teendeviyaan My #laxmi #saraswati #parvati…p.s. u can call me #charlie coz there’s are my 3 angels
Television host and actor Rannvijay Singha and his wife Prianka Singha welcomed their second child, a baby boy, on July 12’2021. The couple revealed that they have named their baby Jahaanvir. The couple met through mutual friends and got married In Kenya on April 14, 2014. The couple also has a daughter named Kainaat, born in January 2017.
Actors Kishwer Merchant and Suyyash Rai Kishwer Merchantt and Suyyash Rai welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on August 27. While the couple is enjoying this early phase of parenthood, they recently took to social media to announce their baby's name. Sharing an adorable video, showing glimpses of their baby with their family, the couple revealed that the munckin's name is Nirvair Rai. Suyyash Rai shared the same video on his Instagram account and captioned it with a sweet note. He wrote, “Hello WORLD meet NIRVAIR RAI. Ive been repeatedly saying that this is the most beautiful feeling we’ve ever experienced. I wanna thank our families for making it even more special and the almighty for blessing us with this lil angel (sic).”
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