Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor announced their daughter’s name, Raha on Thursday. Alia shared the first family photo featuring the little one with her parents on Instagram and revealed Neetu Kapoor picked Raha’s name. Alia wrote, “The name Raha (chosen by her wise and wonderful dadi) has so many beautiful meanings…” Also read: Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor’s daughter is called Raha
“Raha, in its purest form means divine path in Swahili she is Joy, In Sanskrit, Raha is a clan, In Bangla – rest, comfort, relief, in Arabic peace, it also means happiness, freedom & bliss. And true to her name, from the first moment we held her – we felt it ALL! Thank you Raha, for bringing our family to life, it feels as though our lives have only just begun,” she further added.
Soon after she shared the post, congratulatory messages started pouring in for Raha, Ranbir and Alia on social media. Raha’s aunt, Kareena Kapoor Khan took to the comment section and said, “Raha Kapoor can I hold you, can’t wait.” “Raha… beautiful,” added filmmaker Shashank Khaitan.
Bollywood celebrities such as Zoya Akhtar, Athiya Shetty, Shweta Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Sonakshi Sinha, Arjun Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Sonam Kapoor among others dropped red heart emojis to convey their love. Alia’s close friend Anushka Ranjan called Raha ‘angel baby.’ Family members, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, Soni Razdan and Shaheen Bhatt too sent their love and re-shared the post on their Instagram Stories.
Alia and Ranbir dated for a long time before tying the knot in April this year. She shared the news of her pregnancy in late June. They were blessed with Raha on November 6. Sharing the news of their baby girl’s arrival, Alia had written on Instagram, “And in the best news of our lives:- Our baby is here…and what a magical girl she is. We are officially bursting with love – Blessed and obsessed PARENTS!!!! Love love love Alia and Ranbir.” They have not yet revealed their daughter’s face yet.
Ranbir and Alia were last seen together in filmmaker Ayan Mukerji’s film, Brahmastra.