It’s a girl! Actress Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli welcomed a baby girl on the 11th of January. Virat Kohli announced the happy news on Twitter and stated that both Anushka Sharma and the baby are doing well and that the family would like some privacy.

“We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon. We thank you all for your love, prayers and good wishes. Anushka and the baby are both healthy and we are feeling beyond blessed to start this new chapter of our lives. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time,” Virat Kohli wrote.

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The couple got married in 2017 in a hush-hush manner but the news hit the Indian media like a turbo bolt with videos and images from the wedding going viral almost instantly. On August of 2020, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli announced that they were going to have a baby.

“And then we were three! Arriving Jan 2021,” both of them wrote while sharing a happy picture on their respective social media accounts. The power couple were flooded with congratulatory messages from celebrity friends like Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sania Mirza, Kiara Advani and Parineeti Chopra.

This year has definitely been Anushka Sharma’s year. The actress and her husband, Virat Kohli made it to a list of the world’s top Instagram influencers which was compiled by global data collection and analysis platform, Hype Auditor.

Sharma’s Clean Slate Filmz has earlier produced NH10Phillauri and PariNH10 earned rave reviews and went on to become a sleeper hit, Phillauri is a neat little film that possibly saw increased viewership after a video from Sharma’s video went viral. Din Shagna Da was on everyone’s playlist, immediately. Sharma’s performance in Pari was praised and while the film was a fresh take on the horror genre in India, it was extremely convoluted.

However, all these ventures show Sharma’s knack for creating work that is mainstream and yet, not wholly palatable. They make you sit up and notice the horror around you without coming across as preachy.