It’s Raha: Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor name their baby

Just over two weeks after her birth, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have named their first baby as Raha. The announcement came through an Instagram post by Alia who also shared a photo of herself, Ranbir and a glimpse of their newborn, with a jersey in the background with the name Raha on it.

According to Raha, it is Raha’s grandmother Neetu Kapoor who came up with name. “The name Raha (chosen by her wise and wonderful Dadi) has so many beautiful meaning[s].”

She says Raha, in its purest form means divine path while it means joy in Swahili, clan in Sanskrit. Moreover, Raha translates into rest, comfort, relief in Bangla and peace in Arabic. It also means happiness, freedom and bliss, said Alia.

She added, “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.”

They star couple welcomed their baby girl on November 6 at HN Reliance Hospital in Mumbai. Announcing the birth of Raha, Alia and Ranbir shared 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 Ranbir and Alia.”

In a recent chat with Marie Claire magazine, Alia spoke about raising her daughter in the public eye. “I am a little concerned about bringing up a child in the public eye. I talk about it with my friends, with my family, and my husband a lot. I don’t want there to be a, sort of, intrusion into my child’s life,” she said.


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