From Gul Panag To Shriya Saran, Celeb Mommies Who Kept Their Pregnancies Hidden Until Childbirth

The phase of motherhood is special for every woman. However, there have been a few celeb mommies who kept their good news a secret before childbirth. Check them out!


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From Gul Panag To Shriya Saran, Celeb Mommies Who Kept Their Pregnancies Hidden Until Childbirth

The phase of motherhood and pregnancy is a special boon for a woman, who is blessed with the ability to carry a life inside of them until nine months. The torch-bearers of bringing a new life into the world, women enjoy this phase to the fullest. Our celeb mommies are no less in this department, and many of them celebrate every second of this incredible journey. However, there are also some celeb moms who choose to keep their special news a secret for a long time before their child is born. Surely, their surprise announcement is a treat to their fans, who do not seize to congratulate them on their new journey. Well, take a look at these celeb mommies who managed to keep their good news under wraps until childbirth!

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#1. Gul Panag

The bubbly Punjabi beauty and former Miss India, Gul Panaag got married to her pilot beau, Rishi Attari in 2011. The Dor fame actress, however, managed to hide her pregnancy right through all the nine-months, until her baby boy turned six months old in the year 2018. It was much later during an interview with Mumbai Mirror that the dashing mom introduced her son, Nihal to the world, and cited the couple’s value for privacy as the reason for keeping the news hidden for so long.

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#2. Somya Seth

Navya- Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawal fame, Somya Seth became a household name in a very short period of time, courtesy of her charming personality and bubbly nature. However, she bid adieu to the glamour world soon after and emigrated to the US after her low-key marriage with beau, Arun Kapoor in January 2017. While her initial absence from social media made her life quite inaccessible to the world, however, it was in October 2017 that it was widely speculated that the actress had already welcomed a baby boy, whom they named Ayden Krish Kapoor. It was only after this news broke out that the actress confirmed it and shared the news of the same by posting an adorable picture of the cute feet of her baby boy on social media.


#3. Mihika Kapai

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein fame, Mihika Kapai became the household representation of an ideal sister with her performance in the serial. However, apart from her love for acting, the actor gave her heart to the man of her dreams, Anand Kapai and the duo got married in 2016. Within a few years of her marriage, the actress took to her social media and surprised everyone with a picture of the couple cradling her baby bump. While her fans immediately took to congratulate the couple, it was soon after announced by her brother, Mishkat Varma that the actress had already given birth to a boy and that she wished to refrain from publicising the happy news.


#4. Panchi Bora

Panchi rose to fame with her stint in the popular TV show, Kayamath. The gorgeous actress, who prefers to keep her life beyond the limelight, married her beau, Jaydeep in a low-key ceremony on January 17, 2017. Just like her wedding, the actress also chose to keep her pregnancy news a secret until she finally released an adorable picture of her daughter, Riyanna, and introduced her to the world.


#5. Paridhi Sharma

Jodha Akbar fame Paridhi Sharma became everyone’s favourite through her portrayal of a Rajputana princess and queen. However, even after gaining so much popularity and love from her fans, she chose to keep a low-key personal life with her hubby, Tanmai Saxena, with whom she got married in 2011. However, the actress also chose to hide her pregnancy, up until she welcomed her baby boy. It was only after her pictures with baby boy that surfaced on the internet that made people aware that she is a mother already. 


#6. Asin Thottumkal

Asin got married to the founder of the popular phone manufacturing company, Micromax, Rahul Sharma in an intimate dreamy ceremony on January 19, 2016. After keeping the pregnancy hidden for 9 months, Asin and Rahul embraced parenthood on October 24, 2017, with the arrival of their baby girl. On the same day of their daughter’s birth, Asin and Rahul released a joint statement announcing the same, and introduced their daughter, Arin to the world. Ever since, the doting mommy often shares adorable glimpses of her daughter on her social media handle.

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#7. Rani Mukerji

Bollywood queen, Rani Mukerji needs no introduction. The actress who started her blockbuster film career right in the 90s era of Bollywood won the hearts of everyone effortlessly. However, despite such a glorious public life, the actress led an entirely private personal life. Rani married the Chairman of Yash Raj Films, Aditya Chopra on April 21, 2014 in such a hushed manner that there is no trace of pictures to be found on records of her wedding. Similar to her marriage, Rani also managed to keep her pregnancy hidden until it was speculated that she had already welcomed a daughter, Adira a year later on December 9, 2015. Even after welcoming their bundle of joy, the parents have chosen for a strict no-picture policy for their child to date.


#8. Priyanka Chopra

Global icon and proud desi girl, Priyanka Chopra and her hubby, Nick Jonas stunned their fans with the announcement of the birth of her daughter, Malti Marie Chopra Jonas via surrogacy on January 21, 2022. While the news came as a beautiful surprise to many, however the actress managed to keep her baby planning as well as the special news a secret until her child was born.


#9. Nayanthara

Tollywood diva, Nayanthara along with her husband, Vignesh Shivan surprised their fans with the sudden announcement of being promoted as parents. The couple who got married in a grand affair on June 2022, introduced their twin boys, Uyir and Ulagam by posting a snapshot of the two pairs of adorable feet of their kids, whom they welcomed via surrogacy.


#10. Shilpa Saklani

Television actress, Shilpa Saklani and her hubby, Apurva Agnihotri surprised their fans on December 3, 2022 by posting a cutesy glimpse of their daughter, whom they named Ishaani Kanu Agnihotri. The couple, who got married in 2004 welcomed their first child after nearly 18 years after their marriage. Surely so, Shilpa managed to keep her pregnancy journey under wraps for a long time, until their daughter turned a month old.


#11. Shriya Saran

One of the most popular actors of Tinseltown, Shriya Saran is known for her versatile performance across various languages and film industries. The gorgeous diva who got married to the man of her dreams, Andrei Koscheev in 2018 took her fans by storm when she announced welcoming her daughter nearly a year later after her birth in 2021. The actress desired to keep her pregnancy journey completely under wraps, as she wished to fully enjoy the phase of motherhood.


#12. Mahie Gill

Popular actor, Mahie Gill is known for her exceptional performances in films like Paan Singh Tomar, Dev D, Dabangg and many more. This versatile actor hailing from Punjab had been previously married at the age of 18, which broke apart soon enough. However, after a few years, it was rumoured that Mahhi had found love again in her beau, who belonged from Russia. However, there had been no confirmation on the same by the actress. Well, it was on July 4, 2019 when Mahhi surprised her fans by posting a picture with her three-year-old daughter, Veronica on her social media. The actress announced that she had managed to keep her pregnancy under wraps with her man whom she had been with for more than ten years.

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Well, we respect the choices made by each of these doting mommies. Whose news did surprise you the most?

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