Celebrities’ IVF Babies List
While celebrities who had babies through IVF in the West have always been open about their choice of going for in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), it is a positive change to see that our Indian celebrities having IVF babies are also accepting how IVF has blessed them with their little bundle of joys. From the King Khan of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan, to Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan, many of our loving Bollywood celebrities have gone for artificial fertilisation. Let’s take a look at those who’s who of Bollywood and Hollywood who have had babies through IVF.
See the list of Bollywood celebrities with IVF babies, here:
Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder
Choreopgrapher and the ‘Happy New Year’ director Farah Khan and her husband Shirish Kunder were the first Bollywood couple who went open in the media announcing the birth of their triplets using IVF technology. Since then Farah has been advocating the cause of adhering to IVF when a couple fails to conceive naturally. Farah and Shirish had tried for two years for a baby, but on Feb 11, 2008 there wishes were fulfilled with the arrival of their triplets. Farah and Sirish babies’ name – son is Czar and two daughters- Anya and Diva. Talking about why she had chosen IVF, Farah said, “When the choice is to either go childless or IVF, there is no room for doubts. I was 43 when I had my kids and my biological clock had stopped ticking long time ago.”
After her successful stint with artificial fertilisation, Farah has suggested this treatment to almost 150 people and she is always happy to recommend her doctor- Firuza Parikh.
Seema and Sohail Khan
The youngest brother in the three Khan brothers , Sohail and his wife, Seema Khan also underwent IVF procedure after they decided to have a second kid. Sohail and Seema married in 1998, and already had a 10-year old son who was born naturally. In 2011, they welcomed their younger son, Yohan, through IVF surrogacy. However, the couple chooses to remain silent on this matter and has never divulged many details about their experience with this procedure.
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
Aamir Khan already had a daughter and a son from his first wife, Reena, but for a new baby with his second wife, Kiran Rao, he opted for IVF. The couple welcomed their little bundle of joy, and named him Azad, on Dec 6, 2011 through the help of a surrogate mother who was fertilised artificially. Since then Aamir Khan has become a poster boy for IVF and can be recommending it to childless couples and supporting similar social issues.
After Azad’s birth, Aamir was quoted saying, “This baby is especially dear to us because he was born to us after a long wait and some difficulty. We were advised to have a baby through IVF surrogacy, and we feel very grateful to the Almighty that all has gone well.”
Shahrukh and Gauri Khan
The Badshah and Begum of Bollywood is the latest couple to have entered the list of Bollywood couples opting for IVF. Their little boy ‘AbRam’ grabbed a lot of eyeballs. The baby was given birth by a surrogate mother using IVF procedure. He was born within the 34 weeks of pregnancy and was only 1.5 kg during his birth. He was discharged after seven months of hospitalisation immediately after the delivery. Now the baby is fine and is the youngest and the cutest Khan on the block! Shahrukh and Gauri both refused to discuss their third child’s birth in the media. They asked the media to respect their privacy and said the matter was personal and confidential.
IVF Babies in Hollywood and their famous parents
‘My heart will go on’ singer Celine Dion had to struggle hard before conceiving her first son Rene-Charles in 2011. She suffered for as long as six years before she was blessed with him through IVF. During her second stint with pregnancy, she underwent five failed rounds of artificial fertilisation and then after the final and successful IVF round, she gave birth to twin sons in 2010. Sharing her trauma, her husband Rene said, “These treatments were truly hard on my wife’s body. It wasn’t simple at all.”
In an interview to the Canadian magazine, Hello!, Dion stated, ” “IVF is difficult emotionally.”
Even after several miscarriages, ‘Friends’ actor Courteney Cox and her husband David Arquette did not leave the hope of becoming parents. Finally with the help of a lengthy IVF process, Cox was able to conceive and then she gave birth to daughter Coco, who is more precious to her parents than their life. Cox was quoted saying, “In vitro is a wonderful thing that people can do in this day and age, and I’m lucky enough to be able to afford it.”
The Desperate Housewives actor Marcia Cross gracefully accepted her issues with fertility and soon after her marriage, started trying conceiving with the help of IVF. Fortunately, she conceived twins. Cross has accepted that IVF is an expensive affair thus requires a huge amount. She said, “It’s very expensive and (requires) a lot of needles and shots.”
The Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman too had to go through a bumpy road before gracing parenthood. Her daughter with Keith Urban was born after various IVF rounds and fertility treatments. Nicole had said, “I had tried and failed and failed and failed. Not to be too detailed, but I’ve had an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriages and I’ve had fertility treatments. I’ve done all the stuff you can possibly do to try get pregnant.” In 2008, she finally gave birth to her daughter Sunday Rose with the help of IVF. Their second child was born through surrogacy.
In India, the famous couples, who have adopted IVF to experience parenthood, can be counted on your fingertips whereas in the West IVF has been graciously accepted just like another medical treatment. Regardless of the pain a couple goes through the daunting period of artificial fertilisation, the end result (an angelic baby) is actually a blessing. For childless couples, IVF has proved to be a blessing in disguise!