Bollywood's beloved couple Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra have become proud parents to a baby girl today. They have named the little one Adira, an amalgam of their names.

Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra
Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra

Rani has described the baby as "god's greatest gift". The baby, who is "healthy and feisty", was born at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday morning.

"I would like to thank all my well wishers and fans," Rani said in a statement issued by Aditya's production banner Yash Raj Films.

"Today life has given us god's greatest gift with Adira. We thank fans our friends and well-wishers for their unconditional support and blessings. With joy we begin this new chapter in our lives," she added.

Rani, 36, and Aditya, 42, secretly tied the knot in April last year in Italy.

It is the first marriage for Rani while Aditya, who is known to be a very private person, was previously married to Payal Khanna but they got divorced in 2009.

(With inputs from agencies)