Mandira Bedi adopts a four-year-old; welcomes Tara Bedi Kaushal to her family

Updated: 26 October, 2020 11:23 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Mandira Bedi shared a sweet post on Instagram, and introduced a new member in her family, a sister to her son Vir, Tara Bedi Kaushal.

Tara Bedi Kaushal with Mandira, Vir and Raj/picture courtesy: Mandira Bedi's Instagram account
Tara Bedi Kaushal with Mandira, Vir and Raj/picture courtesy: Mandira Bedi's Instagram account

Mandira Bedi has shared the most adorable surprise with her fans on social media, on the occasion of Dussehra. The actress adopted a four-year-old baby girl a few months ago, and after allowing her to settle in the new family, Mandira and her family made it official on Instagram. Named Tara Bedi Kaushal, her son Vir now has a younger sister to look after!

Husband Raj Kaushal also shared the excitement with his social media followers and wrote, On this festive occasion of Dussehra we would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family Tara Bedi Kaushal. Finally the family is complete #humdohamaredo [sic]"

Mandira is not the only actress to adopt a baby. Sunny Leone, Sushmita Sen and many celebrities took a step forward to take responsibility for a girl child.

Often seen sharing how her life changed after pregnancy, and how she took her health and fitness seriously to get back in shape, Mandira Bedi stands as a big inspiration for many women. Her workout videos are age-defying, and we can't even get halfway flexible like her. Mandira, who is married to filmmaker Raj Kaushal for two decades now, mentioned that while facing the struggle in her career was not easy, her constant support system made her deal with all obstacles.

In an interview earlier, Mandira Bedi shared, "My only relief was my husband who supported me a lot through this phase and does till date. He takes care of our son so that I can manage my shoots. I think my message to every married woman is to believe in yourself and your capabilities, rather than focusing on societal beliefs and norms. My career has made me into the person I am today. I have struggled and carved my niche in the entertainment industry and I feel very proud of it."

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    Sunny Leone: Sunny Leone and husband Daniel Weber are proud parents of a baby girl. Even though the child wasn't born to them biologically, they have adopted a 21-month old girl from Latur, a district in Maharashtra. They have named her Nisha Kaur Weber

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    Sushmita Sen: The former beauty queen-turned-actress has adopted two daughters. Back in 2000, she adopted Renee and ten years later she adopted Alisah, who was then only three months old

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    Raveena Tandon: At the peak of her stardom in 1995, the 'Mast Mast' heroine became a single mother to two girls -- Chhaya and Pooja. At the time of adoption, they were 11 and 8 years respectively

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    Salim Khan: The Khan family is known for its compassionate side. Their reputation got a further boost when Salim Khan adopted Arpita. Nothing much is known about her except that she is the biological daughter of a woman who died on a footpath in Mumbai

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    Subhash Ghai: The showman of Bollywood has also adopted a daughter, Meghna, who is actually the biological daughter of Ghai's younger brother -- a producer at Mukta Arts. Meghna now looks after the affairs of Whistling Woods Institute

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    Preity Zinta: In 2009, the bubbly Bollywood actress adopted 34 orphans from the Mother Miracle School in Rishikesh in 2009, and decided to take responsibility of their upbringing

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    Shobhana: The famous South actress and Bharatnatyam dancer adopted a six-month-old baby girl in 2010. She named her Ananthanarayani and even went to the renowned Guruvayur temple to perform 'choroonu' -- first solid food given to a baby in Kerala tradition

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    Rahul Bose: The critically acclaimed actor is known for his charity work. In late 2007, he adopted six children aged 11, with the consent of his charity institution, from the Andaman and Nicobar islands. The names of the lucky kids are Pratima, Rukhsar, Matrena, Bindu, Jinu

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    Sandip Soparrkar: A renowned choreographer, Sandip always had a wish of adopting a baby at a young age. But, the fact that he was single didn't help his cause. After a three-and-a-half year wait, Sandip was allowed to adopt Arjun, who was just a year old, in 2007

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    Dibakar Banerjee: In 2010, the director of acclaimed films like 'Love Sex Aur Dhokha' and 'Shanghai', and his wife Richa brought home a little girl from a reputed orphanage in Mumbai. They named their bundle of joy Ira

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    Prakash Jha: Many are not aware that the director of films like 'Gangaajal' and Apaharan' has an adopted daughter Disha, who now assists her father in his projects

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    Nikhil Advani: The 'Kal Ho Na Ho' director and his wife Suporna became parents to a baby girl after they adopted one in early 2007. Named Keya, Advani adopted her around the time 'Salaam'-e-Ishq' was readying for release

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    Angelina Jolie: The Hollywood star is a mother to six children, three of whom were adopted. Joile and Pitt adopted Maddox (left) in 2002 (from Cambodia), Zahara (2nd from left) in 2006 (from Ethiopia) and Pax (3rd from left) in 2007 (from Vietnam). Pic/AFP

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    Madonna: The celebrated pop star was in Malawi (southeast Africa) in 2006 for a charitable cause when she decided to adopt a child named David Banda (L), who was extremely ill then. In 2009, she adopted a daughter Mercy James, also a Malawian. In both cases, Madonna had to undergo legal battles, but did not give up and was secured custody of the kids. Pic/AFP

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    Sandra Bullock: The vivacious beauty and her then husband Jesse James had decided to adopt a baby in 2006. The whole process took four years, and unfortunately the couple filed for divorce in 2010. Bullock, however, went ahead with the adoption and brought home a boy named Louis in the same year. Pic/Santa Banta/ AFP

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    Sharon Stone: The 'Basic Instinct' actress has adopted three children. She and her husband Phil Bronstein first brought home an underprivileged boy Roan (2nd right) in 2000. But following their divorce, Phil got custody of Roan. Since, Stone has adopted two more children Laird (2nd left) and Quinn in 2005 and 2006 respectively. Pic/AFP

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    Hugh Jackman: Deborra-Lee Furness, the wife of the suave Australian actor had two miscarriages, following which they decided to adopt two children – a son Oscar in 2000 and daughter Ava in 2005. Pic/AFP

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    Calista Flockhart: Best known for her role in the comedy-drama series 'Ally McBeal', Flockhart and husband Harrison Ford adopted an infant, Liam, in 2011

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    Nicole Kidman: As husband and wife, Tom Cruise and Kidman adopted a daughter Isabella and a son Connor. But, after the couple separated in 2001, Nicole lost the custody of her kids. Pic/AFP

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    Charlize Theron: The 'Monster' actress Hollywood star Charlize Theron adopted a baby boy named Jackson in 2012. The actress, who has been single since her split with Stuart Townsend in 2010, adopted Jackson from South Africa, the country where Theron was born and raised. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Meg Ryan: The 'When Harry Met Sally' star adopted a 14-month-old girl from China in 2006 and named her Daisy True. Pic/Santa Banta

First Published: 26 October, 2020 10:59 IST

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