On September 29, 2017, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu was born to Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu. On the occasion of Children's Day 2017, the couple shared this picture as the first glimpse of their little one on social media. (All pictures/Kunal Kemmu and Soha Ali Khan's Instagram account)
Just a few days after Inaaya's birth, mid-day had caught up with Kunal Kemmu to ask about his experience as he entered parenthood. It was Kunal who named her.
Talking about an 11-days old Inaaya, Kunal said, "She is just 11 days old and is sleeping for the most part of the day. She is a good kid and is very quiet. She does not cry at all. Touchwood. Her eyes are shut all the time, but she looks damn adorable when she opens her eyes. At first, I thought she looked like an alien, but then that's how most of the babies look."
Inaaya is a name which has an Arabic origin and the name means 'gift from God' or 'one to behold'. Revealing why the couple decided to name their first baby 'Inaaya Naumi', Kunal said, "Both me and Soha had our list of baby names and we decided to go ahead with Inaya Naumi Kemmu. We named here Inaya Naumi as she was born on 'Naumi'."
There was immense curiosity behind Inaaya Naumi Kemmu's colour of eyes, given that neither momma Soha nor daddy Kunal has grey ones. However, his grandmother and grand-aunts do have light eyes and perhaps that's from whom Inaaya got her expressive pair.
When Inaaya turned 6 months old, Soha and Kunal celebrated her half birthday, by cutting a half cake. On the occasion, Soha shared an interesting thing that she learnt from her daughter. Soha said, "Inaaya taught me not to stress. Kids are very resilient. They grow up and become their own individuals. They have their own personalities, so as much as you try to force your ways, they will rebel. You have to learn to be calm."
When Inaaya Naumi Kemmu's cousin Taimur Ali Khan had first come to visit his younger sister, he didn't react much after seeing her. Kunal Kemmu had narrated the incident, in 2017, saying, "Her cousin Taimur had been over to meet her, but he didn't give any particular reaction. In fact, we didn't expect either as he is a baby too. He either laughs or cries after meeting people. But Taimur enjoys whenever I pick him up and play with him."
As Inaaya Naumi turns 2, we look back at some candid pictures of the little one!
Sharmila Tagore, Inaaya Naumi's maternal grandmother, poses with her granddaughter for a picture
Inaaya Naumi sitting in her daddy's lap, learning to play the guitar.
Soha Ali Khan, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Taimur Ali Khan in one frame.
For the unversed, Kunal Kemmu was in a live-in relationship with Soha Ali Khan, daughter of veteran actress Sharmila Tagore and the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, since May 2013. They got engaged in July 2014 and tied the knot in January 2015. The pair have together worked in films like '99', 'Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge' and 'Mr Joe B. Carvalho'.
In 2018, Inaaya Naumi celebrated her first Raksha Bandhan festival. She tied Rakhi to her cousins - Ibrahim Ali Khan and Taimur Ali Khan. This picture was taken on the occasion.
This one's from the family's recent Maldivian vacation. The duo can be seen enjoying their painting session. While Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu and Soha Ali Khan, like a true water baby, enjoyed the beaches, the couples made sure their kids too had a great time there.
Well, how can we miss Inaaya's pictures on her pram in this list? She used to often (almost every alternate day) be spotted near her house, taking a stroll with her nanny. She has now become familiar with the paparazzi too!
Kunal Kemmu shared this photo during Ganesh festival this year and wrote alongside: Ganpati Bappa moriya!! Wishing all of you a happy Ganesh Chaturthi
Love Luck Happiness and Health to you and your loved ones
Super cool father-daughter duo! Kunal shared this picture and wrote alongside: A chip of the old block #keepingitcool
Soha Ali Khan and Inaaya Naumi Kemmu's seesaw time! Kunal shared this picture and wrote alongside: Love and happiness
On International Yoga Day, Kunal shared this picture of his mother, father and daughter and captioned it: Learning yoga from her grandmother under the watchful guidance of her grandfather
Soha Ali Khan shared this cute snap of her darling daughter on Independence Day and wrote a thoughtful caption alongside: The children are our future. Let’s work towards a happier, safer, and more equitable one for them. Happy Independence Day. Jai Hind. #happyindepenceday #jaihind
We wish Inaaya Naumi a very happy birthday. May you shine brighter than the sun, little one!
It's Inaaya Naumi Kemmu's second birthday on Sunday. Daughter of Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu, Inaaya was born on September 29, 2017. We take a look at some of her most candid pictures shared by her celebrity parents.
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