Kamal Haasan's second wife, actress Sarika gave birth to daughter Shruti Haasan before their nuptials. Shruti was born in 1986, after which they tied the knot two years later in 1988. Daughter Akshara Haasan was born after that. Kamal divorced Sarika in 2004 after which she went on to live with both her daughters.
Mahima Chaudhary married architect-businessman Bobby Mukherji in 2006 and separated in 2013. The couple has a daughter, Ariana. Talking about her motherhood, she has said, "I really enjoy being a hands-on mother. It is the best role I have ever played in my life. Motherhood has made me more empathetic, compassionate, patient and selfless."
Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan split after 17 years of marriage. Their son Arhaan, who turned 16 this year. While the buzz is that Arbaaz Khan is all set to marry model Giorgia Andriani, Malla too is rumoured to get hitched next year with Arjun Kapoor.
Raveena Tandon at age 19 adopted two girls in 1995 named Pooja and Chhaya, who were 11 and 8 years old respectively. Today, Raveena has turned grandmother to older daughter Pooja's children! After tying the knot with film distributor Anil Thadani in 2004, Raveena became a mother to a daughter Rasha and son Ranbir.
Former Miss Universe and Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen adopted daughter Renee in 2000 when the former was only 25 years of age. She then adopted younger daughter Alisah in 2010.
Karisma Kapoor wed businessman Sanjay Kapur in 2003. They filed for divorce in 2014, after eleven years of marriage. Karisma then raised daughter Samaira Kapoor and son Kiaan Raj Kapoor. Karisma and Sanjay officially divorced in 2016.
Veteran actor Kabir Bedi's daughter Pooja Bedi wed businessman Farhan Furniturewalla in 1990. They divorced in 2003 after thirteen years of marriage and Pooja became a single mom to daughter Alaia and son Omar.
Actor-filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor's ex-wife Suchitra Krishnamoorthi is an excellent actress, singer, writer and painter. She wed Shekhar in 1999 and they divorced in 2007. Suchitra then raised their daughter Kaveri Kapur all by herself.
Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh entered holy matrimony in 1991. They have a daughter Sara Ali Khan, who will make her debut in Bollywood with Kedarnath and is also a part of Ranveer Singh-starrer Simmba, and son Ibrahim Ali Khan. Saif and Amrita divorced 2004 after which she tasked with raising them as a single mother.
Television actress Kamya Punjabi divorced her husband Bunty Negi in 2013, a month before entering the controversial reality show Bigg Boss. Kamya and Bunty have a daughter named Aara, who is 9.
Bigg Boss winner Urvashi Dholakia, known for her roles in such television shows such as Dekh Bhai Dekh, Kasauti Zindagi Ki and others, was only 16 when she married. She gave birth to twin sons a year after her marriage. Urvashi and her husband divorced, when her sons were six months old and she has been raising them ever since.
Television actress and noted theatre personality Mona Ambegaonkar gave birth to a daughter in 2005. The latter is allegedly her love child with CID actor Dayanand Shetty.
Noted fashion designer Masaba Gupta is the daughter of veteran Bollywood and television actress Neena Gupta and legendary West Indian cricketer Sir Vivian Richards. Masaba is a love child and was raised my mom Neena.
Poonam Dhillon, who was a leading actress in Bollywood films of the 1970s and 1980s wed filmmaker Ashok Thakeria in 1988. They have two children a daughter Paloma and son Anmol. Poonam and her husband Ashok divorced in 1997, after which she raised both her children by herself.
Popular singer Kanika Kapoor of Baby Doll fame is also a single mother. She wed NRI businessman Raj Chandok when she was only 19. Kanika shifted to London after marriage where she and her husband had three children. They divorced in 2012 after which Kapoor gained sole custody of their kids and returned to India.
Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, famous for starring opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Raees is a single mother to a son. She wed Ali Askari in 2007 and they divorced in 2015.
Raveena Tandon, Sushmita Sen, Karisma Kapoor, Urvashi Dholakia, Mahira Khan and other famous Bollywood and TV actresses, who are or have been single mothers. On Sarika's birthday, here's a shoutout to these single moms who really need to be lauded for doing a fine job.
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