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Bollywood's Rani Mukerji gives birth to baby girl 'Adira'

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Image caption Rani Mukerji has acted in many hit Bollywood films

Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji, who married film-maker Aditya Chopra last year ending years of speculation about their relationship status, has given birth to a baby girl.

The baby has been named Adira - a combination of the parents' names.

The award-winning actress, 37, has starred in many hit films and worked with Bollywood's biggest names.

Chopra, 43, who has produced and directed several hit films, is the son of legendary film-maker Yash Chopra

Yash Raj Films studio, of which Mr Chopra is the chairman, announced the news of the birth on Twitter:

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Congratulatory messages have been coming in from the couple's friends, colleagues and fans:

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The couple, who were dating for several years, married in Italy in April 2014.

Mukerji has acted in many hit films, including Saathiya, Hum Tum, Veer Zaara, Bunty aur Babli and Dil Bole Hadippa!.

Chopra directed one of Bollywood's biggest romances - Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge - with Shah Rukh Khan in the lead. He also directed Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Mohabbatein.

Yash Raj Films was established by Chopra's father - Yash Raj Chopra - and the studio has helped establish some of Indian cinema's biggest names, including Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.

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