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Actress Aishwarya Rai and her husband Abhishek Bachchan attend the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in this May 17, 2010 file photo. The Bollywood actress has given birth to a baby girl, her husband announced on Twitter on Wednesday. While the baby's father just said "it's a girl", her proud grandfather Amitabh Bachchan -- a veteran actor and head of Bollywood's most famous family -- could barely contain his joy.


Bollywood has a new princess.

India's most famous couple, actor Abhishek Bachchan and his wife, actress/model Aishwarya Rai Bachnan, became proud first-time parents of a baby girl on Wednesday.

Rai Bachchan, 38, gave birth to their daughter at a private hospital in Mumbai, according to reports.

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The still-to-be-named baby joins a venerable acting dynasty. Her mother is the current face of L'Oreal and a former Miss World who has acted in more than 40 Bollywood films.

She has also appeared in several English-language films, including The Pink Panther 2.

The child's father has also worked steadily as a Bollywood leading man since 2000.

His parents, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, are both prominent figures in Indian cinema.

News of the birth came via Twitter from Bachnan senior, who called his new granddaughter "the cutest baby girl."

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