Actors Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan became parents to Aaradhya in November 2011. They have kept her away from the spotlight during the first few months. But the couple eventually shared the pictures and name of the little one.
Aishwarya Rai revealed the reason for the delay in naming Aaradhya in an interview around her first birthday. In 2012, the actress told Vogue India that “‘Aaradhya’ means ‘one who is worthy of worship’. It was a name both Abhishek and I had always considered, but we threw it open to our extended family. You know, when you have a baby, time flies. I wasn’t even aware that it had been four months. I never realised this as acutely as I did when I had Aaradhya—time is luxury. You can never have enough of it”.
Aaradhya Bachchan will turn 10 this year. This summer, Abhishek has told RJ Siddharth Kannan that “She’s still very young; she’s just turned nine years old. These days, she’s busy with online school. This department is Aishwarya’s. I’ve realised I’m not very good at that”.
“She made Aaradhya very aware of the family that she came from, from when she was a newborn baby. She knows that her dada and dadi, and her mom and dad are both actors, and that we’re very privileged and that we enjoy the love and respect of so many millions, and that you have to learn to respect that and appreciate that, and thank God for it. She’s fine, she’s very normal about these things. She sees our films, and enjoys them”, he added by saying that Aaradhya takes paparazzi attention ‘in her stride’ and that Aishwarya has ‘trained her nicely’.