Sakshi Tanwar is a household name when it comes to Indian TV. With successful TV shows like Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki and Bade Achche Lagte Hain, she has been a favourite face for the viewers.

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She's in the news again for all the good reasons but this time for personal ones. The actor is now a new mother after adopting a nine-month-old baby girl. She has reportedly named her Dityaa which means Goddess Lakshmi.

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In an exclusive with Times Of India, Sakshi expressed her happiness saying,

“With the blessings of my parents and the support of my family and friends, I have adopted a baby girl who would soon turn 9 months old. I am extremely delighted to share my happiness with you as I welcome the bundle of joy in my life. This is undoubtedly the greatest moment of my life and I and my entire family are elated to embrace Dityaa. She is the answer to all my prayers and I feel blessed to have her in my life.”

Sakshi is yet another example of how one does not need to follow age-old norms about how a woman has to be married to become a mother.

Sakshi is not the first to set this wonderful example. Former Miss Universe and actor, Sushmita Sen has been a proud mother to not one but two daughters. She has always been very vocal about how she does not feel the need to have a man in her life to fulfil her duties as a mother.

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Single women don't have to wait for marriage to act on their maternal instincts.