Popular film and television actress Rajesh Khattar and his wife Vandana Sajnani became parents of a baby boy after 11 years of marriage. The little munchkin was reportedly born two and a half months ago. They brought him home on Janmashtami. Beyhadh actor Rajesh Khattar confirmed the news to Bombay Times and expressed his happiness by saying, "For me, becoming a father at 50-plus was another challenge, but then, I am neither the first one, nor the last in this category."
Vandana revealed that there were a lot of complications in her pregnancy. She had three miscarriages, three IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) failures, three IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) failures, and three surrogacy failures in the last 11 years. ‘’After a lot of hardships - three miscarriages, three IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) failures, three IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) failures and three surrogacy failures - over the last 11 years, we have reached here. I can't express my joy. I want to tell my story because it will inspire couples to keep the faith and not give up hope, whatever their age is,'' she told Bombay Times.
"I was carrying twins and I was the happiest woman in the world. But by the third month, I was told to stitch my cervix. I was admitted to the hospital and was there with my legs up for three months, absolutely immobile. That was the toughest experience and the most difficult time of my life. Everything took a toll on me and I felt like I was having a breakdown. I prayed for strength and whatever the hardships, I knew I had to fight it out. I did not give up! What mattered was my child; the pain was nothing in front of this miracle baby, who fought for two-and-a-half months in the NICU. We have named him Vanraj Krishna Khattar; Vanraj is a combination of our names," she added.
Before Vandana, Rajesh was married to Neelima Azeem. Dhadak actor Ishaan Khatter is their son.