Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, 46, and his wife, Kiran Rao, 38, are on cloud nine; they have been blessed with a baby boy. The celebrity couple made the announcement on Monday.

Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao

The couple announced the happy news with a press statement: "It gives us the greatest joy to share with you the good news of the birth of our baby boy. This baby is especially dear to us because he was born to us after a long wait and some difficulty. Due to medical complications, we were advised to have a baby through IVF-surrogacy, and we feel very grateful to the Almighty that all has gone well."

They also sought the blessings of their family, friends and fans for their son.

"We are humbled by the greatness of God, the miracles of science, and the kindness and love of our families and friends in being there for us while respecting our privacy. We seek your good wishes and blessings for our child," the report added.

Kiran, who married Aamir in 2005, suffered a miscarriage in 2009.

Aamir has a son and a daughter from his first wife, Reena Dutta.