Shilpa Shetty with her  WELLNESS ICON award. (Twitter)
Shilpa Shetty with her WELLNESS ICON award. (Twitter)Twitter

Bollywood actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has lost the post-pregnancy fitness battle to actress Shipa Shetty Kundra.

Nine months after giving birth to a boy, Viaan Raj Kundra, Shilpa has lost approximately 18 kilos.

Speaking about her fitness Shilpa said, "I have always been known for my body, health and fitness. However, for five months after Viaan was born I didn't think of my weight. I was not able to do some things that I used to do earlier as I had put on 20 kilos," DNA reported.

"I realised this one day when I bent to pick up Viaan. More than about not being fat it was about being fit. Fortunately, I had a good trainer. After five-and-a-half months of exercise I had lost 18 kilos." 

Recently, Shilpa received an award for Wellness Icon. Expressing her happiness after receiving the award Shilpa tweeted, "In Delhi received the NDTV WELLNESS ICON award 2day. Happy I continue 2 inspire people in the field of welness & fitness (9months aftr a baby)."

Shilpa also resumed her work just a month after she had her baby. Besides juggling a dance reality show and appearing in a slew of endorsements, the actress is also involved in producing a movie.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has 15-month-old Aaradhya, has reportedly not signed any project citing her baby girl as the reason. Though the actress appeared in a couple of advertisement including Kalyan Jewelers, she is reportedly not taking up any major projects. She is still to regain her pre-baby body.