As we celebrate Mother's Day on 11 May, let's take a look at some of the famous Bollywood beauties who have made the transition to motherhood in recent years.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: She is presumably the most famous mother in the Indian showbiz today. Having given birth to daughter Aaradhya in 2011, the actress took hands-on responsibility of her child and dropped all film offers. The former Miss World was criticised for her postpartum weight but the actress braved the odds and silenced her critics when she flaunted a svelte figure during Cannes International Film Festival 2013.
Despite marriage and motherhood, the actress has managed to keep the media buzzing around her, with speculations on her comeback films.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra: The actress has a two-year-old son, Viaan, but that has not hindered the gorgeous mummy from being actively involved in different roles. Shetty, just months after her son's birth, regained her envious figure and has also adeptly handled her IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals. She has continued as a judge for a dance reality show and also turned film producer recently with "Dishkiyaoon".
Sridevi: The 50-year-old looks as young as ever, despite being mother to teenage daughters Janhvi and Khushi. She made a rocking big screen comeback with "English Vinglish" (2012) and received accolades for her flawless and natural performance. Even at a time when her elder daughter Jhanvi's film launch is being talked about, several producers are eager to rope in the veteran actress for their upcoming projects.
Kajol: The vivacious actress is mother to daughter Nyasa and son Yug. She was recently awarded the Mighty Mom Award by the makers of the upcoming animation film "Mighty Raju Rio Calling". On the occasion she stated: "I don't know if I am a mighty mother or not, but yes, I have always maintained that my children are my foremost priority and responsibility", reported The Times of India.
The actress has always maintained that she will never opt to work at the cost of her kids. However, despite choosing projects very selectively after her return, the actress has delivered hits like "Fanaa" and "My Name is Khan". She is also rumoured to be make a foray into the small screen soon.
Sushmita Sen: The former Miss Universe is a single mother to two adopted children, Renee and Alisah. In 2000, when Sen was 25, she adopted Renee. She had to fight the conventional society norms which were against the actress' adoption move, since she is a single unmarried woman.
However since then, she has moved on and brought up her two daughters, and also proved to be a successful businesswoman, handling beauty pageants business. Recently, she started her fitness venture Aerial Silk. The actress is also expected to make a comeback onscreen soon with Aishwarya Rai in a Prahlad Kakkar film.
Madhuri Dixit Nene: The diva has two teenage sons Arin and Raayan, whom she considers her bundle of joy. The actress, who is self-confessedly a strict mother, made a fabulous re-entry into the film industry despite staying away from the limelight for a long time. She is now a regular face as a judge at a dance reality show and recently appeared in two films "Gulaab Gang" and "Dedh Ishqiya."
Malaika Arora Khan: Wife to Arbaaz Khan and mother to Arhaan Khan, Malaika is undoubtedly one sexy mother. The oomph factor she brings to item songs and her glamorous presence at events or on the small screen makes her one of the most sought after celebrity moms.
Chitrangada Singh: The dusky beauty has a young son named Zorawar. And after her recent divorce from husband Jyoti Randhawa, she is now a single mother. The actress' sizzling looks is always a sure thing to look out for. She has delivered memorable performances in "Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi", "Yeh Saali Zindagi" and "Sorry Bhai!"
Juhi Chawla, Karisma Kapoor, Celina Jaitly and Lara Dutta are some other notable celeb mothers in Bollywood.