Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas name their newborn daughter Malti Marie Chopra Jonas

Malti means small fragrant flower or moonlight in Sanskrit.

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 09:20 AM IST


It's been months since global actress and producer Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas welcomed a baby girl via surrogacy. Apparently, the baby was due in April but arrived prematurely.

Now, as per a report by TMZ, the former Miss World's daughter has been named Malti Marie.

As per reports, Malti means small fragrant flower or moonlight in Sanskrit. On the other hand, Marie comes from the Latin term "stella maris," which means star of the sea. However, it is also a biblical name because it is the French version of the name Mary, the holy virgin mother of Jesus.

For the unversed, Priyanka and Nick announced the birth of their daughter in January 2022.

"We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family. Thank you so much," they posted.

Earlier, in a chat with YouTuber Lilly Singh, the former Miss World revealed what kind of a parent she wants to be for her baby girl.

She said, "As a new parent right now, I keep thinking about that I will never be imposing my desires, fears, and my upbringing on to my child. I have always believed that children come through you not from you. There is no belief like this is my child and I will shape everything. They come through you to find and build their own life. Recognising that really helped me, my parents were very non-judgemental in a certain way."

Meanwhile, Priyanka was last seen in the sci-fi action film, 'The Matrix Resurrections'. She recently wrapped up filming for the thriller series, 'Citadel'.

On the acting front, Chopra will next be seen in Jim Strouse-directed romantic drama 'It's All Coming Back to Me'. She also has ‘Sangeet’, an unscripted series co-produced with her husband Nick Jonas, and Hindi feature film ‘Jee Lee Zaraa’, co-starring Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif.

Besides that, she also has upcoming action film 'Ending Things' with Anthony Mackie, and Anthony Chen's next directorial venture, based on Shilpi Somaya Gowda's novel 'Secret Daughter'.

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Published on: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 09:20 AM IST