'Bigg Boss 9' couple Kishwer Merchant, Suyyash Rai to become parents soon

Mumbai: Actor-couple Kishwer Merchant and Suyyash Rai on Tuesday announced that they are expecting their first child together.

Merchant, known for featuring in shows such as "Hip Hip Hurray", "Ek Hasina Thi" and "Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar", shared the news in a post on Instagram.

The 40-year-old actor posted a beachside picture in which Merchant is seen standing with Rai sitting on his knees. Written on the sand was "August 2021", next to a pair of baby shoes.

'You can now stop asking 'when are you guys gonna have a baby'. Coming Soon... #August2021 #sukishkababy," Merchant captioned the post.

Rai also announced Merchant's pregnancy by posting the same picture on his Instagram page.

Merchant and Rai started dating in 2011 after they met on the sets of the their show "Pyaar Ki Ek Kahani". They tied the knot in 2016.

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