|Bollywood celebrities make sure to pick unique names for their kids. Following suit, Imran Khan and his wife Avantika Malik have named their first born girl Imara. The exotic name is inspired from Imran’s name.
On naming his daughter Imara Malik Khan, the actor tells a daily, “It is Swahili and it means strong and resolute.” Swahili is a widely-spoken African language, and the actor thinks Imara is a “dumdaar name.”
Imran Khan also talks about being a new father. One will be surprised to know that the actor is quite a pro in changing diapers as he has done it for Aamir Khan’s children too. Imran further discloses how tough the last months of pregnancy were for Avantika as she would get breathless sometimes, and there were other issues as well.
Born on June 9, Imara shares her birthday with Sonam Kapoor, who also happens to be Imran’s good friend. On hearing the birth of the girl, Sonam sent a huge pink cake for Avantika and Imran, congratulating the new parents.
As Avantika Malik and Imara are now home, the new dad is reaping the joys of being a father.
Check out: First photos of Imran Khan and Avantika Malik with daughter
Choosing names in foreign languages is nothing new in Bollywood as many celebs have named their sons and daughters in Greek and Arabic languages. Kajol’s daughter Nysa is named after a Greek goddess, while Karisma Kapoor’s daughter’s name Samaira has Arabic origin.