From Yami Gautam Dhar’s Vedavid to Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ Malti Marie: 5 star kids with Sanskrit names

There’s a budding trend among the stars – and we’re not just talking about the celestial ones. The spotlight is on Bollywood’s newest addition: a baby boy born to actress Yami Gautam Dhar and her husband, the director Aditya Dhar. They’ve lovingly named their son Vedavid. This striking name, rooted in the ancient language of Sanskrit, shares a common thread with the names of several other star kids, which have both uniqueness and deep meaning.

Yami Gautam Dhar and Aditya Dhar have embraced Sanskrit naming with their son Vedavid, similar to Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s choice for their second child Akaay

Vamika Kohli

In the year following their marriage, power couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma celebrated the birth of their daughter. They selected the name Vamika for her, which echoes the grandeur of Goddess Durga as per Sanskrit lore.

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Raha Kapoor

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s little angel, Raha Kapoor, has a name chosen with care by Neetu Kapoor, Ranbir’s mother. Alia shared the meaning behind Raha as ‘divine path’, alongside its various interpretations in Sanskrit, Bengali, and even Swahili signifying clan, comfort, and joy respectively.

Akaay Kohli

The buzz was palpable on social media when Anushka and Virat announced their second child’s name – Akaay. It’s a unique pick that carries the Sanskrit meaning of ‘everlasting’ or ‘immortal’.

Malti Marie Chopra Jonas

The name of Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas’s daughter, Malti Marie, took fans by surprise due to its distinctive combination of the grandmothers’ middle names. The Sanskrit portion ‘Malti’ signifies a fragrant flower, much like jasmine.


On to the latest star baby to make headlines, Vedavid, son of Yami and Aditya Dhar. Born on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, his name fuses Sanskrit words to mean someone proficient in the ancient scriptures of Vedas.

Audiences are now curious to discover the choice of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh for their forthcoming newborn’s name come September.


    Mahima Pandey is a reporter for HT City with a passion for bridging the gap between the entertainment realm and its audience. With an affinity for Bollywood news, movies, fashion, and insider gossip, she writes with an infectious enthusiasm sure to capture your interest. …view detail

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