Former actress Richa Gangopadhyay married her business school classmate Joe Langella in December 2019 after she retired from cinema in 2013. A former model, she became a South Indian sensation after her debut in the Telugu film,Leader, in 2009 opposite Rana Daggubati and gained immense popularity among Tamil cinema audiences after starring in Dhanush's smash hit, Mayakkam Enna, in 2011, after which she was seen in Simbu's Osthi. Richa, who met her husband Joe Langella while pursuing her Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Washington University, has now announced on social media that she has given birth to their first child - a baby boy, whom they have named Luca Shaan Langella. 

Sharing a few pictures of her newborn child, Richa wrote, "Our little bundle of joy, Luca Shaan Langella, made his perfect entrance into the world on May 27th, 2021! Mommy and Daddy are doing great and are so madly in love with our sweet little bean burrito 👶🏻 Can't get enough of his little gurgles, cuddles and animated facial expressions 🥰! He is a happy, healthy boy and looks just like his dad, but with mom's nose and hair 🤗. Luca bear, you've filled our lives with indescribable joy (and sleepless nights for now 😅), and you truly are the "giver of light"! Wish we could keep you this little forever!"

The Mayakkam Enna actress went on to extend her gratitude to the medical staff at the Providence Health & Services in Portland, Oregon, and said, "Had the most amazing care throughout my whole pregnancy, and the best Labor & Delivery and Postpartum nurses at @providenceoregon who looked after me so well during my hospital stay." Richa also shared words of love for her husband Joe and said, "I could not have had as calm and pleasant experience without @joe.langella, who is the best daddy already and gave me so much strength and encouragement through my pregnancy and is continuing to love and pamper me to no end (and making sure mommy gets the best nutrition!)" Thanking her family for the constant strong support, Richa wrote, "Great to have my mom here with me just in time for my delivery and allowing us to catch up on sleep while Luca gets precious Nini time :) Can't wait for the rest of the family and friends to meet the little man!!" 


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