Leading Kannada actor and politician Nikhil Gowda and his wife Revathi welcomed their first child, a baby boy, at a private hospital on Friday. Both the mother and the baby are doing well, according to reports. Announcing the happy news on social media, Nikhil posted a photo of the newborn, with congratulatory messages and wishes pouring in from fans and well-wishers. Sharing the picture on Instagram, Nikhil wrote, "Happy to share this very special moment of our lives to the whole world. Love you my son." See the post below: 


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Nikhil Gowda's father and former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy along with his wife Anitha visited the hospital to welcome the baby into their family. In an interview to Bangalore Times, Nikhil said, "It is the best phase of one's life. I am very excited to be a dad. It's a new journey. I love kids, so I am doubly eager to welcome the new arrival in our lives. Both our families are also eager and excited as this is the first grandchild." Nikhil and Revathi tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony at a farmhouse in Ketaganahalli, near Bidadi in Bengaluru on April 17, 2020.

Having contested the 2019 General Elections in Karnataka (Lok Sabha) from the Mandya district as a Janata Dal (Secular) candidate, Nikhil started his career in the Kannada film industry with Jaguar in 2016. His next release, Seetharama Kalyana, turned out to be a box office success, and will next be seen in Rider, which is currently in its post-production stages. Reports say Nikhil is also a part of another film, a family entertainer, which will reportedly roll into production from next month.