Today, February 15th, Basil Joseph, the writer, and director of the hit Malayalam film, Minnal Murali, and his wife Elizabeth Samuel welcomed their first child, a baby girl. The couple shared the big news on social media along with a photo from the hospital, while also revealing their daughter's name as Hope. Posting a picture from the hospital, Basil and Elizabeth wrote in the caption: "Thrilled to announce the arrival of our little angel, HOPE ELIZABETH BASIL! She has already stolen our hearts and we are over the moon with love for our precious daughter. We can't wait to watch her grow and learn from her every day." Several notable celebrities have been sending in their wishes to the couple in the comments section of their post among whom include Vineeth Sreenivasan, Dulquer Salmaan, Nazriya Fahadh, Tovino Thomas, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Samyuktha, Rajisha Vijayan, to note a notable few.
Basil Joseph married Elizabeth Samuel on August 17, 2017, after dating her for more than seven years. The filmmaker has also made a name for himself as an actor since his days as an assistant director and has acted in 18 movies to date. Jay Jay Jay hey, his recent film as an actor, garnered him new fame among audiences. As a director, he scaled heights with his superhero film, Minnal Murali, starring Tovino Thomas, which became a huge success after it premiered directly on Netflix. The film has the distinction of being the first superhero venture in Malayalam and got a simultaneous release in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi languages in 2021. Basil will be seen next in Enkilum Chandrike hitting screens on February 17 alongside Suraj Venjaramoodu, Tanvi Ram, and Saiju Kurup under Adithyan Chadrashekar's direction.