'Superstar' Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth has announced that she has given birth to her second child, a baby boy, whom she has named Veer Vanangamudi Rajinikanth. The news was announced on late Sunday evening, September 11, as the filmmaker gave a glimpse of her newborn child, while also sharing a few beautiful photos from her pregnancy shoot. In the pictures, Soundarya is seen with her elder son Ved and her husband Vishagan Vanangamudi, while she also shared a glimpse of Veer, who is seen holding her finger. For the unversed, Veer is her first child with Vishagan and her second son after she was earlier married to businessman Ashwin Ram Kumar.
Sharing the photos on Twitter, Soundarya Rajinikanth wrote, "With gods abundant grace and our parents blessings 🙏🏻😇Vishagan,Ved and I are thrilled to welcome Ved’s little brother 💙💙💙 VEER RAJINIKANTH VANANGAMUDI today 11/9/22 #Veer #Blessed 😇🥰thank you to our amazing doctors @sumana_manohar Dr.Srividya Seshadri @SeshadriSuresh3 🙏🏻" Wishes have been pouring in for Soundarya and Vishagan from fans and personalities of all walks of life, including Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who was among the first to send in his love to the couple.
With gods abundant grace and our parents blessings 🙏🏻😇Vishagan,Ved and I are thrilled to welcome Ved’s little brother 💙💙💙 VEER RAJINIKANTH VANANGAMUDI today 11/9/22 #Veer #Blessed 😇🥰thank you to our amazing doctors @sumana_manohar Dr.Srividya Seshadri @SeshadriSuresh3 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/a8tXbqmTxf— soundarya rajnikanth (@soundaryaarajni) September 11, 2022
Soundarya Rajinikanth and Vishagan tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony in 2019. She was earlier married to Ashwin Ramkumar from 2010 to 2016 and later officially divorced by mutual consent in July 2017. They both share a son together, Ved, born on May 6, 2015.
On the work front, Soundarya started her career in the film industry as an assistant director and worked on the graphic design of several films like her father Rajinikanth's Baba and Sivaji, before making her directorial debut with Kochadaiiyaan. She then directed Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 in 2017, which saw two-time National Award-winning actor Dhanush, Amala Paul, and Samuthirakani reprise their roles from the 2014 blockbuster Velaiilla Pattadhari. Soundarya has been busy with the work on the Ponniyin Selvan web series, which she is co-producing under the May 6th Entertainment banner in association with MX Player. The first season titled 'Puthu Vellam' was locked last year and an announcement is awaited regarding the project next.