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Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has a baby boy

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty
Image caption Shilpa Shetty has acted in nearly 40 Bollywood and regional films

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, 36, gave birth to a baby boy in a hospital in the Indian city of Mumbai.

"Thank you all for your love and wishes for our new born. Both mum and Baby K are resting," tweeted Raj Kundra , Shetty's businessman husband.

The actress and London-based Kundra are owners of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals.

Shetty was the winner of the UK reality show Big Brother in 2007 during which she was at the centre of a race row.

She has acted in nearly 40 Bollywood and regional Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films.

"A big thank you to my wife @TheShilpaShetty for the bestest gift ever," Mr Kundra tweeted after the birth of the couple's first baby.

Their IPL team did not make it to the top four in the ongoing tournament this year.

Shetty was at the centre of a controversy during her time as a participant in the Big Brother house.

Other housemates in the show, led by Jade Goody, were accused of racism and bullying the Indian actress.

But Shetty later forgave Goody, who died of cancer in 2009.

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