In a statement released by Yash Raj Films, Rani said, "I would like to thank all my well-wishers and fans. Today life has given us God's greatest gift with Adira. We thank fans our friends for their unconditional support and blessings. With joy we begin this new chapter in our lives."
Mother and baby are believed to be doing well. The 37-year-old actress, last seen on screen in Mardaani, was admitted to hospital after Diwali for a minor complication.
Rani's brother-in-law, actor-producer Uday Chopra, made this announcement on Twitter:
IT'S A GIRL!!!!!Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) December 9, 2015
Congratulations have been pouring in on Twitter.
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who directed Rani in films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, tweeted:
Am an uncle to a beautiful baby girl today!!!!! @udaychopra !!! Rani and Adi had a baby girl!!Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 9, 2015
Actor Rishi Kapoor also congratulated Rani and Aditya in a tweet:
Rani and Aditya Chopra become proud parents to a baby girl named Adira. Congratulations!rishi kapoor (@chintskap) December 9, 2015
Parineeti Chopra, five out of whose six films have been produced by Yash Raj Films, tweeted:
This from YRF's casting director Shanoo Sharma:
It's a girl!!!!!! Our little Goddess has arrived!!!!!Shanoo Sharma (@Shanoozeing) December 9, 2015
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who starred in the YRF-made Bewakoofiyaan and Dum Laga Ke Haisha, congratulated Adira's 'chachu':
Congrats chachu!!! https://t.co/hY6lqKKsddAyushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) December 9, 2015
Rani Mukerji, 37, married Aditya Chopra in 2014. Adira is their first child together.