Mumbai: Bollywood actress Lara Dutta and tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi became the proud parents of a baby girl on Friday, their first child.
Bhupathi took to twitter to announce the happy news. "It's a girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Lara Dutta, I Love u....," the 37-year-old wrote.
Last week, Lara, 33, was busy in setting up her house for the new arrival.
"Its fun having my parents here and getting the house baby (sic) ready! Anticipation and excitement in the air! feels good to start 2012 like that," Lara had posted.
Friends of the couple have also poured in their best wishes to the new born.
"Congratulations to my dear Mahesh Bhupathi and darling Lara on the arrival of the princess !! GOD BLESS U ALL," Neil Nitin Mukesh tweeted.
Filmmaker Ken Ghosh tweeted, "Congrats Mahesh and Lara! Its a girl!."   

"Congratulations to Lara n Mahesh for hving a baby girl! Wow!(sic)" actress Bipasha Basu wrote on twitter.
Actor Rahul Bose, tweeted, "Huge congratulations to Lara Dutta and @maheshbhupathi, the proud parents of a baby girl! To top that, Mahesh won his match today! #usopen."
Actresses Neha Dhupia and Sophie Choudry too extended their greetings to Lara and Bhupathi.
"Congratulations to the lovely couple @Maheshbhupathi and @DuttaLara on the arrival of their little princess! Lots of happiness, always," Dhupia said.
"Super news! Congratulations @Maheshbhupathi and @DuttaLara on the arrival of your little princess! Big Hug & God bless!," singer Sophie Choudry tweeted.