NEW YORK – Indian American actress Mindy Kaling, 38, gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, Dec. 15, at 10:50 a.m. in Los Angeles.
According to a People’s Magazine report, Kaling named the girl Katherine Swati Kaling. Katherine being Kaling’s middle name and Swati being Kaling’s late mother’s name who died of pancreatic cancer in 2012.
The news of Kaling’s pregnancy broke out in July when Oprah Winfrey announced it by accident; the “Mindy Project” actress later confirmed her pregnancy in August on the “Today” show.
Kaling is still not revealing the father’s identity.
According to a CBS report, in October, Kaling posted a picture of her baby bump on Instagram and also told Ellen DeGeneres that she became “obsessed” with sitting.
“I’ve had a pretty great time of it so far, but I think I took a lot for granted before this, now that I’m in my current situation. Like, sitting. I’m obsessed with sitting and even when I was standing back there I was looking at this chair and I was like, ‘Awww, can’t wait to sit in that chair!'” Kaling told DeGeneres.
Kaling also told the co-host of the “Today” show, Willie Geist, that “she’s excited to have a child so she’ll be able to ‘openly criticize other parenting.’”
“I know I’m going to be the dorky mom. So, if I could be kind of fun, too, I think that would be nice,” she said adding that she hopes to take cues from her late mother on how to be a good mom including being supportive and open-minded.
CBS has reported that Kaling will be starring in “Ocean’s 8” along with Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett as well as “A Wrinkle in Time” with Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.