Bollywood’s single celebrity moms are an inspiration and role models of grit and determination for women who are apprehensive of walking out of their troubled relationship and raise their kids single handedly. Their lives weren’t a bed of roses always and certainly not an easy journey. They were looked down upon, snubbed and taken a dig at, all because they chose to be different, not to be trampled down by the society but to raise their voice against injustice meted out to them. Keeping their heads held high, they fought the norms of society valiantly and raised their kids single handedly and quite efficiently.
Kid’s Name: Pooja Chopra
She has been dubbed as Mother India and even approached by a Bollywood director to film her biography. Neera Chopra, mother of Miss World Pooja Chopra, decided to bring her two children single handedly after her abusive husband wanted her to resort to female infanticide and kill their second daughter.
Last person in her life: Her husband, navy commander.
Kid’s Name: Palak Tiwari
The first female winner of ‘Big Boss’, Shweta Tiwari couldn not take the physical and mental abuse and cruelty at the hands of her husband, Raja Choudhary. Mother of eight year old daughter Palak, Shweta Tiwari stood boldly and bravely divorced her abusive husband.
Current person in her life: Abhinav Kohli
Kid’s Name: Krishna Thea Lakshmi
An Indian-American supermodel, who has been rumored to have dated many men including Salman Rushdie, is a happy go lucky single mom who is definitely enjoying her single motherhood status. The birth of her daughter is said to have been nothing short of a miracle as Padma Lakshmi is said to be struggling with endometriosis, a serious gynecological condition.
Last person in her life: Billionaire financier and philanthropist, Late Theodore J. Forstmann (Teddy)
Kid’s Name: Masaba Gupta
Neena Gupta, the veteran actor and TV director, is another wonderful example of single motherhood. Her brief and torrid affair with Vivian Richards, the West Indian cricketer created quite a ruckus and gave way to a lot of gossips, controversies and headlines as she had a love child with him. However, she withstood the storm of scandal bravely.
Current person in her life: Vivek Mehra, a partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Kid’s Name: Mark
One look at her and you realize instantly that she has left her abusive past behind her. Alicia who sizzled the ramp and still does, oozes with confidence and signifies a new beginning of her as she sports a new hairdo, short hair with blonde streaks. She is truly is an icon of bravery as she is known to have divorced her abusive Russian economist husband Alexander Yanovskiy.
Last person in her life: Russian economist Alexander Yanovskiy.
Kids’ Name: Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan
Sarika Hassan (neeThakur) bravely walked out of her marriage to Kamal Hassan after she found that essentially polygamous actor was seeing a popular South Indian actress Gauthami. She bravely stood the tests of time and proved herself to be a successful single mom.
Last person in her life: Kamal Hassan
Kids’ Name: Aaliaa and Omar
Still remembered for her dashing and daring debut with ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander’, Pooja Bedi, has been a single mother till date. The daughter of actor Kabir Bedi and late Odissi dancer Protima Bedi, divorced her husband in 2002 after being married to him for 8 years. Though she is enjoying life and her single mom status, she admits that it is tough being a single mom
Last person in her life: Farhan Furniturewala
Kids’ Name: Renee and Alisah
Ex Miss Universe 1994 and one of the most beautiful Indian actresses, Sushmita Sen has showed the world that one need not be married to enjoy motherhood. She is the perfect example to every Indian woman to become a single mom through adoption. This Bengali Beauty’s decision to adopt girl child took India by storm.
Current person in her life: Imtiaz Khatri of Ink Infrastructure Limited – Imtiaz Khatri Group
Kids’ Name: Kshitij and Saga
A teen mom at 17, Indian television’s famous vamp, ‘Komolika’ who has had a failed marriage and has been single for a long time is certainly enjoying single mom status coupled with celebrity fame. Who could be a better role model of ‘single mothers and lovin’ it’. She sure is a single mom who despite of marital failure as well as the many knocks life handed her, got to taste success as a professional and as a parent.
Current person in her life: Music composer Sandeep Chowta