How Farah Khan became a mom at 43

Published: February 8, 2017
Farah Khan. PHOTO: FILE

Farah Khan. PHOTO: FILE

Director-choreographer Farah Khan has encouraged couples who cannot conceive to go for specialised treatment, revealing that she herself underwent InVitro Fertilisation (IVF) which proved to be a blessing for her.

Farah – who is married to Shirish Kunder – said they made many failed attempts of trying to have a baby naturally for two years, before opting for IVF. Now they are parents to triplets – one son and two daughters.

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“IVF is a blessing and I am really thankful as it has changed my life. A lot of factors today make it difficult for some couples to conceive, but we have solutions in the form of treatments. And I strongly believe in IVF…it has helped me conceive my angels,” said Farah.
“Being persistent, positive and patient towards the procedure paid off. And if IVF can change my life, it could change yours too, ” added the star, who became a mother at the age of 43.

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The 52-year-old – in association with Merck, pioneers in treatment of infertility – recently released a video for the cause. It features a personal memoir of Farah’s journey to parenthood.

In the video, the filmmaker shares a vivid recollection of her fears, challenges, doubts and ultimately, her story of hope, belief and positivity towards IVF. Merck released it as part of their ‘Parents of Fertility’ awareness initiative that helps and supports couples in India through the journey of parenthood.


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Reader Comments (2)

  • BrainBro
    Feb 8, 2017 - 12:57PM

    Women in their 30s should try their best to get married, if they haven’t already. It becomes increasingly difficult to start a family once a woman approaches 40.Recommend

  • KR
    Feb 10, 2017 - 10:20AM

    Instead of worrying about the age how about adopting a child. Recommend

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