Parenthood today is no longer restricted to the traditional means of birth, as people have started to opt for alternative means, such as adoption, sperm donation, egg donation and in-vitro fertilization (IVF). While it is still surrounded by considerable stigma, surrogacy is gaining significant popularity as people become more aware of the practice. Surrogacy has certainly gained recognition and acceptance. Having babies through this process has become a common thing in the world.

Let’s have a look at some of them who have opted for surrogacy.


Karan Johar

Director and TV personality, Karan Johar recently became a father to twins, Roohi and Yash, via surrogacy in February 2017. They have been named after his late father, Yash and a rearrangement of his mother’s name, Hiroo. As per the registration of birth, he was listed as the father, with no mention of the mother.


Elizabeth Banks

After Sex and the City star, Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick had their first child in 2002, they struggled with getting pregnant and turned to surrogacy as an option. Their twin girls, Marion and Tabitha, were born in 2009.


Lucy Liu

Though the actress is typically private about her personal life, Lucy Liu revealed via Instagram in August 2015 that there was a new man in her life: a son she named Rockwell Lloyd Liu. The single mom's rep confirmed to US Weekly that the child was carried via a gestational surrogate.


Sarah Jessica Parker

After actress and shoe designer Sarah Jessica Parker and actor hubby Matthew Broderick had their first child, James Wilkie, in 2002 they struggled to expand their family. But when James was 6 years old, Parker confirmed to Access Hollywood that she and Broderick were expecting twins via surrogate. After having been disappointed by their inability to get pregnant again. The twin girls, Marion and Tabitha, were born in 2009.


Neil Patrick Harris

When husbands Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka used a surrogate to have their fraternal twins, Harper and Gideon, they decided not to determine which child was biologically theirs. But now that the twins, born in October 2010, are growing up and developing their own personalities.


Tusshar Kapoor

He might not have got success in his filmy career but Tusshar got a blessing in the form of baby boy Lakshya. The actor is a single father who opted for a child through a surrogacy procedure. On 27th June, Tusshar officially revealed the news which gave a pleasant surprise to everyone. Tusshar is happily living his life with his parents and child Lakshya

Aamir Khan

In 2011, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao welcomed their son, Azad Rao Khan. The couple openly declared that their son was born through surrogacy using the IVF (in-vitro fertilization) technique. Aamir, in an interview, said that being in the public eye, they would have been asked about it anyway, and they have never felt defensive about the decision. He reflected that their being open about surrogacy could be useful for people.


Ellen Pompeo

The famous Grey’s Anatomy star’s second daughter Sienna May was born in 2014 with the help of surrogacy. She was extremely private about the matter, and announced it on Instagram two months later, saying, “Sienna May Ivery, welcome to the world. We love you more than words can say.”


Shahrukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan’s cute AbRam was also born via surrogacy. SRK and wife Gauri Khan, who were already parents to Aryan and Suhana Khan, opted for surrogacy for Abram in 2013. Abram is nowadays setting the internet on fire with his cute and adorable pictures. However, SRK also never misses any chance to share Abram's adorable moments on social media. Abram is also close to close friends of SRK and has become eye candy for everyone.


Tyra Banks

In September 2015, entrepreneur and supermodel Tyra Banks revealed to People she had fertility issues and had undergone IVF treatments to start a family with her boyfriend of two years, Erik Asla, whom she met on the Norway version of the Top Model franchise. Just a few months later, in January 2016, the couple announced their "miracle little boy," York Banks Asla, was born via surrogate.


Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone took everyone by surprise when she announced that she and her husband Daniel Weber had adopted girl child Nisha in 2017. Another surprise unfolded in March 2018, when she shared that they had extended their family by including two more children — sons Noah and Asher — via surrogacy.