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Aishwarya Rai gives birth to a girl

Indian actors Abhishek Bachchan with wife Aishwarya Rai pose for a photo in Mumbai on Nov. 8, 2011. Getty Images

(CBS/AP) Indian actress Aishwarya Rai is a mom. The former Miss World gave birth to a baby girl in a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday. This is first child for Rai, 38, and her husband, 35-year-old actor Abhishek Bachchan.

Rai's father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan (who's also a big star in India), tweeted Wednesday, "I AM DADA to the cutest baby girl," using the Hindi word for paternal grandfather.

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India's news channels were unusually respectful of the family's privacy - this after an industry group issued new guidelines about coverage of the birth announcement. The rules include no pre-coverage of the birth and no outdoor broadcast vans outside the hospital.

Rai won Miss World in 1994 and has appeared in more than 40 films, including "The Pink Panther 2." She has been cited by media as the "most beautiful woman in the world."

Read more about the birth here.

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