In just a year, Aaradhya has become a seasoned traveller, accompanying her mother to Dubai, the Cannes Film Festival, London, Chicago and New York.
Aaradhya Bachchan is one today and it's been an eventful year for Aishwarya and Abhishek's little daughter, to say the least.
On November 16, 2011, Abhishek Bachchan tweeted: "IT'S A GIRL!!!!!! :-)))))"
Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya take Aaradhya home from hospital
"Strawberry," as Aaradhya is fondly called by grandmother Jaya, has had cameras trained on her ever since she left Mumbai's Seven Hills Hospital aged one week. They captured fleeting glimpses of the baby at various airports, despite the best efforts of Ash and her entourage who went to great lengths to keep Aaradhya's face shielded from the cameras.
A London resident who happened to bump into Ash and Aaradhya revealed that Miss Bachchan had brown eyes like papa. It was just recently, at grandfather Amitabh Bachchan's 70th birthday party on October 10, that the then-11-month-old Aaradhya made her public debut. And, yes, she does have papa's eyes and colouring. (Read: Aaradhya has brown eyes, reveals fan who met Ash in London
Aaradhya's name was also kept a closely-guarded family secret, with the tiny tot being dubbed Beti B by the press. The name Aaradhya, which is Sanskrit for "one who is worth worshipping," was rumoured to have been registered with the Bombay Municipal Corporation. Celebrities and non-celebrities alike joined the guessing game about the baby's name with columnist Shobhaa De tweeting: "Beti B to be named Abhilasha? That's a stroke of genius. Well done,parents. Abhi and Ash. Truly inspired, if true." It wasn't true. It was left to Amitabh Bachchan to confirm in May this year, on Twitter, that Aaradhya it was. (Read: My granddaughter is called Aaradhya, says Amitabh Bachchan
In just a year, Aaradhya has become a seasoned traveller, accompanying her mother to Dubai, the Cannes Film Festival, London, Chicago and New York. In Chicago, she likely made her first celebrity friend - Aamir Khan's son Azad who is about the same age as her. Aamir and Abhishek were shooting in Chicago for Dhoom: 3
and a homesick Abhi summoned his wife and daughter after watching Aamir hand out with his own wife Kiran and son after filming.
Aaradhya and mom Aishwarya leave for Chicago
So how will Miss Aaradhya Bachchan celebrate her first birthday. The Bachchans say it will be private. "Time just flies and now she (Aaradhya) will turn one year old. For Aaradhya's first Diwali, we had both friends and family at our place but for her first birthday, we plan to keep it a private and family affair. It will be with family and my parents," said Aishwarya at an event recently.(Read: Aaradhya Bachchan's first birthday to be private
However, we can reveal that one of her presents include a bright red Mini Cooper, from doting dad Abhishek. It's going to be many years before Aaradhya can drive, but she's been taken for a spin in her new car by her grandparents.
Doting papa Abhishek bought his little bundle of joy this bright red Mini Cooper S
This morning, Amitabh Bachchan posted on his Facebook page: FB 29 - Thank you all for your kind and generous wishes for Aaradhya, on her first birthday ... i shall tell her about it and knowing how this generation can keep records, this missive shall also be available to her when she is big enough to read ! My love and wishes to all ..