Shaheer’s wife, studio executive Ruchikaa Kapoor, dropped heart emojis on the post, as did actor Sourabh Raaj Jain. Actor Hina Khan commented, “Awww,” along with two evil-eye charm emojis. “Does that mean that you are gonna do the same?” Shaheer’s Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi co-star Erica Fernandes commented and added a surprised emoji. He replied saying ‘yes’.
Fans also showered love on the video. “Omggg!!!! We got a little glimpse of baby Anaya!!!!! Howe cutee! Papa Sheikh supremacy! God bless her,” one wrote. “She resembles you soooooo much and she has gotten silky smooth hair just like you @shaheernsheikh,” another wrote. “Bestest video I have seen today. Just love it @shaheernsheikh,” a third fan wrote.
Shaheer and Ruchikaa welcomed their daughter Anaya on September 10. In an interview with Hindustan Times, he said that he loves kids and always wanted a little girl. “I was excited to know (about the pregnancy) as I have always loved kids. I have three nieces and one nephew and I have taken care of them for months, some from the day they were born. It is just so amazing. I can be myself when I am around kids,” he said.
On being asked about the kind of father he would be to Anaya, he said, “I might spoil my child. But I also know that I will never force my thoughts or views on my child.”
Shaheer and Ruchikaa got married in a court wedding last November. He is known for shows such as Navya…Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal, Mahabharat, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi and Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke.