The Mindy Project star welcomed a baby girl Katherine Swati Kaling arrived into this world at 10:50 AM on December 15, 2017. The baby’s middle name Swati is in honor of the actress’s mother who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2012.
The father of Katherine has been a riddle since news broke in July Mindy was expecting. Mindy has not been connected with anyone since she broke up with Benjamin Nugent whom she dated from 2008- 2012. The father’s name and age were left blank on the newborns birth certificate adding fuel to the fire that she used an anonymous sperm donor to conceive.
It is understood that Kaling’s family was dismayed when they learned of the pregnancy and had hoped for a more conventional way for Mindy to start one.
Mindy Kaling and Motherhood
In a recent interview Mindy touched on her near future reality of motherhood “It’s so unknown to me, I have a lot of control over a lot of aspects of my life, and this is one where I’m like, OK, it’s out of my hands, which is kind of a fun feeling.”
We also might have an inclination of what type of mother she will be. She shared in an interview about her late mother “My mother was incredibly fierce and so devoted to us, just loved us and really wanted us to be happy no matter what we did. My career choice was not something that she was familiar with and she was just so supportive of that. If I could give that to my child, just that open-mindedness, I’d be so happy.”
The Champions creator didn’t give her friend Oprah Winfrey a hard time when she accidentally broke the news Mindy was expecting. When she spoke of the mishap she laughed it off “If anyone is going to announce big news about your private life, Oprah Winfrey is the person. You can’t complain that much about it. And you also can’t be like, hey Oprah zip it because she’s almost like a religious figure.”