11/16/2011 at 09:00 AM EST
Aishwarya Rai, the Indian actress and former Miss World, gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday, her husband confirmed on Twitter.
"IT'S A GIRL!!!!!!" wrote Abhishek Bachchan
, 35, a Bollywood actor who married the former Miss World, 38 – who has been called the most beautiful woman in the world – in 2007.
"Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes," Bachchan later added
. "Both Aishwarya and the baby are doing great and taking some much needed rest."
The baby was born at the Seven Hills Hospital in the Mumbai suburb of Andheri, the Times of India
No other details, including the baby's name, were available, except that the delivery was normal, according to hospital sources.
Bachchan's father, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, also Tweeted
about the new arrival, calling her "the cutest baby girl."