Sania Mirza states her future child would have Mirza Malik as surname

09:08 PM | 8 Apr, 2018
Sania Mirza states her future child would have Mirza Malik as surname
Sania Mirza, Indian Tennis sensation has always been very secretive when it comes to her personal life and decisions regarding it. The interview where she schooled the interviewer when he questioned her about "settling down" also went viral.

Now, in a recent interview, she has said that she would like a baby daughter if and when she decides to start a family. She also added that her child would have Mirza Malik as its surname as reported by The Indian Express.

Sania, during a panel discussion on ‘Gender Bias’ at the ‘Goa Fest 2018’ said, "Today I will tell you a secret. My husband and I have spoken about it and we have decided that whenever we have a child, the child will have Mirza Malik as a surname and not just Malik. So that’s where we stand as a family including my husband. He actually wants a daughter,”

She also spoke of her own personal experiences of inherent gender discrimination where she saw her relatives telling her parents they they should've had a son to uphold and continue the family name. “We are two sisters and have never wished that we had a brother. I have had fights with my uncles and aunts, who talk about it or come up and tell my parents that they should have had a son. For us, daughters are daughters and there was nothing like wanting a son to carry the family name forward,” said the 31 year old.

She further added, “I have not changed my surname (post marriage) and my name is still Sania Mirza and it will remain that way. The family name is going to go forward."