Mindy Kaling welcomes a baby girl

Mindy revealed she was expecting her first child earlier this year

Mindy Kaling has become a mum for the very first time, as it has been revealed that the American actress has given birth to a baby girl.

Star of The Mindy Project and The Office Mindy announced she was expecting her first child (opens in new tab) earlier this year after initially keeping the pregnancy a secret.

E! News confirmed that 38-year-old Mindy had safely delivered her first child on December 15th and revealed that the star had chosen to name her daughter Katherine.

Mindy confessed to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres earlier this year that she was keen to discover the gender of her baby as soon as possible after finding out she was pregnant, which the star described as an 'unexpected surprise.'

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'I am not waiting,' Mindy said Ellen DeGeneres when talking about finding out the sex of her baby. 'I wanted to know way early.'

Speaking on NBC's Today show after her pregnancy was announced, Mindy said she was 'really excited' to become a mum, and had already begun to speculate as to what sort of mother she would become to her baby girl.

'I'd like to be the fun mum,' the star said, whilst also admitting she's probably going to be a 'dorky' mum too.

Following the happy news that Mindy had given birth to a healthy baby girl, fans rushed to congratulate the star on social media. 'Welcome to the mum club love' wrote one fan. 'You and baby Katherine will be awesome.'

'Congratulations on your baby girl' added another fan. 'Mine was born 10.5 months ago and was a game changer - enjoy this next chapter in your life.'

'Congratulations!!!! What an incredible blessing. Prayers everyone is healthy and happy. Take as many naps as you can' advised someone else on the star's Instagram.

'Very regal name!' said someone else on Twitter, referring to Mindy's choice of Katherine as her baby girl's name, which of course is a name she now shares with none other than the Duchess of Cambridge!