Television's popular telly saga Diya Aur Baati Hum has taken a six-year leap recently. However, post leap Kanika Maheshwari who played Meenakshi in the show was seen missing from the drama. Well, the actress is on a maternity leave and has given birth to a baby boy recently. Kanika plays a negative-cum-funny role in the show and her character has been loved by the audience. The bubbly actress gave delivered a healthy baby on April 3 in Mumbai and is expected to be discharged soon. According to a leading daily, Kanika went to the hospital for a routine checkup and went into labour. Both mother and the baby are doing fine. Since Kanika was pregnant the showmakers introduced Meenakshi's second pregnancy in the plot too. Meenakshi already had a baby girl, Mishri and now (after the leap) stays abroad with her husband Vikram. Kanika is married to Delhi-based businessman Ankur Ghai and the two participated in the 6th season of Nach Baliye. It was during the dance show, Kanika revealed that they live in a long distance relationship and have hardly spend time with each other. However, Kanika was little apprehensive that her pregnancy might affect her role in the show, but the team decided to incorporate her pregnancy in the show too. Diya Aur Baati Hum also had a special episode hosting Kanika's baby shower ceremony. According to the current track of the Star Plus' show, Sandhya and Suraj have a son Ved, who is spoilt by the Rathi family. Since Sandhya was in Scotland for her training, Suraj and Bhabo went out of the way to pamper the little boy. Sandhya now has a new challenge to create a respectable identity of Suraj in front of her son, Ved.