Older than 65 and a new father: 5 other well-known figures who have done it

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, 73, has become a dad again for the eighth time.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, 73, has become a dad again for the eighth time.PHOTO: EPA

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger fathered his eighth child at the age of 73, with his 29-year-old American ballet dancer girlfriend Melanie Hamrick.

He has seven children, aged 17 to 45, with previous partners. He also has five grandchildren and became a great-grandfather two years ago.

The world's oldest father is believed to be Mr Ramajit Raghav, who was 94 years old when he fathered his first child in 2010. He and his then 52-year-old wife Shakuntala Devi had another son two years later. The farmer is from Kharkhoda village, located near New Delhi in India.

Here are five other personalities who became fathers at a late age:

1. CHARLIE CHAPLIN


Silent screen icon Charlie Chaplin was also 73 when his son Christopher was born. PHOTO: HANDOUT

The English comic actor was Jagger's age when his wife Oona O'Neill - 36 years younger than him - gave birth to their son Christopher.

2. RUPERT MURDOCH


Rupert Murdoch had a daughter with ex-wife Wendi Deng (both seen here in Feb 27, 2001) in 2003 when he was 72. FILE PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

The Australian-born media mogul and his ex-wife Wendi Deng had a daughter in 2003 when he was 72. At that point, he already had five children from previous relationships. The oldest is aged 58 this year.

3. RONNIE WOOD


Ronnie Wood welcomed twin girls with wife Sally Humphreys (left) two days before his 69th birthday on June 1, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Jagger's bandmate became a dad this year at 68 when his actress wife Sally Humphreys, 38, gave birth to twin girls.

4. ROBERT DE NIRO


Raging Bull star Robert De Niro became a father again in 2011 at the age of 68. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Oscar-winning actor was also 68 when his wife Grace Hightower had a daughter born via a surrogate in 2011. De Niro has another child with Hightower, and four other children from previous relationships. 

5. STEVE MARTIN


Steve Martin became a first-time father at 67. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

The comedian became a father for the first time at age 67, when his daughter was born in 2012 to him and his wife, journalist Anne Stringfield.