Billionaire By Heart: Nita And Mukesh Ambani


“Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me’. Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky.”- Hafez

Writing an introduction for this power couple is nothing less than showing a lamp to the glorious sun.

Modest and driven, young Mukesh Ambani might never have thought that one day he will be one of the richest men in the world. Amply supported by his best half, Nita Ambani, the duo took over the world with their perseverance, hard work and modesty. Together they created a world replete with happiness, wisdom and values for their kids — Isha, Akash and Anant. Wedding Affair brings to you the untold love story of the world’s most powerful couple — Nita and Mukesh Ambani.

Auspicious Beginnings

Parents had an irreplaceable role to play in bringing the two together. It all started when the beautiful Nita Ambani made a lasting impression on Late Dhirubhai Ambani and his wife Kokilaben Ambani, even before she had met their son. She was already his parents’ choice for him. Ambani’s parents were impressed with young Nita’s Bharatnatyam show, and were extremely sure about their desire to have Nita as their daughter-in-law. Taking the traditional route, it was father Dhirubhai Ambani who asked for Nita’s hand in marriage. He asked her father for her hand and after the acceptance, Nita and Mukesh’s courtship began.

Their wedding proposal was quite a unique one. It was not something that anyone would have expected from the powerful scion of Ambani empire. The sweet and simple gesture, sans any pomp and glamour, gave an insight into the down-to-earth demeanour that Ambani possessed. Once while driving around on Mumbai’s roads, he stopped his car in the middle of the road and popped the question, adding that he won’t start the car if she didn’t reply. Stunned at this sudden proposal, she took her time to say “yes” and expressed her desire to work even after marriage to which he agreed without a second thought.

Her personality and talent were sufficient to win everyone’s heart. Even after marrying into the Ambani clan, she never bade farewell to her passion and hobbies. She now runs the Dhirubhai Ambani International School, which is a living proof of her love for teaching and nation-building. Even with the world at her feet, Nita Ambani is the paragon of the resilient Indian woman who efficiently handles both the home and the work front while seamlessly matching her billionaire husband’s footsteps.

 A Rich Love Story

Theirs is a story replete with humility and modesty, recounts Nita Ambani. It was her husband’s down-to-earth nature that charmed her and she has been very honest about the same. Sharing an incident of their courtship period, she recalls how she had asked Ambani to ditch his Mercedes and travel with her in a bus like any ordinary middle-class person. To her surprise, he readily agreed. His humble nature and the way he remained unaffected by his wealth attracted her to him and brought them closer.

The way he proposed to her perfectly defines their fondness for each other. It was nothing less than a scene from a blockbuster, when on a date Ambani took his ladylove on a long drive. He suddenly stopped the car to pop the life-changing, romantic question.

There are many who would judge their marital life by the amount of wealth they have — the luxurious gifts and lavish celebrations. But their journey was wealthier than all the wealth in the world. Their relationship was always based on love, respect, honesty and devotion. Always working towards bringing out the best in each other. While Nita Ambani always was her husband’s staunchest supporter, her husband too helped her achieve her dreams. The Ambani family always supported her teaching goals.

The couple’s riches have absolutely nothing to do with their love and respect towards each other. Nita and Mukesh Ambani not only complement each other but also grace each other’s lives with emotional support, friendship and affection. Rare is to find such a love where the relationship is laid on a strong foundation of trust, respect and loyalty.

 Power Couple In The Making

The couple sealed the deal on March 8, 1985, and have stood by each other like pillars through thick and thin since then. But their union brought them together only to strengthen their individual identity. The duo also helped each other progress professionally.

As the super-talented wife of Reliance Industries head, Mukesh Ambani, Nita Ambani is not only a family oriented individual but also co-owns the famous Mumbai Indians cricket team and does considerable work to improve the health and education scenario in India’s rural areas.

What’s really noteworthy is the fact that being one of the most successful companies in Asia, Ambani’s Reliance Industries has the power to bring about a change. That’s what Reliance Foundation, headed by Nita Ambani, is all about. The foundation continuously strives to make the world a better place to live and is driven towards its goals. Over the years, she has managed to make a huge impact in the realm of sports. She co-owns Mumbai Indians cricket team, one of the powerhouses of the Indian Premier League. The Mumbai Indians won the title in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Nita Ambani has very efficiently used the team’s influence for charitable purposes. The Mumbai Indians’ ‘Education And Sports For All’ initiative has initiated the access to sports for more than 100,000 underprivileged children in Mumbai. To add yet another feather in the cap, she received the prestigious Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar from the Hon’ble President of India in recognition of Reliance Foundation’s commitment to sports. It’s just one of many awards the foundation has won over the years.

Their commitment towards their family and philanthropy makes them an inspiration not just for their kids but also for any couple who wants to use their influence for the betterment of this world.

 Home Is Where The Heart Is

The Ambanis are blessed with three kids — Isha, Akash and Anant. Despite their privileged background, their parents made sure that the trio learned the value of hard work, money and humility. Needless to say, they were raised with the same values as their parents. Throughout their formative years, they saw their father work hard to establish Reliance into what it is today. Even after working for long hours, he was always there when his kids needed him.

Reliance Industries Limited is one of the biggest businesses in Asia, and twins Akash and Isha are already being given responsibility. While Isha Ambani has earned an undergraduate degree from Yale, Akash studied economics at Brown University. Isha is married to Anand Piramal, Executive Director of the Piramal Group. While her brother is married to diamond heiress, Shloka Mehta. Both their weddings were beyond lavish and created quite a buzz across the globe.

Meanwhile, youngest son Anant Ambani went on to pursue his graduation from the prestigious Brown University. He is supposedly dating Radhika Merchant, daughter of Viren Merchant, CEO and Vice-Chairman of Anchor Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. The young generation of the Ambani clan are all geared to take the success of Reliance Industries Limited higher. Their novel ideas are already creating waves in the market. Armed with the best education and humble values, the trio will surely succeed in the quest of excellence.

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