Here's how Mukesh Ambani popped the big question before Nita Ambani

Updated: 08 March, 2020 10:32 IST | Sunny Rodricks
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    Industrialist Mukesh Ambani is a staunch businessman, socialite, activist, and philanthropist. The Reliance chairman was born to Dhirubhai Ambani and Kokilaben Ambani on April 19, 1957. The Indian billionaire has been married to Nita Ambani, daughter of Ravindrabhai Dalal and Purnima Dalal.

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    Both Mukesh and Nita Ambani lead a happy family life and head a flourishing business. The couple has been married for over 35 years. Mukesh shares a unique and inseparable bond with his wife Nita Ambani and their mushy pictures are proof enough.

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    While Mukesh Ambani was born into a business family, his wife Nita Ambani, then Nita Dalal was born into a middle-class household in Santacruz, Mumbai. The power couple from Mumbai tied the knot on March 8, 1985. The couple had a traditional Gujarati wedding which took place in the presence of family and friends. At the time of tying the knot, Nita just 22, while Mukesh was 28.

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    For their wedding, which took place in the 1980s, Nita Ambani opted for a white and red silk saree which she complemented with a single choker necklace, bangles, and a nose ring. While Mukesh made for a picture-perfect Gujarati groom in a kurta, pyjama, and a turban.

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    In photo: Mukesh and Nita Ambani snapped in Marine Lines during the 42nd AGM of Reliance Industries Ltd.

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    Mukesh and Nita Nita Ambani's love story is no less than a fairytale affair. It is believed that Mukesh's mother Kokilaben Ambani spotted Nita Dalal, a professional Bharatnatyam dancer at a dance recital at Birla Matoshree Hall in October 1984. A few days later, Dhirubhai called Nita, who cut the call and thought someone was fooling with her. In an interview, Nita said that when Dhirubhai Ambani called her again, she told him, "If you're Dhirubhai Ambani, I am Elizabeth Taylor," and cut the call once again.

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    Finally, Nita Ambani met Dhirubhai Ambani at his office where he asked her if she would like to meet his elder son, Mukesh Ambani. A month later Nita met Mukesh and his entire family and  there was no turning back for the Gujarati girl from the suburbs.

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    Did you know? Mukesh Ambani and Nita Dalal were in a courtship for about three weeks before they finally tied the knot on March 7, 1985. During one of the drives on Mumbai Peddar road, a young Mukesh Ambani stopped his car and popped the big question to Nita Dalal. 

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    Interestingly, Mukesh had stopped the car in the middle of a road during peak Mumbai traffic. After asking Nita a third time, the Gujarati girl from Santacruz finally said 'Yes'! And as they say, rest is history. Post their wedding, Nita continued working as a teacher for a couple of years.

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    The couple, who have been married for over three decades have three children. While Isha and Akash are twins, Anant Ambani is the youngest of the three siblings. The three share a unique and inseparable bond and have never shied away from showing their sibling love for one another.

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    Nita Ambani has played a significant role in shaping the businessman and industrialist that Mukesh Ambani is today. The two are often snapped together at various public events and social gatherings. From attending PM Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony to taking part in Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, Mukesh and Nita have been there and done that.

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    In photo: Mukesh and Nita Ambani in a conversation with Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Ayan Mukherji.

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    Mukesh and Nita have stood by each other during the good and bad phases of their lives. While Nita hobnobs with B-Town celebs such as Karan Johar, Manish Malhotra among others. Mukesh, on the other hand, prefers to keep a low public profile and is, on rare occasions, spotted with his wife Nita Ambani.

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    Mukesh and Nita Ambani are all smiles for the camera as the two pose with Zaheer Khan and his wife Sagarika Ghatge during a FIFA World Cup 2018 match in Russia.

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    Did you know? Mukesh and Nita Ambani's twins Akash and Isha were born through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). In an interview, Nita revealed that at 23, she was told that she would never be able to conceive. Three years later, Nita gave birth to Anant Ambani, her youngest son in April 1995.

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    While Mukesh Ambani is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Ltd, his wife Nita Ambani is the co-owner of Mumbai Indians, a cricket team in the Indian Premier League and is also on the board of Reliance Industries.

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    In photo: Mukesh and Nita Ambani pose for shutterbugs as the two arrive for Raj Thackeray's son Amit Thackeray's wedding.

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    Mukesh and Nita are quite opposite to each other in public space. While Nita is a regular at Bollywood parties, social events, and gathering, Mukesh is only snapped with his wife during important occasions, social causes, or weddings to name a few.

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    Although Mukesh and Nita aren't on social media officially, their pictures through various events, weddings and gatherings reveal that their life revolves around the family, especially their children, family, and friends. And over the years, these have been a constant part of their life.

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    In photo: Mukesh and Nita Ambani caught in a candid moment as the two arrive for PM Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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    Mukesh and Nita's swashbuckling lifestyle is envied by many. In October 2019, the Ambanis celebrated their first Diwali after the weddings of Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta, and Isha Ambani with Anand Piramal. For the Diwali bash, Nita Ambani looked stunning in an elaborate blouse and pink lehenga which she paired with a diamond and emerald neckpiece. Meanwhile, Mukesh sported a golden kurta and completed his look with an orange jacket.

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    Off lately Mukesh Ambani has been spotted on numerous occasions with his wife Nita and children Isha, Aakash, and Anant. From gracing Krunal Pandya And Pankhuri Sharma's wedding reception to attending Uddhav Thackeray swearing-in ceremony at Shivaji Park, Dadar, Mukesh and Nita Ambani have always made their presence felt as they continue to take the Ambani family legacy forward.

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    In February 2020, Mukesh and Nita Ambani were snapped together at actor Armaan Jain's wedding bash. Mukesh looked suave in a black suit with a white shirt while Nita opted for an elaborate blouse and teamed it with a white and cream full-sleeve lehenga as the two added the much-needed glitz and glamour to the after-wedding party.

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    In photo: Mukesh and Nita Ambani pose with all smiles for the cameras during Amitabh Bachchan's Diwali bash.

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    Mukesh and Nita Ambani also share great camaraderie with Bollywood celebrities. The power couple from Mumbai shares a cordial relationship with the Kapoors, the first family of the Bollywood industry. Such is the bond that the two visited veteran actor Rishi Kapoor in New York during his treatment against cancer.

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    In photo: Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita snapped at the opening ceremony of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival at The Royal Opera House in Mumbai.

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About The Gallery

Business tycoon Mukesh Ambani shares an unmissable and inseparable bond with his wife Nita Ambani. The power couple from Mumbai has stood many storms and redefined love in its truest sense, thereby setting major relationship goals for today's new-age couples. As the couple celebrates their 35th wedding anniversary today, we take a look at their love story in pictures.

(All photos: Mid-day photographers, Yogen Shah and Pallav Paliwal)

First Published: 08 March, 2020 09:15 IST