Nita Ambani turns 55: Interesting facts about the renowned philanthropist

Nov 01, 2018, 13:00 IST
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    Nita Ambani was born as Nita Dalal on November 1, 1963. 

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    Nita Ambani was born to Ravindrabhai Dalal and Purnima Dalal, who were residents of Santacruz in Mumbai. Nita Ambani has a sister, Mamta Dalal, who works as a school teacher

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    Nita Ambani who was born in a middle-class family has come a long way since then, she is now reportedly the wealthiest woman in India

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    Nita Ambani is married to Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani, son of the founder of Reliance Industries, Dhirubhai Ambani

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    After finishing her schooling in Mumbai, Nita Ambani completed her Bachelor's Degree in Commerce (B.Com) from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, which is located in the western suburbs of Mumbai

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    Nita Ambani had a knack for dancing since her early age and trained herself in Bharat Natyam. She used to perform the traditional dance frequently before marriage

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    Nita Ambani met Mukesh Ambani when she was working as a school teacher. They got married in 1985

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    At that time of her marriage, Nita was 22 years of age

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    After marriage Nita Ambani worked as a school teacher for a couple of years

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    Nita Ambani's grandfather was a French professor in Kolkata

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    Nita Ambani and Mukesh Ambani have two sons and a daughter. Twins Akash and Isha Ambani are the eldest and Anant Ambani is the youngest

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    Isha Ambani, a graduate in psychology from Yale University, is now among the board of directors at Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Retail

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    Nita Ambani's son Akash, an economics graduate from Brown University is now chief of strategy at Reliance Jio Infocomm

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    In 2010, Nita Ambani set up the Reliance Foundation, the CSR wing of Reliance group

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    Reliance Foundation is a philanthropic initiative which focusses on education, sports, healthcare, rural transformation, urban renewal, disaster response, women's empowerment and promotion of the arts and preservation of India's rich cultural heritage

     

     

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    Reliance Foundation has also extended its arms towards disaster management aiding in relief and rescue operations and rehabilitation efforts during the Gujarat earthquake, Chennai and Kashmir floods, Kedarnath tragedy and the Marathwada drought

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    In 2014, Nita Ambani was elected to the board of Reliance Industries

     

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    Nita Ambani is the is the first Indian woman to become a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

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    Nita Ambani is also the co-owner of Mumbai Indians, a cricket team in the Indian Premier League. Her team, Mumbai Indians won the Indian Premier League in 2013, 2015 and 2017.

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    Nita Ambani has also led the 'Education for All' (EFA) initiative as part of Mumbai Indians' way of giving back to society. EFA has reached over 70,000 underprivileged children and created awareness for education using various media and digital platforms

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    Nita Ambani is the Founder and Chairperson of the Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS) in Mumbai. DAIS is ranked as one of the best schools in the country.

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    Nita Ambani has received the 'Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Award 2017' from the President of India

     

     

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    Nita Ambani is a popular personality in the country and hobnobs with a lot of Bollywood celebs and other remowned celebrities

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    In 2016, Nita Ambani was listed among the most influential women business leaders in Asia by the Forbes magazine

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    Nita Ambani was honoured by the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 2017, for her work in philanthropy, education and promoting the arts

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    Nita Ambani loves to unwind by swimming, dancing and spending time with children

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    Nita Ambani is one fashionista who keeps herself updated with trends

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    In an interview, she had once said that she wore only dresses when she was in college

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    According to reports, Nita Ambani had once made Mukesh Ambani travel by BEST bus

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    Nita Ambani grew up reading Enid Blyton and books like Famous Five and Secret Seven. Isn't she just like us?

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Industrialist Mukesh Ambani's wife Nita Ambani is one of the most enigmatic Mumbai personalities. On her 55th birthday today, here are interesting facts about the renowned lady that you may not be aware of. Photos Credit/ Nita Ambani Instagram fanpage

 

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