Shweta Bachchan Nanda was born on 17th March 1974 in Mumbai to the renowned Bollywood couple Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. Pictured: A young Shweta (standing second from left) with father Amitabh Bachchan, mother Jaya Bachchan and brother Abhishek Bachchan. Pictures courtesy/mid-day archives, Yogen Shah and Instagram accounts of Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Navya Naveli Nanda.
Shweta Bachchan is all set to launch her clothing line - MxS, which is a collaboration between Shweta Nanda Bachchan and ace-designer Monisha Jaisingh. In pic: Shweta Bachchan with father Amitabh Bachchan, brother Abhishek Bachchan and their cousins in a picture from 1985 taken when Big B was hospitalised for Mysthenia Gravis. Abhishek is Shweta's younger brother.
There are moments when friends become collaborators, and such is the case between designer Monisha Jaising and Shweta Bachchan Nanda. But the idea was really born as a sweet after-thought. Shweta reached out to Jaising - best known to celebrate the extrovert nature of fanciful dressing - to create an outfit for a common friend's 50th birthday.
In pic: Little Shweta Bachchan with dad Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of his 1976 film Adalat. The senior Bachchan interestingly mentioned in this post that the lady to right happens to be Waheeda Rehman.
After a few interactions between the two, the final outfit was born - an athleisure-spirited pair of trousers and a bomber-inspired oversized shirt, both embellished in Jaising's signature interplay of sequin and sheer. Scheduled for a September 1 launch, MxS is positioned as a pret label with a tagline: Fashion Just Got Fancier. In pic: Amitabh Bachchan photographs son Abhishek Bachchan, father Harivanshrai Bachchan and daughter Shweta Bachchan in this throwback picture.
Abhishek Bachchan shared a wonderful throwback photo with sister Shweta Bachchan Nanda on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan last year. Abhishek, who is bald in the snapshot from his childhood, captioned the image, "I'm pretty sure she still thinks I'm that same size and age.... But am also sure that she will always be there for me, as I will for her. #happyrakhi Shwetdi. Love you. P.S. I have 3 other sisters who do the same, but they will kill me if I post childhood photos of them. Actually, now that I think of it my sister is going to have the same reaction!! Remember girls it's RAKSHAbandhan.(sic)"
Shweta Bachchan Nanda got married to businessman Nikhil Nanda on 16th February 1997. Nikhil is the son of Ritu Nanda, the daughter of the legendary actor Raj Kapoor. They have a daughter Navya Naveli Nanda and son Agastya. Interestingly, husband Nikhil's birthday falls a day after Shweta's, which is 18th March.
Shweta Bachchan Nanda recently made her screen debut alongside her megastar father Amitabh Bachchan in an advertisement for a jewellery brand, which was later withdrawn after legal action was threatened against them for portraying bank employees in a negative light. In pic: Shweta Bachchan Nanda with dad Amitabh Bachchan, mom Jaya Bachchan, brother Abhishek Bachchan, sister-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, son Agastya and daughter Navya Naveli Nanda at a family get-together.
Shweta Bachchan Nanda is one talented lady, and it won't be wrong that talent is in her genes! Her debut novel, 'Paradise Towers', a heart-warming slice-of-life novel set in an apartment building in Mumbai, will have a multi-city launch in October. In pic: Shweta Bachchan pictured here with Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shares an extremely close bond with her family.
"The idea for 'Paradise Towers' came to me one morning on waking up. This is not unnatural for me. I come from a family of storytellers. As children, we were encouraged to write and read and our imaginations were given a free reign. The concept of a book and the actual writing of it are two very different things. Writing this story down was daunting. Lots of second-guessing and labouring over words made up the process. I am excited to have my first book published but I am also anxious to know what the readers think of the microcosm that is 'Paradise Towers', and I hope they would come to be as invested in the lives of its inhabitants as I have come to be," said Shweta Bachchan Nanda in a statement.
Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Jaya Bachchan and Navya Naveli Nanda gave an exclusive interview to a major magazine last year. In the candid chat, which happened to be Navya's first-ever tete-a-tete, it was revealed that her decision to keep an arm's length from the film industry has something to do with Shweta's advice. "I really try to tell Navya about all the cons [of being a part of the film industry]. I have nothing against the industry, it's who we are. But, it's not an easy world to be in," the mother says. The trick works, as the star kid asserts there's "no way" she'll make a career in acting.
Shweta Bachchan Nanda's daughter is currently studying at a New York University and does an internship at an advertising agency while on a break.
While Shweta Bachchan Nanda doesn't believe Navya has taken after either of her parents, the young girl appears to mirror certain qualities of her mother -- she is confident, self-aware and polite. She has also inherited a love for reading, and wants everything from her mother's closet, including her shoes.
Shweta Bachchan Nanda with best friend Karan Johar and Navya Naveli Nanda. The filmmaker is Navya's godfather.
Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan are quite close as far as siblings are concerned. Here they are pictured during a family wedding in Mumbai last year.
Shweta Bachchan Nanda with Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aaradhya Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan during Big B's 75th birthday celebrations in the Maldives.
Shweta Bachchan Nanda with Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan during Big B's 72nd birthday celebrations.
(L-R) Amitabh Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Manish Malhotra, Farhan Akhtar, Javed Akhtar, Shatrughan Sinha, Sonakshi Sinha, Jaya Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan posing on the ramp at Shabana Azmi's fashion show Mijwan in 2015.
Shweta Bachchan with father Amitabh Bachchan. Big B who posted this image on social media captioned it, "Daughters be the best".
Shweta Bachchan with fellow members of the Bachchan clan during actress Tillotama Shome's wedding to Kunal Ross in Goa in 2015. Kunal is Jaya Bachchan's sister's son.
Shweta Bachchan Nanda, daughter of legendary Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, sister of the popular Abhishek Bachchan, is much more than just a member of the Bachchan clan. The cynosure of all eyes at red carpet events, a doting mother, dutiful wife, perfect daughter and older sister, and now an entrepreneur and a novelist, we take a look at her in pictures...
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