From being brought up in a middle-class Mumbai family to becoming a key member of one of the richest business clans in the world, Nita Ambani’s life story is for movies.
Nita Ambani, one of the country’s most powerful women, is the non-executive director of Reliance Industries. She is also the chairperson and founder of the Reliance Foundation, Dhirubhai Ambani International School. She is also the proud owner of the IPL Team: Mumbai Indians.
Nita Ambani Aspired To Become A School Teacher
Nita was born in a middle-class Gujarati family in Mumbai. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics. Do you know after completing her graduation, Nita aspired to become a schoolteacher?
Nita Ambani’s Only Condition To Get Married To Mukesh Ambani
With a keen interest in Bharatanatyam, she started learning it from an early age and became a professional dancer. It was during one of her dance performances that Dhirubhai Ambani noticed her. He asked Nita’s hand from her parents for his elder son, Mukesh. And at that moment, Nita laid her condition to let her work post-marriage, which the Ambanis agreed to.
Do you know Nita Ambani also an art collector? To honor her mother’s love for culture, Isha even announced the opening of the cultural space in the heart of Mumbai. Housed within the Jio World Centre, the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) promises to be the first-of-its-kind landmark.
Nita Ambani Used To Take A Local Bus To Go To College or School
Nita Ambani, who is the wife of one of the richest men in the world, made sure that her kids are raised with proper values. As per reports, Nita, who belonged to a middle-class family, used to take a local bus to go to her college or school.
In one of the interviews, she shared how instead of sending her kids in their expensive cars, Nita Ambani used to send them to school by public transport. She wanted her kids to be aware of a different lifestyle. “Life is about being aware of things around,” says Nita Ambani.
Nita Ambani: Down to earth person
As per many reports, Nita Ambani is a down-to-earth person. Just like her husband, she prefers to be humble. One of the examples is how her maids don’t call her “Madam or Mrs. Ambani”, but ‘Bhabhi’.
Nita Ambani does not eat dinner until Mukesh Ambani returns home
As per many sources, Nita Ambani shared in an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times that Mukesh Ambani often comes home late but he always takes dinner with her. She further added that she does not eat dinner until Mukesh Ambani returns home, no matter how late he is.
She further shared how the couple has decided that no matter how busy they are, they will spend quality time with each other whether it is at home or outside. Neeta Ambani and Mukesh often go on holiday together.
How much pocket money did Nita Ambani use to give to her kids?
In an earlier interview, Nita opened up about her kids’ pocket money. In her interview, she said, “When my kids were still young, I’d give them Rs 5 each and every Friday to spend in the school canteen.” She further added, “One day, my youngest, Anant, came running into my bedroom and demanded for Rs 10 instead,”
“When I questioned him, he said his pals in school laughed whenever they saw him take out a five-rupee coin saying,’Tu Ambani hai ya bhikari!’ Mukesh and I couldn’t help but crack up,” Nita added.
Further adding, she said,” My mum was a disciplinarian and we were barely allowed to go out – just four times in a year – and there was no pocket money given. Not to mention my curfew, which was midnight.”