Nita Ambani

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Nita Ambani
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Born Nita Dalal
(1963-11-01) 1 November 1963 (age 52)[1]
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics
Occupation Chairperson, Reliance Foundation
Spouse(s) Mukesh Ambani (m. 1985)

Nita Ambani (born 1 November 1963) is the chairperson and founder of Reliance Foundation[3] and a non-executive director of Reliance Industries.[4] She is married to Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani.[5] She is also an art collector[6][7] and owner of Mumbai Indians.[8]

Ambani has received numerous honors including a place in the 2016 edition of both the most influential women business leaders in Asia list by Forbes[9] and the fifty high and mighty Indians list by India Today.[10]

Early life[edit]

Nita Ambani (nee Dalal)[11] was born on November 1, 1963 in Mumbai[12] to Ravindrabhai Dalal and Purnima Dalal.[13] She completed her bachelor's degree in Commerce from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics. She studied Bharata Natyam, and performed frequently.[14]


Nita Ambani is the founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation,[15] the CSR arm of Reliance Industries. She is also the owner of Mumbai Indians.[16] In 2014, she was elected to the board of Reliance Industries.[17]

IOC nomination[edit]

On 3 June 2016, Ambani was among the eight candidates who were nominated for membership in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by the Swiss-based panel.[18][19][20] They will be elected during the 129th IOC Session which will take place in the first week of August 2016.[21][22]


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  2. ^ "Nita Ambani [Biography]". Matpal. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Reliance Foundation - INDIA CSR - India's Largest CSR News Network". Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Nita Ambani Becomes First Woman Director on Reliance Board - NDTV". Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "How Nita Ambani was courted". Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Nita Ambani Met Breuer Nasreen Mohamedi-artnet News". artnet News. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  7. ^ Crow, Kelly (2016-03-10). "India’s Richest Woman Eyes the Art World". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-05-02. 
  8. ^ "Nita Ambani hosted a party for IPL 2015 Champions Mumbai Indians - Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  9. ^ Karmali, Naazneen. "Meet Nita Ambani, The First Lady Of Indian Business". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  10. ^ "High and Mighty rankings: 1 to 50". Retrieved 2016-05-02. 
  11. ^ "Nita Ambani’s sis is a school teacher | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  12. ^ Jainani, Deepa. "Birthday gift: Ambanis likely to lend corporate hand in cleaning ghats of Varanasi". The Financial Express. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  13. ^ "Nita Ambani’s father passes away". The Indian Express. 2014-07-03. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  14. ^ "Mukesh Ambani Wife Nita Ambani Biography |". Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  15. ^ "MPW 2015: Nita Ambani runs India's largest CSR initiative". Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  16. ^ "2016 IPL Player Auction: Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani to meet Ricky Ponting to discuss strategy". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  17. ^ "Nita Ambani becomes first woman director in Reliance - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  18. ^ "Nita Ambani nominated to IOC". AFP. Livemint. June 4, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  19. ^ Rao, K Shriniwas (June 3, 2016). "Nita Ambani nominated to International Olympic Committee". TNN. The Times of India. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  20. ^ PTI (3 June 2016), "Nita Ambani nominated to IOC", The Indian Express, retrieved 10 June 2016 
  22. ^ "Nita Ambani, first Indian woman to be nominated to IOC", The Hindu, 4 June 2016, retrieved 10 June 2016 

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