Tina Ambani

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Tina Ambani
Born Tina Munim
(1957-02-11) 11 February 1957 (age 60)
Mumbai, India
Residence Colaba, Mumbai
Occupation Actor, Activist, Philanthropist
Years active 1975 – Present
Notable credit(s) Chairperson Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Harmony for Silvers Foundation, Harmony Art Foundation, Group CSR, Reliance Group
Title Femina Teen Princess 1975
Spouse(s) Anil Ambani
Children 2

Tina Ambani (née Munim), 11 February 1957, is a former Bollywood actress and currently Chairperson of the Mumbai-based Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Harmony for Silvers Foundation and Harmony Art Foundation. [1] She is also Chairperson of Group CSR, Reliance Group, [2] and the Mudra Foundation for Communications Research and Education (MFFCRE), as well as Chief Mentor and Advisor for the Strategic Planning Committee of the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT). She is the wife of Anil Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Group. [3]

Early Life & Education[edit]

Born in Mumbai, Tina Ambani is the ninth and youngest child of Nandkumar and Meenakshi Munim, from a Gujarati Jain family. She graduated high school in 1975 from the MM Pupils Own School in Khar, Mumbai. The same year, she was crowned Femina Teen Princess India 1975 and represented India at the Miss Teenage Intercontinental contest in Aruba, where she was crowned 2nd runner-up. [4] She subsequently enrolled in Jai Hind College for a degree in Arts.

From 1987 to 1990, she lived in California, where she completed a diploma in Interior Design at the Interior Designers Institute in Los Angeles and a course in Computer Science at the Community College in Yorba Linda.



In December 1976, she signed her first film, Des Pardes, with iconic filmmaker Dev Anand, following which she made the switch to working full-time as an actor. In her decade-long stint in the Indian film industry, she acted in films such as Lootmaar, Man Pasand, Baaton Baaton Mein, Fiffty Fiffty, Souten, Bewafai, Suraag, Insaaf Main Karoonga, Rajput, Akhir Kyun, Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai, Alag Alag, Bhagwaan Dada and Adhikar, among others. [5] [6]

Arts & Culture

With the aim to offer young artists a platform to exhibit alongside seasoned veterans and acknowledged masters, she organised the first Harmony Art show in 1995. This was the genesis for the formation of the Harmony Art Foundation, which has become an internationally recognised platform dedicated to building relationships with Indian artists, spreading awareness of art, promoting academic activities, including workshops, and international collaborations. [7] In 2008, Harmony Art Foundation showcased upcoming Indian artists at Christie’s in London, drawing attention to the wealth of talent in India. The same year, she was invited to the Board of Trustees of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, which is the oldest continually operating museum in the US and houses rare Indian art treasures from the 1600s.

In addition, she has served on the advisory board of the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai; the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad; and as nominee to the reconstituted General Assembly of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). [8] She has also been actively associated with several welfare activities such as Aseema, an NGO engaged in the rehabilitation of street children, [9] and the restoration of Elephanta Island, a world heritage site near Mumbai, with the Archaeological Survey of India and UNESCO, among others.

Elder Welfare

In 2004, she established Harmony for Silvers Foundation, a Mumbai-based non-government organisation that seeks to enhance the quality of life of the elderly. [10] Its activities over time have included Harmony – Celebrate Age, the magazine, now in its 14th year; the portal www.harmonyindia.org; Harmony Interactive Centre for Silver Citizens, in South Mumbai; the Harmony Research Division; the Harmony Silver Awards; and the Harmony Senior Citizens’ Runs at the Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru marathons. Going forward, Harmony for Silvers Foundation proposes to build a retirement community for elders in Jaipur. [11]


In order to bridge the gaps in the Indian healthcare fabric, Tina Ambani launched the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute (KDAH) in Mumbai in 2009, a highly advanced quaternary care facility with a unique full-time specialist system and technology and treatment protocols benchmarked to leading global institutes. [12] It is also the only hospital in Mumbai to get accreditations from the JCI (Joint Commission International, USA), NABH (National Accreditation Board for Healthcare, India), CAP (College of American Pathologists, USA) and NABL (National Accreditation Board for Laboratories, India). [13] Other standouts include the first comprehensive centre for liver transplant and the first integrated centre for children's cardiac care in western India; its robotic surgery programme; the centres for rehabilitation and sports medicine; and its initiative to open 18 cancer care centres in rural Maharashtra. [14]


In her capacity as Chairperson, Group CSR, Reliance Group, she spearheads corporate sustainability initiatives. With her as ambassador, the Group was announced as the first founding partner in India for the Global Goals Campaign, which seeks to promote the Global Goals adopted by the UN General Assembly for sustainable development to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and mitigate climate change by 2030. [15] She is also chairperson of the Mudra Foundation for Communications Research and Education (MFFCRE). One of the main activities of the Foundation is MICA, the only residential institute in India dedicated to creating leadership in strategic marketing and communication with a wide range of academic programmes. [16]

Personal life[edit]

In February 1991, she married Anil Ambani, the son of Dhirubhai Ambani, the founder of Reliance Industries. They have two sons: Anmol, born in December 1991, and Anshul, born in September 1995. [17]


Year Film Role Notes
1978 Des Pardes Gauri Debut Film
1979 Baaton Baaton Mein Nancy
1980 Karz Tina
1980 Man Pasand Kamli
1980 Lootmaar Neela Ramniklal
1980 Ek Do Teen Chaar
1980 Aap Ke Deewane Sameera
1981 Katilon Ke Kaatil Petty thief
1981 Fiffty Fiffty Mary
1981 Khuda Kasam Tina Hukamchand
1981 Harjaee Geeta Chopra
1981 Rocky Renuka Seth
1982 Yeh Vaada Raha Sunita Sikkan/Kusum Mehra / Anisha
1982 Rajput Jaya
1982 Deedar-E-Yaar Firdaus Changezi
1982 Suraag
1983 Souten Rukmani Mohit
1983 Bade Dil Wala Rashmi sinha
1983 Pukar Usha
1984 Sharara One of the only two films with Mithun
1984 Karishmaa Radha
1984 Wanted: Dead or Alive Neeta
1984 Aasmaan
1984 Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai
1984 Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye
1985 Alag Alag Chandni
1985 Insaaf Main Karoonga Seema Khanna
1985 Aakhir Kyon? Indu Sharma
1985 Bewafai Asha
1985 Bayen Hath Ka Khel
1985 Yudh Anita / Rita
1986 Samay Ki Dhaara Rashmi A. Verma
1986 Bhagwaan Dada Madhu
1986 Adhikar Jyoti
1987 Kamagni Megha Alok Nath's only solo hero movie
1987 Muqaddar Ka Faisla Nisha
1988 7 Bijliyaan
1991 Jigarwala Sohni
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Radha Bartake
Miss Teenage Intercontinental India
Succeeded by
Kalpana Iyer
Preceded by
Canada Lisa Langlois
Miss Teenage Intercontinental
2nd runner up

Succeeded by
Netherlands Barbara Ann Neefs


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  2. ^ http://www.prnewswire.co.in/news-releases/gandhi-revisits-the-royal-opera-house-after-81-years-with-an-untold-story-in-indian-history-607563656.html
  3. ^ http://daily.bhaskar.com/news/TOP-anil-tina-ambani-love-5612743-PHO.html
  4. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Tina-Ambani-Every-organ-wasted-is-a-potential-life-lost/articleshow/39884980.cms
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  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0612870/
  7. ^ http://www.livemint.com/Politics/Tu789M41vZwBKSrSmvE5WK/Tina-Ambani--Any-museum-I-create-will-not-merely-be-art.html
  8. ^ http://www.pem.org/press/press_release/101-tina_ambani_elected_to_the_peabody_essex_museums_board_of_trustees
  9. ^ http://www.aseema.org/sites/default/files/art-with-a-heart.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.indiainfoline.com/article/news-business/harmony-for-silvers-foundation-honours-10-silver-achievers-on-1st-october-world-elders-day-113092401295_1.html
  11. ^ http://www.harmonyindia.org/about-us/
  12. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Tina-Ambani-Every-organ-wasted-is-a-potential-life-lost/articleshow/39884980.cms
  13. ^ http://medicaldialogues.in/mumbai-kokilaben-dhirubhai-ambani-hospital-gets-jci-accreditation/
  14. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Kokilaben-Hospital-to-set-up-18-cancer-care-centres-in-Maha/articleshow/53688233.cms?
  15. ^ http://www.reliancecapital.co.in/Interview-Tina-Ambani.aspx
  16. ^ http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31819&articlexml=MICA-set-for-change-of-guard-10022017004008
  17. ^ http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/ive-always-been-a-working-woman-tina-ambani/1/450512.html