Nita Ambani

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

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 and the fifty high and mighty Indians list by India Today.

Nita Ambani
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Born Nita Dalal
1 November 1963 (age 52)
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)


Early life

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


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

IOC nomination

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. They will be elected during the 129th IOC Session which will take place in the first week of August 2016.