Anant Ambani

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Anant Ambani
Born (1995-04-09) 9 April 1995 (age 24)
Mumbai, India
NationalityIndian
Alma materBrown University
Parent(s)Mukesh Ambani
Nita Ambani[1]
RelativesAkash Ambani (brother)
Isha Ambani (sister)[1]
Anil Ambani (uncle)
Dhirubhai Ambani (grandfather)

Anant Mukesh Ambani (born 9 April 1995) is an undergraduate student at Brown University and a celebrity. He is the youngest son of Indian businesspeople Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited, and Nita Ambani, founder of Reliance Foundation. He is the brother of Akash Ambani, chief of strategy of Jio, and Isha Ambani, COO of AJIO.[2] He is also in the team of advisers for the IPL franchise team Mumbai Indians.

In April 2016, a story regarding Ambani's physical transformation was covered across national media after he lost more than 50 pounds of weight.[3][4]

Education[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Ambani is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree from Brown University. After completing his schooling from Dhirubhai Ambani International School, he moved to the US.

Personal life[edit | hide | edit source]

Ambani is the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani. His siblings, Akash Ambani and Isha Ambani, are co-directors at Jio and Reliance Retail.[1][5]

In December 2015, along with Akash and Isha, Anant Ambani was part of the employee launch of upcoming LTE service provider Jio in the presence of the brand's ambassador, Shah Rukh Khan. He delivered the vote of thanks at the end of the event.[6][7]

Ambani often accompanies his mother to the IPL cricket matches of Mumbai Indians. He is a staunch devotee of Lord Balaji and often visits temples.[8][9] and is also an animal lover and a wildlife enthusiast.[10]

Physical transformation[edit | hide | edit source]

In April 2016, Ambani lost 108 kilograms of weight in eighteen months. He had gained excessive weight after he was administered a strong medication for chronic asthma during his childhood.[11][10][12][13] Celebrities like Salman Khan and M. S. Dhoni tweeted about Ambani's weight loss.[14]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "NY Times pics on Mukesh Ambani". The New York Times. India. 15 June 2008. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  2. Mukesh and Family at Reliance AGM, NDTV, 10 June 2013, retrieved 13 April 2016
  3. Sahadevan, Sonup (10 April 2016), Anant Ambani’s weight loss is like a national discussion: Chitrangada Singh, The Indian Express, retrieved 13 April 2016
  4. Bhalla, Nikita (11 April 2016), Mother Nita was the driving force behind Anant Ambani's drastic transformation, India Today, retrieved 13 April 2016
  5. Mukesh Ambani's children at Reliance AGM, Yahoo! Finance, 10 June 2013, retrieved 13 April 2016
  6. Next-gen Ambanis take charge at Jio soft launch, Business Standard, 28 December 2015, retrieved 13 April 2016
  7. Shah Rukh Khan launches Reliance Jio with young Ambanis – Isha, Akash and Anant, The Indian Express, 27 December 2015, retrieved 13 April 2016
  8. Anant Ambani’s Love for Temples and Animals, RIL Blog, 22 March 2016, retrieved 13 April 2016
  9. Anant Ambani to Donate ‘Iravatham’ to Tirumala, The Indian Express, 13 May 2012, retrieved 13 April 2016
  10. 10.0 10.1 Anant Ambani sheds 108 kilos, stuns family and friends, The Times of India, 10 April 2016, retrieved 13 April 2016
  11. Anant Ambani, Sara Khan, Rob Kardashian: Star kids at health risk, India TV, 23 June 2014, retrieved 13 April 2016
  12. Gandhi, Anshul (10 April 2016), Anant Ambani's Incredible Story Of Losing 108 Kgs In 18 Months Will Stun You, Mens XP, retrieved 13 April 2016
  13. Anant Ambani sets social media abuzz with 108 kg weight loss, Deccan Herald, 10 April 2016, retrieved 13 April 2016
  14. I respect Anant Ambani’s willpower: Salman Khan, Hindustan Times, 12 April 2016, retrieved 13 April 2016