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If there is one name which is doing rounds on the internet for a quite some time now, undeniably it is Shloka Mehta. After all, the new bahu of India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani and philanthropist, Nita Ambani, would surely grab eyeballs. It all started with Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s engagement ceremony which took place on March 24, 2018, in a five-star resort in Goa. (Recommended Read: Unseen Picture Of Ambani Bahu Shloka Mehta And Her Family Will Give You 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' Feels)
And from thereon, the next day, Ambanis and Mehtas visited the famous Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai. After almost 10 months, Shloka Mehta and Akash Ambani were pronounced husband and wife on March 09, 2019. So, who exactly is Shloka Mehta? What’s her connection to the Ambanis and how did she meet her man-to-be, Akash Ambani? Let’s answer these questions for you!
Akash Ambani’s fiancé, Shloka Mehta is the daughter of Russell Mehta and Mona Mehta. Russell is a diamond doyen who owns Rosy Blue. Reportedly, he also owns a lot of residencies in South Mumbai. Shloka is the director of Rosy Blue Foundation since 2014. Then in 2015, she became the co-founder of ConnectFor, her brainchild which gathers volunteers for various NGOs running in Mumbai.
Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta studied in the same school, the famous, Dhirubhai Ambani International School owned by the Ambanis themselves. That’s where they met. Post her secondary education, Shloka went on to study anthropology at Princeton University and later, she also studied at London School of Economics as a Master’s student in law and anthropology. An interesting fact worth noting here is that Akash had proposed to Shloka on the very last day of their school and obviously, his lady-love had said 'yes'! (Suggested Read: Neetu Singh Loves Hubby Rishi Kapoor's New Look, Says The Josh Is Great [Picture Inside])
After his secondary education, Akash Ambani went to study economics at Brown University in the US. After that, he got involved in his father’s business. Currently, he is the chief strategist at Jio, a 4G service provider. Akash Ambani is also the co-owner of Mumbai Indians, a domestic cricket team in the IPL franchise.
The rumours about Akash and Shloka started last year when a source close to the Ambanis spilt the beans and had said, “Shloka is a very charming girl, extremely cultured and it’s difficult to say which of the two families is lucky with this upcoming marriage.” However, another source refuted such news and was quoted as saying, “No dates of either the wedding or engagement of Akash Ambani have been finalised. As and when any good news is to be shared, the family will be delighted to share with everyone.”
A few weeks later, Nita Ambani herself came out in the open and had said, “Mukesh and I as parents have given our children the freedom to choose their life partners. When my son decides to get married, to whoever it is, we are going to welcome him and wish him all the happiness in the world.”
And finally, on March 24, 2018, Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta exchanged rings in Goa. As soon as their engagement pics surfaced online, they went viral. Post the engagement, a day later, Ambanis and Mehtas visited the famous Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai to seek blessings from God. (Must Read: Sania Mirza Poses With Her Baby Boy, Izhaan Mirza Malik, Both Wearing Expensive Gucci Clothes)
Ambanis hosted a post-engagement party at their famous residence, Antilla. It was obviously a star-studded affair and many leading names of Bollywood were present to grace the occasion. Few names included Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karan Johar, Katrina Kaif, John Abraham, Rajkumar Hirani, Zaheer Khan, Sagarika Ghatge, Harbhajan Singh, Kiran Rao and many others.
Earlier reports had suggested that Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s wedding would take place in December. The wedding would be a supremely glamourous 5-day-long affair and would happen in India itself. Reportedly, the dates back then were falling between December 8 and December 12. However, it turned out later that these reports were not true. Read on to know more!
Post the engagement, Nita Ambani was quoted as saying, “I have known Shloka since she was four and we are all delighted to welcome her to our home and our hearts.” (Don't Miss: Ranveer Singh Has The Cutest Message For Deepika Padukone After Seeing Her Ad With Ranbir Kapoor)
The Ambanis and Mehtas hosted a series of pre-wedding parties at St. Moritz in Switzerland in the last week of February 2019. Akash and Shloka making their entry at the venue in a carriage made the #AkuStoleTheShlo wedding (the official hashtag of their wedding) even more fairytale and dreamy. The entire Ambani clan including Nita and Mukesh Ambani, Isha Ambani Piramal and Anand Piramal, Anant Ambani and the B-town stars including Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar, Armaan Jain, Natasha Poonawalla, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, amongst others were present in Switzerland. Take a look:
On March 7, 2019, Ambanis and Mehtas hosted a mala and mehendi night for the bride-to-be, Shloka Mehta. As we can see below, the Ambani bahu is sitting on-stage as the guests and relatives meet her. In the following video, you can see how grand the decorations have been done for the mala and mehendi ceremony:
Akash and Shloka's wedding took place on March 09, 2019, at Bandra Kurla Complex. About their wedding itinerary, an India Today report had stated, “The Mangal Baaraat will assemble at the Trident in Mumbai at 3.30pm on Saturday. From the Trident, the baaraatis are to leave for the Jio World Centre in Bandra Kurla Complex. High tea will be hosted for the guests at Jio World Centre at 6.30pm on March 9. Akash and Shloka's wedding ceremony will take place at 7.30pm.” (Recommended Read: Chhavi Mittal Writes An Encouraging Open-Letter To All Pregnant Moms, Shares She Is Proud Of Herself)
Shloka Mehta donned herself in a traditional red lehenga and looked ravishing on her D-day. Her now-hubby, Akash Ambani couldn’t takek his eyes off her.
So, here we’re! These were the details about Shloka Mehta and Akash Ambani. How do you like the new Ambani bahu?