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We all know every detail of the richest business tycoons in India. However, little do people know about the daughters of these Indian billionaires, who are the next leaders of the business world. Apart from their fancy weddings and lifestyle, they are shouldering the equal responsibility to carry forward their family business.
From attending the best schools, and colleges and having the best amenities, these super-wealthy heiresses are taking their family legacy forward. They chose to stay away from the media glares but are not away from the business world. Let’s take a look at some of the lesser-known gorgeous heiresses of India’s multi-billion-dollar companies.
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Daughter of Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani was ranked second on Forbes' 'Youngest Billionaire Heiresses' list in 2008. Successfully carrying forward her family’s legacy, Isha, an Ivy-League graduate from Yale University with a degree in psychology and South Asian studies, has carved her niche in the business world.
Before assuming her role in her father’s multi-million empire, Isha Ambani worked as a business analyst at global consultancy firm McKinsey & Co. Inc. for some months. In 2016, Isha launched a fashion portal, Ajio.com, Reliance Retail's digital commerce initiative. In August 2022, Isha Ambani was named the new head of the Reliance Retail business by her father, Mukesh Ambani.
In 2018, Isha Ambani got married to business tycoon, Anand Piramal, son of billionaires Ajay Piramal and Swati Piramal. As per the reports of Times Now, the young heiress, Isha Ambani’s net worth is Rs. 817 crores as of 2022.
The first woman to lead a listed IT company in India, Roshni Nadar is the daughter of billionaire businessman, Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL Technologies. Roshni did her graduation in Communication from Northwestern University, Illinois and also holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
Prior to HCL, Roshni worked as a news producer for channels like Sky News UK, CNBC and CNN America. It was in 2009 when Roshni joined HCL Technologies, and after a year at the firm, she was appointed as the company's CEO at the age of 27. After Shiv Nadar stepped down, Roshni became the chairperson of HCL.
In 2010, Roshni got married to Shikhar Malhotra, vice chairman of HCL Healthcare, and the couple is proud parents to two sons, Armaan and Jahaan. As per Economic Times, Roshini Nadar is the richest self-made woman with a whopping net worth of Rs. 57, 520 crores.
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The eldest daughter of the sixth richest Indian, Kumar Mangalam Birla and his wife, Neerja Birla, Ananya Birla is the sixth-generation scion of the Birla family. Ananya went to Oxford to obtain her bachelor’s degree in economics and management. However, she dropped out to pursue her passion for singing.
Unlike other heiresses, Ananya declined to join her father’s business. Instead, she founded Svatantra Microfin Pvt. Ltd. at the age of 17, which provides loans to women entrepreneurs in rural India. Ananya’s company has already won the Gold Award for Best Start-Up at the Skoch Financial Inclusion and Deepening Awards in 2014. Apart from being an entrepreneur, Ananya is a singer and songwriter.
In 2020, Ananya was signed by the biggest music label in the world, Maverick Management. In the year 2016, Ananya Birla was announced as the new founder and CEO of Ikai Asia. As per multiple reports, Ananya Birla’s net worth is approximately 12 million dollars.
Daughter of Indian billionaire and real estate developer, DLF Limited, Kushal Pal Singh, Pia Singh is a finance graduate from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, US. She was appointed as the non-executive director of DLF in 2015 and has been associated with the DLF group for over 18 years.
Earlier, Pia served in the risk-undertaking department of GE Capital and also headed DLF Retail Developers Limited and DT Cinemas Limited.
She is also the Co-president of the University of Pennsylvania, Institute for Advanced Study of India. Pia got married to a businessman, Timmy Sarna, who later became the MD of DLF. As per Economic Times, Pia Singh’s net worth is worth Rs. 814.3 crores.
Daughter of billionaire and founder of Infosys, Narayan Murthy and celebrated author, Sudha Murthy, Akshata Murty is a Britain-based Indian heiress and businesswoman. Akshata studied Economics and French at Claremont McKenna College in California. She also holds a diploma in clothes manufacturing from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and an MBA from Stanford University.
Akshata Murty joined the Dutch cleantech firm as a marketing director in 2007 and worked there for 2 years. She later co-founded the London branch of her father, Narayan Murthy’s company, Infosys, with her husband, Rishi Sunak. She is the director of a venture capital firm, funded by her father and is also the director of the equity firm, Catamaran Ventures.
In 2009, Akshata got married to Rishi Sunak, a former banker and currently, the incumbent Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the couple has two daughters, Anoushka and Krishna. A major portion of Akshata’s wealth comes from the shares she owns in her father’s company, which is valued at around 700 million British pounds, which made her richer than Queen Elizabeth II in 2022.
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Daughter of industrialist, Adi Godrej and Parmeshwar Godrej, Tanya is the executive director and Chief brand officer of the Godrej Group. An Economics and Political Science graduate from Brown University US, Tanya is also an alumna of Harvard Business School, where she attended an Advanced Management Program.
Tanya is responsible for rebranding Godrej Masterbrand's strategy in 2008. She sits on the board of multiple subsidiaries of Godrej like Godrej Industries Limited, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, Godrej Agrovet Limited and Godrej Finance Limited. She was also a board member of the Bhartiya Mahila Bank. Apart from this, she also serves on the board of Britannia, Escorts and Go Airlines.
Tanya got married to industrialist Arvind Darab Dubash in 1997, and the couple is parents to two boys, Aryaan and Azaar. As per multiple reports, the leading lady at Godrej has a net worth of approximately Rs. 1353 crores.
Daughter of steel magnate, Lakshi Niwas Mittal, Vanisha Mittal is the non-independent Director of ArcelorMittal. She did a Bachelor of Sciences from the European Business School and also has a Master’s degree in South Asian Studies.
Apart from her lavish 60-million-dollar wedding, Vanisha was appointed to Mittal Steel’s Board of directors in 2004. She has been a Director at LNM Holdings, Mittal Steel, ArcelorMittal and Temirtau JSC. In 2011, she joined Aperam and held the position of Chief Strategy Officer.
In 2004, Vanisha Mittal got married to businessman, Amit Bhatia in The Palace of Versailles and it is still counted as one of the most expensive weddings. In 2007, Vanisha was listed number one in Forbes magazine as the top heiress of the world’s richest individuals. As per Forbes, Vanisha Mittal’s net worth is approximately, 5 million dollars.
The youngest daughter of Adi Godrej and Parmeshwar Godrej, Nisa Godrej is the chairperson of Godrej Consumer Products. After completing her schooling, Nisaba earned a Bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and did her MBA from Harvard Business School.
In 2000-2001, Nisa Godrej worked as Assistant Brand Manger, HR Manager at Godrej Sara Lee. In 2008, she was appointed to the board of Godrej Agrovet. Nisa was announced as an executive chairperson of Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL) in 2017. In 2020, she was named the Managing director of Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL). Nisa is also a board member of Teach for India.
In 2013, Nisaba got married to Kalpesh Mehta, founder of Tribeca Developers, and the couple has two kids, Zoran and Aidan. As per Forbes, Nisaba Godrej’s net worth is Rs. 1200 crores.
Well, these beautiful heiresses of Indian business tycoons proved that they are not merely living with their father’s surname but also have the intelligence to carry their family name and legacy forward.
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