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Back in 1997, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan’s daughter, Shweta Bachchan had added ‘Nanda’ to her name when she had tied the knot with Nikhil Nanda, son of Ritu Nanda and Rajan Nanda. Shweta had made a statement as a bride because she opted for the unconventional bridal colour i.e., white for her mehendi and sangeet ceremonies. In the same year of their marriage, Shweta and Nikhil had embraced parenthood with the arrival of their first child, Navya Naveli Nanda and three years later, the couple had welcomed their second child, Agastya Nanda. (Also Read: Karan Johar Spreads 'Power Of Love' With Hiroo Johar, His Twins, Yash And Roohi Johar Steal The Show)
Nikhil Nanda hails from the famous Kapoor family of Bollywood while Shweta Bachchan is a part of the Bachchan clan. Nikhil is the maternal grandson of late legendary actor, Raj Kapoor. Despite being born with a silver spoon, Nikhil paved a way for himself in the business world and created a name for himself with his hard work and dedication. When their daughter, Navya Naveli Nanda had made her Instagram profile public, their fans had gotten a beautiful glimpse into the personal life of the Bachchans and Nandas. Navya delights her followers with lovely glimpses of her life and her father, Nikhil’s birthday was no different. To mark Nikhil’s birthday on March 18, 2021, Navya posted a throwback picture from her childhood and wrote, "Happy birthday, Dad" atop it.
While Nikhil Nanda is in Delhi and Shweta Bachchan Nanda is reportedly in Mumbai, MIA on social media, her mother, Jaya Bachchan joined the Kapoors for the birthday celebrations of Mr Nanda. The fam-jam included Nikhil's sister, Nitasha Nanda and their cousins, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and Karisma Kapoor. Riddhima’s husband, Bharat Sahni and their daughter, Samara were also part of the celebrations. Mrs Bachchan was all smiles for the camera as everyone posed for a ‘family bonding’ picture to mark Nikhil’s birthday. Karisma posted a Boomerang with Riddhima, Bharat, Nikhil, Nitasha and Samara as they grooved at the celebrations. She captioned it as “Famjam” followed by a heart emoji.
A day before Nikhil Nanda’s birthday, his wife, Shweta Bachchan Nanda had turned 47 and her father, Amitabh Bachchan and Navya Naveli Nanda had posted heartfelt wishes for her on their respective social media profiles. Big B had dedicated a then-and-now post to Shweta, with a father-daughter picture from her childhood and the other one was a recent one. With the pictures, Big B had tweeted, "Daughters be the best... and thank you all for the greetings for Shweta." Navya had posted a throwback family picture with Shweta, Nikhil Nanda and Agastya Nanda in the frame. To wish her mom on her birthday, Navya had captioned the post as "Happy birthday mom and dad. Nothing better than you." Navya had also posted a throwback picture from her childhood, to wish Shweta on her birthday. (Also Read: A Glimpse Of Shah Rukh Khan And Gauri Khan's Bathroom And Its Interiors Give Pinterest-Worthy Vibes)
When Nikhil Nanda had received the Best CEO award in the automotive sector by Business Today, his daughter, Navya Naveli Nanda had penned a proud note for her dad, praising him for being an inspiration and speaking about carrying his legacy forward. Sharing pictures of Nikhil, Navya had written, “You always say “never lose sight of the ground you walk on” - and you’ve lived by those words. But today we celebrate you! Your dedication. Your commitment. Your ambition. To not only build a better company, but a better India. So here’s to you riding the roughest wave, and surfing through it with more grace & strength than we’ve seen before. Cannot wait to carry forward this incredible legacy you have built, and I’m proud to be your daughter! Love you Dad, keep inspiring us all and congratulations on your big day!! G.O.A.T.”
The Kapoor and Bachchan families including Karisma Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Neetu Kapoor, Armaan Jain, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and others had given a shout-out to Nikhil Nanda through Navya Naveli Nanda’s post. Nikhil too, had replied to his daughter’s kind words and commented, “Thank you my darling Navya! You make me a proud father, to see your incredible focus and mission on what you have started with Aara health and for your incredible service towards women’s health!!! I have always believed that there is an incredible leader in you!! It's humbling to see your dedication and service mindset for society!! I have always believed in women empowerment and I am confident many will join you to fulfil this mission and larger purpose! I love you Navya and wishing you all my blessing and go after your dreams!! Can’t wait for you to join the business and carry the legacy forward! Love Dad.” (Also Read: Aishwarya Rai Remembers Her Father, Krishnaraj Rai On His Death Anniversary, Pens A Heartfelt Note)
Belated happy birthday to Nikhil!