Kokilaben Ambani's Hidden Facts: Family Background, Car Enthusiast, Settled Feud Between Sons, More

Here are some interesting and unknown facts about Kokilaben Ambani, wife of the iconic business tycoon, late Dhirubhai Ambani.


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Kokilaben Ambani's Hidden Facts: Family Background, Car Enthusiast, Settled Feud Between Sons, More

One of the finest rags-to-riches stories that India has ever seen is of late business tycoon and industrialist, Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani, better known as Dhirubhai Ambani. Everyone is aware of his impact and contribution to the Indian economy with Reliance Industries. However, after his demise on July 6, 2002, the torch of Reliance Industries was passed to his sons, Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani.

Despite their differences, Reliance Industries Limited still stands tall and plays a major role in the country’s economy even after 65 years of its foundation. Of course, everyone is aware of Dhirubhai Ambani and his sons, Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani. However, it is the lady of their house, Kokilaben Ambani, who is still quite unknown to many.

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Although she has always attended press conferences and events of Reliance Industries Limited, but there are many interesting facts about Kokilaben Ambani which are still away from the web pages. Thus, without wasting too much time, here’s everything you need to know about the lady, who threaded all the members of the Ambani clan in a single thread, despite their differences.

Kokilaben Ambani was 21 when she got married to a 23-year-old Dhirubhai Ambani

Kokilaben Ambani was born on February 24, 1934, in Nawanagar state (now Jamnagar, Gujarat) in a middle-class family. When Kokilaben was 21, she got married to Dhirubhai Ambani, who was 23 at the time of their wedding. After their marriage, Kokilaben left Jamnagar and shifted to Mumbai with her husband. The couple welcomed four kids, Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani, Deepti Salgaocar and Nina Kothari.

Dhirubhai Ambani and Kokilaben Ambani

Kokilaben Ambani's father was a telegraph office employee

Kokilaben Ambani was from a middle-class family, and while her father used to work in a telegraph office, her mother was a housewife. Just like every other girl of that era, Kokilaben was also told to be well-versed in domestic chores and keep a distance from education. However, Kokilaben’s father knew the importance of education even then, so he educated her till matriculation (10th standard).

Kokilaben Ambani

Education indeed made a massive impact on Kokilaben’s life after she got married to Dhirubhai Ambani, who also encouraged her to study English so that she could attend their company’s meetings and events.

Kokilaben Ambani

Kokilaben Ambani is a strict vegetarian

Like most Hindus in India, Kokilaben Ambani is also a strict vegetarian since the beginning. If the reports are to be believed, meat and meat-related products aren’t allowed inside the house, and Kokilaben is extremely strict about these rules. Talking about her favourite foods, Kokilaben prefers roti, dal and dhoskli.

Kokilaben Ambani's love for luxury cars

As per multiple reports, Kokilaben Ambani owns a car each from almost every luxury brand in the world. However, out of all the luxury cars that are parked inside her garage, it is Mercedes-Benz that is Kokilaben Ambani’s favourite car. Once in a throwback interview, Kokilaben Ambani had admitted that during her time in Jamnagar, she had never seen a car, hence when she came to Bombay after her marriage with Dhirubhai Ambani, she had fallen in love with cars.

Kokilaben Ambani loves travelling

One of the best hobbies of Kokilaben Ambani is travelling. Even at the age of 89 years, she still manages to travel to different destinations. During most of the time, she travels with her family members, but there have been moments when she travelled without them. Talking about her favourite destinations, Kokilaben loves spending time in London and Switzerland. When Dhirubhai Ambani was alive, he and Kokilaben used to travel twice a year, as both of them loved exploring the world.

Kokilaben Ambani's favourite colour, pink

Over the years, Kokilaben Ambani has been spotted wearing pink sarees, and it has become synonymous with her personality. As per the reports, pink is Kokilaben Ambani’s favourite colour as it symbolises purity. Whether it is a family function or a corporate event, Kokilaben Ambani never shies away from wearing different shades of pink.

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Kokilaben Ambani resolved the feud between her sons, Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani

Everyone is aware of the infamous feud between Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani after the unfortunate demise of their father, Dhirubhai Ambani. When everything seemed lost, and people were predicting the fall of the Ambani clan, it was Kokilaben Ambani, who stood up and sorted everything between them. It was in 2011 when Kokilaben organised a rare press conference in the compound of the house where Dhirubhai Ambani was born to send out the message loud and clear that their sons are together.

Ambani family

The doting mother of Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani admitted that there were some differences between her sons in the past, but as of then, everything has been cleared out. Kokilaben Ambani stated, "There is love among brother. Hum sab saath hain", and the rest is history.

Kokilaben Ambani's net worth

According to multiple media reports, Kokilaben Ambani’s net worth is estimated to be around the whopping sum of Rs. 18,000 crores. She is one of the richest women in India but hardly makes it to the headlines, courtesy of her idea of keeping a low profile in public.

The lady of the Ambani clan, Kokilaben Ambani deserves so much recognition and love for how she has lived her life so far and brought their entire clan together.

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