By Atul Mishra Last Updated:
If there is one family in India who knows how to do anything with panache, it is the Ambani family. The Ambanis have witnessed two weddings in the past year, and both times, we were left in wonderment looking at the grandeur. Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani have three children- Akash Ambani, Isha Ambani and Anant Ambani. While Isha Ambani became Isha Ambani Piramal when she tied the nuptial knot with Anand Piramal in December 2018, Akash Ambani took his ladylove, Shloka Mehta forever in March 2019. And now, it’s Anant Ambani’s turn.
Anant Ambani is reportedly head-over-heels in love with luxury industry doyen, Radhika Merchant. And Radhika has been so well accepted by the Ambani family, that she is spotted in every function that happens in India’s richest family. A marriage doesn’t not only mean a union of two souls but a union of two families as well, and the relationship between Ambanis and Radhika Merchant speaks of the cordial bond that the two share with each other.
Radhika Merchant will soon become Radhika Merchant Ambani when she will get married to Anant Ambani. But even before the much-awaited wedding, Radhika has become really close to the Ambanis, and one Ambani, in particular, is her favourite. No, it’s not Anant but his sister, Isha Ambani!
Yes, future sisters-in-law, Radhika Merchant and Isha Ambani are so close and like besties that they share jewellery at various functions. Wondering what we are talking about?
On October 29, 2018, a Ganesh Puja was held at the Ambanis’ residence right before Isha Ambani's wedding with Anand Piramal. Donning a heavily embroidered couture lehenga, Isha Ambani had looked every bit gorgeous that day. Cut to, March 09, 2019, we spotted Radhika Merchant attending Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s wedding.
Now we got curious looking at Isha and Radhika’s jewellery on the two occasions and after looking minutely, we realised that Radhika Merchant’s necklace on Akash Ambani’s wedding was the same as Isha Ambani’s Ganesh Puja necklace. Wow! Seems like Radhika was smitten by Isha’s necklace in October and had told Isha to let her wear it at Akash’s wedding!
Take a look:
Isha Ambani and Radhika Merchant are truly bonding on another level already! It must be mentioned here that future mom-in-law, Nit Ambani also loves Radhika a lot. On Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas’ wedding, this future saas-bahu duo was clicked by the shutterbugs and in one of the videos, we could see Nita Ambani walking hand-in-hand with Radhika, making her stand in front besides Mukesh Ambani and then hugging her from behind.
Take a look at the adorable video:
For those who do not know, Radhika Merchant is the daughter of Viren Merchant, the CEO and Vice Chairman of Encore Healthcare. Radhika has her graduate degree from New York University, in Politics and Economics. After coming back to India, she worked as Sales Executive in 2017 at Isprava, a real estate firm that ‘creates dream holiday homes for those with the finest tastes’.
Talking about her career in the luxury space, Radhika Merchant was once quoted as saying,
“I had never given much thought to the concept of luxury while growing up. However, after joining Isprava, my idea of luxury has evolved. Earlier I was put off by the mentality behind luxury because I equated it with a large logo on a handbag or a specific pattern on a piece of fabric but after joining Isprava and understanding the brand's idea of luxury I have learnt to appreciate it. To us, luxury is the seamless process of buying a home and a hassle-free holiday experience.”
It was in May 2018, that the following picture of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant from the meadows had surfaced online and then reports were rife that they are already engaged. A Reliance spokesperson refuted such rumours and had said, “Anant Ambani is not engaged yet.”
Isha Ambani, on the other hand, got married to Anand Piramal on December 12, 2018. In an interview post their marriage, Isha had recently said,
“The wedding went off beautifully. Like any other bride, I had my share of bridal jitters but getting married at home made it very special and I had the time of my life celebrating my most memorable moments with all the people I love.”
So guys, how did you like the fact that Radhika Merchant borrowed Isha Ambani’s necklace to wear at Akash Ambani’s wedding?