By Rishabh Naudiyal Last Updated:
Asia's richest man, Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani, is the 12th richest person in the world, with a net worth of USD 82.9 billion dollars. The billionaire is also the chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd. and the proud husband of Indian philanthropist, Nita Ambani. The beautiful couple got married in the year 1985 when Nita was just 20 years old. Mukesh and Nita Ambani had welcomed three kids, Anant Ambani, Akash Ambani and Isha Ambani, in their lives.
However, not many are aware of the fact that Mukesh Ambani's son, Akash Ambani and his daughter, Isha Ambani, are twins. It was on October 23, 1991, when Isha and Akash were born and had changed their parents' lives forever. Over the years, both Isha and Akash have achieved some exceptional things in their respective careers. However, there are still some unknown and jaw-dropping facts about these twins that will surely blow your mind. So without further ado, let's get straight into it!
Mukhesh Ambani's son, Akash Ambani, is currently handling the entire strategy and plan of the Jio Infocomm. It is he who set up the whole structure of the Infocomm. The popular Jio services like Jio Cinema, Jio chat and Jio TV, all these applications were the ideas produced and transformed by none other than Akash Ambani.
Isha Ambani has an undergraduate degree in psychology and South Asian studies from Yale. She had also worked as a business analyst for some time at McKinsey & Company. Isha also holds an MBA degree from the prestigious Stanford University, California and is one of the brilliant minds hustling in the reliance industries. She was also ranked second on Forbes' 'Youngest Billionaire Heiresses' list in 2008.
Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani have impressed everyone through their parenting over the years. One mere example of the same is the fact that they've sent their son, Akash Ambani, to study economics at the prestigious Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Despite achieving everything in the business world, the young generation has a strong desire and hunger to grow their empire even more, which is simply inspirational.
On October 15, 2021, Isha Ambani took a huge step in the retail sector by investing in the famous fashion designer, Manish Malhotra's couture house, MM Styles. As per the reports, Reliance Brands had agreed to buy a 40 per cent stake in Manish's 16-year-old company that has taken the fashion industry by storm in the last decade. In her official statement to the media, Isha Ambani had said:
"Our strategic partnership with Manish Malhotra is anchored on our immense respect for his craft and our deep commitment to Indian art and culture. Being an entrepreneur, Manish, the man behind the brand, has always been nimble and ahead of his times."
Apart from taking Reliance industries to new heights, Akash Ambani often hits the headlines for his immense passion for cricket. Time and again, we have seen him cheering from the stands for his team, Mumbai Indians, during the IPL (Indian Premier League).
In an interview with Vogue, in a one of a kind revelation, Isha Ambani had shared that she and her twin brother, Akash, were born through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)! Speaking about the same, Isha had shared:
"My parents had us after seven years of marriage—my twin Akash and I were IVF babies. When my mother finally had us she wanted to be a full-time mum initially. Later, she went back to work when we were five, but she was still a tiger mom."
Isha Ambani, daughter of Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani, added Piramal to her surname when she had taken her wedding vows with Anand Piramal, son of Ajay Piramal and Swati Piramal. Their grand pre-wedding functions held in Udaipur were no less than a colourful festival, followed by a dreamy wedding on December 12, 2018, at the Ambani residence, Antilia in Mumbai. A mere glance at their mesmerising wedding pictures gives us a glimpse of their fairytale wedding.
Daughter of diamantaire, Russell Mehta and Mona Mehta, Shloka Mehta is the director of the Rosy Blue Foundation and co-founder of ConnectFor, which matches volunteers with NGOs that need them. Akash and Shloka had studied in Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai, and he had proposed to her on the last day of school.
Akash Ambani's 'crush', Shloka Mehta, had said 'yes' to the proposal but were advised to keep their relationship a secret to avoid unwanted media attention. Finally, on March 9, 2019, Akash and Shloka got married and were pronounced husband and wife. It was a pleasant surprise when Ambani and Mehta families had announced the arrival of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta's first child on December 10, 2020. Akash and Shloka have named their son, Prithvi Akash Ambani.
Apart from their professional highs, Akash and Isha are just like any other sibling duo in the world. As they often grab headlines for showering immense love on each other through their posts on social media.