When Nita Ambani Thought Dhirubhai Ambani's Call For Her Was A Prank, Asked Him To 'Stop Fooling'

Throwback interview of Nita Ambani revealing how she took Dhirubhai Ambani's call as a prank and asked him to stop fooling.


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When Nita Ambani Thought Dhirubhai Ambani's Call For Her Was A Prank, Asked Him To 'Stop Fooling'

Ambanis are one of the most influential names in the world of business. Despite the enormous wealth, the family believes in staying grounded. Mukesh Ambani’s wife, Nita Ambani, who is the heart and soul of the family has made sure that each member of the family is bounded by the thread of love. She got married to Mukesh at the mere age of 20, and since then, Nita has aced the responsibilities of both her family and her career.

Nita Ambani and Mukesh Ambani’s wedding was nothing less than a filmy story. It all started with Mukesh’s parents. It was Nita Ambani’s dance performance at a cultural event that caught Dhirubhai Ambani and Kokilaben’s eyes, leaving a lasting impression on them. It was at that moment when Dhirubani wanted to approach Nita, asking her hand in marriage for their elder son, Mukesh.

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When Dhirubhai Ambani called Nita Ambani, and she thought it to be a prank

Dhirubhai Ambani decided to give a call to Nita, who was busy preparing for her exams. As the phone rang, she picked up the call and called identified himself as Dhirubhai Ambani. Thinking that it’s a prank call, she puts the phone down.


A few moments later, the phone rang again, and she picked up, the caller again identified himself as Dhirubhai Ambani. In a throwback interview with a TV channel, Nita recalled her reaction and revealed:

“If you are Dhirubhai Ambani, I am Elizabeth Taylor. Please stop this, stop fooling.’ I put down the phone. I got little agitated at that time.”

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However, when the phone rang again for the third time, she didn’t pick up the call, instead, her father did. Recalling how his expressions changed, Nita stated:

“The third time the phone rings, I don’t even bother to pick it up. My father picks up the phone and I was watching him and suddenly his expression changed. He puts his hand on the speaker and says, ‘Nita it is really Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani and can you please talk to him politely.”

When Nita Ambani laid a condition before marrying Mukesh Ambani

Born in a middle-class Gujarati family in Mumbai, Nita completed her bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics. Nita had a keen interest in Bharatanatyam and started learning the dance form from an early age and became a professional Bharatanatyam dancer. After completing her graduation, Nita became a school teacher. When Mukesh proposed to Nita, she laid her condition to let her work post-marriage, which the Ambanis agreed to.


Well, Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani are truly made for each other, who have been each other’s strongest pillars of strength.

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