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Tina Ambani: Life and Career of the Famous Actress and Businesswoman

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Tina Ambani is a former Bollywood actress who is married to the Chairman of Reliance Group, Anil Ambani. She is also the daughter in law of Dhirubhai Ambani, founder of Reliance group and one of the greatest Indian entrepreneurs. Tina Ambani also serves as the  chairperson of the Mumbai-based Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Harmony for Silvers Foundation and Harmony Art Foundation. The extremely busy businesswoman is also the Chairperson of Group CSR, Reliance Group, and the Mudra Foundation for Communications Research and Education (MFFCRE). Tina Ambani also serves as the Chief Mentor and Advisor for the Strategic Planning Committee of the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT). Let’s find out more about her.

Tina Ambani: All You Need to Know

When was Tina Ambani born?

Tina Ambani was born Tina Munim in Bombay (present-day Mumbai) in 1957. She is the ninth and youngest child of Nandkumar and Meenakshi Munim. She is from a Gujarati Jain family.

Where did Tina Ambani study?

Tina Munim went to the MM Pupils Own School in Khar, Bombay and finished highschool in 1975.

When did Tina Ambani win Miss India?

Tina Ambani never won the Miss India title. However, she did win Femina Teen Princess India in 1975 and went on to represent India at the Miss Teenage Intercontinental contest in Aruba. Tina Ambani ended as the second runner-up of the pageant. where she was crowned second runner-up.

After her pageant success, Tina Ambani enrolled in Jai Hind College and graduated with a degree in Arts.

Tina Ambani: Acting Career

During the later part of the 1970s, Tina Ambami made her foray into the Hindi film industry. She went on to have a decently successful career in the industry and she got several lead roles over a career that spanned 13 years. Tina Ambani made her debut in Hindi films with iconic filmmaker Dev Anand’s Des Pardes in 1978. Her other films with Dev Anand include Lootmaar, and Man Pasand. She starred alongside Sanjay Dutt in his debut film, Rocky. Tina Ambani was also cast opposite Amol Palekar in Basu Chatterjee’s Baaton Baaton Mein. Her notable films with Rishi Kapoor include Karz, and Yeh Vaada Raha. She starred with actor Rajesh Khanna in many films including Fiffty Fiffty, Souten, Bewafai, Suraag, Insaaf Main Karoonga, Rajput, Aakhir Kyon?, Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai, Alag Alag, Bhagwaan Dada and Adhikar. Her last film was Jigarwala, released in 1991. In an interview on the famous show Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, Tina Ambani said: Sometimes I feel [that I left films too soon] too, but then I felt that that there was a lot more to the world that I wanted to explore and experience, and not just stick to movies. I decided to quit. I never regretted it. I never wanted to go back, ever.”

Did Tina Ambani date Sanjay Dutt?

Tina Ambani went on to have a high profile relationship with famous actor Sanjay Dutt. However, Sanjay Dutt was dealing with a lot of drug problems at that time and the relationship ended. In the 1980s, she also had a long live-in relationship with Rajesh Khanna, her co-star of many films. However, this relationship ended too, as Khanna refused to divorce his wife, Dimple Kapadia, in order to marry Tina Ambani.

When did Tina Ambani marry Anil Ambani?

Tina Ambani and Anil Ambani on their wedding day

Tina Ambani married Anil Ambani, the younger of Dhirubhai Ambani’s two sons in 1991. She changed her surname from Munim to Ambani after the wedding.

How many children does Tina Ambani have?

Tina and Anil Ambani have two sons. The eldest, Jai Anmol was born in December 1991 and the younger one, Jai Anshul was born in September 1995. Films[edit]

What is Tina Ambani’s contribution to arts and culture?

Tina Ambani organised the first ever Harmony Art show in 1995. The show was launched with the aim of offering young artists a platform to exhibit alongside seasoned veterans and acknowledged masters. The Harmony Art Foundation grew in strength and went on to showcase budding Indian artists at Christie’s in London in 2008. That event did a great job in bringing attention to the availability of talent in India. Tina Ambani was also invited to the Board of Trustees of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts in 2008. It’s the oldest operating museum in American and features numerous Native American art from the 17th century.

In addition, she has served on the advisory board of the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She was also nominated to the reconstituted General Assembly of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). She has been actively associated with several welfare activities such as Aseema, an NGO engaged in the rehabilitation of street children, and the restoration of Elephanta Island, a World Heritage Site near Mumbai, with the Archaeological Survey of India and UNESCO.

In 2004, Ambani established Harmony for Silvers Foundation, a Mumbai-based non-government organisation that seeks to enhance the quality of life of the elderly. Its activities have included Harmony – Celebrate Age, the magazine. The magazine has successfully run for 14 years now. now in its 14th year; the portal www.harmonyindia.org; Harmony Interactive Centre for Silver Citizens, in South Mumbai; the Harmony Research Division; the Harmony Silver Awards; and the Harmony Senior Citizens’ Runs at the Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru marathons. Going forward, Harmony for Silvers Foundation proposes to build a retirement community for elders in Jaipur.

What is Tina Ambani’s contribution to the Healthcare sector?

In order to bridge the gaps in Indian healthcare, Tina Ambani launched the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute (KDAH) in Mumbai in 2009, a quaternary care facility. It is the only hospital in Mumbai to receive accreditation from the JCI (Joint Commission International, USA), NABH (National Accreditation Board for Healthcare, India), CAP (College of American Pathologists, USA) and NABL (National Accreditation Board for Laboratories, India). Other standouts include the first comprehensive centre for liver transplant and the first integrated centre for children’s cardiac care in western India; its robotic surgery programme; the centres for rehabilitation and sports medicine; and its initiative to open 18 cancer care centres in rural Maharashtra.

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