Tina Ambani is one woman who has effectively exerted the reach of glamour to a cause. The Chairperson of the Mumbai-based Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Harmony for Silvers Foundation and Harmony Art Foundation, Tina Ambani has made a radical advance of pursuing social welfare in her capacity as a former star. Heading a number of other ventures which includes Group CSR, Reliance Group, and the Mudra Foundation for Communications Research and Education (MFFCRE), the former Bollywood actress has attempted to redefine public welfare in the country. She 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).
TINA AMBANI BIOGRAPHY
The wife of Anil Ambani, Chairman of the Reliance Group, Tina Ambani’s journey from tinsel town to one of the most illustrious business families of India has not been free from drama. Mrs Ambani was born on 11 February 1957 as Tina Munim in Mumbai, and was the youngest of nine children. She graduated in 1975 from MM Pupils Own School in Khar, Mumbai and enrolled for a degree in Arts in Jai Hind college.
TINA AMBANI: ENTERING THE WORLD OF FASHION AND FILMS
Tina’s venture into showbiz began at quite a young age when in 1975 she won the Femina Teen Princess India title and went on to become the second runner’s up at the Miss Teenage Intercontinental contest in Aruba. Thereafter, in 1976 she signed her first film Des Pardes with Dev Anand and there has been no looking back for her after that. Among her notable films are Baaton Baaton Mein, Fifty Fifty, Souten, Bewafaai, Insaaf Mein Karoonga, to name a few.
TINA AMBANI FAMILY
Tina chose to stay away from showbiz after her marriage to Anil Ambani. Her love affair has, however, been nothing short of tumultuous. With the Ambani family initially refusing to let someone from tinsel town into their fold, it had been almost a done and dusted matter for the love birds.
However, a true businessman, Anil managed to convince his parents and chalked out a plan for his union with the love of his life. Finally, in February 1991, the couple tied the knot in a lavish ceremony. In fact, a grand, big Indian wedding was very much the ‘ode’ to their five years of dating under the circumstances.
Tina found true love far from Bollywood in Anil Ambani. From her marriage to Ambani, Tina has two sons Jai Anmol and Jai Anshul.
TINA AMBANI SOCIAL VENTURES
After her marriage to the younger brother of business giant Mukesh Ambani, Tina chose to concentrate on a number of social welfare measures, albeit in a private manner.
Tina Ambani established the Harmony For Silvers Foundation in 2004. It worked towards the cause of India’s elderly.
In 2004, Tina established an NGO based in Mumbai. The Harmony for Silvers Foundation seeks to enhance the life and quality of the elderly. Similarly, the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute (KDAH) in Mumbai was established in 2009. With a number of firsts to its credit, KDAH is one premier medical institution in the country that seeks to provide affordable and quality health care.
In addition, Mrs Ambani also heads the corporate sustainability initiatives of the Reliance Group. Significantly, as the founding partner in India for the Global Goals Campaign, the group is also aimed at promoting the Global Goals adopted by the UN General Assembly for sustainable development to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and mitigate climate change by 2030.
ART AND CULTURE
Tina Ambani’s connect with the world of art and culture however, has not waned even after her departure from Bollywood. The Harmony Art Foundation, which aims to create and spread awareness about art in India. Additionally, she has also served on the advisory board of the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
Among her other achievements has been her nomination to the reconstituted General Assembly of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). Active involvement with Aseema, an NGO engaged in the rehabilitation of street children, as also the restoration of Elephanta Island as a World Heritage Site in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India and UNESCO features prominently in the social welfare measures of Tina Ambani.
Undoubtedly a free spirited lady and a confident doer, Tina Ambani has necessarily scaled the height of success while in showbiz as also when she made her foray into the world of stakes. Notwithstanding the fact that glamour people are not regarded highly of when it comes to the mind business, it is notable that Tina dared to venture into something out of her comfort zone, while upholding her ideals of integrity and goodwill. A true power woman and a tremendous achiever!