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Indian business families are amongst the ones who have always made headlines. If there is a name that has given the entire nation a new identity, it is the Ambanis. From humble beginnings that go back to Dhiraj Lal Hirachand Ambani, popularly known as Dhirubhai Ambani to today, the mark that they have made in the entrepreneurship arena is beyond explanation.
While everyone is aware of the well-deserved rich lifestyle that the Ambanis have, what’s interesting to note are the things that lie beyond what is visible to the naked eye.
Shifting our focus to the youngest of the clan, Anant Ambani, it is visible that he has been in the headlines for a lot of reasons recently. The younger son of Mukesh Ambani (Chairman, Reliance) and Neeta Ambani (Founder and Chairperson, Reliance Foundation), the first thing that made him famous was his weight.
After a few of his appearances in the Mumbai Indians IPL matches, social media went crazy and he was trolled for his heavy stature. While many still remember him from those IPL matches and were actively a part of the trolling squad, there are only a very few who actually know the backstory.
For Anant Ambani, the weight came along with his childhood. Highly asthmatic, he was given a high dosage of steroids (a strong medication) by doctors. Since steroids are known to induce hunger, the cravings led to excessive eating and thus, weight gain. Prolonged usage of steroids eventually led to a drastic change in his physique.
What further complicated the situation for him was the development of hypothyroidism. This led to slowing down of his metabolism, which turned out to be another factor adding to his weight.
Once the internet was done with Anant Ambani trolls for his weight, what everyone is aware of next, is the fact that he made headlines after losing 108 Kg in 18 months. Social media went crazy talking about it. The Anant Ambani weight loss news was making rounds and the world was seeking answers to only one question, how?
For his drastic, dramatic and worthy of appreciation weight loss, Anant Ambani had put in mammoth efforts. While there were rumours that he went under the needle, he made it possible using a strict exercise regime and healthy eating. A usual day for him included a 21 Km walk, yoga, strength training, functional training and high intensity interval training.
Anant Ambani Speech
While the internet was still talking about Anant Ambani’s weight loss, what came next was his speech. In a celebration that marked 40 years of Reliance’s listing and the birth anniversary of its founder Dhirubhai Ambani, Mukesh Ambani said “the future of Reliance belongs to you” to the younger Ambani generation in his keynote speech.
The event which was attended by around 50,000 guests, went viral when Anant Ambani delivered the first speech of his lifetime. Not only was he trolled for what he spoke, but also for the way he spoke. Anant Ambani speech was one of the most searched thing on the internet for quite a long time. Trolling once again led to Anant Ambani memes that roasted his delivery.
Anant Ambani Marriage
With the 23-year-old Ambani, headlines do not tend to leave him. A recent development in his life were the photographs that went viral with his rumoured girlfriend Radhika Merchant. In the two photographs that everyone went crazy about, the two are seen holding each other and looking in the eyes. What’s awaited is a confirmation about the alleged affair and marriage rumours that have been floating since the coming of these images.
So far, this is the latest that has happened in his life that everyone is talking about. Although people are talking about Anant Ambani’s engagement with his rumored girlfriend, any confirmation is still awaited.
Anant Ambani is the third child of the Indian business tycoon, Mukesh Ambani and his wife, Nita Ambani. He is the youngest of all their children.
Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries is the richest person in India. His wife, Nita Ambani is the Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, which is a philanthropic initiative. He is the grandson of Dhirubhai Ambani.
Anant Ambani has an elder brother, Akash Ambani and an elder sister, Isha Ambani, who are twins. They are four years older to him. Mukesh Ambani’s brother and his uncle, Anil Ambani is the head of Reliance ADA Foundation, and his wife Tina Ambani is a former Bollywood actress. The couple has two sons, Jai Anmol Ambani and Jai Anshul Ambani.
The youngest in the Mukesh Ambani family tree, he attended Dhirubhai Ambani International School. The beginning of Anant Ambani’s education started with this school and then he followed his elder brother Akash, and enrolled into Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Currently, he is in his junior year in college.
Living the Ambani lifestyle
Before moving to USA for higher studies, he lived in the Ambani’s family home, Antilia. It is located on Altamount Road, Cumballa Hill in Mumbai. Also, he owns a Rolls Royce Phantom Drop Head Coupe, an exclusive model. The starting ex-showroom price for the car is Rs 8.84 crores.
The 23-year-old loves reading. A Bollywood buff, his favorite actor is Shah Rukh Khan and he loves traditional Gujarati food.