Isha and Anand bring back Mukesh Ambani and Nita wedding day. Rare pics from 1985

Isha-Anand and Nita-Mukesh at their respective weddings.

Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal had a dreamy wedding on December 12 at Antilia, the Ambanis’ posh residence in Mumbai. The celebrations were graced by many celebrities from Bollywood, business, politics and sports.

The wedding came after a two-day long pre-wedding fiesta in Udaipur on December 8 and 9. It was a celebration to be remembered.

Former First Lady of the United States, Hillary Clinton also flew down to India to attend the wedding festivities of Isha and Anand. American singing sensation Beyonce performed at her pre-wedding bash. Isha Ambani’s wedding has truly been one of a kind, for more reasons than one.

The traditional Gujarati wedding took place around 4 pm at Antilia on December 12 and many prominent names arrived to bless the couple.

It was the grandest wedding of the year, maybe even of the decade or the century. But despite being so unique in so many ways, there was still something that Isha’s wedding reminded us of. And that is her parents, Nita and Mukesh Ambani’s wedding back in 1985.

Mukesh and Nita’s wedding took place in Mumbai 33 years ago, on March 8, 1985. Despite the fact that it happened a long time ago, we could not help but picture Nita as a bride when we saw Isha decked up as one.

Take a look at Nita’s bridal look from her wedding day:

Nita Ambani at her wedding in 1985. Photo: Getty Images

She wore a white and red saree, the traditional dress for a Gujarati bride. She was marrying the son of one of the richest men in India, but her wedding attire spoke simplicity.

Nita and Mukesh Ambani at their wedding in 1985. Photo: Getty Images

She did not wear much jewellery; just a simple maangtika, a very tiny nath and a single choker necklace along with some bangles.

Yesterday Isha, on the other hand, wore a white lehenga with sea green embroidery and embellishments. She opted for an additional red dupatta to complete the red and white combination.

Isha Ambani at her wedding with Anand Piramal.

She also decorated her face with the red and white bindis just like her mother had done 33 years ago.

Also, her jewellery was quite similar to that of her mother’s. Isha also wore a tiny nath, simple maangtika and a layered necklace with bangles.

Well, as they say, like mother like daughter. They did look quite similar in their respective bridal looks.


Now that you know what Nita wore as a bride, you should also have an idea about her and Mukesh Ambani’s beautiful love story.

Dhirubhai Ambani at Nita-Mukesh’s wedding in 1985. Photo: Getty Images

Mukesh’s father Dhirubhai Ambani saw Nita, who was a trained Bharatnatyam dancer, performing at a Navratri event and instantly took a liking to her and wanted to introduce her to his son, Mukesh. Dhirubhai not only liked Nita at her dance performance, but also for her cultural connect.

Nita belonged to a middle class family unlike the Ambanis, who were big industrialists even back then.

The day after the performance, Dhirubhai called up Nita and asked her to come to his office.

Nita was apprehensive at first, but she did go to Dhirubhai’s office the next day to meet him. He asked her questions about her hobbies and studies. Then he straightaway went to the point and asked him if she would be interested in meeting his elder son, Mukesh.

Nita decided to give it a shot and went to meet Mukesh at the Ambanis’ house back then. They liked each other and started meeting more often.

Then on their sixth or seventh date, Mukesh and Nita were in a car when Mukesh finally popped the question. He asked her if she would marry him. They were standing at a signal during the busy traffic hour, but Mukesh refused to move the car until Nita gave him an answer.

Finally, she said yes and the rest, as they say, is history.

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