Tina Ambani

Tina Ambani
Tina Ambani, image credit: Wikimedia Commons

Born - February 11, 1957 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Birth Name - Tina Munim

Occupation - Actress, Activist, Philanthropist

Nationality - Indian

Years Active - 1975-1991

Height - 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Spouse(s) - Anil Ambani (m.1991-present)

Tina Ambani (also known as Tina Munim, born 11 February 1957) is a former Bollywood actress and Chairperson of the Mumbai-based 'Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital', 'Harmony for Silvers Foundation' and 'Harmony Art Foundation'. She is also Chairperson of Group CSR, Reliance Group, and the 'Mudra Foundation for Communications Research and Education' (MFFCRE), as well as Chief Mentor and Advisor for the Strategic Planning Committee of the 'Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology' (DA-IICT). Her husband is Anil Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Group.

Born in Mumbai, Tina Munim is the ninth and youngest child of Nandkumar and Meenakshi Munim, from a Gujarati Jain family. She graduated high school in 1975 from the MM Pupils Own School in Khar, Mumbai. The same year, she was crowned Femina Teen Princess India, 1975 and represented India at the Miss Teenage Intercontinental contest in Aruba, where she was crowned second runner-up. She subsequently enrolled in Jai Hind College for a degree in Arts.

Munim made her debut in Hindi films with iconic filmmaker Dev Anand's "Des Pardes". Her other films with Dev Anand include "Lootmaar" and "Man Pasand". She was the heroine of Sanjay Dutt in his debut film, "Rocky". She was cast opposite Amol Palekar in Basu Chatterjee's "Baaton Baaton Mein" . Her notable films with Rishi Kapoor include "Karz" and "Yeh Vaada Raha". She starrred with actor Rajesh Khanna in many films including "Fiffty Fiffty", "Souten", "Bewafai", "Suraag", "Insaaf Main Karoonga", "Rajput", "Akhir Kyun", "Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai", "Alag Alag", "Bhagwaan Dada" and "Adhikar".

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, now in its 14th year; the portal www.harmonyindia.org; Harmony Interactive Centre for Senior 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.

In order to bridge the gaps in Indian healthcare, Ambani launched the 'Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute' (KDAH) in Mumbai in 2009, a highly advanced quaternary care facility with a unique full-time specialist system and technology and treatment protocols benchmarked to leading global institutes. 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).

In her capacity as Chairperson, Group CSR, Reliance Group, Ambani spearheads corporate sustainability initiatives. With her as ambassador, the Group was announced as the first founding partner in India for the Global Goals Campaign, which seeks to promote the Global Goals adopted by the UN General Assembly for sustainable development to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice. She is also chairperson of the 'Mudra Foundation for Communications Research and Education' (MFFCRE). One of the main activities of the Foundation is MICA, the only residential institute in India dedicated to creating leadership in strategic marketing and communication with a wide range of academic programmes.

In February 1991, she married Anil Ambani, the son of Dhirubhai Ambani, the founder of Reliance Industries. They have two sons: Anmol, born in December 1991, and Anshul, born in September 1995.

Filmography 

Year Film Role Notes
 1978   Des Pardes  Gauri  Debut film
1979  Baaton Baaton Mein  Nancy  
1980  Karz  Tina  
1980  Man Pasand  Kamli  
1980  Lootmaar  Neela Ramniklal  
1980  Ek Do Teen Chaar -  
1980  Aap Ke Deewane  Sameera  
1981  Katilon Ke Kaatil  Petty thief  
1981  Fiffty Fiffty  Mary  
1981  Khuda Kasam  Tina Hukamchand  
1981  Harjaee  Geeta Chopra  
1981  Rocky  Renuka Seth  
1982  Yeh Vaada Raha  Sunita Sikkan/Kusum
 Mehra/Anisha
 
1982  Rajput  Jaya  
1982  Deedar-E-Yaar  Firdaus Changezi  
1982  Suraag -  
1983  Souten  Rukmani Mohit  
1983  Bade Dil Wala  Rashmi sinha  
1983  Pukar  Usha  
1984  Sharara -  
1984  Karishmaa  Radha  
1984  Wanted: Dead or Alive  Neeta  
1984  Aasmaan -  
1984  Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai -  
1984  Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye -  
1985  Alag Alag  Chandni  
1985  Insaaf Main Karoonga  Seema Khanna  
1985  Aakhir Kyon?  Indu Sharma  
1985  Bewafai  Asha  
1985  Bayen Hath Ka Khel -  
1985  Yudh  Anita/Rita  
1986  Samay Ki Dhaara  Rashmi A. Verma  
1986  Bhagwaan Dada  Madhu  
1986  Adhikar  Jyoti  
1987  Kamagni  Megha  
1987  Muqaddar Ka Faisla  Nisha  
1988  7 Bijliyaan -  
1991  Jigarwala  Sohni  

Awards and Achievements

  • 1975: Miss Teenage Intercontinental India (Winner)
  • 1975: Miss Teenage Intercontinental (2nd runner up)


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