5 Facts About Kokilaben Ambani, The Mother of India’s Richest Man Mukesh Ambani

While much has been written about Mukesh Ambani and his family, it is impossible to forget his mother, Kokilaben Ambani, who nurtured India and is Asia’s richest person! Born in pre-Independence India, Kokilaben Ambani is the wife of late billionaire Dirubhai Ambani and mother of India’s richest person, Mukesh Ambani. Kokilaben Ambani recently celebrated her 90th birthday on February 24, 2024, although she appears to be extremely well and active for her age.

So much so that, at her grandson Anant Ambani and his fiance Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding celebrations, Kokilaben performed a little dance that won everyone’s hearts!


The late Dhirubhai Ambani and his wife Kokilaben Ambani had four children together: Mukesh, Anil, Nina Kothari, and Dipti Salgaocar.

Here are some additional details about Kokilaben Ambani that you should know:

1. Born in Jamnagar in pre-Independent India

Kokilaben Ambani was born February 24, 1934, in Jamnagar, Gujarat. At the period, the British continued to control India. It’s amazing that Kokilaben has witnessed so much development in India over the previous 90 years, from pre-Independence to post!

Jamnagar is Kokilaben Ambani’s birthplace and the location where her late husband Dhirubhai Ambani and their son Mukesh Ambani established their Reliance Industries refineries, therefore it holds a particular place in the Ambanis’ affections. No surprise the Ambanis chose Jamnagar for Anant and Radhika’s opulent three-day pre-wedding celebrations!

2. The inspiring Ambani matriach

Kokilaben Ambani was born in pre-independence India, when women were not encouraged to pursue higher education. According to sources, Kokilaben has completed his education till the tenth grade level. However, this did not deter her from becoming the Ambani matriarch she is today. In fact, according to sources, her late husband Dhirubhai Ambani had hired an English tutor for her so that she could learn the language and communicate with others. Isn’t that inspirational?

3. Her love for luxury cars

Kokilaben Ambani and her elder son Mukesh Ambani live in Antilia, Mumbai, with their family. And the Ambani matriarch is known to have her own collection of luxury cars, which she enjoys. According to rumors, her favorite car is a Mercedes-Benz, although her late spouse preferred a Cadillac limousine.

4. She is a strict vegetarian

Kokilaben Ambani, like most devout Hindus and Gujaratis, is believed to be a strict vegetarian. Her favourite meals include dal, roti, and dhokli.

5. A devotee of Shrinath ji

Kokilaben Ambani is also known to be a devoted follower of Shrinath Ji. So much so that she frequently visits the Dwarkadhish Temple in Jamnagar and Nathdwara in Rajasthan, among other sacred sites.

We also learned that for her 90th birthday, she commissioned exquisite immersive artworks of Shrinath ji and Laxmi ji from Abhimanyu Chopra, Founder of Chopra Designs, in partnership with Mela by Surabhi.

She is also frequently seen wearing pink sarees, which is her favorite color. So much so that the decor for her 90th birthday was completely pink!

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