Tina Ambani

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Tina Ambani
Tina Munim

(1957-02-11) 11 February 1957 (age 62)
Residence Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
OccupationActor, activist, philanthropist
Years active1975–1991
Notable credit(s)
Chairperson Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Harmony for Silvers Foundation, Harmony Art Foundation, Group CSR, Reliance Group
Title Femina Teen Princess 1975
Anil Ambani (m. 1991)
ChildrenJai Anmol
Jai Anshul
Parent(s)Nandkumar C. Munim
Meenakshi Munim

Tina Anil Ambani (born as Tina Munim in 1957) is a former Bollywood actress and chairperson of the Mumbai-based Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Harmony for Silvers Foundation and Harmony Art Foundation. [1] She is also Chairperson of Group CSR, Reliance Group, [2] 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. [3]

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital is a tertiary-care facility in Versova, Mumbai, India.

Reliance Group company

Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group or Reliance ADA Group (ADAG) is an Indian conglomerate, headquartered in Mumbai, India. The company, which was formed after Dhirubhai Ambani's business was divided up, is headed by his younger son Anil Ambani.

Anil Ambani chairman of Anil Ambani Group

Anil Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian businessman. He is the chairman of Reliance Group, which was created in July 2006 following a demerger from Reliance Industries Limited. He leads a number of stock listed corporations including Reliance Capital, Reliance Infrastructure, Reliance Power and Reliance Communications. As of February 2019, Ambani's net worth was $1.7 billion. According to Forbes magazine, in 2006, he was the 6th richest person in the World.


Personal life

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. [4] She subsequently enrolled in Jai Hind College for a degree in Arts. Later in 1970s, she joined the Hindi film industry and had successful career as a leading actress, for thirteen years. Munim had a notable relationship with actor Sanjay Dutt, but the relationship ended, reportedly due to Dutt's drug addiction. [5] In the 1980s, she also had a long relationship with Rajesh Khanna, her co-star of many films. However, this relationship ended too, as Khanna refused to divorce his wife, Dimple Kapadia, in order to marry Munim. [6]

Mumbai Megacity and state capital in Maharashtra, India

Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. As of 2011 it is the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million. The larger Mumbai Metropolitan Region is the second-most-populous metropolitan area in India, with a population of 21.3 million as of 2016. Mumbai lies on the Konkan coast on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2008, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It is also the wealthiest city in India, and has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India. Mumbai is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and the city's distinctive ensemble of Victorian and Art Deco buildings.

Aruba Island country in the Caribbean, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Aruba is an island and a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the southern Caribbean Sea, located about 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) west of the main part of the Lesser Antilles and 29 kilometres (18 mi) north of the coast of Venezuela. It measures 32 kilometres (20 mi) long from its northwestern to its southeastern end and 10 kilometres (6 mi) across at its widest point. Together with Bonaire and Curaçao, Aruba forms a group referred to as the ABC islands. Collectively, Aruba and the other Dutch islands in the Caribbean are often called the Dutch Caribbean.

Jai Hind College College affiliated with the University of Mumbai

Jai Hind College is an autonomous college in Mumbai, India, affiliated to the University of Mumbai. It is amongst the most highly reputed colleges in the country. Jai Hind College was established in 1948, just after independence, by a small group of teachers who were displaced from D. J. Science College of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan under the supervision of Dr. Mohinder-Miles Morton.

In February 1991, she married Anil Ambani, the younger son of Indian business tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani who founded Reliance Industries. They have two sons Jai Anmol (born in December 1991) and Jai Anshul (born in September 1995).

Dhirubhai Ambani Indian business tycoon

Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani, popularly known as Dhirubhai Ambani was an Indian business tycoon who founded Reliance Industries in Bombay and appeared in The Sunday Times top 50 businessmen in Asia. Ambani took Reliance public in 1977 and was worth $6 billion upon his death on 6 July 2002. In 2016, he was honored posthumously with the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor for his contributions to trade and industry.



Munim made her debut in Hindi films with iconic filmmaker Dev Anand's Des Pardes in 1978. [7] [8] Her other films with Dev Anand include Lootmaar , and Man Pasand [9] She was the heroine of Sanjay Dutt in his debut film, Rocky. [10] She was cast opposite Amol Palekar in Basu Chatterjee's Baaton Baaton Mein [11] .Her notable films with Rishi Kapoor include Karz, and Yeh Vaada Raha. [10] [12] She starred 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 . [13] [14] Her last film was Jigarwala, released in 1991. In an interview to Simi Garewal, Munim said: Sometimes I feel [that I left films too soon] too, but then I felt that that there was a lot more to the world that I wanted to explore and experience, and not just stick to movies. I decided to quit. I never regretted it. I never wanted to go back, ever."

Dev Anand Indian actor, producer, director

Dharamdev Pishorimal Anand, known as Dev Anand, was a noted Hindi film actor, writer, director and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. He is considered as one of the greatest and most successful actors in the Hindi film industry.

<i>Des Pardes</i> (1978 film) 1978 film by Dev Anand

Des Pardes is a 1978 Hindi film, produced and directed by Dev Anand. This family drama stars Dev Anand and Tina Munim, with Ajit Khan, Pran, Amjad Khan, Shreeram Lagoo, Tom Alter, Bindu, Prem Chopra, A. K. Hangal, Sujit Kumar, Mehmood and Paintal in the supporting cast. For the first time, Dev Anand chose comparatively new music director Rajesh Roshan for this film, who did full justice to his selection as most of the songs became quite popular. The film received a Filmfare award for its sets and also received a nomination for best music director.

<i>Lootmaar</i> 1980 film by Dev Anand

Lootmaar is a 1980 Hindi mystery film produced and directed by Dev Anand. The film stars Dev Anand, Tina Munim, Mehmood, Nirupa Roy, Amjad Khan, Prem Chopra, Kader Khan, Ranjeet, Shakti Kapoor, Simple Kapadia, Shreeram Lagoo and Rakhee. The film's music is by Rajesh Roshan.

Arts and culture

With the aim to offer young artists a platform to exhibit alongside seasoned veterans and acknowledged masters, she organised the first Harmony Art show in 1995. This was the genesis for the formation of the Harmony Art Foundation, which has become an internationally recognised platform dedicated to building relationships with Indian artists, spreading awareness of art, promoting academic activities, including workshops, and international collaborations. [15] In 2008, Harmony Art Foundation showcased upcoming Indian artists at Christie's in London, drawing attention to the wealth of talent in India. The same year, she was invited to the Board of Trustees of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, which is the oldest continually operating museum in the US and houses rare Indian art treasures from the 1600s.

Peabody Essex Museum Art museum in Salem, MA

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts, is a successor to the East India Marine Society, established in 1799. It combines the collections of the former Peabody Museum of Salem and the Essex Institute. The museum holds one of the major collections of Asian art in the United States. Its total holdings include about 1.3 million pieces, as well as twenty-two historic buildings. The Peabody Essex ranks among the top 20 art museums in the United States by measures including gallery space and endowment. Once the Advancement Campaign is complete and the newly expanded museum opens in 2019, PEM will rank in the top 10 North American art museums in terms of gallery square footage, operating budget and endowment. The PEM holds more than 840,000 works of historical and cultural art covering maritime, American, Asian, Oceanic and African art, Asian export art and two large libraries with over 400,000 books and manuscripts.

Salem, Massachusetts City in Massachusetts, United States

Salem is a historic coastal city in Essex County, Massachusetts, located in the North Shore region. It was one of the most significant seaports in early American history.

In addition, she has served on the advisory board of the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She was also nominated to the reconstituted General Assembly of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). [16] She has been actively associated with several welfare activities such as Aseema, an NGO engaged in the rehabilitation of street children, [17] and the restoration of Elephanta Island, a World Heritage Site near Mumbai, with the Archaeological Survey of India and UNESCO.

National Gallery of Modern Art modern art museum in Rajpath, New Delhi

The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is the premier art gallery under Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The main museum at Jaipur House in New Delhi was established on 29 March 1954 by the Government of India, with subsequent branches at Mumbai and Bangalore. Its collection of more than 14,100 works includes works by artists such as Thomas Daniell, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil as well as foreign artists, apart from sculptures by various artists. Some of the oldest works preserved here date back to 1857. With 12,000 square meters of exhibition space, the Delhi branch is one of the world's largest modern art museums.

National Institute of Design Design school, located in Ahmedabad, India

The National Institute of Design (NID) is a design school in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar India. The institute functions as an autonomous body under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. NID is recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research under Ministry of Science and Technology, government of India, as a scientific and industrial design research organisation.

Ahmedabad Metropolis in Gujarat, India

Ahmedabad ( is the largest city and former capital of the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the administrative headquarters of the Ahmadabad district and the seat of the Gujarat High Court. Ahmedabad's population of 5,633,927 makes it the fifth-most populous city in India, and the encompassing urban agglomeration population estimated at 6,357,693 is the seventh-most populous in India. Ahmadabad is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, 30 km from the state capital Gandhinagar, which is its twin city.

Elder welfare

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. [18] Its activities have included Harmony – Celebrate Age, the magazine, now in its 14th year; the portal www.harmonyindia.org; Harmony Interactive Centre for Silver 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. [19]


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. [4] 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). [20] Other standouts include the first comprehensive centre for liver transplant and the first integrated centre for children's cardiac care in western India; its robotic surgery programme; the centres for rehabilitation and sports medicine; and its initiative to open 18 cancer care centres in rural Maharashtra. [21]


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, and mitigate climate change by 2030. [22] 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. [23]


1978 Des Pardes GauriDebut 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 Guest appearance
1983 Souten Rukmani Mohit
1983 Bade Dil Wala Rashmi sinha
1983 Pukar Usha
1984 Sharara One of the only two films with Mithun
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 DhaaraRashmi A. Verma
1986 Bhagwaan Dada Madhu
1986 Adhikar Jyoti
1987 Kamagni Megha Alok Nath's only solo hero movie
1987 Muqaddar Ka Faisla Nisha
1988 7 Bijliyaan
1991 Jigarwala Sohni

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Radha Bartake
Miss Teenage Intercontinental India
Succeeded by
Kalpana Iyer
Preceded by
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Lisa Langlois
Miss Teenage Intercontinental
2nd runner up

Succeeded by
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Barbara Ann Neefs