Tina Ambani

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Tina Ambani
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Ambani in 2012
Born
Tina Munim

(1957-02-11) 11 February 1957 (age 66)
Occupation(s)Actor, 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
Spouse
(m. 1991)
Children2
Relatives Dhirubhai Ambani (father-in-law)
Mukesh Ambani (brother-in-law)
Nita Dalal Ambani (sister-in-law)

Tina Ambani (née Munim, born 11 February 1957) is a former Indian actress. She is married to Anil Ambani, chairman of Reliance Group. [1] She was one of the leading actresses of the hindi film industry during the late 70s and 80s. She is actively involved in many foundations and charities. Many of these were established in the memory of her in-laws, Dhirubhai and Kokilaben Ambani. Her work ranges from elder care to promotion of Indian art.

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Personal life

Tina Munim was born on 11 February 1957. [2] She graduated high school in 1975 from the MM Pupils Own School in Khar, Bombay. 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. [3] She subsequently enrolled in Jai Hind College for a degree in arts. Later in 70s, she joined the Hindi film industry and had a successful career as a leading actress, for thirteen years.

On 2 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). The eldest, Jai Anmol married Khrisha Shah on 20 February 2022. [4] Munim's brother-in-law is Asia's richest man, Mukesh Ambani who is the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). [5] Nita Ambani, founder of Reliance Foundation, and wife of Mukesh, is her sister-in-law.[ citation needed ]

Career

Films

Munim made her debut in Hindi films with filmmaker Dev Anand's Des Pardes. Her other films with Dev Anand include Lootmaar , and Man Pasand. She was cast opposite Amol Palekar in Basu Chatterjee's Baaton Baaton Mein. [6] Her notable films with Rishi Kapoor include Karz , and Yeh Vaada Raha .She starred with actor Rajesh Khanna in many films including Fiffty Fiffty , Souten , Bewafai , Suraag , Insaaf Main Karoonga , Rajput , Aakhir Kyon? , Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai, Alag Alag , Bhagwaan Dada and Adhikar . [7] 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 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."

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. [8] In 2008, Harmony Art Foundation showcased upcoming Indian artists at Christie's in London, drawing attention to the wealth of talent in India. She has served on the board of trustees of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, which is the oldest continually operating museum in the US since 2008. [9] [10]

In addition, she has served on the advisory board of the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.[ citation needed ] She was also nominated to the reconstituted General Assembly of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). [11] She has been actively associated with several welfare activities such as Aseema, an NGO engaged in the rehabilitation of street children, [12] [ additional citation(s) needed ] and the restoration of Elephanta Island, a World Heritage Site near Mumbai, with the Archaeological Survey of India and UNESCO.[ citation needed ]

Tina Munim at a Harmony event in Oct 2007 Tina Ambani Listening to agitated Senior citizens.jpg
Tina Munim at a Harmony event in Oct 2007

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. [13] 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.

Healthcare

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 quaternary care facility. [3] 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). [14] 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. [15]

Filmography

YearFilmRoleNotes
1978 Des Pardes GauriDebut film
1979 Baaton Baaton Mein Nancy
1980 Karz Tina
Man Pasand Kamli
Lootmaar Neela Ramniklal
Aap Ke Deewane Sameera
1981 Katilon Ke Kaatil Petty Thief
Fiffty Fiffty Mary
Khuda Kasam Tina Hukamchand
Harjaee Geeta Chopra
Rocky Renuka Seth
1982 Yeh Vaada Raha Sunita Sikkan/Kusum Mehra
Rajput Jaya
Deedar-E-Yaar Firdaus Changezi
Suraag Guest appearance
1983 Souten Rukmini Mohit (Ruku)
Bade Dil Wala Rashmi Sinha
Pukar Usha
1984 Sharara Rashmi
Karishmaa Radha
Wanted: Dead or Alive Neeta
Aasmaan
Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal HaiShanta
1985 Alag Alag Chandni
Insaaf Main Karoonga Seema Khanna
Aakhir Kyon? Indu Sharma
Bewafai Asha
Bayen Hath Ka Khel Unreleased
Yudh Anita/Rita
1986Samay Ki DhaaraRashmi Verma
Bhagwaan Dada Madhu
Adhikar Jyoti
1987 Kamagni Megha
Muqaddar Ka Faisla Nisha
19887 Bijliyaan
1991 Jigarwala SohniFinal film/Delayed release

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Miss Teenage Intercontinental India
1975
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Lisa Langlois
Miss Teenage Intercontinental
2nd runner up

1975
Succeeded by
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Barbara Ann Neefs