Priti Adani was born on Sunday, 29 August 1965 (age 56 years; as of 2021) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She obtained a Bachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS) at Government Dental College, Ahmedabad. Adani’s Website
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
The names of her parents are not known.
Husband & Children
Her husband’s name is Gautam Adani. He is a billionaire industrialist and the founder of Adani Group.
The couple has two sons named Karan Adani and Jeet Adani.
The name of her granddaughter is Anuradha Karan Adani.
After completing her studies, Priti Adani started working as a dentist. She was appointed as the chairperson of the Adani Foundation in 1996. After the Bhuj Earthquake in 2001, she began a school in Mundra, Gujarat and named it ‘the Adani DAV School.’ Later, the name of this school was changed to Adani Public School. In Bhadreshwar (near Mundra) and Ahmedabad, Priti Adani and her husband founded Adani Vidya Mandir school in June 2009. The motto of this school was to provide free of cost higher secondary education to deprived and needful children.
Priti Adani is also the chairperson of the world’s largest tribal institution and tribal university – Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) Residential School, Delhi.
On 16 May 2016, Priti Adani started managing the Adani Skill Development Centre named ‘SAKSHAM,’ which was initiated to make the youth of India capable by providing them World Class Skill Development Training in these centres. In 2018-19, Adani Group’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) budget rose from Rs 95 crore to Rs 128 crore under Priti’s guidance and leadership.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- 2010-2011: FICCI-FLOW Women Philanthropist Award
- An honorary doctorate by Gujarat Law Society University
- In a conversation with a media house, Priti Adani was asked that how much time and money she invested in Adani Foundation. She then replied,
I entered this field by choice. You know, when one chooses to work in the philanthropic sphere, one will see worldwide there are common three attributes – compassion, conviction and commitment. In this scenario, time is no constraint, one has to invest unlimited time.”
Priti Adani further explained how the Adani foundation started working charitable works,
We started about two decades back. It started with a very small but simple initiative and gradually evolved to a lifecycle approach. Our goals are addressed to serve the needs and aspirations of the needy and marginalised sections of society, or “the last man on the developmental queue”. We focus on rural areas. The initiatives we have can be broadly divided into two categories: One is a Collective Impact Programme where we work in the core areas of education, community health and livelihood rural infrastructure, and address a particular geography.”
- The motto behind the opening of the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Priti explained while addressing the gathering of students at KISS during her visit on the campus in 2016,
Education is the most powerful tool for social transformation. Adani Foundation is happy to strengthen the educational scenario in the far off tribal areas of Odisha by partnering with the prestigious Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences.”