Radhika Merchant is the daughter of the CEO of Encore Healthcare Viren Merchant and Shaila Merchant who is engaged to Mukesh and Nita Ambani’s youngest son Anant Ambani.
Radhika Viren Merchant Zauba Corp hails from Kutch, Gujarat. She grew up in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She did her schooling at Cathedral and John Connon School and Ecole Mondiale World School in Mumbai.
She earned an International Baccalaureate Diploma from BD Somani International School. Thereafter, she moved to New York for further studies. She pursued a bachelor’s degree in politics and economics at New York University. Radhika Merchant – LinkedIn
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Radhika Merchant belongs to the Gujarati Hindu family. Her father, Viren Merchant, is the CEO of Encore Healthcare, and her mother’s name is Shaila Merchant. Viren is also the director of Encore Natural Polymers Private Limited, Encore Business Centre Private Limited, Encore Polymers Products Private Limited, ZYG Pharma Private Limited, and Sai Darshan Business Centres Private Limited. Her younger sister’s name is Anjali Merchant.
On 29 December 2022, Radhika Merchant got engaged to Anant Ambani, the youngest son of the Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani. The ceremony was held at the Shrinathji Temple in Nathdwara, Rajasthan. The wedding date of Radhika Merchant and Anant Ambani is not made public yet.
Prior to Radhika and Anant’s engagement, RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani, along with Radhika, visited a number of temples across the country to offer prayers. Radhika and Mukesh Ambani, along with RIL director Manoj Modi, were spotted paying a visit to the Shrinathji temple in September.
They then went to Kerala’s Guruvayur Shri Krishna Temple and Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati Balaji Temple; Mukesh Ambani donated Rs 1.5 crore to the nearby Tirumala hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara.
In 2017, she started working in the private luxury villas chain Isprava as a sales executive. Isprava Group is a luxury home developer backed by Nadir Godrej, Anand Piramal, and Dabur’s Burman family. Since 2016, Radhika is a member of the Encore Healthcare Board of Directors. In 2016, she did her internship at the business strategy consultant Cedar Consultants in Mumbai. There, she worked on presentations on Middle East Market research for budding businesses in established markets such as the Taxi service market, consolidating marketable data reports on the Banking industry in India and worldwide, and a market report for a non-existent industry estimating bottom-up and top-down data. Previously, she has interned with various organisations like Desai & Diwanji, Law Point, and Priyadarshani Academy.
- She is often spotted at family events of Ambanis. In 2018, she first came into the limelight just after Isha Ambani’s engagement, when her picture with Anant Ambani went viral on the internet. There were rumours that Anant and Radhika got engaged and that they were expecting to tie the knot in the same year.
She attended the marriages of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal, as well as Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta. She was seen performing at Isha Ambani’s ring ceremony alongside Shloka Mehta and Isha Ambani on the song ‘Ghoomar’.
However, later, a Reliance spokesperson cleared the air and denied all the reports calling them baseless.
- She is also known to be an animal lover who actively works towards their welfare.
- She is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer, having studied under Guru Bhavana Thakar at Shree Nibha Arts. In June 2022, Nita and Mukesh Ambani hosted a lavish Arangetram ceremony for Radhika at the Jio World Centre in Mumbai. Arangetram ceremony is the debut on-stage performance of a former student of Indian classical dance that marks the end of his/her formal classical dance training.
- She occasionally enjoys consuming alcoholic beverages at family events.