Life is easy when you have billionaire parents. Born with a silver spoon, these billionaire kids are not just heir to their family names, but their immense amount of wealth as well. But what happens when India’s super wealthy kids decide to move away from their inheritance and plunge into a world business of their own? That’s right! They make a name of their own in this competitive world. And this is the story of India’s such wealthy daughters who’ve proved they’re not just a wealthy daddy’s kid.
Isha Ambani is the daughter of businessman Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani. After graduating in Psychologyand South Asian studies from Yale University, in October 2014 she was inducted into the boards of directors of Jio and Reliance Retail. Ambani is a sports enthusiast and used to play for her university’s soccer team. She is also a trained pianist.
2. Ananyashree Birla
Ananyashree Birla is the daughter of business tycoon Kumar Mangalam and Neerja Birla. Her father is the chairman of Aditya Birla Group. But moving away from the wealthy inheritance at just the age of 20, Ananyashree runs her own micro finance organization Svatantra. The company provides micro finance to the women in rural India.
In doing so, the teenager declined to join her father’s $41 billion conglomerate — known for making cement, aluminium, apparel and offering wireless services — to enter microfinance, a field that had sometimes been criticized for high interest rates and coercive lending tactics that were blamed for borrower suicides in India.
3. Yashasvini Jindal
Yashasvini Jindal is the daughter of business tycoon Naveen Jindal and renowned Kuchipudi Dancer Shallu Jindal. Although still in her teen years, she has proven to be quite the Kathak dancer herself who has received several National and International awards. In 2015, The Hindustan Times awarded her Delhi’s Most Stylish Youth Icon award.
4. Nisha Godrej
Daughter of Adi Gidrej, Nisha is an MBA degree from Harvard. Nisa is the chairperson of Godrej Consumer Products. She also oversees the corporate strategy and human capital functions for Godrej Industries and its associate companies. Nisa drives the Godrej Group’s ‘Good & Green’ (CSR) initiatives and is the point person for the operations of the Godrej Family Council. She is currently on the boards of GCPL, Godrej Agrovet and Teach for India.
She lives in Mumbai with her husband, Kalpesh Mehta, and son, Zoran.
5. Vanisha Mittal
Vanisha Mittal is the daughter of steel magnate Lakshmi N. Mittal. In 2007, the magazine Forbes listed her at the number one position in the listing of daughters of the world’s richest individuals.
Since 2004, she has been a Director at LNM Holdings (the holding company for the Mittal group), ArcelorMittal, Mittal Steel, Temirtau JSC. She is a graduate of the European Business School, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where she studied Business and South Asian Studies.
In 2004, she married Amit Bhatia, an investment banker who now works for one of her father’s businesses in Britain, in one of the most expensive weddings of all time.
6. Jayanti Chauhan
Jayanti Chauhan is the daughter of Ramesh Chauhan, the owner of Bisleri Group. The company was founded by Jayantilal Chauhan, her grandfather in 1963. Currently, Jayanti is the Director of the group. She shares a great relationship with her father. The 32-year-old’s father was a hands-on dad. Not only did he teach her to swim and ride a bicycle but he also taught her to cook dal.
7. Akshata Murthy
Infosys founder, Narayan Murthy’s daughter Akshata Murthy is currently employed with Tendris, a Dutch cleantech Incubator Fund, as its marketing director. Akshata has 1.4 percent stake in Infosys. Akshata is married to Rishi Sunak a British Conservative MP.
8. Roshni Nadar
Roshni Nadar is the only child of HCL’s founder, Shiv Nadar. Roshni is a trained classical musician. She is the Executive Director and the CEO of HCL Enterprise. Prior to becoming CEO of the HCL Corporation, Roshni Nadar had been serving as the trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, which runs the not-for-profit Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering in Chennai. She had also been involved in brand building across the HCL Group.
Roshni is married to Shikhar Malhotra and they have a son, Armaan.
9. Pia Singh