Deepti Salgaocar is an Indian entrepreneur. The renowned Indian business tycoon and the founder of Reliance Industries, Dhirubhai Ambani, was the father of Deepti Salgaocar. She is the sister of Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani. In May 2022, her daughter, Isheta Salgaocar, tied the nuptial knot for the second time with Atulya Mittal, the son of Indian business tycoon Vinod Mittal.
Deepti Salgaocar was born on Tuesday, 23 January 1962 (age 60 years; as of 2022) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. Soon after finishing her school education, Deepti Salgaocar went to V.M. Salgaocar College of Law to pursue a degree in Law.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Dhirubhai Ambani, the founder of Reliance group. Her mother’s name is Kokilaben Ambani.
Deepti Salgaocar has three siblings, two brothers named Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani, and a sister named Nina Kothari. Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani are the noted Indian business tycoons. Nina Kothari is also a businesswoman.
Husband & Children
Deepti Salgaocar got married to Dattaraj Salgaocar in 1983.
The couple has two children, a son named Vikram Salgaocar, and a daughter named Isheta Salgaocar.
Deepti Salgaocar lives in Hira Vihar Mansion, Goa.
Marriage with Dattaraj Salgaocar
Dattaraj Salgaocar, the owner of the Salgaocar Group of Companies in Goa. He was born and brought up in a Saraswat Brahmin community of Saligao in North Goa. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering from V.J.T.I, Bombay University and an MBA degree in Finance from Wharton Business School, the University of Pennsylvania after completing his school education. Power generation, hoteling, and mining are the core areas of his work. He is the owner of the ‘Salgaocar’ football club in Goa. The Smart Link Networks System is also owned by Dattaraj Salgaocar. In childhood, he was guided by Dhirubhai Ambani soon after Dattaraj’s father’s death in 1984. Both families used to live together in the same building ‘Usha Kiran’ in Mumbai. He became good friends with Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani in childhood. Deepti and Dattaraj started liking each other when their families used to meet each other. In 1983, they got married and shifted to Goa. Their daughter got married to Neeshal Modi in 2016.
Deepti joined the family business of her husband soon after their marriage. Later, a non-profit organisation, the Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts, was set up by Deepti Salgaocar, along with her husband, Dattaraj Salgaocar, and she was appointed as the Vice-Chairperson of the Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts.
- Deepti Salgaocar and her husband own another house near the Dona Paula Beach in Goa.
- According to Deepti Salgaocar, cooking food is her hobby. She often cooks Gujarati, Lebanese, Saraswat, and Italian cuisines at home.
- During the 1970s, the families of Deepti Salgaocar and Dattaraj Salgaocar used to meet each other at one another’s houses where Deepti and Dattaraj fell in love with each other. In 1983, they married each other after dating each other for five years. In a conversation with a media house, Dattaraj Salgaocar stated that his marriage with Deepti was a love marriage and not the union of two big businesses. He described,
Actually, it wasn’t, because we had a love marriage. I was in Mumbai to study, and lived at Usha Kiran building where the Ambanis also lived. Mukesh and I are the same age and we were good friends. So was Anil, who is two years younger than us. I met Dipti, we fell in love and told our families, who agreed immediately. It was the first wedding in her family, but the last wedding in mine, because I am the youngest of seven children.”
Deepti in the same interview stated that after getting married to Dattaraj, she shifted to Goa and used to watch the CNN channel throughout the day. She further added that her father gifted her a fax machine through which she used to talk to him through fax messages. She stated,
When I got married in 1983, there was nothing in Goa, and I remember cribbing to my dad about it. And he would say to just do whatever it takes to change it. At that time, we had nothing here, so he installed a huge satellite dish because we had to watch CNN. He gifted me a fax machine and he used to send me faxes every day. Even for my kids, ever since they were two years old, my father would communicate with them via fax. And those were the days when there were no fax machines in Goa at all.”
- Deepti Salgaocar’s favourite recreational activities are reading books and gardening at home.