The Son of Asia’s Richest Man is Getting Married in One of India’s Most Anticipated — and Lavish — Weddings of the Year

In what is being hailed as India’s wedding of the year, billionaire heir Anant Ambani is set to marry his longtime girlfriend, Radhika Merchant, later this month. The event promises to be a lavish affair befitting the son of Asia’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani.
The couple’s extravagant pre-wedding celebrations have already captured the attention of Indian media and ignited social media buzz. Earlier this year, the festivities kicked off with a three-day pre-wedding party in the western city of Jamnagar. The event boasted a guest list of 1,200 high-profile individuals, including tech giants Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. The highlight of the evening was an elaborate light show featuring 5,500 drones that illuminated the sky above a custom-built glass palace. Attendees were treated to a spectacular performance by pop superstar Rihanna, making it a night to remember.
Continuing the opulence, Anant and Radhika hosted a four-day Mediterranean cruise in late May, inviting friends and family to join them. The cruise made multiple stops across Europe and featured a star-studded lineup of entertainment, including performances by Katy Perry, the Backstreet Boys, and renowned opera singer Andrea Bocelli. The guest list read like a who’s who of Bollywood A-listers, adding to the event’s glamour.
The culmination of these celebrations will be a grand wedding in Mumbai, set to take place from July 12 to 14. The ceremony will be held at the Ambani family’s 27-story residence, Antilia, as well as the Jio World Convention Centre, a sprawling venue with a capacity of over 16,000 people. While details of the wedding have been kept under wraps, the pre-wedding events suggest an affair of unmatched grandeur and elegance.
Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant first captured the public’s attention with their appearance at the inauguration of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre at the Jio World Centre in Mumbai in 2023.