Shweta Bachchan Nanda Biography: Age, Net Worth, Family, Wikipedia, Parents, Children, Nationality

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Shweta Bachchan Nanda is well-known as a journalist, model, writer, and fashionista.

She is the daughter of the legendary Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan and the sister of the popular actor Abhishek Bachchan.

She is also the wife of Nikhil Nanda, a prominent industrialist, and the mother of two children, Agstya and Navya.

She has been a columnist for several publications, a novel’s best-selling author, and a fashion label’s co-founder.


  • Full name: Shweta Bachchan Nanda
  • Date of birth: March 17, 1974
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Profession: Columnist, author, former model, fashion designer
  • Height: 5′ 8″ (173 cm)
  • Parents: Amitabh Bachchan (father), Jaya Bachchan (mother)
  • Siblings: Abhishek Bachchan (brother)
  • Spouse: Nikhil Nanda (m. 1997)
  • Children: Agstya Nanda (son), Navya Naveli Nanda (daughter)
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $8 Million

Early Life & Education

Shweta Bachchan Nanda, who turned 49 years old in 2023, was born on March 17, 1974, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

She was the first child of Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, who were both famous and successful actors in the Hindi film industry.

She has a younger brother, Abhishek Bachchan, who followed in his parent’s footsteps and became an actor.

Shweta grew up in a glamorous and privileged environment, surrounded by celebrities and media attention.

She attended the Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai and then moved to Switzerland for higher studies.

She graduated in journalism from a reputed college and returned to India to pursue her career.

Personal Life

Shweta Bachchan Nanda married Nikhil Nanda, the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Escorts Group, a leading engineering company, in 1997.

The couple had an arranged marriage, which their families approved. They have two children: a son named Agstya Nanda, who was born in 1999, and a daughter named Navya Naveli Nanda, who was born in 1997.

Shweta and Nikhil are based in Delhi, living in a luxurious mansion. Shweta is very close to her parents and brother and often visits them in Mumbai.

She also shares a strong bond with her in-laws, especially her mother-in-law, Ritu Nanda, who passed away in 2020. Shweta is also friends with celebrities such as Karan Johar, Gauri Khan, Sonali Bendre, and Sussanne Khan.


Shweta Bachchan Nanda started her journalism career with CNN-IBN, a news channel where she worked for a few years.

She then began writing columns for various publications, such as Daily News and Analysis and Vogue India. She wrote on social issues lifestyle, fashion, and entertainment.

She also hosted a series of interview shows called NextGen, aired on NDTV Profit, a business channel. She interviewed young entrepreneurs, innovators, and achievers from different fields.

Shweta also ventured into modeling and appeared in several television advertisements for brands like L’Oreal, Kalyan Jewellers, and Tanishq.

She also graced the cover of L’Officiel India, along with her brother Abhishek, in 2009. She walked the ramp for some of India’s top designers, such as Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Manish Malhotra, and Tarun Tahiliani.

She also participated in a reality show, Koffee with Karan, hosted by her friend Karan Johar, where she shared the couch with her mother, Jaya Bachchan, and actresses Hema Malini and Esha Deol.

Shweta debuted as an author in 2018 when she published her first novel, Paradise Towers, with HarperCollins.

The novel is a comedy of manners, set in a Mumbai apartment complex, where the lives of the residents intertwine and clash. The novel received positive reviews from critics and readers and became a bestseller.

Shweta also wrote the forewords for two books, Standing on an Apple Box: The Story of a Girl among the Stars by Aishwarya R. Dhanush and The Golden Code: Mastering the Art of Social Success by Rukhsana Eisa.

Shweta co-founded a fashion label, MXS, with her friend Monisha Jaising in 2018. The label caters to women of all ages, sizes, and styles and offers a range of clothing, accessories, and footwear. The label has been worn by celebrities like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, and Ananya Panday.

Net Worth

Shweta Bachchan Nanda has an estimated net worth of $8 Million. She earns income from various ventures, such as writing, modeling, and fashion designing.


Shweta Bachchan Nanda has faced some criticism and backlash for some of her actions and statements, such as:

In 2018, a fashion designer accused her of plagiarism, claiming that Shweta’s label MXS had copied one of his designs.

The designer posted a picture of his outfit, similar to the one worn by Shweta’s daughter Navya, on his Instagram account and called out Shweta and Monisha for being unethical and unoriginal.

Shweta and Monisha denied the allegations and said their design was inspired by a vintage sweatshirt, not the designer’s work.

In 2019, she was trolled on social media for wearing a navy blue jumpsuit with a plunging neckline, which some people found inappropriate and vulgar.

She was also mocked for her age and appearance, compared to her mother, Jaya Bachchan, known for her conservative and traditional style. Shweta did not respond to the trolls and continued to flaunt her fashion choices with confidence and elegance.

In 2020, she was slammed by some netizens for posting a picture of herself with her brother, Abhishek Bachchan, on his birthday, with the caption “Forever and a day with you, on a bicycle built for two.”

Some people found the caption to be incestuous and creepy and questioned her relationship with her brother. Shweta deleted the post and clarified that the caption referenced a song from the movie Mary Poppins, one of their childhood favorites.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @shwetabachchan
  • Twitter handle: @earth2angel


Shweta Bachchan Nanda has not acted in any films, but she has made cameo appearances in some of her father’s and brother’s movies, such as:

  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
  • Drona
  • Ki & Ka


Shweta Bachchan Nanda has written one book and has contributed to two others, as follows:

  • Paradise Towers
  • Standing on an Apple Box: The Story of a Girl among the Stars by Aishwarya R. Dhanush (Foreword by Shweta Bachchan Nanda)
  • The Golden Code: Mastering the Art of Social Success by Rukhsana Eisa (Foreword by Shweta Bachchan Nanda)

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