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Original short description: "Indian author, journalist, host and model"

Shweta Bachchan

Bachchan Nanda at an event in 2018
Born Shweta Bachchan
(1974-03-17) 17 March 1974 (age 48)
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Boston University
Occupation Journalist, host, model
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s) Nikhil Nanda (m.1997)
Children 2
Family See Bachchan family

Shweta Bachchan Nanda (born 17 March 1974) is an Indian columnist, author, and former model.[1][2] She is the daughter of Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan, actress Jaya Bachchan, and sister of actor Abhishek Bachchan.[3] She has been a columnist for Daily News and Analysis and Vogue India, and is the author of the bestselling novel Paradise Towers.[4] She has worked as a model for television advertisement, and in 2018 launched her own fashion label, MXS.[5]

Personal life

Bachchan was born to actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan on 17 March 1974.[6][7] Shweta married Escorts Group businessman Nikhil Nanda on 16 February 1997, who is the son of Hindi film actor-producer Raj Kapoor's daughter Ritu Nanda, and son of Rajan Nanda.[8][9] The couple has two children, daughter Navya Naveli Nanda (born December 1997), and son Agastya Nanda (born November 2000). She attended Boston University.[10]


Bachchan Nanda modeled for the first time in September 2006, for a magazine entitled L'Officiel India. She appeared in the seventh annual issue of the same magazine, in June 2009, with her brother Abhishek Bachchan.

In 2007, Shweta became the leader in the category – Next Generation – during NDTV Profit. A series of interviews was broadcast on the channel.[11] Since 2018, she has been the brand ambassador for Kalyan Jewellers.[1]

She has been a columnist with Daily News and Analysis and Vogue India.[12][13] The Tribune praised her columns as "funny" and "insightful".[14]

Along with Monisha Jaising, she launched in 2018 the fashion label MXS.[15][16][17][18]

In October 2018, Shweta launched her debut novel, Paradise Towers, published by HarperCollins.[19][20][21] The book became a bestseller despite negative reviews.[22][23][24] Ishita Sengupta of The Indian Express reviewed the book, observing, "The novel, for all its elegance, ultimately, reads like it has a bunch of characters in search of a plot."[25]

Bachchan-Nanda wrote the forewords for Aishwarya R. Dhanush's 2016 book Standing on an Apple Box: The Story of a Girl among the Stars[26][27] and Rukhsana Eisa's book The Golden Code: Mastering the Art of Social Success.[28][29]


  • Bachchan-Nanda, Shweta (6 October 2018) (in en). Paradise Towers. HarperCollins Publishers India. ISBN 978-93-5302-316-4. 


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Wear it like Shweta" (in en). The Tribune. 21 June 2018. 
  2. "Amitabh And Jaya Bachchan Cheer For Daughter Shweta at Her Book Launch". 
  3. "Shweta Bachchan Nanda: Another power-house from the Bachchan family". 14 August 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2018. 
  4. "Shweta Bachchan-Nanda". 
  5. Vyavahare, Renuka (21 May 2018). "Shweta Bachchan Nanda teams up with father Amitabh Bachchan on screen for the first time!". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 September 2018. 
  6. Roy, Piyush (2019) (in en). Bollywood FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Greatest Film Story Never Told. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 164. ISBN 978-1-4930-5083-3. 
  7. "Shweta Bachchan turns 46: Brother Abhishek teases her in his birthday post" (in en). India Today. 17 March 2020. 
  8. Kanyal, Jyoti (27 September 2020). "Amitabh Bachchan shares pics with Shweta Bachchan Nanda on Daughters' Day" (in en). India Today. 
  9. Basu, Nilanjana (12 August 2019). "Browsing Through Shweta Bachchan Nanda's Wedding Album". 
  10. "I don’t have the talent to be a heroine: Shweta Nanda" (in en). Hindustan Times. 3 November 2012. 
  11. Team (5 March 2007). "Shweta Nanda nee Bachchan to host NDTV Profit show". Retrieved 22 September 2018. 
  12. "Shweta Bachchan Nanda" (in en). DNA India. 
  13. "Shweta Bachchan Nanda" (in en-IN). Vogue India. 
  14. "Wear it like Shweta" (in en). The Tribune. 21 June 2018. 
  15. Dey, Sohini (31 August 2018). "Monisha Jaising and Shweta Bachchan Nanda launch a new fashion label" (in en). Mint. 
  16. Khanna, Khushi (13 September 2018). "Shweta Bachchan-Nanda's first fashion recall: Helping mum Jaya adjust Kanjeevaram saree pleats". The Economic Times. 
  17. Ghosh, Pramita (30 April 2019). "The stylish Bachchan". The Telegraph. 
  18. Chatterjee, Deepsikha; Vasek, Cheri (3 May 2020). "Bollywood: Cross Pollination between Film Costumes and Fashion". Fashion Practice 12 (2): 219–244. Template:Citation error. ISSN 1756-9370. 
  19. Rosario, Kennith (4 January 2019). "The reticent Shweta Bachchan Nanda" (in en-IN). The Hindu. 
  20. "Amitabh & Jaya Launch Shweta Bachchan-Nanda's Debut Novel". The Quint. 
  21. Das, Mohua (23 September 2018). "paradise towers: My writing comes from 44 yrs of being shy, keeping my eyes open and observing people, says Shweta Bachchan-Nanda - Times of India" (in en). The Times of India. 
  22. "Amitabh Bachchan shares a special post for daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda" (in en). Free Press Journal. 4 February 2019. 
  23. Kumar, Sheila (3 February 2019). "Book review: Paradise Towers by Shweta Bachchan-Nanda" (in en). Deccan Herald. 
  24. Ghoshal, Somak (5 October 2018). "Book Review: ‘Paradise Towers’ by Shweta Bachchan-Nanda" (in en). Mint. 
  25. Sengupta, Ishita (31 October 2018). "Paradise Towers review: In search of a plot" (in en). The Indian Express. 
  26. Dhanush, Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth (10 December 2016) (in en). Standing on an Apple Box: The Story of a Girl among the Stars. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-93-5264-176-5. 
  27. KBR, Upala (17 December 2016). "Shweta Bachchan Nanda pens down the foreword to Rajinikanth's daughter, Aishwaryaa's memoir!" (in en). DNA India. 
  28. Eisa, Rukshana (9 January 2018) (in en). The Golden Code. Jaico Publishing House. ISBN 978-93-86867-17-9. 
  29. "Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Rahul Khanna at Rukhsana Eisa's book launch" (in en). mid-day. 12 January 2018. 

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