Nirav Modi Wiki, Age, Family, Birthday, Wife, Biography & Facts

Nirav Modi

Nirav Modi is a famous businessman who founded the famous diamond jewellery company ‘Firestar Diamond International’ and his own brand ‘Nirav Modi.’

Nirav Modi

Personal Details:

Real Name: Nirav Deepak Modi

Birthday: Year 1971

Age (in 2017): 46 Years

Zodiac Sign: Not Known

Religion: Jainism

Birth Place: Antwerp, Belgium, Europe

Height: 5’6”

Weight:  66 kg

Hometown: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Father’s Name: Deepak Keshavlal Modi (Diamond Jeweller)

Mother’s Name: Name Not Known (Interior Designer)

Sister’s Name: N/A

Brother’s Name: Nishal Modi (Businessman)

Nishal Modi with his wife
Nishal Modi with his wife

School: Not Known

College: The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Educational Qualification: College dropout

Hobbies:  Designing

Girlfriend: Ami Modi

Wife: Ami Modi

Son: Rohin Modi

Daughters: Apasha Modi, Ananya Modi

Nirav Modi with his wife and children
Nirav Modi with his wife and children

Interesting Facts:

  • After schooling, he was enrolled in college but he dropped out and move to India to join his maternal uncle Mehul Chinubhai Choksi’s company ‘Gitanjali Gems Ltd.’ He worked in this company for almost 10 years.
  • In 1999, he left his uncle’s company and founded his own diamond jewellery company ‘Firestar Diamond International.’ One of his friends requested him to design the earing pair for her.
  • He then turned his designing passion into brand and launched his own brand ‘Nirav Modi’ in various locations such as Macau, Delhi, Hong Kong, Mumbai, New York, and London.Nirav Modi
  • He takes keen interest in collecting paintings.Nirav Modi
  • In 2010, he became the first Indian jeweller to be featured on the catalogues of Sotheby and Christie.
  • The popular celebrities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kate winslet, Lisa Haydon, Naomi Watts, etc. wore his diamond jewellery.
  • In 2010, his ‘Golconda Lotus Necklace’ was sold at the Christy’s Hong Kong auction for Rs. 16.29 crore.

    Golconda Lotus Necklace
    Golconda Lotus Necklace
  • In 2012, his ‘Riviere of Perfection’ was sold at the Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction.

    Riviere of Perfection
    Riviere of Perfection

Controversy:

In February 2018, Punjab National Bank (PNB) registered a complaint against him, his wife Ami Modi, uncle Mehul Choksi and brother Nishal Modi claiming that they defrauding the bank of approximately Rs. 14,400 crore. According to reports, they were also fraudulently involved in issuing Letters of Undertakings (LoU) or bank guarantees at the Mid Corporate Branch of bank in the Mumbai’s Brady House. The Enforcement Directorate handles this case of fraud. Nirav Modi’s passport has been cancelled by the Ministry of External Affairs for four weeks. His wife, uncle, and brother already left India before cancellation of their passports to save from the investigation.

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