What is it really like to be thrust into one of the most powerful families in the world? For Shloka Mehta and Radhika Merchant, that is their reality. Mehta is married to Akash Ambani – firstborn son to Mukesh Ambani – and the two have a child together, Prithvi . Meanwhile, Merchant is rumoured to be engaged to Anant Ambani. Although the two aren’t spotted out and about as much as Mehta and her husband, when Merchant does go out, her every move is analysed. Here’s what we know about Mehta and Merchant and how they came to be accepted into the Ambani family. Shloka Mehta and Isha Ambani’s childhood bond They may be sister-in-laws now, but before Mehta married into the Ambani family, she and Isha Ambani were best friends, even referring to each other as sisters. Vogue reported that Isha was once in the same school class as Mehta’s sister Diya. She then later skipped a year, joining the same class as Mehta. According to Vogue, Isha said, “I’ve been like a third sister to them,” adding that it was as if Mehta was always part of her family. Prince of India: the baby bling life of Mukesh Ambani’s grandson Prithvi A fashion and fitness guru to Nita Ambani The close relationship between Mehta and Ambani matriarch Nita is clear for everyone to see. When they are out at public gatherings, the two are often snapped together, holding hands and showing their affection for each other. In an interview with Femina , Nita said that Mehta still calls her “Nita auntie”, like she did when she was growing up. Nita also credits Mehta with helping her get fit by leading with a great example, praising her ability to do 150 burpees in one go and the fact that she’s both a foodie and loves to exercise. Getting the mother in law’s seal of approval If your mother-in-law borrows one of your coats, then you know you’ve got her fashion stamp of approval! Nita was spotted wearing a chinchilla fur coat believed to be Mehta’s. According to BollywoodShaadis , Mehta wore the coat during her pre-wedding festivities back in 2019. Nita was then spotted wearing the same coat sometime later. According to the publication, it is an Yves Salomon coat with a hefty price tag. Radhika Merchant’s birthday celebrations Merchant has been linked to Anant for years, with the rumour being that the couple got engaged in 2019. Although the Ambani family have not formally announced their relationship or engagement, it is clear that the couple are in love and Merchant has been welcomed into the family with open arms. Inside Shah Rukh Khan’s modest first home before fame She is regularly seen at Ambani family events and private footage leaked from one of them shows just how close she is with Nita, Shloka and Isha. Footage from Merchant celebrating her birthday with the Ambani clan in London showed the would be future Mrs Ambani feeding patriarch Mukesh Ambani cake while the family gathered around to sing to her. Nita Ambani’s guidance Being an Ambani means the cameras are always on you, and that’s not always an easy thing to cope with. A video showing Merchant with the Ambani family at the wedding of Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas in 2018 shows how Nita quite literally had her back. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Manav Manglani (@manav.manglani) The two were holding hands and Nita guided Merchant to stand in front of her so that she could be next to Mukesh in the photos. She hugged her from behind. It definitely seems that the Ambani matriarch is keen to help her sons’ partners through some of the more public events that she is by now already used to. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .