Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter and Shweta Bachchan’s daughter, Navya Naveli Nanda, is an entrepreneur. Despite having many family members involved in the film industry, she has no intention of pursuing a career in it. Instead, she manages a non-profit organization called Project Naveli, which she initiated during the pandemic. That apart, she works with her father in their Escorts business. Even as the nepotism topic remains far from dying down, Navya says she knows she’s privileged and understands how it has helped her.
During her conversation on Nikhil Kamath’s podcast, Navya mentioned that she finds it difficult to “complain” about difficulties in life because she has rarely encountered any. Reflecting on her path to becoming an entrepreneur after graduating from college a few years ago, Navya said, “I cannot say that I have had a hard time. For me to wake up at 21, when I graduated, and say that ‘I wanna do this’ and be able to do that, is not the reality of a lot of young girls in India.”
Navya added, “I think I had a big advantage. I had it very, very easy comparatively. There are other pressures that come with it, but I don’t think I am in a position to complain at all.”
Despite what is commonly believed, Navya, the child of Shweta Bachchan and businessman Nikhil Nanda, did not spend her formative years in Mumbai, where her maternal relatives stay. She clarified, “Unlike what a lot of people assume, I didn’t grow up in Mumbai. I studied in Delhi till I was 12, and I studied in a boarding school in the UK and went to a college in the US for five years. I graduated during Covid-19.”
Apart from managing Project Naveli, Navya also hosted a podcast last year where she talked about different topics like love, financial independence, and women’s health with her mother Shweta Bachchan and grandmother Jaya Bachchan.