Bollywood princess Navya Naveli Nanda to debut at Parisian ball

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 13, 2015 18:20 IST
Navya Naveli Nanda tries out her Christian Dior gown. (AFP)

Coming from the first family of Bollywood, she is an heiress in her own right and now she’s making sure that the world sits up and takes note of her. Navya Naveli Nanda, granddaughter of actor Amitabh Bachchan and daughter of Shweta Bachchan Nanda and industrialist Nikhil Nanda, will be attending the prestigious Bal des Débutantes or Le Bal in Paris next month.

Described by Forbes as one of the world’s 10 hottest parties, the ball features girls aged between 16 and 22 years, who belong to prestigious or aristocratic families from around the globe. The girls turn up in customised couture ensembles and take on the dance floor with their fathers and do a waltz.


17-year-old Navya will be among 25 other debutants who’ll make their foray into the limelight, following in the footsteps of past debutantes like Hollywood actor Bruce Willis’ daughter, Tallulah Willis and Sylvester Stallone’s daughter Sophia Rose. From India, Princess Adishree Singh, from the royal family of Jammu & Kashmir, made her debut back in 2009. Other famous Indian debutantes include Leana Mallya (daughter of Vijay Mallya in 2011) and Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani in 2012.


Navya, who currently studies in London, was photographed last month doing her fittings at the Christian Dior headquarters in Paris, accompanied by her mother. “I’m going to be taking some dance lessons, so that my dancing is up to the mark. Also, I will be going to the fittings to make sure that my dresses are fine. I’ll also be practising walking in heels, because that’s unusual for me. I shall be walking around my bedroom in heels, trying to make sure I don’t fall over,” Navya was seen as saying in a preview video.


A screengrab from the video.

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