Nusli Wadia is an Indian Parsi businessman, entrepreneur and the chairman of the Wadia Group. He is the grandson of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.
Nusli is the son of businessman Neville Wadia and Dina Wadia. His maternal grandfather Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the founder of Pakistan, while, his maternal grandmother, Rattanbai Petit was born into two of the elite families of India, the Petit and the Tata family. His grandaunt, Fatima Jinnah, took part in the struggle for Pakistan Movement. Though he was born in India, Nusli’s father obtained a British passport for him for the convenience of travel.
He is married to Maureen Wadia, a former air hostess, who heads Gladrags magazine and is one of the forces behind the Mrs. India beauty pageant. They have two sons: Ness Wadia and Jehangir Wadia.
In 2003, Wadia accompanied his mother Dina and sons Ness and Jehangir, on a visit to Pakistan, during which he visited the mausoleum of his grandfather Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and grandaunt Fatima Jinnah in Karachi.