By Uganda Online Media
Kampala: City businessman Rajiv Ruparelia and his wife Naiya have welcomed a bouncing baby girl who was delivered at St Mary’s Hospital London in the United Kingdom becoming the first child for the couple.
Rajiv’s father Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia flew to the queen’s land to host his fellow rich friends to a dinner in a magnificent restaurant in Central London, UK to celebrate his son’s first born.
Dr Sudhir’s first grandchild Arie is a daughter to Sheena (Sudhir’s daughter) and her husband Jay Sakaria and no Rajiv’s new born has added to the lineage.
The mighty couple got married in 2018 and she is the woman of stature behind Ruparelia’s education sector with education institutions including Victoria University, and Kampala Parents School, Delhi international, among others that are currently taking the lead in Uganda’s education.
Naiya spent all her life in the United Kingdom where she met Rajiv when he was a student at University. She agreed to relocate to Uganda and settle down with Rajiv to grow their father’s business empire into a second generation.
Naiya is also a member of boad of Trustees in Ruparelia foundation and one of the directors at Ruparelia Group
With their parent’s guidance, Naiya and Rajiv have joined their sisters in consolidating the gains Sudhir and his wife have made on the business and social front. One of Naiya’s moves was offering child rapper Fresh Kid a scholarship at KPS, which has transformed the little boy beyond anyone’s imagination.
But Who is Naiya Ruparelia?
Born in June 1990, 32 year-old Naiya is a British citizen and daughter of London billionaire Sudheer Khagram and his wife Rita. Her parents own the Boots Opticians franchises with more than 20 locations in the UK, Letchworth Eyecare & Eye Xcel Ltd and they are also property developers under Golden Zones Investments with properties in both England and Scotland.
Rajiv met her while she was a student at the City University of London. Between 2009 and 2014, Naiya worked at her parents’ Letchworth Eyecare TA Boots Opticians franchise as a director.
Despite being born in the lap of luxury like her hubby Rajiv, Naiya is a hard-working woman with a lot going on for her. She runs the Boutique Portal, an online platform where discerning individuals with great taste (and a wallet to match) can find rare items. You will find high fashion and bespoke retro furniture on the portal.
“The Boutique Portal seeks out the most unique and innovative products and services from creative businesses who are passionate about detail, design, and discovery and bring them together in one place simplifying the way people can browse and buy,” the company’s brief bio reads. She also works as a product development manager and director at Miracle Empire, a brand, product formulation and development consultancy firm she launched in 2016.
Away from that, she is a lifestyle and fashion blogger behind the Style Secrets, a blog with “life-changing valuable content” where she not only gives style tips but also inspires female entrepreneurs. “I wanted to create Style Secrets not only as an outlet of thoughts but a community of empowered women along with added value content and resources for the women on a mission! My favorite kind of people,” she says.
“From my experience throughout the years being a stylist, journalist, and thereafter a business owner and having learned from the very best in the industry I want to share my best life lessons all the way from Fashion and Style hacks, Bite-size business tips, tricks and strategies, personal development and personal growth,” she says on her blog.