Anjali Ranadive is a multi-talented individual known for her involvement in both the music and basketball worlds. She is the daughter of Vivek Ranadive, the owner of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Sacramento Kings, a team valued at around Rs 27,720 crore (USD 3.33 billion) as of October 2023, according to Forbes.
In the music industry, Anjali started her career as a singer and songwriter. She released her first single, ‘We Turn Up,’ in April 2014. Her second single, ‘Nobody,’ featured notable artists Tyga and Sage the Gemini. She used the stage names Anjali World and Nani during her music career. However, it seems that she has shifted her focus from pop music to the basketball world.
Anjali’s connection to the Sacramento Kings goes beyond being the owner’s daughter. She has been involved in the team’s operations, working as the assistant general manager for the Stockton Kings, which is the G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings. Before that, she served as the Sacramento Kings’ social responsibility coordinator, focusing on outreach and community efforts.
Anjali has gained attention through her presence at the 2023 NBA Playoffs, and she is active on social media, particularly Instagram, where she shares glimpses of her personal and professional life, boasting a following of 163,000 followers.
Furthermore, she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in marine science, displaying her passion for environmental conservation. She founded a non-profit organization called Jaws & Paws, which aims to raise awareness for the conservation of sharks, polar bears, and tigers.
In addition to her philanthropic work, Anjali is involved in the business operations side of the Sacramento Kings. She has received recognition for her efforts in ocean conservation, such as the 2015 Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Anjali was also a participant in the 2022 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, showcasing her diverse interests and contributions to various fields.