Meet Iqbal Ratansi: Sonakshi Sinha's 'Sasurji' And A Jeweler Who Has Special Ties With Salman Khan

Get to know more about Iqbal Ratansi, who is Sonakshi Sinha's father-in-law. He is an acclaimed jeweler, a real estate businessman and Salman Khan's 'personal bank.'


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Meet Iqbal Ratansi: Sonakshi Sinha's 'Sasurji' And A Jeweler Who Has Special Ties With Salman Khan

Sonakshi Sinha embarked on her forever journey with the man of her dreams, Zaheer Iqbal, on June 23, 2024. The duo had an intimate registry marriage and later a grand reception party, which all the Bollywood dignitaries attended. It was indeed a magical day, and Sonakshi looked the happiest as she began a new chapter of her life. While going through her wedding reception videos, we noticed how close and comfortable she was with her in-laws.

Sonakshi tied the knot with Zaheer Iqbal, an actor, model, and assistant director, but his father, Iqbal Ratansi, is a big name in the business industry. So much so that he is even Salman Khan's 'personal bank,' and the superstar still has a pending loan to be paid to the businessman. So, without further ado, let's get to know more about Iqbal Ratansi.

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Iqbal Ratansi is a jeweler and real estate businessman 

While Iqbal Ratansi may not be a household name in the entertainment industry, his influence is felt through his connections with several celebrities. As a Mumbai-based jeweler, he has also made significant strides in the real estate sector. In 2005, he founded Stelmac Developers Private Limited, where he served as a director until 2011. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish Blackstone Housing and Infrastructure Private Limited, where he currently holds the position of managing director. 

Iqbal Ratansi's filmy business

If you thought it was about Iqbal Ratansi's business endeavors, then you are mistaken. In 2016, he expanded his business in the film sector and established a company that provided lighting tools and equipments. Later, during the pandemic, Iqbal Ratansi established Zahero Media and Internet Private Limited.

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Iqbal Ratansi's children 

Iqbal Ratansi, a man who prefers a private life, has three children, each with a unique path. The eldest, Zaheer, is a living testament to his father's values and is professionally an actor. Another son, Muhammad Lodha, a computer science graduate, has found his calling in the media industry. And then there's Sanam Ratansi, his only daughter and a celebrity stylist and costume designer, who has carved her niche as Sonakshi Sinha's personal stylist. 

Iqbal Ratansi's bond with Salman Khan

Salman Khan never forgets those who supported him in his most challenging times, and Iqbal Ratansi is one such individual. Salman once shared that Iqbal was a significant source of help and even provided financial assistance during his difficult phase. Iqbal and Salman's friendship spans over three decades, and Salman even launched Iqbal's son, Zaheer, in Bollywood with the film, Notebook. Reflecting on his bond with Iqbal, Salman once said:

"Iqbal Ratansi used to work like my personal bank during my teenage years. Even today I have a loan I have a loan of Rs 2011 from him. Thank God that to date he has not asked for interest on his loan."

Iqbal Ratansi seems like a focused businessman and dear friend who never shies away from helping his friends. Let us know your views on the same.

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