Vivek Ranadivé’s Daughter Anjali Shines on the Courtside During Sacramento Kings Playoff Games
- The 30-year-old Indian American was named assistant general manager of the Kings Minor League team.
As Chairman, CEO, and Governor of the Sacramento Kings Vivek Ranadivé is busy basking in the glory of his team reaching the NBA playoffs after 17 long years, his daughter is making her own headlines. Anjali Ranadivé, 30, has been receiving quite a bit of buzz on social media since her courtside attendance during the series. With over 160,000 followers across social media, Anjali’s wild photos have set the internet ablaze as the Kings continue to compete against the Warriors.
Last year, the young Indian American was named assistant general manager of the Stockton Kings, the organization’s G League. Serving under Stockton’s GM Paul Johnson, she assists “all aspects of basketball operations, including G League player evaluations, player development and team strategy, among others,” Fox News reported at the time. She was initiated into the business operations side of the Kings, serving in the team’s social responsibility department, which focuses on community efforts and outreach.
Anjali “becomes the latest in a line of family members from NBA ownership to step into a basketball operations role,” Fox News notes. Others include Mickey Arison of the Miami Heat, Jeanie Buss with the Los Angeles Lakers, Tilman Fertitta of the Houston Rockets, Michael Jordan with the Charlotte Hornets, Stan Kroenke from the Denver Nuggets, Joe Lacob with the Golden State Warriors and Antony Ressler of the Atlanta Hawks.
Before moving to the basketball arena, Ranadivé made her mark in the music industry. Known as Anjali World, she began her career as a singer and songwriter and working with stars like Tyga and Sage the Gemini.
San Diego-born Anjali began her career in music at a young age, playing piano and writing songs. She was discovered by music mogul L.A. Reid and signed to his record label, Island Def Jam.
Her music is a fusion of pop, hip-hop, and R&B, with influences from her Indian heritage. She has released several singles and an EP, including “We Turn Up” and “Where Have You Been”. Her music has been featured on popular TV shows such as “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”
She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2013, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology. A few years later, she established Jaws & Paws, a wolf sanctuary and animal rescue group run by women.
Since shifting her focus from music to the hoops, Anjali continues to create a stir, both behind the scenes and on camera.