Born on 18 December 1955, flamboyant Industrialist Vijay Mallya doesn’t need any introduction. Popular as liquor king, Mallya is the chairman of the UB group. Recently, he has been in the news for his near-bankrupt Kingfisher Airlines.
Despite the entire spotlight on Mallya, his family has never been in focus. Son of a famous industrialist, Vittal Mallya, he has been married twice. His first wife was Sameera, a former air hostess. Siddharth Mallya is the son of Vijay Mallya from his 1st marriage.
Later he tied the knot with his neighbor Rekha. It was the second marriage of both Rekha and Mallya. He also adopted Rekha’s daughter Laila from his first marriage. Laila used to work with the former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi. Her name was also dragged into the IPL controversy.
Vijay and Rekha Mallya have two daughters- Leana and Tanya Mallya. According to sources, Rekha spend most of her time with her two daughters at their home in California.
There are a lot of difference between Vijay and Rekha. While Mallya is famous for his parties and booze, Rekha doesn’t like it. She has reportedly said in an interview that she just likes to spend time with her daughters.
Vijay hasn’t revealed much about his second wife Rekha. When asked about the reason for being quite on his family, Mallya said he is not vocal about his personal life.