Amrita Rao Bollywood Actress Biography

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Amrita Rao
Amrita Rao

Amrita Rao ( born 17 June 1981) is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films.

Beginning her career as a model, Rao made her acting debut with Ab Ke Baras (2002). She then starred in Ken Ghosh’s love-story Ishq Vishk (2003) and earned a Filmfare nomination in the “Best Female Debut” category.

Amrita was born in Mumbai to a Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin family. She speaks Marathi, Hindi, English and her mother tongue, Konkani. She attended Canossa Convent Girls High school in Mumbai, and later enrolled in Sophia College to pursue a degree in Psychology. Her younger sister, Preetika Rao, is a Model, Journalist-Columnist and a South-Indian film actress and Modeling While studying in Sophia College, Amrita auditioned for an advertisement for Fairever Face Cream. Her appearance in Cadbury’s Perk Karwa
Chaut ad and the Bru Coffee advertisement helped her receive offers from film directors in Bollywood.[citation needed] Acting

Amrita made her acting debut with Ab Ke Baras (2002), and followed that with her (2003) film, Ishq Vishk, in which she portrayed Payal. She became an overnight star after the success that film. She followed this up with films Masti (2004) and Main Hoon Na, Deewaar (2004), Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi (2005), Shikhar (2005), and Pyare Mohan (2006). She starred in Sooraj R. Barjatya’s Blockbuster Vivah (2006) opposite Shahid Kapoor.

In 2007 Amrita made her debut in the Telugu film industry with Athidhi opposite Mahesh Babu. Amrita’s releases in 2008 include My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves and Welcome to Sajjanpur. Amrita’s releases in 2009 are Victory, and Shortkut. Amrita’s release in 2011 is Love U…Mr. Kalakaar!. Year 2012 will see her comeback with the movie Hook Ya Crook.

Filmography:

Title

Year Role

Notes

Ab Ke Baras 2002 Anjali Thapar/ Nandini
The Legend of Bhagat Singh 2002 Mannewali
Ishq Vishk 2003 Payal Mehra
Masti 2004 Aanchal Mehta
Main Hoon Na 2004 Sanjana (Sanju) Bakshi
Deewaar 2004 Radhika
Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! 2005 Priya
Shikhar 2005 Madhavi
Pyare Mohan 2006 Piya
Vivah 2006 Poonam
Heyy Babyy 2007 Special appearance in song “Heyy Babyy”
Athidhi 2007 Amrita Telugu debut
My Name is Anthony Gonsalves 2008 Riya
Shaurya 2008 Neerja Rathod
Welcome to Sajjanpur 2008 Kamala
Victory 2009 Nandini
Short Kut: The Con is On 2009 Mansi
Life Partner 2009 Anjali Special appearance
Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai 2010 Tara’s sister Special appearance
Love U…Mr. Kalakaar! 2011 Ritu
Jolly LLB 2013 Sandhya
Singh Saab the Great 2013 Shikha Chaturvedi
Satyagraha 2013 Sumitra
The Legend Of Kunal 2015 Kanchanmala Pre-production
Satsang TBA Pre-production

 

Awards and Nominations:

Year Award Category Film Result Extra
2003 Star Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer – Female Ab Ke Baras Nominated
Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
2004 Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut Ishq Vishk Nominated
IIFA Star Debut of the Year – Female Won
Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Won
2005 Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Main Hoon Na Nominated
2007 Star Screen Awards Best Actress Vivah Nominated
Jodi No. 1 (along with Shahid Kapoor) Nominated
2009 Stardust Awards Best Actress Welcome to Sajjanpur Won

 

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