Amrita Rao

Amrita Rao is an Indian film actress and model

Amrita Rao is an Indian film actress and model. She has appeared in Hindi films of Bollywood and a few films in Telugu. Amrita Rao is an Indian model and Film Actress well known in Bollywood. She made her acting debut with 2002 film "Ab Ke Baras" and got recognition with the movie "Ishq Vishq" in 2003. In 2006, she was starred opposite Shahid kapoor in the blockbuster hit film "Vivah" and in 2013 she was seen in Jolly LLB, Singh Sahab the Great and Satyagraha. She also did a Telegu movie "Athidhi" which turned out to be a huge box office hit. Currently, she is seen in the serial Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai which airs on &TV. Amrita was born on 7 June 1981, in Mumbai, India. She has graduated in Psychology from Sophia College. She has done Hindustani Classical singing for 3 years during her school days. She had started her career with modelling and appeared in approximately 35 advertisements. Apart from the commercials and films, she was also seen in several music videos. As a model, she continued to walk the ramps for designers even after doing films. Konkani is mother tongue of Amrita and she can also speak Hindi, English and Marathi. It is a positive story about two sisters Kalyani and Ketki and their bitter sweet relationship that turns into rivalry. Amrita is playing the role of Kalyani Gaikwad. The show also stars Deepti Naval, Zarina Wahab and Aditi Vasudev. Amrita Rao was born and brought into a Konkani family. Her father Deepak Rao owns an advertising company in Mumbai and in 2008, he also turned to author. She is the grand daughter of Guru Dutt, who was the film actor, producer, director and also choreographer. Bollywood actress Amrita Rao has a younger sister Preetika, who is a South Indian actress, model and well known film journalist and columnist. Preetika has also played the role of Aaliya in fiction show "Beintehaa" on Colors. As per the reports, Amrita Rao got married to her long time boyfriend, RJ Anmol, a popular radio jockey turned anchor on May 15, 2016. The wedding ceremony was attended by family and close friends. Amrita said, "It's been a seven year of blissful relationship and I'm the luckiest to find a soulmate in my life partner. We had a very small (wedding) ceremony with our immediate family members only." Amrita Rao first appeared as a model and then grabbed the chance in the Bollywood films. She has done several commercials where her first assignment was for Fairever Face Cream.


Among them, she got notified with Hindustan Lever's "Close-up", Cadbury's Perk and Nestle Bru Coffee. She is also a Brand Ambassador for D'Damas Gold Jewellery, Parachute Hair Oil, and Miss Players Apparels. Amrita did not want to purse any career with Bollywood as she wanted to graduate in psychology, which she eventually did.


No stranger to cameras and bright lights, she has modeled for approximately 35 advertisements. Her first assignment was for Fairever Face Cream. Amongst other assignments that got her noticed were Hindustan Lever's 'Close-up' Cadbury's Perk, & Nestle Bru Coffee. Ken Ghosh approached Amrita for his debut movie Ishq Vishq after seeing her in the perk commercial, where she plays a hungry bride eagerly awaiting the arrival of her husband on the religious occasion of 'Karva Chauth'. Ishq Vishq was a world-wide hit and made her famous virtually overnight. Amrita Rao is also a Brand Ambassador for D'Damas Gold Jewellery, Parachute Hair Oil, and Miss Players Apparels.


Her other hit movies Masti (2004), Main Hoon Na (2004) and Vivah (2006) added to her popularity and stardom. While 'Pyare Mohan', 'Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi', 'Shikhar' 'Deewar' were average at the box office. So far she has won 6 awards, mostly related to her performances in 'Ishq Vishk' and 'Vivah'.


Barely 12 movies' old, she is already quite well-known for her skilled performances and her dancing talent. Madhuri Dixit went gaga over her performance at the Filmfare Awards 2007. Renowned artist M.F Hussain chose her as his Muse and theme of paintings after Madhuri Dixit.


She also has a Telegu movie to her credit which turned out a huge box office hit. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi. She is passionate about reading short stories. Allergic to spicy Indian food, she prefers bland continental, and loves dessert such as Gulab Jamun


She has co-starred with Shahid Kapur, Zayed Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Akshay Khanna, and Mahesh Babu.


A winner of the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Academy Award at the young age of 25, Amrita Rao is all set for her successful innings at Bollywood. Marriages are forever, they should be forever. I think marriages are falling apart these days because egos have become larger than life. Women have become independent and so they easily walk out of relationships. Earlier the woman would totally depend on the man. There will be ups and downs in marriage and we should deal with it gracefully. Selfishness will leave us lonely at the end of the day. In my profession, girls are more committed; if they see someone or are married then they stick to their commitment. Guys just get carried away. So it is very difficult to say whether I will marry an actor. There are a few successful marriages in the industry too, but still... I feel that the first choice should be the last choice and that is also the reason why I haven't got a boy friend. If I decide to go around with a guy, I would want to marry him otherwise it doesn't make sense. So not just marriage but I must say that relationships are forever.

On Shoaib Akhtar: He is decent looking, but I don't know about his sex appeal. You need to have a good personality and moral qualities, apart from looks to be sexy. He is a good cricketer, but I don't think he is sexy.

Amrita Rao received numerous Star Screen Award nominations throughout her illustrious acting career.

         > In 2003, she got nominated for the Star Screen Award for the Most Promising Newcomer- Female category for the Ran Kanwar directed ‘Ab Ke Baras’.

         > The following year, she once again received the same award in the very same category for Ken Ghosh’s ‘Ishq Vishk’.

         > Three years later in 2007, she received the Star Screen Best Actress award nomination for Sooraj R. Barjatya’s romantic drama titled‘Vivah’.

         > The very same year Amrita Rao along with the well-known face in the industry, Shahid Kapoor, got nominated in the Star Screen Jodi No. 1 award for ‘Vivah’.

 In the year 2004, Amrita Rao earned the nomination forthe Zee Cine Best Female Debut category for ‘Ishq Vishk’. During her college life, Amrita Rao had auditioned for a Fairever Face Cream advertisement. Sooner or later, she appeared in numerous commercials and did various photo shoots. Her performance in the Bru Coffee ad as well as in the Cadbury Perk Karwa Chaut advertisement, led to her getting numerous job offers from various directors in B Town. Apart from ads and photo shoots, she has also made her appearance in various music videos by famous artists like Alisha Chinoy. Even after making her hold in the acting department, Amrita Rao continues to appear in various model and wal ramps for well-known designers as a guest celebrity.

Amrita Rao first set her foot in the glamorous world of Bollywood through the Raj Kanwar directed 2002 flick, ‘Ab Ke Baras’. She starred opposite debutant Arya Babbar. Next up she starred along with Shahid Kapoor in the 2003 Ken Ghosh directed ‘Ishq Vishk’. This film was a huge success at the box office and Amrita’s portrayal of the character of Payel, received lots of appreciation and she became a star overnight. This was soon followed with Indra Kumar’s comedy flick, ‘Masti’ (2004) starring Amrita Rao herself, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani, Lara Dutta, Ritesh Deshmukh, Ajay Devgan, Tara Sharma and Genelia D’Souza. Next up she appeared in the Shahrukh Khan and Zayed Khan starrer ‘Main Hoon Naa’, written and directed by Farah Khan. This film was a super hit at the theatres and Amrita received lots of accolades for her performance in the film. Following ‘Main Hoon Naa’, Amrita signed up for Milan Luthria’s next project, ‘Deewar’, which was an action film written by Anurag Kashyap.

In 2005, Amrita appeared in Mahesh Manjrekar’s ‘Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!’, and in John Matthew Matthan’s musical thriller ‘Shikhar’ starring Ajay Devgan, Bipasha Basu and Shahid Kapoor.

Next year in 2006, Amrita Rao made her appearance opposite Vivek Oberoi in Indra Kumar’s ‘Pyare Mohan’. She also played the lead role opposite Shahid Kapoor in Sooraj R. Barjatya’s ‘Vivah’. This film was a blockbuster at the box office and both Shahid as well as Amrita grabbed numerous awards for their exceptional performances in the film.

She began the year 2007 by making a guest appearance in the Hindi comedy flick titled ‘Heyy Babyy’ directed by Sajid Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. Her first ever Tamil film was the Surrender Reddy directed ‘Atidhi’ starring Amrita Rao herself opposite Ramesh Babu.

In the year 2008, she appeared in two films: E. Niwas’s drama film ‘My Name is Anthony Gonsalves’ and Shyam Benegal’s ‘Welcome to Sajjanpur’. Next year in 2009, Amrita played the character role of Nandini in Ajit Pal Mangat’s cricket based film ‘Victory’. She also enacted the role of Mansi opposite the renowned Arshad Warsi in Neeraj Vora’s ‘Shortkut’. ‘Shortkut’ was a remake of a Malayalam blockbuster flick named ‘Udayananu Tharam’.

In 2011, Amrita Rao came up with only one film named ‘Love U…Mr. Kalakaar’, directed by S. Manasvi. Here she played the main character role of Ritu along with Tushar Kapoor.

She also starred in David Dhawan’s comedy drama flick titled ‘Hook Ya Crook’ starring Amrita Rao herself, John Abraham, Genelia D’Souza, Shreyas Talpade and Kay Kay Menon. This film is an awaiting release.

Her filmography includes ‘Ab Ke Baras’, ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’, ‘Ishq Vishk’, ‘Masti’, ‘Main Hoon Naa’, ‘Deewar’, ‘Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!’, ‘Shikhar’, ‘Pyare Mohan’, ‘Vivah’, ‘Heyy Babyy’, ‘Atidhi’, ‘My Name is Anthony Gonsalves’, ‘Sharya’, ‘Welcome to Sajjanpur’, ‘Victory’, ‘Shortkut: The Con is On’, ‘Life Partner’, ‘Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai’, ‘Love U…Mr. Kalakaar’, ‘Jolly LLB’ and ‘Singh Saheb The Great


Publish Date June 3 2016

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