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Ameesha Patel

Grand-daughter of Indian freedom fighter, lawyer, and former Justice Rajni Patel, Amisha, a Gemini, was born in Bombay's Breach Candy Hospital. She is nicknamed Angel and Princess. Her younger brother Ashmit Patel is also a Bollywood film actor and her name is a blend of the first three letters of her father's name Amit and the last three letters of her mother's name Asha. She studied at the Cathedral and John Connon High School in Bombay, and went on to obtain a degree in Economics from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S.A. After graduation she worked for a Finance company and also modeled on the side. She has studied Bharat Natyam dance form since the age of five, and had acted in several plays in Satyadev Dubey's Theatre including a play titled 'Neelam'. She did not have any plans of being an actress, but when Amit's friend, film-maker and actor, Rakesh Roshan, met her during a family lunch, he offered her the lead role in 'Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai'. Amisha accepted the offer, the movie went on to become a blockbuster, and made her a star overnight. She went on to star in movies like 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha', 'Kranti', 'Kya Yehi Pyar Hai', 'Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar', 'Aap Mujhe Aache Lagne Lage', 'Yeh Hai Jalwa', 'Humraaz', 'Parwana', 'Suno Sasurjee', 'Vaada', 'Elaan', 'Zameer', 'Mere Jeevan Saathi', 'Mangal Pandey', 'Humko Tumse Pyar Hai', 'Teesri Aankh', 'Tathastu', 'Ankahee', Aap Ki Khatir', 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd', 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' & 'Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic'. She has also acted in three Telugu films and a Tamil film. Amisha has been the recipient of four awards for her performances in 'Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai', and 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha'. She has co-starred with Akshaye Khanna, Sunny Deol, Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Aftab Shivdasani, Hrithik Roshan, Arjun Rampal amongst others. Her personal life has been marred with misunderstandings with her parents and brother, so much so that she has sought the intervention of the courts. She dated Bollywood director, Vikram Bhatt, for five years since the release of their first film together, 'Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage', but they had broken-up in 2007. Patel started dating London and Delhi-based businessman Kanav Puri after her break-up, but they eventually broke up two years later in 2010. She has many critics, who have described her as inconsistent, but have since then bitten their lips when they were proved wrong by this petite, and beautiful actress - who has, and continues to enthrall her fans with a variety of performances on the silver screen.

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Jun 9, 1975 In Bombay, Maharashtra, India
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First Appeared:
In the movie Dil To Pagal Hai 1997-10-30
Latest Project:
Movie Munna Michael 2017-07-20
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Movie Munna Michael 2017-07-20
Movie Race 2 Cherry 2013-01-25
Movie Shortcut Romeo 2013-04-04
Movie Chatur Singh Two Star Sonia Varma 2011-08-08
Movie Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic Mallaika 2008-06-27
Movie Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. Pinky 2007-02-23
Movie Bhool Bhulaiyaa Radha 2007-10-12
Movie Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai Raj 2006-02-24
Movie Ankahee Mrs. Nandita Saxena 2006-05-19
Movie Aap Ki Khatir Shirani Khanna 2006-08-25
Movie Vaada Pooja Sharma / Pooja R. Verma 2005-01-07
Movie Elaan 2005-01-14
Movie Mangal Pandey - The Rising Jwala 2005-08-12
Movie Narasimhudu Subba Lakshmi 2005-05-20
Movie Suno Sasurjee Kiran Saxena 2004-07-30
Movie Shart: The Challenge special appearance 2004-08-13
Movie Parwana Pooja 2003-09-12
Movie Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai 2002-04-10
Movie Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage Sapna Dholakia 2002-01-01
Movie Yeh Hai Jalwa Sonia Singh 2002-07-25
Movie Humraaz Priya 2002-07-26
Movie Gadar: Ek Prem Katha Sakina 2001-06-15
Movie Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai Sonia Saxena 2000-01-14
Movie Badri Heroine 2000-04-20
Movie Dil To Pagal Hai Backstage Speaker 1997-10-30
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