Biography / trivia
* Amrita Rao was born on 17th Jun 1981 in Mumbai, India in a Brahmin family.
* Amrita is a strict vegetarian.
* Her father Deepak Rao has his own Advertising Agency in Mumbai.
* She has a younger sister Preetika Rao who is also an actress, model and journalist.
* Her schooling was done at Convent Girls School in Mumbai. She has a degree in psychology from Sophia College in Mumbai.
* She fluently speaks several languages including English, Hindi, Marathi and Konkani which happens to be her mother tongue.
* Before entering the Bollywood film industry she did modeling and worked for few commercials. Her first commercial was for Fairever Face Cream done during her college days. Later she endorsed many products like Close-up, 3 Roses Tea, Cadbury’s Perk, D’Damas Jewellery, Parachute Hair Oil, Nestle Bru etc.
* She made her Bollywood debut with “Ab Ke Baras” in 2002 opposite Arya Babbar, though the movie failed commercially her performance was appreciated.
* Her first blockbuster movie was “Ishq Vishk” in 2003 opposite Shahid Kapoor and she won “Filmfare Best Female Debut Award” for her role.
* She won “Dada Saheb Phalke Academy Award” for her performance in Vivah, she was just 25 years old when she received the award.
* In 2000 decade she worked for major commercial hits like “Ishq Vishk” in 2003 with Shahid, Masti in 2004 opposite Aftab Shivdasani and Vivek Oberoi, Main Hoon Na in 2004 alongside Shahrukh Khan, Sunil Shetty, Sushmita Sen and Zayed Khan, Vivah in 2006 opposite Shahid Kapoor, Athidhi in 2007 opposite Tollywood star Mahesh Babu, Welcome to Sajjanpur in 2008 alongside Shreyas Talpade and Kunal Kapoor.
* In 2010 decade Amrita appeared in Jolly LLB in 2013 Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani, the film was huge commercial hit, it was produced by a Fox Star Studios.
“I wish my partner to treat me more as a friend than his wife; the one who is ready to share in our good and bad days. However, I won’t like him to interfere too much in my life and try to dominate over me.”
“I would rather be seen as this simple, attractive girl who is smart, a go-getter and can also be the life of a party, rather than someone who is highly glamorous but snobbish and boring”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||2002||Ab Ke Baras||Raj Kanwar||Arya Babbar,Ashutosh Rana|
|2||2002||The Legend of Bhagat Singh||Rajkumar Santoshi||Ajay Devgan,Raj Babbar|
|3||2003||Ishq Vishk||Ken Ghosh||Shahid Kapoor,Shenaz|
|4||2004||Masti||Indra Kumar||Aftab Shivdasani,Vivek Oberoi|
|5||2004||Main Hoon Na||Farah Khan||Shahrukh Khan,Sushmita Sen|
|6||2004||Deewaar||Milan Luthria||Amitabh Bachchan,Sanjay Dutt|
|7||2005||Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi||Mahesh Manjrekar||Shahid Kapoor,Sanjay Dutt|
|8||2005||Shikhar||J Matthew Matthan||Shahid Kapoor,Ajay Devgan|
|9||2006||Pyare Mohan||Indra Kumar||Fardeen Khan,Vivek Oberoi|
|10||2006||Vivah||Sooraj R||Shahid Kapoor,Anupam Kher|
|11||2007||Athidhi||Surender Reddy||Mahesh Babu,Murali Sharma|
|12||2008||My Name is Anthony Gonsalves||E. Niwas||Nikhil Dwivedi,Mithun Chakraborty|
|13||2008||Welcome to Sajjanpur||Shyam Benegal||Shreyas Talpade,Kunal Kapoor|
|14||2009||Victory||Ajit Pal Mangat||Harman Baweja,Anupam Kher|
|15||2009||Short Kut||Neeraj Vora||Akshaye Khanna,Arshad Warsi|
|16||2011||Love U…Mr. Kalakaar!||S. Manasvi||Tusshar Kapoor,Ram Kapoor|
|17||2013||Jolly LLB||Subhash Kapoor||Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani|
|18||2013||Hungame pe Hungama||Neeraj Vora||Arshad Warsi, Dia Mirza|
|19||2013||Satyagraha – Democracy Under Fire||Prakash Jha||Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn|
|20||2013||Singh Saheb The Great||–||–|