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Special update on tollywoodactors.in Amisha patels biggest profile in internet is from tollywoodactors.in Full Name: Amisha PatelNickname: AngelBirthday: 9th June 1976Zodiac: Gemini
Place of Birth: Breach Candy Hospital, Bombay
Height: 5'4"
Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Poetry
Education: Schooling from Cathedral High School & Graduation in Economics from Tufts University (Boston)
Endorsements: Bajaj Sevashram, Fair & Lovely, Jai Lime, Lux, Cadburys, Fem, etc
Favorite Food: Home food & Thai Cuisine
Favorite Clothes: A pair of Track Pants & a T-shirt, Salwar-Kameez & trousers
Favorite Actors: Aamir Khan, Dilip Kumar & Richard Geri
Favorite Actresses: Meena Kumari, Madhuri Dixit and Julia Roberts
Favorite Singers: Jagjit Singh & Julio Iglesias
Favorite Movies: Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, D.D.L.J., Umrao Jaan, Chandni & Pretty Woman
Favorite Colors: Baby Pink, Powder Blue, Pastel Shades
Favorite Car: Ferrari Testarosa
Favorite Chai: Herbal Chinese Tea
Favorite Book: A Bridge Across Forever" by Richard Bach
Sex Appeal: Smile & Hair
Closest Friend: Mother
Greatest Asset: Family
Greatest Possession: Intellect
Languages: Hindi, English, Gujurati & Marathi
Motto: "You should never be too scared to achieve your dreams because they do come true."

Biography:

Amisha Patel (born 9 June 1976) is an Indian actress who works in Bollywood movies. She was born in Mumbai. She is an alumna of the Cathedral and John Connon School where she was head girl for the academic year 1992-1993.


Amisha Patel is the daughter of Amit Patel and Asha Patel, sister of Ashmit Patel and the granddaughter of the famous Indian lawyer Rajni Patel. She received a degree in Economics from Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, US. She also studied classical Indian Bharatnatyam dance.

Her name Amisha was derived from the first three letters of her father's name Amit and the last three letters of her mother's name Asha. Her brother Ashmit's name was also derived similarly first three letters of his mother's name Asha and the last three letters of his father's name Amit.

A student of Bharatanatyam, an Indian classical dance form, Amisha Patel appeared in Satyadev Dubey's several theatre productions honing up her acting skills. Her Bollywood acting career started quite by accident when she stumbled across Rakesh Roshan at a party in Mumbai. Impressed by her angelic beauty and having learned that she is the daughter of his friend, Amit Patel, Rakesh Roshan immediately offered her a lead role, a love interest of hero Hrithik Roshan in "Kaho Na Pyar Hai".

She made her debut in the hit film Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000). The film made her a star overnight. She appeared next in the surprise success, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. These two successes were followed by a series of films that did badly at the box-office. Critics said that she was a mediocre actress. However, she received good reviews for her work in Aamir Khan's recent hit film, The Rising (2005).

When the movie was released in 2000 it became one of the biggest hits in Indian cinema while she got widespread attention throughout the nation and became an instant celebrity. Next followed her "Gadar: Ek Prem Katha" in 2001, which also became a blockbuster hit.

Both the films won her several awards for her wonderful acting abilities. With her theatrical background she proved that she is an actress par excellence with intense acting abilities and proved her talent in several movies thereafter. She has acted in more than 25 films as of 2007.

Personal Life

While she is making waves as an actress, her personal life is mired in misunderstandings and court wrangling involving her family members. Amisha Patel is dating Vikram Bhatt, Bollywood director. Vikram Bhatt is the brother of Mahesh Bhatt, another renowned Bollywood director. She earlier dated Wan Lee, an oil magnate during her modeling days.

Her name is a blend of Ami[t] and [A]sha, the first names of her parents. She was raised by her grandmother Nani. She grew up speaking three Indian dialects, Hindi, Gujrati and Marathi -- sometimes in the same sentence.

Awards:

2000


31st Annual Filmgoers
Award: Best Female Debut
For: Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
Result: Won

Kalashree
Award: Sensational Discovery
For: Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
Result: Won

Zee Cine Awards
Category: Best Female Debut
For: Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
Result: Won

Zee Gold Bollywood Awards
Category: Best Female Debut
For: Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
Result: Nominated

Sansui Viewers Choice Awards
Category: Best Debut / Face of the Year
For: Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
Result: Won

2001

32nd Annual Filmgoers
Category: Best Actress Award
For: Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
Result: Won

Filmfare
Category: Special Jury Award
For: Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
Result: Won

Filmfare
Category: Best Actress Award
For: Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
Result: Nominated

Samsung IIFA
Category: Best Actress Award
For: Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
Result: Nominated

Sansui Awards
Category: Best Actress Award
For: Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
Result: Nominated

Sansui Awards
Category: Best Actress Critics Award
For: Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
Result: Won

Zee Gold Bollywood Awards
Category: Best Actress Critics Award
For: Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
Result: Nominated

Fairglow Zee Cine Awards
Category: Best Actress Award
For: Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
Result: Nominated

2002

Filmfare
Category: Best Actress Award
For: Humraaz
Result: Nominated

Samsung IIFA
Category: Best Actress Award
For: Humraaz
Result: Nominated
2006

Bollywood Awards
Category: Best Supporting Actress Award
For: Ankahee
Result: Nominated


Trivia of Amisha Patel:

  • Granddaughter of barrister politican, Rajni Patel.
  • Won gold medal for an Economics paper at her university.
  • Obtained Biogenetic Engineering degree in the United States.
  • Economic graduate from Tufts University, Boston
  • Attended Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Studied Economics and graduated as part of the class of 1997.
  • Indian model
  • Daughter of Asha Patel and sister of Ashmit Patel
  • Her nickname is Angel.
  • Both Amisha and her brother Ashmit's names contain the names of their parents.

Quotes:

  • You should never be scared to achieve your dreams 'coz dreams do come true!
  • Do believe in your dreams 'coz dreams do come true.
  • Richard Gere is my dream date
  • If someone talks bad about me it only goes to show that the person feels insecure. I don't manipulate. I don't carry dabbas for directors.
  • Even if I wasn't an actress and I walked into a party with friends, I'd still have men gaping at me and undressing me in their minds.
  • I feel French is very close to Urdu. Both languages are beautiful. Sadly, their beauty is lost in translation.
  • When I arrived and looked at the destruction from the tsunami, I told myself, 'We're not going to be able to make an impact in two and a half weeks.' But after we were through, I knew we had left a lasting impression.
  • People bring you up so fast...But they bring you down even faster.
  • I love human beings. I believe that there is so much to learn from every person you meet including a child.
  • About Friends, Family & Co-Stars
  • Had I not made it big, my family would have told me to recheck my decision. Now that I am successful, there is no way. They have to accept it gracefully.
  • I'm lucky that I haven't been left out in the cold like Anjala Jhaveri or Meghna Kothari.
  • Kareena and Aishwarya are beautiful, and talented. But it hurts when I lose a project to them because I'm equally qualified.
  • If you see Hrithik and me shooting together, you will notice that the chemistry has only gotten better. We are lot more comfortable with each other.
  • I didn't bad mouth anybody. It's just that when I saw the film, I felt that the film was totally made for Hrithik.
  • I wish I were half as hot and talented as Bipasha. It’s because of her physical appearance that she’s getting the kind of roles going her way and I’m doing those that require delicate looks.
  • As far as Karan Johar’s show is concerned, it has to be taken with a pinch of salt. I think that was more of a fun show than anything else. I’ve taken whatever that was said on it in my stride and just laughed it off. None of it has affected me at all and I don’t hold anything against anyone.
  • We were children together… now the child I knew, has a child. Such a long journey… in such a short time, now they embark on another journey. A journey of parenthood. I wish them all the best. Sussanne and Hrithik are beautiful people and now the most beautiful thing has happened to them. - On Hrithik after son Hrehaan was born
  • Films & Career
  • Films were never on my agenda, may be it was written in my destiny. And since I am here, I would like to give it my best try.
  • I am happy I have competition. It keeps me on my toes all the while and stops me from becoming complacent. So, it works to my advantage.
  • Kaho Naa... was a love story and a love story needs a girl as much as it needs a boy, right?
  • I would never deny the importance of the media, but I wouldn't go out of the way to splash my pictures all over town. I'd rather let my work do the talking.
  • I don't mind an item number like "Kajra Re" from Bunty Aur Babli, it's done well and the song seems like a whole lot of fun. But if I did a "Khallas," my career would also be Khallas with it!
  • I don't want to have to sit with my kids, 10 or 15 years down the line, watching my old films and knowing this is how I got it.
  • No one wants to touch you, if you don't have a film background. Which is why outsiders like me have to work doubly hard to get noticed.
  • I will prove myself with my hard work and I’m confident that I’d be able to do a lot of good work in the film industry.

Bolly Speaks:

Anil Sharma (Director)
She is a very talented and hardworking girl.

Hrithik Roshan (Actor)
She is very talented.

Kareena Kapoor (Actor)
I thought she was smashing in Gadar. I even called her up to tell her that. But her mobile is always on voice mail.

Rakesh Roshan (Director)
Amisha is a good dancer, she was confident from day one. She is very talented. The whole unit wondered how she could perform so well without any formal training or background.

Rocky S
She looked gorgeous in Humraaz and the saris she wore became quite a rage. She can carry off both western and Indian clothes very well but I prefer her in western outfits. And now that she has lost a few kilos, she’s looking like a million bucks in all my clothes.

Sunny Deol (Actor)
Amisha's a nice girl and extremely talented. We got along well.

Tanuja Chandra (Director)
She is urban so she has that crossover look. She wants to get somewhere and works with an extraordinary zeal and determination.

Vimal Kumar (Director)
Amisha is good in comedy. She’s very punctual and is always eager to learn.

Vikram Bhatt (Director)
Amisha will always be my best friend.

Akshay Kumar (Actor)
Amisha is 100 crore heroine.

Karan Khanna (Actor)
Amisha is a very jovial person and very easy to work with.

Filmography:

Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic

Release Date: June 27, 2008
Status: Post-Production
Role: Mallaika
Co-Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Rishi Kapoor (s. a.)
Director: Kunal Kohli
Producer: Yash Raj Films
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Language: Hindi


Do Lucky

Release Date: 2008
Status: Under Production
Role: -
Co-Starring: Govinda, Tusshar Kapoor, Upen Patel, Tanushree Dutta
Director: Neeraj Vora
Producer: Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd.
Music: Monty Sharma
Language: Hindi


Chatur Singh Two Star

Release Date: 2008
Status: Pre-Production
Role: -
Co-Starring: Sanjay Dutt
Director: Ajay Chandok
Producer: Mohammed Aslam
Music: -
Language: Hindi


Om Shanti Om

Release Date: November 9, 2007
Role: Om Kapoor's heroine at Filmfare Awards (sp. app.)
Co-Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Shreyas Talpade, Arjun Rampal
Director: Farah Khan
Producer: Shahrukh Khan
Music: Vishal-Shekhar
Language: Hindi


Bhool Bhulaiyaa

Release Date: October 12, 2007
Role: Radha
Co-Starring: Akshay Kumar, Shiney Ahuja, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav
Director: Priyadarshan
Producer: Bhushan Kumar
Music: Pritam
Language: Hindi


Heyy Babyy

Release Date: August 24, 2007
Role: Special Appearance In Song
Co-Starring: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Fardeen Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Boman Irani
Director: Sajid Khan
Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Language: Hindi


Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.

Release Date: February 23, 2007
Role: Pinky
Co-Starring: Boman Irani, Shabana Azmi, Abhay Deol, Minisha Lamba, Karan Khanna, Kay Kay Menon, Raima Sen, Ayesha Takia, Arjun Rampal (s.a.)
Director: Reema Kagti
Producer: Farhan Akhtar
Music: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani
Language: Hindi


Aap Ki Khatir

Release Date: August 25, 2006
Role: Shirani
Co-Starring: Akshay Khanna, Sunil Shetty, Dino Morea, Priyanka Chopra, Bhumicka Singh
Director: Darmesh Darshan
Producer: Suneel Darshan
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Language: Hindi


Ankahee

Release Date: 19 May 2006
Role: Nandita
Co-Starring: Aftab Shivdasani, Esha Deol
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Producer: Rangita Pritish Nandy
Music: Pritam Chakraborty
Language: Hindi


Tathastu

Release Date: May 12, 2006
Role: Sarita
Co-Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Jaya Prada
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Producer: Nitin Manmohan
Music: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani
Language: Hindi


Teesri Aankh - The Hidden Camera

Release Date: March 3, 2006
Role: Ammu
Co-Starring: Sunny Deol, Aashish Chaudhary, Neha Dhupia, Aarti Chhabria
Director: Harry Baweja
Producer: Pammi Baweja
Music: Sukhshinder Shinda, Harry Anand, Nitin Nitz Arora
Language: Hindi


Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai

Release Date: February 24, 2006
Role: Durga
Co-Starring:
Arjun Rampal
Bobby Deol
Director: Bunty Soorma
Producer: Ali Morani, Bunty Soorma, Karim Morani
Music: Anand Raj Anand
Language: Hindi


Mere Jeevan Saathi

Release Date: February 3, 2006
Role: Anjali
Co-Starring: Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor
Director: Suneel Darshan
Producer: Suraj Prakash, M. Riaz
Music: Nadeem Saifee, Shravan Kumar
Language: Hindi


Mangal Pandey - The Rising

Release Date: August 12, 2005
Role: Jwala
Co-Starring: Aamir Khan, Toby Stephens, Kirron Kher, Rani Mukerji
Director: Ketan Mehta
Producer: Bobby Bedi, Ketan Mehta, Deepa Sahi
Music: A R Rahman
Language: Hindi & English


Narasimhudu

Release Date: May 20, 2005
Role: Subbu
Co-Starring: Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Sameera Reddy, Arthi Agarwal
Director: Gopal. B
Producer: Changala Venkata Rao
Music: Mani Sarma
Language: Telugu


Shabnam Mausi

Release Date: May 20, 2005
Role: Shabnam's Mother (Special Appearance)
Co-Starring: Ashutosh Rana, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Mukesh Tiwari, Vivek Shauq
Director: Yogesh Bharadwaj
Producer: Sudesh R Bhosle, J Manoj
Music: Mani Shankar, Dilip Harikishan, Kanak Raj, Sujeet Chaubey
Language: Hindi


Zameer - The Fire Within

Release Date: March 4, 2005

Role: Pooja
Co-Starring: Hrithik Roshan
Director: Kamal
Producer: Nitin Raj
Music: Jatin-Lalit
Language: Hindi


Elaan

Release Date: January 14, 2005
Role: Priya
Co-Starring: Arjun Rampal, John Abraham, Rahul Khanna, Lara Dutta, Mithun Chakraborty
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Producer: Ganesh Jain, Ratan Jain
Music: Anu Malik
Language: Hindi


Vaada

Release Date: January 7, 2005
Role: Puja
Co-Starring: Arjun Rampal, Zayed Khan
Director: Satish Kaushik
Producer: Vashu Bhagnani
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Language: Hindi


Shart - The Challenge

Release Date: August 13, 2004
Role: Special Appearance
Co-Starring: Tusshar Kapoor, Gracy Singh, Amrita Arora
Director: Poori Jagannath
Producer: T Trivikarma Rao
Music: Anu Malik
Language: Hindi


Naani

Release Date: May 14, 2004
Role: Priya
Co-Starring: Mahesh Babu, Devayani, Mehak
Director: Surya S.J.
Producer: Manjula
Music: A R Rahman
Language: Telugu


Suno Sasurjee

Release Date: February 27, 2004
Role: Kiran Saxena
Co-Starring: Aftab Shivdasani
Director: Vimal Kumar
Producer: Shivan Chitrya
Music: Sanjeev Darshan
Language: Hindi


Parwana

Release Date: September 12, 2003
Role: Pooja
Co-Starring: Ajay Devgan
Director: Deepak Bahry
Producer: Deepak Bahry
Music: Sanjeev Darshan
Language: Hindi


Puthiya Geethai

Release Date: May 16, 2003
Role: Jo
Co-Starring:
Kalabhavan Mani
Vijay, Meera Jasmine
Director: Jagan
Producer: Sundar
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Language: Tamil


Yeh Hai Jalwa

Release Date: July 26, 2002
Role: Sonia Singh
Co-Starring: Salman Khan
Director: David Dhawan
Producer: Kanchan Ketan Desai, Ketan Desai
Music: Himesh Reshammiya, Anand Raj Anand
Language: Hindi


Humraaz

Release Date: July 5, 2002
Role: Priya
Co-Starring: Bobby Deol, Akshay Khanna
Director: Abbas-Mustan
Producer: Ganesh Jain, Ratan Jain
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Language: Hindi


Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage

Release Date: April 19, 2002
Role: Sapna
Co-Starring: Hrithik Roshan
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Producer: Rohit Kumar
Music: Rajesh Roshan
Language: Hindi


Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai

Release Date: March 22, 2002
Role: Sandhya Patil
Co-Starring: Jackie Shroff, Aftab Shivdasani
Director: K Murali Mohan Rao
Producer: Allu Arvind, Kumar S Taurani, Mukesh Udeshi, Ramesh S
Music: Sajid-Wajid
Language: Hindi


Kranti

Release Date: March 15, 2002
Role: Sanjana Roy
Co-Starring:
Bobby Deol
Vinod Khanna
Director: Naresh Malhotra
Producer: Vivek Kumar
Music: Jatin-Lalit
Language: Hindi


Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar

Release Date: November 16, 2001
Role: Sarena Devan
Co-Starring: Jimmy Shergill
Director: Tanuja Chandra
Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
Music: Daboo Malik
Language: Hindi


Gadar - Ek Prem Katha

Release Date: June 15, 2001
Role: Sakina
Co-Starring: Sunny Deol
Director: Anil Sharma
Producer: Nitin Keni
Music: Uttam Singh
Language: Hindi


Enna Vilai Azhagae

Release Date: December 22, 2000
Role: Divya
Co-Starring: Prashanth
Director: Raji Kapoor
Producer: H.V.Apparao
Music: Deva
Language: Tamil


Badri

Release Date: April 20, 2000
Role: Sarayu
Co-Starring:
Pawan Kalyan
Renu Desai
Prakash Raj
Director: Poori Jagannath
Producer: T Trikrama Rao
Music: Ramana Gogula
Language: Telugu


Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai

Release Date: January 14, 2000
Role: Sonia Saxena
Co-Starring: Hrithik Roshan
Director: Rakesh Roshan
Producer: Rakesh Roshan
Music: Rajesh Roshan
Language: Hindi & Spanish (Reencuentro Con El Destino - Dubbed version Spanish title)
 
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