Amisha Patel - Proud of Patel girl of Sarsa Charotar
Amisha Patel is a leading Bollywood actress who has done a couple of films in Telugu as well. She is originally from Charotar, her father was living here in Sarsa. She received great accolades on her debut movie titled ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Haai’, which was released in the year 2000. The movie was against the ace hero of Bollywood named Hrithik Roshan. The movie earned her a Filmfare Special Performance Award. It was the biggest hit movie of the year and she also bagged the Best Actress Award.
Amisha Patel's Childhood and Early life
Amisha Patel was born on the 9th of June, 1975 and is presently 39 years old. Her parents are Amit Patel and Asha Patel. She has got a younger brother named Ashmit Patel. Ms Patel is in fact the granddaughter of the famous lawyer cum politician Barrister Rajni Patel. He was a member of the Congress party. Amisha was born in the Breach Candy hospital in MumbaI. She is also a trained Bharathanatyam dancer, since the age of 5.
She did her schooling in Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai and went on to do her higher studies in the field of Economics. She completed her graduation programme at the Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. And she returned back to India and worked in a couple of financial companies. She then took to theatre and modelling and there was absolutely no looking back, for the young actress.
Movie Career and famous movies of Amisha Patel
Ms Patel worked in a couple of theatre plays, the debut one being an Urdu play titled ‘Neelam’. She also did a couple of modelling assignments and has appeared in quite a lot of commercials like Bajaj Sevashram, Fair & Lovely, Cadburys, Jai lime, Fem, lux and many more. She was given an opportunity to act in movies by Rakjesh Roshan, as Hrithik Roshan (son of Rakesh Roshan) was her senior at school. She initially denied the offer, as she was barely 20 years old and had just passed out of high school. Kareena Kapoor then took up the lead role and dropped off, for reasons best known to her. Amisha then had to accept the project. And the movie debut turned out to be a smashing hit and tumultuous break in her debut acting career. The movie is that of a college girl falling in love and then losing out her lover and then re-discovering him, as a matured actress.
Her next flick was a movienamedEkPrem Katha. She played the role of a Muslim girl named Sakeena, who takes refuge in Sunny Deol’s house during the riots and finally falls for him. Gadar was a movie taken in the year 2001 and was an average box office hit.
Patel's Major Movies
Her other major movies include AapMujheAccheLagneLage. She played the role of a poor girl who was caged in her own home by her over protective father. She played against Hrithik Roshan for the second time. But the movie was not all that successful. YehZindagika Safar was a movie taken in the year 2001, wherein a successful singer mother abandons her, just after her birth. Yeh Hai Jalwa was Dhawan’s comedy flick which saw a comeback for Amisha Patel. Kya YahiPyaarhai was a movie against AftabShivdasani. She is a career oriented lady who rejects Aftab’s advances towards her.
Humraaz was a recently taken movie, may be in the year 2009. She played the role of the girl friend of Akshay Khanna who marries Bobby Deol in order to grab his wealth. It was the 5th highest gross earner at the box office and she earned the Filmfare Best Actress Award. Her tamil movie is PudhiyaGeethai and Telugu movies include Naani, ParamaVeera Chakra (2011) and Nandamuri Balakrishna. She has recently acted in BhoolBhulaiyaa opposite Akshay Kumar and Honey Moon Travels Pvt Ltd, which became smash hits.
Her flop movies include Mere JeevanSathi, HumkoTumsePyaarhai and Teesri Ankh where she played the role of a mute girl who witnesses a murder. She played a fabulous item number as a bikini babe in Kunal Kohl’s ThodaPyaar, Thoda magic. The song is named Lazy Lamhe
She was in an estranged relationship with Vikram Bhatt for almost 5 years, till both of them opted out of the relationship. They had their own set of controversies to end the relationship. Ms Patel also had strained relationship with her parents when she learnt that they had been using all her hard-earned money for their personal satisfaction. She sent a legal notice to her own father, claiming that he had mismanaged her assets worth 120 million and that she wanted the money back. This particular news hit headlines, around that point of time.
She was then seen with KanavPuri, a London based businessman at Wills Lifestyle India fashion week in 2011.
She is also engaged with a supportive organization cum NGO named PETA to support the protection of animals. She posed as a petrified cage prisoner and compared the harsh treatment to animals placed in the cage. And also quoted “George Washington, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi... we had them. Animals don't; they need us. Let's fight for their freedom”. She performed at the Help, which raised money for victims affected by Tsunami in the year 2004. She performed the show along with other Bollywood stars.
Interesting facts about Amisha Patel
- The name "Amisha" is first three letters of her dad’s name Amit, and the last three letters of her mom Asha.
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