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Amrita Rao

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Amrita Rao(Hindustani pronunciation: [əmrɪt̪aː ˈraːu]; born 17 June 1981 inMumbaiIndia) is an Indian model and actress who appears in Bollywoodfilms.
Beginning her career as a model, Rao made her acting debut with Ab Ke Baras (2002). She then starred in Ken Ghosh's romantic film Ishq Vishk(2003) which earned her a Filmfare nomination in the "Best Female Debut" category.

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[edit]Personal life

Amrita was born in Mumbai to a Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin family.[1] She speaks HindiEnglishMarathi, besides her mother tongue, Konkani.[2] She attended Canossa Convent Girls School (Mahim) in Mumbai, and later enrolled in Sophia College to pursue a degree in psychology. Her sister, Preetika Rao, is amodelcolumnist and a South Indian film actress.

[edit]Career

[edit]Modeling


Rao walking the ramp for Archana Kochar at Lakme Fashion Week 2012- Day 5
While studying in Sophia College, Amrita auditioned for an advertisement for Fairever Face Cream. She filmed many commercials and did numerous photo shoots. Her appearance in Cadbury’s Perk Karwa Chaut ad and the Bru Coffee advertisement helped her receive offers from film directors in Bollywood. She also appeared in numerous music videos by artists such as Alisha Chinoy.
Even after becoming a well-known actress in Bollywood, she continues do model and wal ramps for designers, as a celebrity guest.

[edit]Acting


Rao with Indian boxer Vijender Singhin 2009.

[edit]2002–2006

Amrita made her acting debut in Ab Ke Baras (2002) alongside Arya Babbar. She went on to star with Shahid Kapoor in Ishq Vishk (2003) and became an overnight star after the success that film for her portrayal of Payal. She followed this up in 2004 with MastiMain Hoon Na withShahrukh Khan and Zayed Khan, and Deewaar. The year 2005 saw her performing as Priya in Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! and Madhvi in Shikhar. In 2006, she starred in Pyare Mohan alongside Vivek Oberoi, and Sooraj R. Barjatya'sblockbuster Vivah opposite Shahid Kapoor.[3]

[edit]2007- Present

Her first part in 2007 was a special appearance for the song "Heyy Babyy" in the eponymous film, Heyy Babyy. She then made her debut in the Telugu film industry with Athidhi opposite Mahesh Babu.[4] Amrita's movies in 2008 include My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves with Nikhil Dwivedi and Welcome to Sajjanpurwith Shreyas Talpade. The following year, she portrayed Nandini in Victory and Mansi in Shortkut opposite Arshad Warsi.
Her only release in 2011 was Love U...Mr. Kalakaar!, in which she played Ritu, the main role, alongside Tusshar Kapoor.[5] She acted in Hook Yaa Crook, which is still shelved. Amrita Rao is currently working in two films ,which will be released in 2013.[6][7]

[edit]Awards and nominations

[edit]Filmfare Awards

Nominated

[edit]Star Screen Awards

Nominated

[edit]Zee Cine Awards

Nominated

[edit]International Indian Film Academy Awards

Winner
  • 2004: IIFA Awards, Best Female Debut for Ishq Vishk

[edit]Stardust Awards

Winner

[edit]Other awards won

  • 2004: Sansui Awards — Best Debut - Female for Ishq Vishk
  • 2007: GR8 Women Awards — Young Achiever
  • 2007: Anandalok Puroshkar Awards — Most Promising New Talent for Vivah
  • 2007: Sports World Awards — Jodi of the Year along with Shahid Kapoor for Vivah
  • 2007: Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for Vivah

[edit]Filmography


Rao in 2009.
YearTitleRoleNotes
2002Ab Ke BarasAnjali Thapar/Nandini
The Legend of Bhagat SinghMannewali
2003Ishq VishkPayal MehraNominated, Filmfare Best Female Debut Award
2004MastiAanchal Mehta
Main Hoon NaSanjana (Sanju) BakshiNominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
DeewaarRadhika
2005Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!Priya
ShikharMadhvi
2006Pyare MohanPiya
VivahPoonam
2007Heyy BabyySpecial appearance in song "Heyy Babyy"
AthidhiAmritaTelugu film
2008My Name is Anthony GonsalvesRiya
ShauryaNeerja RathodeSpecial appearance[10]
Welcome to SajjanpurKamlaWinner, Stardust Best Actress Award
2009VictoryNandini
Short Kut: The Con is OnMansi
Life PartnerAnjali KumarSpecial appearance
2010Jaane Kahan Se Aayi HaiTara's sisterSpecial appearance
2011Love U...Mr. Kalakaar!Ritu
2013Singh Saheb The Great[6]Journalist[11]
2013Jolly LLB[7][12]

[edit]References

  1. ^ "My Roots". Web.archive.org. 2007-03-04. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  2. ^ "'I'm not getting married'". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  3. ^ "Top 5: 'Baabul' shaky; 'D2' and 'Vivah' big hits!"Vivah: Box OfficeArchived from the original on 14 December 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-16.
  4. ^ "Amrita Rao in Athithi"Archived from the original on 25 December 2006. Retrieved 26 December 2006.
  5. ^ "Rajshree Productions". Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  6. a b http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-10-01/news-interviews/34178151_1_anil-sharma-sunny-deol-yukta
  7. a b http://www.hindustantimes.com/Entertainment/Bollywood/Arshad-calls-Jolly-LLB-wonderful-experience/Article1-834381.aspx
  8. ^ "Rang De, Omkara sweep Screen nominations"Hero Honda Star Screen Awards Nomination List. Retrieved 24 December 2006.
  9. ^ "Hero Honda Star Jodi No. 1"Hero Honda Star Jodi No.1 Nomination ListArchived from the original on 5 January 2007. Retrieved 24 December 2006.
  10. ^ IndiaFM Article
  11. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-interviews/Amrita-pairs-with-Sunny-Deol-in-next/articleshow/16710574.cms
  12. ^ http://www.glamsham.com/movies/scoops/12/mar/14-news-amrita-rao-jolly-llb-is-brilliant-031202.asp

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