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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Hot Bollywood Actress Amrita Rao

Bollywood Actress Amrita Rao
Born 17 June 1981 (1981-06-17) (age 29)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress / Model
Years active 2002–present

Amrita Rao (Konkani: अमृता राव, Hindi pronunciation: [əmrɪt̪aː ˈraːu]; born 17 June 1981 is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films.
Beginning her career as a model, Rao made her acting debut with Ab Ke Baras (2002). She then starred in Ken Ghosh's love-story Ishq Vishk (2003) and earned a Filmfare nomination in the "Best Female Debut" category.
Amrita Rao Personal life
Rao was born in Mumbai to a Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin family.[2] She speaks Marathi, Hindi, English and her mother tongue, Konkani.[3] She attended Canossa High school in Mumbai, and later enrolled in Sophia College to pursue a degree in Psychology. Her younger sister, Preetika Rao, is also a film actress.
While studying in Sophia College, Rao auditioned for an advertisement for Fairever Face Cream. Her appearance in Cadbury’s Perk Karwa Chaut ad and the Bru Coffee advertisement helped her receive offers from film directors in Bollywood.
She became an overnight star after the success of Ishq Vishk.She got major hit in terms of Vivah(2006).
Rao made her acting debut with Ab Ke Baras (2002), and followed that with her (2003) film, Ishq Vishk, in which she portrayed Payal. She followed this up with films Masti (2004) and Main Hoon Na, Deewaar (2004), Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi (2005), Shikhar (2005), and Pyare Mohan (2006). She starred in Sooraj R. Barjatya's Vivah (2006) opposite Shahid Kapoor.[4] Her performance earned her a Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award.

In 2007 Rao made her debut in the Telugu film industry with Athidhi opposite Mahesh Babu.Amrita's releases in 2008 include My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves and Welcome to Sajjanpur. Amrita's releases in 2009 are Victory, and Shortkut.
Awards and nominations
Filmfare Awards
* 2004: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for Ishq Vishk
* 2005: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Main Hoon Na

Star Screen Awards
* 2003: Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Female for Ab Ke Baras
* 2004: Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Female for Ishq Vishk
* 2007: Star Screen Award Best Actress for Vivah
* 2007: Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1 along with Shahid Kapoor - Vivah
Zee Cine Awards
* 2004: Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut for Ishq Vishk
International Indian Film Academy Awards
* 2004: IIFA Awards, Best Female Debut for Ishq Vishk
Stardust Awards
* 2004: Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow - Female for Ishq Vishk
* 2009: Stardust Best Actress Award for Welcome to Sajjanpur
Amrita Rao Other Awards
* 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

Amrita Rao Filmography
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Ab Ke Baras Anjali Thapar/Nandini
The Legend of Bhagat Singh Mannewali
2003 Ishq Vishk Payal Mehra Nominated, Filmfare Best Female Debut Award
2004 Masti Aanchal Mehta
Main Hoon Na Sanjana (Sanju) Bakshi Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
Deewaar Radhika
2005 Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi Priya
Shikhar Madhvi
2006 Pyare Mohan Piya
Vivah Poonam
2007 Heyy Babyy Special appearance in song "Heyy Babyy"
Athidhi Amrita Telugu film
2008 My Name is Anthony Gonsalves Riya
Shaurya Neerja Rathode Special appearance
Welcome to Sajjanpur Kamla Winner, Stardust Best Actress Award
2009 Victory Nandini
Short Kut: The Con is On Mansi
Life Partner Anjali Kumar Special appearance
2010 Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai Tara's sister Special appearance
2011 Love U...Mr. Kalakaar! Ritu Filming

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