Grandfather:lawyer-politician Barrister Rajni Patel
Early life and background:
Amisha Patel birth name is a blend of the first three letters of her father’s name Amit and the last three letters of her mother’s name Asha.
She studied at the Cathedral and John Connon High School in Bombayand was head girl for the academic year 1992-1993 before headingoverseas to study economics at Tusfts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
Patel’s career began as an economic analyst at Khandwala SecuritiesLimited after graduation. Later on, she received an offer from Morgan Stanley but turned it down. After returning to India she joined SatyadevDubey’s theatre group and acted in plays, upon receiving permissionfrom her conservative parents. At the same time she plunged intomodeling appearing in several commercial campaigns.
Patel has alsomodelled for well-known Indian brands like Bajaj Sevashram, Fair &Lovely, Cadburys Jai Lime, Fem, Lux and many more.
In 1999, Patel met Bollywood director Vikram Bhatt on the set of their first movie together, Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002), and they started dating since the film’s release. Later, it caused a rift between the Patel and Bhatt familieswith Patel running through a financial crisis after her parents usedall her hard-earned money for their personal satisfaction causingmisunderstandings between Patel and her parents.
In July 2004, Patel sent a legal notice to her father formismanaging her accounts and assets amounting to Rs 120 million anddemanding the money back. She then appeared in two of Bhatt’s films that include Elaan (2005) and his semi-biographic Ankahee (2006) and rumors were spread on March 2006 that the couple were ready to wed.
In January 2008, rumors were spread that the couple broke theirfive-year relationship. Bhatt confirmed the break-up in a conversationwith Mid-Day On March 12, 2008, Patel was spotted with London-based businessman Kanav Puri at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.
In June 2008, she confirmed their relationship as she said in aninterview with Mid-Day, “I did not admit to Kanav sooner because he’svery special and I did not want to jinx it. It was too precious for meto talk about it to people. It’s almost six months now and now I amfeeling secure and now I know our relationship is too strong foranything or anyone to come between us.”
Later, gossip columnists linked Patel to director Kunal Kohli before the release of their film, Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic and the media also reported that she got married to Puri but she denied these rumors.saying, “Yes I am not denying the fact that the affair is over, butwhat’s the point of going into the past and talking about why and whenit happened?” (2008),
Patel’s first opportunity for acting came in the form of an offer from her father’s schoolmate, Rakesh Roshan, to star opposite his son, Hrithik Roshan, in Kaho Naa.. Pyaar Hai(2000). The offer came immediately after she graduated from high schoolbut she refused the project because she wanted to continue hereducation in USA. The role of anexuberant college girl in love, undergoing a tortuous time at losingher lover and rediscovering a more mature relationship gave Patel scopeto perform. The film was a smashing success and established Patel as arising star, earning her awards for Best Debut at a number of award ceremonies.replaced her but luckily, Kapoor backed out after shooting for a coupleof days and Patel was given the opportunity once again during a familylunch.
In her second film, the Telugu language drama Badri, she starred opposite Pawan Kalyan. The film was a major success, grossing more than 120 million in India.
The Career Graph/ Filmography:
1) In 2012, she’ll be seen in Race 2
2) Power which has currently been delayed
3) A film titled Run Bhola Run. It was soon after Delayed
4) In 2011, she will be a part of Chatur Singh Two Star, as the character Sonia Varma
5) In 2011, she will be a part of Parama Veera Chakra, as the character Ragini. (Telugu film)
6) In 2008, she was a part of Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, as the character Malaika (Cameo)
7) In 2007, she was a part of Om Shanti Om, as Amisha Patel for a Special role
8) In 2007, she was a part of Bhool Bhulaiyaa, as the character Radha
9) In 2007, she was a part of Heyy Babyy, for a Special role for the film’s title song
10) In 2007, she was a part of Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. as the character Pinky Kapoor
11) In 2006, she was a part of Aap Ki Khatir , as the character Shirani Khanna
12) In 2006, she was a part of Ankahee, as the character Nandita Saxena
13) In 2006, she was a part of Tathastu, as the character Sarita Rajput/”Saru”
14) In 2006, she was a part of Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera as the character Ammu
15) In 2006, she was a part of Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai, as the character Durga
16) In 2006, she was a part of Mere Jeevan Saathi, as the character Anjali
17) In 2004, she was a part of Mangal Pandey: The Rising, as the character Jwala
18) In 2004, she was a part of Narasimhudu, as the character Subba Lakshmi . (Telugu film)
19) In 2004, she was a part of Zameer: The Fire Within, as the character Pooja Khanna/Pooja Chauhan
20) In 2004, she was a part of Elaan, as the character Priya
21) In 2004, she was a part of Vaada, as the character Pooja Sharma/Verma
22) In 2004, she was a part of Naani, as the character Priya. (Telugu film)
23) As herself in Shart: The Challenge, year 2004 for a Special role
24) In 2004, she was a part of Suno Sasurjee, as the character Kiran Saxena
25) In 2003, she was a part of Parwana, as the character Pooja
26) In 2003, she was a part of Pudhiya Geethai, as the character Jo. (Tamil film)
27) In 2002, she was a part of Yeh Hai Jalwa, as the character Sonia Singh
28) In 2002, she was a part of Humraaz, as the character Priya.
29) In 2002, she was a part of Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage, as the character Sapna
30) In 2002, she was a part of Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai, as the character Sandhya Patil
31) In 2002, she was a part of Kranti, as the character Sanjana Roy
32) In 2001, she was a part of Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar, as the character Sarena Devan
33) In 2001, she was a part of Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, as the character Sakeena.
34) In 2000, she was a part of Badri, as the character Sarayu. it was Amisha’s 1st Telugu film
35) In 2000, she was a part of her debut Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, as the character Sonia Saxena
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