Bollywood Actress Amrita Rao HD Photos & Biography

Amrita Rao

Amrita Rao (pronounced , born 7 June 1981) is an Indian film actress and model. Actress Amrita has appeared in Hindi films of Bollywood and a few films in Telugu. Rao was born and raised in Mumbai; Actress Amrita made her screen debut in Ab Ke Baras (2002), for which Actress Amrita was nominated for the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award in 2003. One of her most popular roles was in the romance film Vivah (2006).

Rao’s roles in Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008) and Main Hoon Na (2004) earned her a Stardust Best Actress Award and a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award nomination respectively. Actress Amrita has made special appearances in Heyy Babyy (2007), Shaurya (2008), Life Partner (2009) and Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (2010). She has been called “Bollywood’s quintessential girl next-door” by various media outlets. Times Of India named Rao one of its “50 Most Desirable Women of 2011.”
Rao was born in Mumbai. Her father Deepak Rao owns an advertising agency. Her younger sister Preetika Rao is a model and a southern film actor. Rao attended school at Canossa Convent Girls School and graduated from Sophia College with a psychology degree. Rao describes her family as a “very conservative family—a traditional, Hindu, Indian family” and herself as very liberal. Her native language is Konkani; she also speaks Marathi, English and Hindi.

Before starting her career as an actor, Rao appeared in several commercials during her college days. Her first public appearance was in 2002 when Actress Amrita was seventeen; she was featured in the music video for Alisha Chinoy’s song Woh Pyar Mera.

In 2002, Rao played her first leading role as Anjali Thapar in Raj Kanwar’s fantasy thriller Ab Ke Baras. Film critic Planet Bollywood wrote, “Amrita Rao comes out the real winner, with her dancing skills, innocent looks and decent acting skills”. In May 2003, Rao starred with Shahid Kapoor in the coming-of-age romance film Ishq Vishk as a college student. Rao’s portrayal earned her several awards, including Filmfare Best Female Debut Award (2003) and IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year, (2004).

In 2004, Rao starred in Indra Kumar’s adult comedy Masti, opposite Vivek Oberoi. The film received positive responses from critics[by whom?], and was a financial success at the box office. Her performance as Anchal, who is obsessively possessive about her husband, was also received positively.

Rao next had a supporting role in the Farah Khan action comedy Main Hoon Na, where Actress Amrita  co-starred alongside Shah Rukh Khan, Sunil Shetty, Sushmita Sen and Zayed Khan. Her role as an army officer’s daughter Sanjana (Sanju) Bakshi earned Rao Best Supporting Actress, her second filmfare nomination. Rao had a minor role in Milan Luthria’s Deewar; Actress Amrita played Radhika, Gaurang Kaul’s love interest.[citation needed]

Rao co-starred alongside Shahid Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt in the 2005 drama Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!. Critical response towards the film was negative, although Rao garnered acclaim for her performance of a school teacher. Glamsham said the only thing that made the film watchable was the acting of Amrita Rao. That same year, Rao took the lead role in the John Matthew Matthan drama Shikhar, in which she portrayed Madhvi.[citation needed] Actress Amrita  then appeared in the 2006 low-budget comedy Pyare Mohan opposite Vivek Oberoi The movie was not well received by critics; Rajeev Masand wrote, “Amrita hit career lows, producing the low-fashion chemistry”.

Although highly regarded for her acting abilities, Rao’s films to date had often not appealed to a wide audience. Vivah (2006) made her a national star; it depicted the journey of two individuals from engagement to marriage. Co-starring alongside Shahid Kapoor, Rao portrayed Poonam, a traditionally raised young woman. The film was given mixed reviews by most critics but became one of the highest-grossing films of the year, as well as Rao’s biggest commercial success to date. Taran Adarsh wrote, “Amrita Rao gets a new lease of life with Vivah. Actress Amrita looks the character and is splendid all through.” At the 13th Star Screen Award, Rao received a Best Actress nomination.
After a two-and-a-half-year absence from the screen, Rao starred in the national award-winning, courtroom, comedy drama film Jolly LLB (2013). Actress Amrita played the lead role of Sandhya, girlfriend of Arshad Warsi’s character. The film received mixed reviews and won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi and the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.[29] Rao’s performance was praised.

Rao co-starred alongside Sunny Deol in the action film Singh Saab the Great (2013), which was directed by Anil Sharma. Rao portrays a journalist Shikha Chaturvedi. The film was controversial and ran into trouble with the SGPC, which objected to its title. The film was largely panned by critics but Rao’s performance earned positive reviews. Namrta Joshi of Outlook said, “Amrita Rao plays a role that definitely feels like something she has already done, all the emotional support”. The film received predominately negative reviews but was a moderate box-office success with revenues of ₹29 crore (US$4.3 million).

Later that year, she appeared alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Manoj Bajpai in Prakash Jha’s political drama Satyagraha. Rao played the role of Sumitra, the daughter-in-law of Amitabh Bachchan’s character. Rao was praised in particular; Resham Sengar of Zee News wrote, “Ms. Rao has the sweetly cherubic looks. Actress Amrita is convincing in most of the emotional scenes. But again, her scope of performance is just limited to mouthing a few important dialogues.” The film was poorly received by critics and failed to make a profit at the box office. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV said, “Satyagraha spares no effort to reflect the rising tide of public anger against a creaking, corrupt and callous system that treats citizens of the country like a load of dirt. The script draws inspiration from several real-life scams and political shenanigans, and constructs a predictable narrative that underlines the undeniable might of social media.” Despite having moderate reviews, the film grossed over ₹60 crore (US$8.9 million) at the domestic box office.Actress Amrita  is also featuring in the TV show Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai on &TV, a re-telling of the famous Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle rivalry where Rao is playing Lata’s character.

Actress Amrita  married her boyfriend, Anmol, a Radio Jockey after 7 years of dating on 15 May 2016 in Mumbai.

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