Amrita Rao
Indian actress and model
Amrita Rao
Amrita Rao is an Indian model and actress who appears in Bollywood films. Beginning her career as a model, Rao made her acting debut with Ab Ke Baras. 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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SRK is Bollywood's bomb: Amrita Rao
The Times of India - over 3 years
SRK is Bollywood's bomb: Amrita Rao     
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Amrita Rao finds an admirer in Ramesh Taurani
The Times Of India - over 3 years
Amrita Rao was recently in for a pleasant surprise when producer Ramesh Taurani called her up to applaud her performance in 'Satyagraha'     
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My biggest hit came when Kareena and I broke up: Shahid Kapoor
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
“Behind every successful man, there is a woman,” goes the saying; but while this might be true for many, it stands meaningless for actor Shahid Kapoor, who thinks his personal life does not affect his professional one. In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Shahid said confessed that his most successful film came at a time when he and Kareena had broken up. “I don’t think my personal life has anything to do with my professional life. In fact, when I was in my most stable relationship [dating Kareena Kapoor], I had many unsuccessful films. My most successful film, Jab We Met [2007], came when Kareena and I had broken up,” said Shahid. “I can only see it from a practical point of view and I feel that some choices didn’t work for me.” Known for his boy-next-door looks, Shahid rose to fame with his debut movie Ishq Vishk (2003) alongside actors Amrita Rao and Shenaz Treasurywala. His sizzling dance moves and impactful acting made him shine in Bolly ...
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Amrita Rao doesn't want acting tips from Kareena Kapoor
The Times of India - over 3 years
Amrita Rao doesn't want acting tips from Kareena Kapoor     
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Bollywood reacts to gang-rape in Mumbai
Bollywood Hungama - over 3 years
The gang rape of the 22-year-old photojournalist that happened yesterday in Mumbai has outraged every Indian. Many of the celebrities who have lived in Mumbai for most part of their lives have also been shocked and expressed their strong reactions on twitter. We bring you some of the tweets… Sonam Kapoor: I'm really shocked & taken aback with the recent shameful incident that took place in Mumbai yesterday. A sheer act of cowardice! Karan Johar: helpless to say the least...words like "devastated".. "disgusted" mean nothing at a time like this!!!! #gangerape in my city...I feel ashamed Farhan Akhtar: Dear CM, Home min state, Police Comm & sluggish judiciary... Wish u all were everyday women so you'd truly realise the fear they must feel. Dear (un)concerned authorities, where are the CCTV cameras that were promised? #wakeupsystem Nargis Fakhri: I know it's my big day 2 day but I'm disgusted at the news reports of another gang rape here in ...
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Satyagraha was like homecoming for Arjun
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
MUMBAI:  Despite being immensely talented, actor Arjun Rampal is more than often seen playing character roles in multi-starrer movies. However, he seems to have gelled in well with what he is being offered and has made close associations in the industry. Having worked with director Prakash Jha in films like Raajneeti and Chakravyuh, the D Day actor says that working with the director and the star cast in Satyagraha was like “going back home”.  “It was fantastic. This is Prakash’s most ambitious project. There is a wonderful star cast, all of whom I have worked with a lot. It was like going back home and having a good time,” said Rampal. The nationalistic movie also features Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee and Amrita Rao. Rampal said that he had to spend a lot of time with the other actors during the shooting of the film, which was a memorable experience. “The film is quite intense… We spent a lot of time together, ...
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Macau hosts glittering Indian film awards
Fox News - over 3 years
Bollywood royalty converged on the Chinese gambling hub of Macau Saturday for India's answer to the Oscars, with a critically-acclaimed crime thriller and a comedy about a prolific sperm-donor among the films vying for awards. The 14th edition of the Indian International Film Festival, held in the territory's glittering Venetian resort, comes as Indian cinema celebrates its centenary and sets its sights on global audiences. Eager fans screamed as their idols strode the green carpet, hoping for the chance to get an autograph from the likes of megastar Shah Rukh Khan and Sri Devi, nominated for best actress in 'English Vinglish'. "Just to know we have so many well wishers and fans overseas, it's great," said Abhishek Bachchan, the son of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan said. "I think Bollywood is slowly just progressively capturing international attention," said popular Bollywood actress Amrita Rao, who was wearing a silver strapless gown. But it was fan favourite Khan, wearing a ...
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Vivek, Riteish, Aftab enjoy work together after eight years
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
MUMBAI:  Actor Aftab Shivdasani is shooting for Grand Masti with Vivek Oberoi and Riteish Deshmukh and says that even after eight years their chemistry has not changed. Grand Masti is a sequel to the 2004 adult comedy Masti that had all the three actors in lead roles. “There was a gap of eight years, so obviously every person must have grown as an actor. But the important thing is that even after eight years, the chemistry has not changed,” the 34-year-old said in an interview. “We are so comfortable with each other. We’re enjoying so much and there is no ego or any clash.” “We have already shot for 40 days but I have never felt like I don’t want to go to the shooting or I don’t want to talk to anyone. Everyone is working in a fun mood and this film has been a breeze,” he added. Indra Kumar, who had directed Masti, is wielding the megaphone for the second part as well. Masti featured Vivek, Riteish and Aftab as three friends who decide to c ...
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Amrita Rao shares her de-stress mantra
The Times Of India - over 4 years
Spending time online is what actress Amrita Rao likes to do when she’s free, be it social networking or micro-blogging
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Amrita shoots despite migraine
The Times Of India - over 4 years
Usually, one hears of male actors shooting their own stunts despite being injured or in pain, but Amrita Rao also had a similar experience recently.
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Amrita Rao dazzles at India International Jewellery Week
The Times of India - over 4 years
Amrita Rao dazzles at India International Jewellery Week
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Amrita Rao’s related to Guru Dutt!
The Times Of India - over 4 years
The actress and the screen legend are part of the same family tree!
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Ekta Kapoor, Amrita Rao share birthday
Central Chronicle - over 4 years
Television and film producer Ekta Kapoor and actress Amrita Rao turned a year older on Thursday. Ekta, who was born on June 7, 1975 to actor Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor, turned 37. Amrita, who was born on June 7, 1981 in Mumbai to a Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin family, turned 31. Ekta is the Joint Managing Director and Creative Director of Balaji Telefilms and has produced innumerable television series like Hum Paanch, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kahiin To Hoga, Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kkusum, Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai, Kasamh Se and Bandini . She has produced several Bollywood films also that include Kyo Kii… Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta, Kucch To Hai, Krishna Cottage, Love Sex aur Dhokha, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Shor in the City, Ragini MMS and superhit Vidya Balan starrer The Dirty Picture. Her upcoming productions include Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum, Lootera, Shootout at Wadala, Rock The Shaadi and Once Upon a Time Again. On the other hand, Amri ...
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Success more dangerous than failure: Shahid Kapoor
The Express Tribune Blogs - almost 5 years
MUMBAI:  In his almost decade-old Bollywood career, actor Shahid Kapoor has gone through a lot of personal and professional ups and downs. But despite as many as six back-to-back box office disappointments behind him, he is undeterred because he feels success can do more harm than failure. “Success can be more dangerous than failure. When you are successful, you feel that you are doing everything right. So, failure can teach you a lot. I just believe in ‘going out and doing your best’,” Kapoor told IANS. After Bollywood director Vishal Bharadwaj’s hit film Kaminey in which Kapoor featured in a double role opposite Priyanka Chopra, he was seen in Dil Bole Hadippa!, Chance Pe Dance, Paathshaala, Badmaash Company, Milenge Milenge and Mausam. Alas, none of them generated good business. Now he will once again be seen with Priyanka Chopra, his rumoured former girlfriend, in Kunal Kohli’s Teri Meri Kahaani which will release June 22. He is hoping th ...
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Amrita Rao gives hair styling & make up tips
The Times of India - almost 5 years
Amrita Rao gives hair styling & make up tips
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I want to be India’s girl next door: Amrita Rao
The Times Of India - about 5 years
The actor, who is slated to be in town today, says that the priority for her has never been to win the race but to continue doing what she love doing without compromizing on her comfort zone.
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Gauri Sinh: Will you go Green this Ganeshotsav? - Daily News & Analysis
Google News - over 5 years
Actors like Amrita Rao and Salman Khan have been vocal in their support for eco-friendly materials for deities. Advocating clay and eco-friendly colours as opposed to Plaster of Paris (which, say experts, can take up to two years to dissolve fully in
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Ganesh Chathurti: Will you go green, asks Amrita Rao - Daily News & Analysis
Google News - over 5 years
The homecoming of Ganpati Bappa, was exciting ever since childhood. Those 10 days we had a new family member — charming, enthralling and blissful. As a kid I was much piqued by the rolly polly cute God who
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Amala Paul ousts Preetika Rao - Deccan Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Whereas Preetika Rao, sister of Bollywood actress Amrita Rao, is all set to make her T-town debut with Priyudu opposite Varun Sandesh. “Intially, we thought of casting Preetika Rao and shot for two days in Vijayawada. No offence to her, but we realised
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East Meets West: Who Wears Jackets Best? - Desi Hits!
Google News - over 5 years
Firstly R&B singer, Rihanna sports a yellow coloured jacket, while B-town's girl next door actress, Amrita Rao goes for the shiny blue jacket. Rihanna does a great job of carrying off this yellow coloured jacket, her funky hairstyle and shades add to
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Amrita Rao
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 29
    She married her boyfriend, Anmol, a Radio Jockey after 7 years of dating on 15 May 2016 in Mumbai.
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  • 2011
    Age 24
    Rao's only film of 2011 was Love U Mr. Kalakaar! and her second movie under Rajshri Productions.
    More Details Hide Details She was generally praised for her physical performance, but the movie generated mostly negative reviews and became a commercial failure. Nikhat Kazmi of the Times of India wrote, "Amrita Rao at best, but the film is so predictable and so long, it loses impact." Rao has also made special appearances in Heyy Babyy (2007), Life Partner (2007) and Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (2010). 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). She 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. 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.
  • 2008
    Age 21
    In 2008, Rao appeared in her third blockbuster, Shyam Benegal's comedy film Welcome to Sajjanpur.
    More Details Hide Details She played the role of Kamala, a woman who is desperate for communication from her husband Bansiram (Kunal Kapoor), a labourer at a dockyard in Mumbai. The film tells the story of several villagers, including a child widow, an abandoned wife, a harried mother, a corrupt neta, a romantic compounder and their serious and mischievous problems. The film received positive reviews and earned, making it the second-highest-grossing film in Rao's career. Hindustan Times noted, "Amrita Rao is sweetness personified." She received a Stardust Best Actress Award for her performance. Rao starred with Harman Baweja in Victory, an Indian cricket-based sports film which focuses on a struggling cricketer who defies all odds to realize an almost impossible dream. The film received generally mixed reviews from critics, and Rao garnered acclaim for her performance as a Herman's childhood friend Nandini. The film faced competition from other films such Raaz 2 and Dev D and failed to do well. With a huge budget, it only managed to gross and was declared a disaster by Boxoffice-India. That same year, Rao took on the lead role in Neeraj Vora's comedy drama Short Kut: The Con is On opposite Akshaye Khanna, produced by Anil Kapoor. The film stars Rao as Mansi, girlfriend of Akshaye's character. Critical response towards the comedy film was negative and, though having grossed its budget back, it was considered a financial disappointment.
    She took a guest appearance as Nirja Rathore in Shaurya in 2008, a film which revolves around the court-martial of a Muslim officer in the Indian army, for shooting his commanding officer.
    More Details Hide Details The film is set against the backdrop of the Kashmir Conflict in Northern India. Mainly inspired from the Hollywood movie A Few Good Men, Shaurya received positive reviews from the critics, and the film did average business at the box-office.
    In 2008, she appeared in the drama film My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves opposite newcomer Nikhil Dwivedi.
    More Details Hide Details She played Riya, an orphan who lives a middle-class lifestyle in Mumbai and works as an assistant director for a movie producer. The film received overwhelmingly negative reviews and performed poorly at the box office. Rao's performance was praised by some critics; OneIndia Entertainment noted, "Amrita Rao looks gorgeous, but her role isn't substantial enough."
  • 2007
    Age 20
    Rao was cast alongside Mahesh Babu in the 2007 Telugu action film Athidhi.
    More Details Hide Details The film was directed and co-written by Surender Reddy. She played the girlfriend of Mahesh's character. Athidhi achieved success at the box office, grossing over in 4 weeks, despite having had a limited theatrical release. She received mostly positive reviews, with critics praising the chemistry between Rao and Mahesh Babu. Rediff noted, "Amrita Rao, who makes her debut in Telugu films, makes a mark." Other critics, such as Sify wrote that, "Amrita Rao is not only beautiful but also glamorous. She has proved that she could be yet another native girl for Tollywood. She emoted well with convincing histrionics fit for Telugu screen."
  • TEENAGE
  • 2006
    Age 19
    She 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".
    More Details Hide Details 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. She looks the character and is splendid all through." At the 13th Star Screen Award, Rao received a Best Actress nomination.
  • 2005
    Age 18
    Rao co-starred alongside Shahid Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt in the 2005 drama Vaah!
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2004
    Age 17
    In 2004, Rao starred in Indra Kumar's adult comedy Masti, opposite Vivek Oberoi.
    More Details Hide Details The film received positive responses from critics, 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 she 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; she played Radhika, Gaurang Kaul's love interest.
  • 2003
    Age 16
    In May 2003, Rao starred with Shahid Kapoor in the coming-of-age romance film Ishq Vishk as a college student.
    More Details Hide Details Rao's portrayal earned her several awards, including Filmfare Best Female Debut Award (2003) and IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year, (2004).
    Rao was born and raised in Mumbai; she made her screen debut in Ab Ke Baras (2002), for which she was nominated for the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details 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. She 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.
  • 2002
    Age 15
    In 2002, Rao played her first leading role as Anjali Thapar in Raj Kanwar's fantasy thriller Ab Ke Baras.
    More Details Hide Details Film critic Planet Bollywood wrote, "Amrita Rao comes out the real winner, with her dancing skills, innocent looks and decent acting skills".
    Before starting her career as an actor, Rao appeared in several commercials during her college days. Her first public appearance was in 2002 when she was seventeen; she was featured in the music video for Alisha Chinoy's song Woh Pyar Mera.
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  • OTHER
  • 1981
    Age -6
    Born on June 7, 1981.
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