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AMRITA RAO
Date of Birth 07-06-1981
Nationality Indian
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Amrita Rao (?mr?t?a? ra?u) 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.

Personal life

Amrita was born in Mumbai to a Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin family. She speaks Hindi, English, Marathi, besides her mother tongue, Konkani.She attended Convent Girls School (Prabhadevi) in Mumbai, and later enrolled in Sophia College to pursue a degree in Psychology. Her sister, Preetika Rao, is a Model, Journalist-Columnist and a South-Indian film actress.


Career
Modeling

While studying in Sophia College, Amrita 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.


Acting

Amrita made born June 7, 1981 her acting debut with Anjali Thapar/Nandini in Ab Ke Baras with Arya Babbar (2002), and followed that with her (2003) film, Ishq Vishk, in which she portrayed Payal with Shahid Kapoor. She became an overnight star after the success that film. She followed this up with films Aanchal Mehta in Masti and in (2004) she playing Sanjana (Sanju) Bakshi in Main Hoon Na with Zayed Khan , Deewaar (2004), and she playing Priya Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi with Shahid Kapoor (2005), and Madhvi in Shikharwith her co-Star Shahid Kapoor (2005), and she role Piya inPyare Mohan with vivek oberoi (2006). (2006) She was playing in Heyy Babyy in Special appearance in song "Heyy Babyy. She starred in Sooraj R. Barjatya s Blockbuster Vivah (2006) opposite Shahid Kapoor.She starred in Shortkut: The Con is On opposite Arshad Warsi.

Awards and nominations
Filmfare Awards

Nominated

    2004: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for Ishq Vishk
    2005: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Main Hoon Na

Star Screen Awards

Nominated

    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

Nominated

    2004: Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut for Ishq Vishk

International Indian Film Academy Awards

Winner

    2004: IIFA Awards, Best Female Debut for Ishq Vishk

Stardust Awards

Winner

    2004: Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow - Female for Ishq Vishk
    2009: Stardust Searchlight Best Actress Award for Welcome to Sajjanpur

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

    













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