Amrita Rao's Biography - Profile
|Name: Amrita Rao|
Birthdate: 17 June 1981, Chitrapur, India
Height: 5' (1.52 m)
Amrita was born in the Rao family on June 17, 1981 in Chitrapur, and she was not alone - for she has twin sister. Her dad's name is Deepak, they are a conservative Hindu, Konkani-speaking, Saraswat Brahmin family. Amrita has led a very protective life.
Cusp-born Amrita did not want to purse any career with Bollywood as she wanted to graduate in psychology, which she eventually did.
No stranger to cameras and bright lights, she has modeled for approximately 35 advertisements. Her first assignment was for Fairever Face Cream. Amongst other assignments that got her noticed were Hindustan Lever's 'Close-up' Cadbury's Perk, & Nestle Bru Coffee. It was film-maker Raj Kanwar who approached her about playing the lead role in 'Ab Ke Baras', which was released in 2002 after watching her in the perk commercial, where she plays a hungry bride eagerly awaiting the arrival of her husband on the religious occasion of 'Karva Chauth'. She is also associated with jewelery manufacturers D'Damas as their brand ambassador.
But it was the 2003 movie 'Ishq Vishk' that made her famous virtually overnight. Her other releases 'Masti', 'Main Hoon Na' & 'Vivah' added to her popularity. While 'Pyare Mohan', 'Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi', 'Shikhar' 'Deewar' failed to make a impact on the box office. Thus far she has won 6 awards, mostly related to her performances in 'Ishq Vishk' and 'Vivah'.
Amrita is not the only one with who is vertically challenged, others like Rani Mukherjee, Rinke Khanna, Jaya Bhaduri, Jaya Pradha, Sharmila Tagore etcetera are not tall, but did succeed in leaving their mark on height-conscious Bollywood, albeit with a little help of high platform heels and several falls.
Now barely 12 movies' old, she is already quite well-known and appreciated as a actress. She also has a Telegu movie to her credit. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi, and Konkani. She is passionate about reading short stories.
She has co-starred with Shahid Kapur, Zayed Khan, Aamir Khan, Mahesh Babu amongst others, and is currently involved in the filming of 'My Name is Anthony Gonsalves'.