Amisha Patel Is Double Trouble

Amisha Patel Is Double Trouble

Amisha Amit Patel was born on the 9th of June, 1975, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her parents are Amit and Asha Patela. Her name is in fact, an amalgam of her parents’ names: ‘Ami’ from Amit and ‘ sha’ from Asha. Her brother is actor Asmit Patel. Her grandfather is renowned lawyer-politician Barrister Rajni Patel, who was once the Congress Pradesh Committee President of Bombay.

Amisha Patel’s Race To The Finish

Amisha Patel's Race To The Finish

Amisha Patel In Red

Amisha Patel In Red

Amisha did her studies from Mumbai’s Cathedral and John Cannon School and after passing out, went to USA to major in Economics from Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts. She trained in the classical dance form of Bharatnatyam since she was five years old.

Amisha Patel In Denim Hot Pants

Amisha Patel In Denim Hot Pants

Amisha Patel In Black

Amisha Patel In Black

She has worked as an economic analyst for Khandwala Securities Limited. After returning to India, Amisha got involved in theatre and joined Satyadev Dubey’s theatre group and acted in many of their plays. She started modelling too, during this period and was the face of many prestigious brands and advertising campaigns.

 

Amisha Patel In A Blue Gown

Amisha Patel In A Blue Gown

Amisha made her debut in Bollywood alongwith Hrithik Roshan in Rakesh Roshan’s film Kaho Na…Pyaar Hai that was supposed to be a launch pad for Hrithik, in 2000. Though the film was offered to her when she was fresh out of school; she opted to go abroad for her higher studies and the film went to actress Kareena Kapoor who was also ready to debut in Bollywood. But, things turned a full circle and when Kareena walked out of the film, it was offered to Amisha once again, and this time she was ready. The movie was a humongous hit and established Hrithik Roshan as the next superstar. Amisha unfortunately, didn’t benefit that much from the film as did the Roshans, but she got noticed.

Her second film was the Telugu language film Badri with actor Pawan Kalyan as her co-star, which struck gold at the box office.  

Amisha Patel Is Dynamic In Black

Amisha Patel Is Dynamic In Black

Amisha Patel Striking In Black and Red

Amisha Patel Striking In Black and Red

In 2001, she once again saw super success with the Anil Sharma directed film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, opposite actor Sunny Deol. This film was signed by Amisha much before her first film. Reportedly, she was chosen from among twenty two girls who were in turn selected for a screen test from a group of five hundred girls who had appeared for the auditions. Amisha had to give a twelve hour audition before she landed the role. Her performance as Sakeena in the film fetched her the Filmfare Special Performance Award.

Amisha Patel At Ease In Shorts

Amisha Patel At Ease In Shorts

Amisha Patel In Basic Black

Amisha Patel In Basic Black

Her next few films did not do well at the box office and she had to wait till 2002, when her film Humraaz released and she tasted success again. Amisha received the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance in this Abbas-Mustan’s slick thriller. Her role demanded shades of grey.

 

Amisha Patel ‘s Mystery Morning Caller

Amisha Patel 's Mystery Morning Caller

She experienced disappointment at the box office with her next few outings, though some of hers films like Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai in 2006, could be termed as being moderately successful. Her second film with Hrithik titled Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage was a resounding commercial and critical failure.

Amisha Patel In Cream And Green

Amisha Patel In Cream And Green

 

Amisha Patel In Red

Amisha Patel In Red

Amisha has also acted in a Tamil language film Pudhiya Geethai and has done Adnan Sami’s music videos ‘Kasam’ and ‘Kasam(Unplugged)’, as well.

After facing a series of box office flops from 2002 to 2006, she switched to mainly ensemble character roles and her performance in Reena Kagtai’s film Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd was appreciated. She was also a part of the successful Akshay Kumar starrer film that was directed by Priyadarshan titled Bhool Bhulaiyaa.

Her sexy role in Kunal Kohli’s film Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magicin 2008 was her attempt to change her image and the film is known more for her sexy bikini clad song “Lazy Lamhe”, which took almost two weeks to shoot and for which she reportedly, learnt scuba diving.

She showed smart business sense and launched her production company, Ameesha Patel Productions and has already planned to produce three films under her banner in collaboration with her friend and business partner Kuunal Goomer, two of which will be directed by David Dhawan and Priyadarshan each.

In January, her latest film released; the multi-starrer film Race 2 is a sequel to the previous Abbas-Mustan hit film Race. Amisha gets to reprise the role of Anil Kapoor’s assistant, which was previously played by actress Sameera Reddy.

Amisha was in a five year relationship with director Vikram Bhatt and broke off with him in 2008. She moved on to get into a romantic relationship with businessman Kanav Puri, but this relationship ended in 2010 as she wanted to focus on her career.

Amisha Patel Does An Angelina Jolie Pose

Amisha Patel Does An Angelina Jolie Pose

During the time she was with Vikram Bhatt, she got into a very public spat with her parents and brother, and she accused them of financial misappropriation of her money and they in turn implicated her then boyfriend of manipulating her. In 2009, the family reached a sort of reconciliation.

Amisha Patel is considered to be not only one of the sexiest Bollywood actresses, but also one of its more intelligent ones.