Amrita Rao, a well known actress of Bollywood, made her debut in Bollywood with `Ab Ke Baras`, in 2002. She is considered to be one of the most promising actress of Bollywood. This model turned actress has got both beauty and talent to make it big in Bollywood. Apart from receiving praise for her acting skills, Amrita Rao is also known for her advertsiemsnts as she has featured in a number of popular advertisements. Amrita Rao was born on 7th June, in the year 1981 to a Saraswat Brahmin family in Mumbai. She has spent her growing years in Mumbai. Apart from Hindi and English language, she can also communicate in Marathi and Konkani language.
Modeling career of Amrita Rao:
Amrita Rao, a student of psychology in Sophia College in Mumbai, started her career in modeling by winning the audition of `Fairever Cream`. She earned recognition with her performance in the advertisment, Cadbury`s Perk Karwa and Bru coffee. Soon, she became a sought after model of India and in spite of receiving acting offers from Bollywood movies, she refused, as ahe wanted to complte her education.
Film career of Amrita Rao:
Amrita Rao wanted to be an actress right from her childhood. But, she feared to nurture her dream as she was not aware of the the functioning of the industry of Bollywood. But, her luck and sheer urge made her step into Bollywood in the year 2002, with `Ab Ke Baras`, which was the launching movie of Aarya, Raj Babbar`s ( a reputed actor of Bollywood) son. Though the film didn`t manage to do well as per the box office standards, she was offered a role in the historical movie, `The Legend of Bhagat Singh`, which she accepted. Next came `Ishq Vishq`, which established her as a Bollywood actress and also earned her the image of `girl next door`. It was followed by movies, such as `Masti`, `Main Hoon Na`, `Pyare Mohan`, `Shikhar` and `Vaah - Life Ho To Aisi`. The Sooraj Barjatya ( a well known Bollywood director) film, `Vivah`, was the turning point of her career, which was a big hit as per the box office sandards). Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao is considered to be the most happening pair of Bollywood as far as the recent times are concerned.
Nominations and Awards received by Amrita Rao:
Amrita Rao won the Zee Cine Awards for the category of Best Female Debut for `Ishq Vishq` in 2004. Among other awards, the most notable one is IIFA (International Indian Film Academy Awards) for the category of Best Female Debut in 2004 for `Ishq Vishq`. She also won the Superstar of Tomorrow Stardust Award for the same film. Recently, in the year 2007, she received the Young Achiever Award from GR8 Women Awards. She was also nominated for the FilmFare Awards for the category of Best Supporting Actress for the movie `Main Hoon Na`.
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