Amrita Rao is an Indian film actress and model. She has appeared in Hindi films of Bollywood and one movie in Telugu. Rao was born and raised in Mumbai; she made her screen debut in Ab Ke Baras (2002). 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. For her role in Ab Ke Baras, Amrita was nominated for the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award in 2003.
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.” She married her boyfriend, Anmol, a Radio Jockey, after 7 years of dating on 15 May 2016 in Mumbai. 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.
She recently starred in the movie Thackrey (2019), which was the biopic of the political influence of Thackrey on the state of Maharashtra. She starred alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui in this movie. She recently gave birth to a baby boy on November 1, 2020. No stranger to cameras and bright lights, she has modelled 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. Ken Ghosh approached Amrita for his debut movie Ishq Vishq after seeing 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’.