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’.
Amrita Rao’s Basic Personal Info
Amrita Deepak Rao
17 June 1981 (39 Years)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, Mumbai
5ft 5in,165 cm,1.65 m
48 kg,106 lbs
RJ Anmol (Radio Jockey)
20 million USD
Ab Ke Baras (2002)
Perfect Bride (2009, as a judge)
1 crore/per film (INR)
Canossa Convent Girls School, Mumbai
Sophia College, Mumbai
Mangalorean and Thai food
Pink and Beige
Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rishi Kapoor
Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone
Hobbies, Likes & Dislikes
Reading short stories
BRU coffee, Cadbury, Kuber Nmkeen, Vivel Shampoo, Coca-Cola, Parachute, etc.
Controversies & Interesting Facts
It was believed that Amrita had secretly married RJ Anmol in 2015. But, they married publicly in 2016.
Amrita is a trained Hindustani classical singer.
She is featured in the TV show Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai &TV, a re-telling of the famous Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle rivalry where Rao is playing Lata’s character.
Her first public appearance was in the music video for Alisha Chinoy’s song Woh Pyar Mera.
She dropped out her graduation in Psychology because of modelling offers she started getting.
She and her sister started modelling during her college days.
Amrita Rao was deeply saddened by the demise of Irfan Khan as she had a deep urge to work with him.
She got married to RJ Anmol.
Amrita Rao gave birth to a baby boy on November 1, 2020.
She was born into a Konkani household.
IIFA Star Debut of the Year- Female- Ishq Vishak
Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow Award- Female- Ishq Vishak
Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Anandalok Most Promising New Talent Award for Vivah
Stardust Best Actress Award for Welcome to Sajjanpur