Ameesha Patel is an Indian actress and model who predominantly appears in Bollywood films. She has also appeared in a few Telugu and Tamil films. She has won a Filmfare Award. She made her big-screen debut with ‘Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai’ alongside Hrithik Roshan which was released in 2000.
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Early Life and Careers:
Ameesha Patel was born on 9 June 1975 to a Gujarati family in Mumbai, India. As of 2021, Ameesha Patel’s age is 45 years. She is the daughter of Amit Patel and Asha Patel. She has one brother, Ashmit Patel. She is the granddaughter of the famous lawyer-politician Barrister Rajni Patel, who was the Congress Pradesh Committee President of Mumbai. She did her schooling at Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai, India. Later she joined Tufts University, Boston, USA where completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce.
She has been a trained Bharatnatyam dancer since the age of five. Her birth name is a blend of the first three letters of her father’s name Amit and the last three letters of her mother’s name Asha.
She started her career as an economic analyst at Khandwala Securities Limited after graduation. Later on, she received an offer from Morgan Stanley but turned it down. After returning to India, she joined Satyadev Dubey’s theatre group and acted in plays, including an Urdu language play titled Neelam (1999), that was written by Tanveer Khan, upon receiving permission from her conservative parents. At the same time she plunged into modelling, appearing in several commercial campaigns. Patel has also modelled for well-known Indian brands such as Bajaj, Fair & Lovely, Cadburys, Fem, Lux and many more.
She made her big-screen debut with a blockbuster Hindi ‘Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai'(2000) alongside Hrithik Roshan which was directed by Rakesh Roshan. The same year, she also marks her Tollywood debut with ‘Badri’ alongside Pawan Kalyan. In 2003, she debuted to Tamil film industry with ‘Pudhiya Geethai’.
|Real Name||Ameesha Amit Patel|
|Stage Name||Ameesha Patel|
|Profession(s)||Actress, Producer, Model|
|Birthday||9 June 1975|
|Father Name||Amit Patel|
|Mother Name||Asha Patel|
|Sibling(s)||Brother- Ashmit Patel (Actor)|
|Current City||Mumbai, India|
|School||Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai, India|
|College||Tufts University, Boston, USA|
|Eduction||A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce|
|Hobbies & Interest||Dance, Reading, Watching movies, Travelling|
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|Ameesha Patel Facebook|
|Ameesha Patel Twitter|
|Ameesha Patel Youtube||Youtube|
Lesser Known Facts / Rumors / Controversies
- Her birth name, Amisha is a mixture of first three letters of her father’s name, Amit and last three letters of her mother’s name, Asha.
- Ameesha Patel was born in a Gujarati family. Her grandfather, Rajni Patel was a famous lawyer and politician who had also served as the President of Pradesh Congress Committee, Mumbai.
- When she was only five years old, she started learning Bharatanatyam and within a very short period of time, she got trained in it.
- Having completed her graduation in the USA, Patel received an offer from an American Investment Banking Company, Morgan Stanley, but she turned it down.
- After returning to India, Patel joined Satyadev Dubey’s theatre group and acted in plays, including an Urdu language play titled Neelam (1999).
- Patel has also modelled for well-known Indian brands like Bajaj Sevashram, Fair & Lovely, Cadburys Jai Lime, Fem, Lux, and some others.
- Her debut film, Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000) was a big hit on the box-office.
- Rakesh Roshan selected her when he invited her family for lunch. Prior to her, the role of the lead actress in Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai was given to Kareena Kapoor, but she rejected.
- Her film- Gadar: Ek Prem Katha was a huge success at the box office. The film is one of the biggest hits in the history of Hindi cinema. To be cast as a lead actress for the film, 22 girls were shortlisted from 500 girls who came to audition for the film. Eventually, Patel was selected.
- Between 2002 to 2005, Patel had also appeared in some talk shows such as Rendezvous with Simi Garewal and The Manish Malhotra Show.
- In 2008, she appeared in a bikini item number, ‘Lazy Lamhe’ in Kunal Kohli’s ‘Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic.’ For the song, she learned scuba-diving, which took 15 days.
- In August 2009, after five years of her family feud, Mumbai Mirror, a local Newspaper in Mumbai, reported that Ameesha Patel and her brother, Ashmit, had patched up on the occasion of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ and were spotted together at PVR Cinemas in Juhu.
- On 23 April 2011, she launched her production company, Ameesha Patel Productions in collaboration with her friend, Kuunal Goomer.
- In 2019, she participated in Bigg Boss 13. The show’s host, Salman Khan made her ‘Malkin’ of the show who kept an eye on each and every contestant.
- Controversy: In August 2006, an Air India employee lodged a complaint against Patel. The employee alleged that Patel misbehaved with her after Patel’s companion was not upgraded to the first class on Mumbai-New York flight on 18 August 2006. Patel was going to attend the annual parade of India’s Independence day in New York. However, the organisers of the parade sent an apology letter and clarified that they had booked two first-class tickets for Patel and her companion but the booking was transferred automatically from one flight to another, which created confusion.
- Controversy: When she had an affair with the director-cum-producer, Vikram Bhatt, there was a rift between her and her family. She accused her father of embezzling her Rs. 12 crores to resurrect the family business. In July 2004, She sent a legal notice to her father and demanded her money back. However, in 2009, the matter got sorted out.
- She was dating with Vikram Bhatt (Director, Producer) from 1999 to 2008. She then started to date with Kanav Puri (Businessman) from 2008 to 2010.
Ameesha Patel’s Additional Information
- Does Ameesha Patel know cooking? – No.
- Does Ameesha Patel smoke? – Not known.
- Does Ameesha Patel drinks alcohol? – Yes.
- Does Ameesha Patel go to the gym? – Yes.
- Ameesha Patel’s boyfriends: Vikram Bhatt (Director, Producer, 1999-2008), Kanav Puri (Businessman, 2008-2010) .
- Ameesha Patel’s shoe size is 7.5.
- Ameesha Patel’s height is 5’5″
- Ameesha Patel’ father name is Amit Patel.
- Ameesha Patel’ mother name is Asha Patel.
- Ameesha Patel’ birthday date is 9 June 1975.
- As of 2021, Ameesha Patel’ age is 45 years.
- Ameesha Patel’ hometown is Mumbai.
- Ameesha Patel’ mother tongue is Gujarati/Hindi.
Ameesha Patel Filmography / Upcoming Movies / Movies List :
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