Ameesha Patel Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki Real NameAmisha Amit Patel Profession(s)Actress, Producer, Model Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 162 cm in meters- 1.62 m in Feet Inches- 5' 4” Eye ColourDark Brown Hair ColourBlack Career DebutAs an Actress Hindi: Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Ameesha Patel
Does Ameesha Patel drink alcohol?: Yes
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.
Rajni Patel was the grandfather of Ameesha Patel
When she was only five years old, she started learning Bharatanatyam and within a very short period of time, she got trained in it.
A childhood photo of Ameesha Patel and her brother
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 September 2004, Patel Joined PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). She does not support the captivity of animals in zoos. Once she stated-
“George Washington, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi… we had them. Animals don’t; they need us. Let’s fight for their freedom.”
In February 2005, she also performed at the HELP! Telethon Concert to raise money for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
In 2006, she joined an NGO called PlanetRead, which helps people in villages to learn reading through film songs.
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. Mumbai Mirror
A number of times, Patel has also been named as one of the sexiest Bollywood actresses. Rediff
Patel has also been featured on the cover page of Maxim India three times.
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.
Here’s an interesting video about Ameesha Patel’s biography:
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