Ameesha Patel (pronounced [əˈmiːʂa pəˈʈeːl]; born Amisha Amit Patel on June 9, 1975) is an Indian actress and model who predominantly appears in Bollywood films. She has also appeared in a few Telugu films and one Tamil film. She has won a Filmfare Award.Patel made her acting debut in the romantic thriller blockbuster Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai. She rose to prominence by featuring in top grossing productions- Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001), which became one of the biggest hits in the history of Hindi cinema, earning her a Filmfare Special Performance Award, Humraaz (2002) and Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007).
In 1999, Patel met filmmaker Vikram Bhatt on the set of their first movie together; Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002), and they started dating since the film's release. Later, it caused a rift between the Patel and Bhatt families with Patel running through a financial crisis after her father used her hard-earned money to resurrect a family business, causing misunderstandings between Patel and her parents. In July 2004, Patel sent a legal notice to her father for mismanaging her accounts and assets amounting to Rs 120 million and demanding the money back. Patel's relationship with Bhatt was often reported to the media speculating on a possible marriage.In January 2008, the media reported that Patel and Bhatt broke their five-year relationship. Bhatt confirmed the break-up in a conversation with Mid-Day. Shortly afterwards, Patel's parents explained their willingness to reconcile with their daughter and that "everybody is happy about the break-up" but their relationship remained strained. On 12 March 2008, Patel was spotted with London-based businessman Kanav Puri at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. In June 2008, she confirmed their relationship in an interview with Mid-Day: "I did not admit to Kanav sooner because he's very special and I did not want to jinx it. It was too precious for me to talk about it to people. It's almost six months now and now I am feeling secure and now I know our relationship is too strong for anything or anyone to come between us." The media once reported that she married Puri but she denied these rumours.In August 2009, Mumbai Mirror reported that Patel and her brother, Ashmit, had patched up on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and were spotted together at PVR Cinemas in Juhu. Although the siblings agreed that the matter is sorted, they preferred not to speak about it publicly.In December 2009, Patel's mother Asha had revealed they have finally ended their five-year estrangement during an interview with The Times of India.In September 2010, Mumbai Mirror reported that Patel broke off the relationship with her long-time boyfriend Kanav Puri, to focus on her career. She confirmed it via Twitter.
Patel was born in a Gujarati family to Amit and Asha Patel. She is the sister of Ashmit Patel and the granddaughter of lawyer-politician Barrister Rajni Patel, who was the Congress Pradesh Committee President of Mumbai. She was born in the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai and 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 studied at the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai and was head girl for the academic year 1992–93 before heading to Tufts University in United States to study Bio-genetic engineering, which she studied for two years, and eventually switching to Economics.Patel's career began 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.
Movies & TV shows
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Parama Veera Chakra
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Chatur Singh Two Star
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Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic
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Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.
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Om Shanti Om
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Aap Ki Khatir
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A femme fatale sinks her claws into the life of a married doctor and his family.
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Mere Jeevan Saathi
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Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera
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Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai
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Mangal Pandey - The Rising
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Shart: The Challenge
He was challenged by his girlfriend to get a woman to marry him. He discovered that his sister has a protective brother.
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Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai
A college slacker pursues the girl of his dreams and will do just about anything to get her to like him.
Yeh Hai Jalwa
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Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage
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Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
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Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
A man and a girl are happy in life. They are separated by circumstance.
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