Amrita Rao – Biography, Career, Awards and Net Worth
Amrita Rao is an Indian actress and model with the girl next door image. She has appeared in hit movies like ‘Ishq Vishk’, ‘Main Hoon Na’ and ‘Vivah’. Her chemistry with actor Shahid Kapoor in the movie ‘Vivah’ was cracking and still cherished by lovebirds.
Born in 1981, Amrita Rao appears in Hindi and Telugu films. She worked with Bollywood stars such as Sushmita Sen, Boman Irani, Sunny Deol and Shah Rukh Khan. She is actress of a complete package; strong acting, gracious dancing, unmatched simplicity and charm.
Amrita Rao : Early Life and Personal Details
Amrita Rao was born on June 17, 1981 in Mumbai. Her father, Deepak Rao owns an advertising agency and her mother is a homemaker. Her younger sister, Preetika Rao is also a model and actress. She completed her early education from Canossa Convent Girls School, Mumbai. After this, she enrolled in the Sophia College of Mumbai to pursue degree in psychology.
Amrita Rao is 5 feet 5 inches tall with long black hair and pretty black eyes. Her toned body weighs 48 kg and measures 34-23-34. She shares Gemini as sun sign and practices Hindu religion. Besides modelling and acting, her primary interest is to read short stories. Amitabh Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit are her favorite actors. Being native of Mangalore, she is a big fan of Mangalorian food. Apart from acting and dancing, she is prominent in singing either.
Caption: Amrita Rao with her husband
Amrita Rao gave many hit movies with Shahid Kapoor and shared great on-screen chemistry with him. There were many rumors about their affair and relationship. But, both denied it and labelled it as a gossip. In 2016, Rao married her boyfriend, Anmol, a Radio Jockey after dating for 7 years.
Caption: Amrita Rao with Shahid Kapoor in ‘Vivah’
Amrita Rao : Career
At the tender age of 17, she started her modelling career. She worked in several commercials and music videos. In 2002, she made her acting debut with ‘Ab Ke Baras’. Although, the movie was average, she succeeds to make her presence in the movie industry.
Rao introduced herself to the Bollywood in a grand way with the 2003 romantic film ‘Ishq Vishk’. In this movie she portrayed the role of simple and sweet college girl along with Shahid Kapoor. The movie was hit and helped Rao to establish in the industry. Her role as Payal was widely loved by youth and developed a cult status among college students.
Rao continued her journey with hit movies like ‘Masti’, ‘Main Hoon Na’, ‘Vivah’, ‘Athidhi’ and ‘Jolly LLB’. Her most notable performance came in the 2006 movie ‘Vivah’ starring alongside Shahid Kapoor. This movie established Rao as a national star. It brings more name and fame to her.
Rao’s latest venture was a TV show named ‘Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai’, which was aired on &TV. She portrayed the role of legendary singer Lata Manesshkar.
Amrita Rao : Awards
In her career, Amrita Rao received much credit for her performances in ‘Ishq Vishk’ and ‘Vivah’. She won the IIFA Award in 2004 for ‘Ishq Vishk’ and Stardust Award in 2009 for ‘Welcome to Sajjanpur’. At the young age of 25, she won prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award.
Amrita Rao : Net Worth and Lifestyle
Amrita Rao is one the richest female celebrity in India. Her present estimated net worth is $20 Million. She charges Rs 1 Crore per film. She endorses many brands like D’Damas Gold Jewellery, Parachute Hair Oil and Miss Players Apparels.
Amrita Rao is avid social media user and regularly post her picture in Facebook and Instagram. She likes to wear exclusive dress designed by her favorite designer, Jerr D’Souza. Being allergic to spicy food, she prefers bland continental cuisines. She loves to explore new places and her most preferred destination is Goa. The newly married Amrita Rao is living happy and comfortable life.