Amrita Rao Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Amrita Deepak Rao is an Indian actress. Her nickname is Ammu. Let us dig in detail and know more about Amrita Rao’s personal and professional life.

Biography/Wiki

Amrita Rao was born on 7 June 1981 (age 37; as in 2018) in Pune, Maharashtra, India. she traces her roots back to Mangalore, Karnataka, India. She joined Canossa Convent Girls School, Mumbai. She went to Sophia College for Women, Mumbai for her graduation in Psychology but dropped out due to modelling offers.

After getting three years training in classical singing, she became a skilled Hindustani Classical Singer.

Physical Appearance

Height: 5′ 4″

Weight: 50 kg

Figure Measurements: 34-26-34

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Family, Husband & Caste

Amrita was born into a Brahmin family. Her father is Deepak Rao who runs an advertising agency in Mumbai. Her mother’s name is Kanchan rao.

Amrita Rao with her father, Deepak Rao

Amrita Rao with her father, Deepak Rao

Amrita Rao with her mother

Amrita Rao with her mother

She has a twin sister, Preetika Rao, who is an actress.

Amrita Rao with her sister, Preetika Rao

Amrita Rao with her sister, Preetika Rao

She is married to Anmol Sood who is a Radio Jockey. They got married on 15 May 2016 after seven years of long relationship.

Amrita Rao with her husband RJ Anmol

Amrita Rao with her husband RJ Anmol

Career

Amrita began her career as a model along with her sister, Preetika Rao. She has modeled at various fashion shows. She got her big break with the TV commercial for Fairever Face Cream. Since then, there has been no looking back for her; she has appeared in commercials for Close-up, Godrej No. 1, Jolen Creme Bleach, Wrigley Chewing Gum, Fena Detergent, Anne French, etc.

Amrita Rao ramp walk at Jaipur Couture Show Season 2

Amrita Rao ramp walk at Jaipur Couture Show Season 2

In 2002, she was seen in Alisha Chinoy’s music video, Woh Pyar Mera Woh Yaar Mera.

In the same year, she debuted with the Bollywood film, “Ab Ke Baras,” paired opposite Arya Babbar.

Amrita Rao Bollywood film debut Ab Ke Baras 2002

Amrita Rao Bollywood film debut Ab Ke Baras 2002

She fetched recognition after playing the role of Poonam in the successful Bollywood film, “Vivah.”

She made an entrance in the Telugu cinema with the movie named “Athidhi” in 2007.

Amrita Rao Telugu film debut Athidhi 2007

Amrita Rao Telugu film debut Athidhi 2007

In 2009, she judged the contestants of the Indian reality TV show, Perfect Bride that aired on STAR Plus.

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Next, she worked in the TV serial, Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai, in which she represented the character of Kalyani Gaikwad.

Controversies

  •  Esha Deol and Amrita Rao were involved in fights during the shoot of the film, “Pyare Mohan” (2006). In an interview, Esha explained “Yes, I slapped Amrita. One day after pack-up, she abused me in front of my director, Indra Kumar and my cameraman and I thought that was totally out of line. To protect my self-respect and dignity, in the heat of the moment, I slapped her. I have no regrets because she totally deserved it for her behavior towards me at that point in time. I just stood up for myself and my dignity.”
  •  In 2007, Amrita denied an offer of a film from Yash Raj Films, where she had to kiss Ranbir Kapoor on-screen. As a result, there was a conflict between Amrita and Ranbir Kapoor.
  •  In 2015, it was rumored that she and RJ Anmol got married in a secret ceremony.
  •  She was surrounded by controversy in 2018 when she criticized Wikipedia on her twitter account for mentioning wrong information on their website.
Amrita Rao's wikipedia controversy

Amrita Rao’s wikipedia controversy

Awards & Achievements

  • International Indian Film Academy Award – Star Debut of the Year Female – “Ishq Vishk” in 2004
  • Stardust Award – Superstar of Tomorrow Female – “Ishq Vishk” in 2004
  • Sansui Award – Best Female Debut – “Ishq Vishk” in 2004
  • GR8 Women Award – Young Achiever – “Vivah” in 2007
  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award – “Vivah” in 2007
  • Anandalok Award – Most Promising New Talent – “Vivah” in 2007
  • Sports World Award – Jodi of the Year (along with Shahid Kapoor) – “Vivah” in 2007
  • Stardust Award – Best Actress – “Welcome to Sajjanpur” in 2009
  • ERTC Herald Global Award – 50 Most Inspirational Women of Maharashtra in 2017
  • Kolkata Kalakar Award – Best Actress Category (Bollywood) – “Love U…Mr. Kalakaar!” in 2012

Salary

Amrita gets paid around ₹1 Crore per film.

Favourite Things

  • Food: Vegetable Stew, Corn Soup, Red Thai Curry, Curd Rice, Chocolate Cake
  • Cuisines: Italian, Mangalorean, Thai
  • Drink: Mocktail (Blue Driver)
  • Restaurant:  Out Of The Blue in Mumbai
  • Film: Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
  • Directors: Sooraj Barjatya, Farah Khan
  • Singers: Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar
  • Songs: Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya, Aap Yun Hi Agar Humse Milte Rahe, Abhi Na Jaao Chhodkar Ke Dil Abhi Bhara Nahin, Tum Mujhe Yun Bhula Na Paoge
  • Colors: Pink, Beige
  • Designer: Jerry D’Souza
  • Destination: Goa

Facts

  • Amrita Rao hails from a traditional Konkani family.
  • She is a vegetarian.
  • She likes reading short stories and singing.
  • She was named Amrita after her grandfather, Amrit Rao, who was a freedom fighter.
  • She has family relations with Guru Dutt; as her grandfather and Guru Dutt were second cousins.
Amrita Rao's relative Guru Dutt

Amrita Rao’s relative Guru Dutt

  • She mentioned in one of her interviews that she went to a strict school. Even if a button was missing here and a clip missing there, they were punished. She had to always be obedient.
  • In her teenage, she had a huge crush on Indian cricketer, Nayan Mongia.
Amrita Rao's first crush, Nayan Mongia

Amrita Rao’s first crush, Nayan Mongia

  • She is commonly acknowledged as the “Girl-Next-Door of Bollywood.”
  • In 2010, she accepted the offer of Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s film, “The Legend of Kunal,” also starring Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu. However, the film did not release.
  • In 2010, Amrita worked in a film alongside Neil Nitin Mukesh, directed by Ken Ghosh. Nevertheless, the film was again not released.
  • Amrita Rao was considered for the role of Salman Khan‘s sister in the Bollywood film, “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.” She declined the role because of its negative characteristics and had no interest in performing the role of his sister.
  • She refused to work in the Hollywood film “A Knight With The King.”
  • After Madhuri Dixit, the renowned painter “M. F. Husain” chose her as his second inspiration and the subject of his paintings.
Amrita Rao with M.F Husain

Amrita Rao with M.F Husain

  • She can speak easily in different languages like English, Hindi, Marathi, and Konkani.
  • She wants to work in a black and white film.
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