Ameesha Patel Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Ameesha Patel Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Ameesha Patel (born Amisha Amit Patel on June 9, 1975) is an Indian actress and model who primarily appears in Hindi films with a few Telugu appearances. She made her acting debut in the romantic thriller flick Kaho Naa in 2000... Pyaar Hai was a critical and financial success, earning her several prizes, including the Zed Cine Award for Best Female Debut.

Patel rose to stardom with the 2001 film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, which became one of the biggest hits in Hindi cinema history, garnering her a Filmfare Special Performance Award. With the successful Badri (2000), she made her Telugu film debut.

Patel has also appeared in films such as Humraaz (2002), Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai (2002), and Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), and Race 2 (2013), among others.

For her daring appearances and cleavage photoshoots, she has become a sex icon among the young.

Background and early life

Patel was born on June 9, 1975, in a Gujarati home to Amit and Asha Patel. She is Ashmit Patel's sister and the granddaughter of Mumbai Congress Pradesh Committee President Barrister Rajni Patel, a lawyer-politician. She was born in Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital and has been a Bharatnatyam dancer since the age of five. Her given name is a combination of her father's first three letters, Amit, and the final three letters of her mother's name, Asha.

Patel attended Cathedral and John Connon Schools in Mumbai and was head girl for the academic year 1992-1993 before attending Tufts University in the United States to study Bio-genetic engineering for two years before transferring to Economics.

Following graduation, Patel began his job as an economic analyst with Khandwala Securities Limited. She later received an offer from Morgan Stanley but declined it. After returning to India, she joined Satyadev Dubey's theatre group and acted in productions, including Tanveer Khan's Urdu language drama Neelam (1999), with permission from her strict parents. At the same time, she began modelling and appeared in various commercial campaigns. Patel has also modelled for a number of well-known Indian brands, including Bajaj, Fair & Lovely, Cadburys, Fem, Lux, and many others.

Rajni Patel was a lawyer and politician in the Indian National Congress. In 1986, a street in Mumbai called 'Barrisrer Rajani Patel Marge' was named after him.

Career as an actor

Initial success and debut (2000-2002)

Patel's first acting opportunity came in the shape of an offer from her father's schoolmate, Rakesh Roshan, to star in Kaho Naa... opposite his son, Hrithik Roshan. Pyaar Hai is a 2000 Bollywood film. The opportunity came right after she graduated from high school, but she turned it down because she wanted to pursue her education in the United States. Following that, Kareena Kapoor took her position, but happily, Kapoor dropped out a few days into principal photography, and Patel was given the opportunity once more during a family lunch. She quickly agreed to take on the project this time. Patel was given the opportunity to play an exuberant college girl in love who was going through a difficult time of losing her sweetheart and rediscovering a more mature relationship. The film was a spectacular success, establishing Patel as a rising star and won her Best Debut prizes at a number of award events. She co-starred with Pawan Kalyan in her second film, the Telugu language drama Badri. The film was a huge success in India, earning more than 12 crore in distributor share.

She co-starred with Sunny Deol in Anil Sharma's cross-border romance Gadar: Ek Prem Katha in 2001. Patel signed on long before she soared to fame with Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai and was one of 22 girls chosen from a pool of 500 to be screen-tested for the film. Patel had a 12-hour tryout before landing the role. The film went on to become the highest-grossing film of the year and the biggest hit of the twenty-first century, generating Rs 973 million in India. Set during the 1947 Indo-Pakistani War, it starred Patel as Sakeena, a Muslim girl who seeks safety at Deol's home during the riots and eventually falls in love with him. Her performance was lauded, and she received the Filmfare Special Performance Award as well as nominations for Best Actress at several award shows. According to Taran Adarsh of IndiaFM, "despite being a one-film-old, Amisha Patel deserves full marks for handling the complex role with elegance. She looks the character she is portraying and impresses with a natural performance."

These box office successes were followed by a string of box office failures. She portrayed a successful singer who was abandoned by her mother at the time of her birth in Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar (2001).

Patel had three fails in 2002. She portrayed Sapna, who is imprisoned in protective custody of her own father, in Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage. She appeared in this film for the second time with Hrithik Roshan. In contrast to their successful partnership in Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai, the film, was a flop on both the critical and commercial fronts. Patel's performance in the film was criticized by some in the media, but she clarified in an interview that there was a "error" because the scene explaining that her character is supposed to be asthmatic in the film was edited out without realizing that one shot would make such a difference, causing confusion to the viewer about her appearing out of breath, as if she's overacting or crying. Patel's disastrous sequel resumed in 2002 with Kranti and David Dhawan's comedy Yeh Hai Jalwa. She had little box office success the following year with Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai, in which she played a career-oriented young woman who rejects Aftab Shivdasani's character's advances. Then, in her final release of the year, Humraaz, she became the fifth highest-grossing picture of the year at the box office, and her performance got her a nomination for Filmfare Best Actress. For the first time, she played a bad character in the Abbas-Mustan marital thriller. She played Akshaye Khanna's girlfriend, who marries Bobby Deol to steal his fortune - but when she sees Bobby's honesty, her character surrenders to him. "Amisha Patel is just about okay as Akshaye's lover (first half), but splendid as Bobby's wife (second half); this performance should silence her detractors for sure; she also looks her best with admirable outfits and perfect make-up," Taran Adarsh said.

Phase of struggle (2003-2006)

Patel's acting career suffered a setback from 2003 to 2006. Following Humraaz's moderate success, she had a streak of failed films that lasted until 2006. In 2003, her only films were Pudhiya Geethai in Tamil and Deepak Bahry's Parwana in Hindi. Pudhiya Geethai was her first and only Tamil film appearance. In 2004, she released Vimal Kumar's comedy Suno Sasurjee, which had been in the works since 2000, and her second Telugu language feature Naani. She also appeared in Adnan Sami's music videos for O Meri Jaan and Hai Kasam Tu Na Ja that year.

She appeared in Satish Kaushik's thriller Vaada in 2005, as Arjun Rampal's unfaithful wife who is pursued by her obsessive ex-lover. She portrayed a TV reporter in her next film, Elaan. She later acted in Ketan Mehta's historical drama Mangal Pandey: The Rising as the soft-spoken Jwala, a Bengali widow who is saved from Sati by a British commanding officer. Patel was cast as a replacement for Aishwarya Rai on the recommendation of Aamir Khan, who was intrigued by her intelligence when he saw her on BBC's Question Time India program in 2003. The picture, which cast her in a deglamorized role for the first time, did well at the box office. Her other films that year included Zameer: The Fire Within, which had been in the works since 2001, and the Telugu feature Narasimhudu, both of which bombed at the box office.

Patel appeared in six films in 2006, all of which were commercial flops. She made her debut alongside Akshay Kumar and Karisma Kapoor in Suneel Darshan's musical drama Mere Jeevan Saathi, which had been in the works since 2003. Her second film, Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai, starred her as a blind country girl who becomes involved in a love triangle after receiving eye surgery. The production had been delayed since 2002 due to the death of its director-producer, until Patel's boyfriend at the time, Vikram Bhatt, decided to finish it. Patel played a mute girl who sees a murder in Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera, which had a limited distribution and performed poorly at the box office, with some critics labeling it "outdated." She learnt sign language to fit the part. She was then cast in Tathastu, a film based on Denzel Washington's 2002 thriller John Q.

Despite its box office flop, Patel's sixth film, Ankahee, gained her critical acclaim in 2006. Patel played a housewife whose husband cheats on her with a model in the film, which revolved around an extramarital affair. Patel consulted with her own grandmother, who had been in a similar circumstance, to better comprehend the mindset of a mistreated wife. According to Diganta Guha of the Hindustan Times, "...it's Ameesha's performance that remains in your mind. She is dignity personified in the film, playing a woman betrayed in marriage, going all out to save it, and in the end choosing her own path." Later that year, she appeared in Dharmesh Darshan's Aap Ki Khatir alongside Akshaye Khanna and Priyanka Chopra.

Success restored (2007-2009)

Patel's career prospects began to improve in 2007 after a string of box office disappointments from 2003 to 2006. Her first film was the ensemble comic drama Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.. The low-budget film was a moderate box office success. Patel portrayed Karan Khanna's chatty wife, who tries to fight her husband's homosexual tendencies. Her comic timing was well acclaimed throughout the picture. Later same year, she co-starred with Akshay Kumar in Priyadarshan's smash Bhool Bhulaiyaa as a rejected adopted girl accused of trying to destabilize her childhood crush's marriage.

Patel performed in Kunal Kohli's Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008) in a bikini item number, Lazy Lamhe, in an attempt to rebrand herself. She learnt to scuba dive for the song, which took her 15 days to finish. Despite the film's failure at the box office, Patel's appearance garnered attention.

Projects that were postponed or shelved (2009-2011)

Patel signed on to two comedies following the release of Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic: Run Bhola Run and Chatur Singh Two Star. Despite the fact that both films were completed in 2009, they were constantly postponed. She then tried to make a comeback by joining Rajkumar Santoshi's Power. Patel was part of an ensemble cast that included Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, and Kangana Ranaut, but the film was canceled after only eight days of filming. Despite multiple attempts to obtain a leading role, Patel pulled out of several films for a variety of reasons.

After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, she returned to the Telugu cinema business with a brief role in Parama Veera Chakra (2011), alongside Nandamuri Balakrishna; the film was a flop. In the same year, the three-year-delayed Chatur Singh Two Star finally saw the light of day. Despite the trailer and posters being launched in late 2010, Run Bhola Run remains unreleased due to the closure of the production company Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision.

Production and new opportunities (2011–present)

Patel hosted an event on April 23, 2011, to launch her production firm, Ameesha Patel Productions, in partnership with her friend and business partner Kuunal Goomer. Their first home production, Desi Magic, was released on April 2, 2013.

Patel had a cameo role in Abbas-Mustan's Race 2 in 2013, replacing Sameera Reddy as Anil Kapoor's sassy assistant. Despite receiving negative reviews from critics, the picture was a box office triumph. Shortcut Romeo, a Hindi version of the 2006 Tamil film Thiruttu Payale, starred her alongside Neil Nitin Mukesh. The picture received mediocre reviews and did poorly at the box office.

On December 18, 2014, the teaser trailer for Desi Magic was released.

In 2018, she co-starred with Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta in the ensemble action comedy Bhaiaji Superhit, which had been in the works since 2012. Critics were unimpressed with the picture.

After six years in the process, her debut home production Desi Magic was completed on January 19, 2019. However, it has yet to be released owing to a legal struggle.

In the same year, she made an unusual appearance on the reality show Bigg Boss 13. For the first week, she was seen as the maalkin of the house, delegating many entertaining duties to the roommates.

Patel is expected to reprise her role as Sakeena in Gadar 2: The Katha Continues in September 2021, 20 years after its predecessor was released.

Other work and media representation

Performances on the stage

Patel's career included a number of concerts and globe tours. Her first world tour, The Roshans: Hrithik Live in Concert (2001), was performed across India with Hrithik Roshan. Patel performed on the world tour Craze 2004 alongside Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, and Lara Dutta in 2004. Patel took part in Adnan Sami's world tour Kuch Dil Se..., which took place in the United States and Canada from April 15 to May 15, 2005. She appeared in Himesh Reshammiya's comeback concert Karzzzz Musical Curtain Raiser in October 2008, alongside Neha Dhupia, Riya Sen, and Amrita Arora. In December 2008, she appeared in Akshay Kumar's Christmas Eve event Chandni Chowk to Hong as part of a promotional campaign for Kumar's film Chandni Chowk to China (2009), alongside Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra, Riya Sen, Aarti Chhabria, Himesh Reshammiya, and Punjabi rapper Bohemia. Many New Year's Eve events in 2009 were cancelled in response to 26/11, but Patel and Country Club India opted to go ahead with their show since they believed it would go against the terrorists' will.

Humanitarian efforts

Patel joined PETA, one of the charities advocating the cause of animals, in September 2004 as part of an advertising campaign that highlights the lives of caged animals in zoos that are deprived of their natural environments for the entertainment of people. Patel dressed as a terrified prisoner in a jail cell in order to draw attention to the situation of animals in zoos. She stated:

George Washington, Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi are just a few examples. They were available to us. Animals do not; they rely on us. Let us strive for their liberty.

Patel, along with other Bollywood artists, performed at the HELP! festival in February 2005. A telethon concert was held to raise funds for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. She also attended the Temptations 2005 charity event in New Delhi on December 24, 2005 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in support of the National Centre for Promotion of Employment of Disabled Persons (NCPEDP), a renowned disabled rights' organisation.

Patel joined PlanetRead, an NGO that helps people in communities learn to read through film songs, in November 2006. Patel, together with John Abraham and Kirron Kher, joined the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in October 2007 to combat human trafficking in India.

In the news

Patel appeared on several talk shows between 2002 and 2005, including Rendezvous with Simi Garewal and The Manish Malhotra Show. Patel participated as a guest judge on a special Valentine's Day edition of the singing talent show Indian Idol 2 in 2006.

Patel is generally referred to as one of the most attractive Bollywood actresses. Patel was named one of Bollywood's hottest actresses and one of the top Bollywood actresses of 2001 by Rediff. She was voted eighth on Rediff.com's list of the Sexiest Actresses of 2008. Patel was also named one of Rediff's Sexiest Magazine Cover Girls in 2008. She has appeared three times on the cover of Maxim India, as well as other men's publications such as The Man, FHM, and Man's World.

Private life

Patel met filmmaker Vikram Bhatt on the shoot of their first film together, Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002), in 1999, and they began dating after the film's release. Later, it produced a schism between the Patel and Bhatt families, with Patel experiencing a financial difficulty as a result of her father's use of her hard-earned money to restart a family business, producing misunderstandings between Patel and her parents. Patel served her father with a legal notice in July 2004 requesting the return of Rs 120 million in mismanaged accounts and assets. The media frequently speculated on Patel's friendship with Bhatt, speculating on a probable marriage. Patel and Bhatt's five-year romance was said to have ended in January 2008. In an interview with Mid-Day, Bhatt confirmed the breakup. Patel's parents later stated that they were eager to reunite with their daughter and that "everybody is happy about the break-up," but their relationship remained tense. Patel was pictured with London-based businessman Kanav Puri at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week on March 12, 2008. In an interview with Mid-Day in June 2008, she confirmed their relationship: "I did not admit to Kanav sooner because he's very special and I didn't 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 Mumbai Mirror stated in August 2009 that Patel and her brother, Ashmit, had reconciled on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and were spotted together at PVR Cinemas in Juhu. Although the siblings agreed that the situation had been resolved, they opted not to discuss it publicly. During an interview with The Times of India in December 2009, Patel's mother Asha announced that they had finally ended their five-year estrangement.

In September 2010, the Mumbai Mirror claimed that Patel had ended her relationship with her long-term lover Kanav Puri in order to concentrate on her work. She verified the news on Twitter.


An Air India employee filed a police report in August 2006, stating that Patel had misbehaved with her because her partner was not promoted to first class on the Mumbai-New York aircraft on August 18. Patel was on her way to New York for India's Independence Day parade. If the claims against her are proven, officers at the police station said Patel could be summoned and warned about her behaviour, and she would be questioned after she returned from abroad. Later, CISF personnel confirmed the Air India employees' account of the incident. When Patel returned to India, she alleged that the staff were "merely attempting to protect themselves by filing a false complaint against us." There was also an inebriated passenger who joined in on the verbal brawl. Following that, the organisers of the annual procession wrote Patel a letter apology and clarification, stating that they had reserved two first class seats for Patel and her companion on the Mumbai-New York aircraft, but the booking was automatically transferred from one flight to another, causing confusion.



Films that have not yet been releasedDenotes films that have not yet been released
2000Kaho Naa... Pyaar HaiSonia Saxena
BadriSarayuTelugu film
2001Gadar: Ek Prem KathaSakeena "Sakku" Singh
Yeh Zindagi Ka SafarSarena Devan
2002KrantiSanjana Roy
Kya Yehi Pyaar HaiSandhya Patil
Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne LageSapna Dholakia
HumraazPriya Singhania
Yeh Hai JalwaSonia Singh
2003Pudhiya GeethaiJoTamil film
2004Suno SasurjeeKiran Saxena
NaaniPriyaTelugu film
2005VaadaPooja Sharma / Varma
Zameer: The Fire WithinPooja Khanna / Chauhan
NarasimhuduSubba LakshmiTelugu film
Mangal Pandey: The RisingJwala
2006Mere Jeevan SaathiAnjali
Humko Tumse Pyaar HaiDurga
Teesri Aankh: The Hidden CameraAmmu
TathastuSarita Rajput
AnkaheeNandita Saxena
Aap Ki KhatirShirani Khanna
2007Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.Pinky Kapoor
Heyy BabyyHerselfSpecial appearance in title song
Bhool BhulaiyaaRadha Chaturvedi
Om Shanti OmHerselfSpecial appearance
2008Thoda Pyaar Thoda MagicMalaika
2011Parama Veera ChakraRajniTelugu film
Chatur Singh Two StarSonia Varma
2013Race 2Cherry
Shortcut RomeoMonica
2017AakatayiHerselfTelugu film; special appearance in song
2018Bhaiaji SuperhitMallika Kapoor
2023Mystery of TattooFilms that have not yet been releasedSpecial appearancePost-production
Gadar 2: The Katha ContinuesFilms that have not yet been releasedSakeenaPost-production


2019Bigg Boss 13GuestEntered as the Owner of the house
Full 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
DebutAs an Actress

Hindi: Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000)
Telugu: Badri (2000)
Tamil: Pudhiya Geethai (2003)
TV: Bigg Boss 13 (2019)

As a Producer

Film: Desi Magic (Bollywood, 2013)
Awards, Honours, AchievementsFilmfare Awards
• Nominated as the Best Debut Actress for 'Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai' (2001)
• Nominated as the Best Actress Award for 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha' (2002)
• Won the Special Performance Award for 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha' (2002)
• Nominated as the Best Actress for 'Humraaz' (2002)
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 June 1976 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2022)46 Years
BirthplaceBombay, Maharashtra (present-day Mumbai, Maharashtra), India
Zodiac signGemini
HometownMumbai, India
SchoolCathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai, India
College/UniversityTufts University, Boston, USA
Educational QualificationA Bachelor's Degree in Commerce
Address51 Shakar Building opposite to the Sydenham B-road Church Gate, Mumbai
Political InclinationIndian National Congress (INC)
HobbiesDancing, Reading, Listening to Music, Travelling
TattooA design on the left part of her stomach
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Amit Patel (Businessman)
Mother- Asha Patel
SiblingsBrother- Ashmit Patel (Actor)
Sister- None
FoodHome-made Food, Chinese and Thai Cuisines
Actor(s)Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, David Dhawan, Shah Rukh Khan, Govinda
ActressesJulia Robert, Angelina Jolie, Madhuri Dixit
Film(s)Bollywood- Umrao Jaan, Mrityudand, Lamhe
Hollywood- Titanic
Singer(s)Jagjit Singh, Sonu Nigam
Colour(s)Black, White and all pastel shades
Perfume(s)Dolce by Light Purple and Angel by Thierya & Mugler
Book'A Bridge Across Forever' by Richard Bach
HotelRitz Carlton
Travel Destination(s)London, Paris, Amsterdam
Style Quotient
Car Collection(s)Audi Q7, BMW 730 LD, Mercedes
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$30 million (as of 2018)

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.
  • 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 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 October 2007, Patel, along with Kirron Kher and John Abraham, joined the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to fight against human trafficking in India.
  • 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.
  • A number of times, Patel has also been named as one of the sexiest Bollywood actresses. 
  • 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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