Biography

Grand-daughter of Indian freedom fighter, lawyer, and former Justice Rajni Patel, Amisha, a Gemini, was born in Bombay's Breach Candy Hospital. She is nicknamed Angel and Princess. Her younger brother Ashmit Patel is also a Bollywood film actor and her 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 High School in Bombay, and went on to obtain a degree in Economics from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S.A. After graduation she worked for a Finance company and also modeled on the side.

She has studied Bharat Natyam dance form since the age of five, and had acted in several plays in Satyadev Dubey's Theatre including a play titled 'Neelam'.

She did not have any plans of being an actress, but when Amit's friend, film-maker and actor, Rakesh Roshan, met her during a family lunch, he offered her the lead role in 'Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai'. Amisha accepted the offer, the movie went on to become a blockbuster, and made her a star overnight.

She went on to star in movies like 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha', 'Kranti', 'Kya Yehi Pyar Hai', 'Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar', 'Aap Mujhe Aache Lagne Lage', 'Yeh Hai Jalwa', 'Humraaz', 'Parwana', 'Suno Sasurjee', 'Vaada', 'Elaan', 'Zameer', 'Mere Jeevan Saathi', 'Mangal Pandey', 'Humko Tumse Pyar Hai', 'Teesri Aankh', 'Tathastu', 'Ankahee', Aap Ki Khatir', 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd', 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' & 'Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic'.

She has also acted in three Telugu films and a Tamil film.

Amisha has been the recipient of four awards for her performances in 'Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai', and 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha'.

She has co-starred with Akshaye Khanna, Sunny Deol, Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Aftab Shivdasani, Hrithik Roshan, Arjun Rampal amongst others.

Her personal life has been marred with misunderstandings with her parents and brother, so much so that she has sought the intervention of the courts. She dated Bollywood director, Vikram Bhatt, for five years since the release of their first film together, 'Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage', but they had broken-up in 2007. Patel started dating London and Delhi-based businessman Kanav Puri after her break-up, but they eventually broke up two years later in 2010.

She has many critics, who have described her as inconsistent, but have since then bitten their lips when they were proved wrong by this petite, and beautiful actress - who has, and continues to enthrall her fans with a variety of performances on the silver screen.

Grand-daughter of Indian freedom fighter, lawyer, and former Justice Rajni Patel, Amisha, a Gemini, was born in Bombay's Breach Candy Hospital. She is nicknamed Angel and Princess. Her younger brother Ashmit Patel is also a Bollywood film actor and her 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 High School in Bombay, and went on to obtain a degree in Economics from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S.A. After graduation she worked for a Finance company and also modeled on the side.

She has studied Bharat Natyam dance form since the age of five, and had acted in several plays in Satyadev Dubey's Theatre including a play titled 'Neelam'.

She did not have any plans of being an actress, but when Amit's friend, film-maker and actor, Rakesh Roshan, met her during a family lunch, he offered her the lead role in 'Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai'. Amisha accepted the offer, the movie went on to become a blockbuster, and made her a star overnight.

She went on to star in movies like 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha', 'Kranti', 'Kya Yehi Pyar Hai', 'Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar', 'Aap Mujhe Aache Lagne Lage', 'Yeh Hai Jalwa', 'Humraaz', 'Parwana', 'Suno Sasurjee', 'Vaada', 'Elaan', 'Zameer', 'Mere Jeevan Saathi', 'Mangal Pandey', 'Humko Tumse Pyar Hai', 'Teesri Aankh', 'Tathastu', 'Ankahee', Aap Ki Khatir', 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd', 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' & 'Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic'.

She has also acted in three Telugu films and a Tamil film.

Amisha has been the recipient of four awards for her performances in 'Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai', and 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha'.

She has co-starred with Akshaye Khanna, Sunny Deol, Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Aftab Shivdasani, Hrithik Roshan, Arjun Rampal amongst others.

Her personal life has been marred with misunderstandings with her parents and brother, so much so that she has sought the intervention of the courts. She dated Bollywood director, Vikram Bhatt, for five years since the release of their first film together, 'Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage', but they had broken-up in 2007. Patel started dating London and Delhi-based businessman Kanav Puri after her break-up, but they eventually broke up two years later in 2010.

She has many critics, who have described her as inconsistent, but have since then bitten their lips when they were proved wrong by this petite, and beautiful actress - who has, and continues to enthrall her fans with a variety of performances on the silver screen.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 33

Birthday 1975-06-09

Place of Birth Bombay, Maharashtra, India

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Amisha Amit Patel
  • अमीशा पटेल

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Bhaiaji Superhitt as Mallika
2017 Aakatayi as Item Number
2013 Shortcut Romeo
2013 Race 2 as Cherry
2011 Chatur Singh Two Star as Sonia Varma
2011 Parama Veera Chakra
2008 Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic as Mallaika
2007 Bhool Bhulaiyaa as Radha
2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. as Pinky
2006 Aap Ki Khatir as Shirani Khanna
2006 Ankahee as Mrs. Nandita Saxena
2006 Tathastu as Sarita R. Rajput
2006 Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera as Ammu (as Amisha Patel)
2006 Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai as Raj
2006 Mere Jeevan Saathi as Anjali
2005 Mangal Pandey - The Rising as Jwala
2005 Narasimhudu
2005 Elaan
2005 Vaada as Pooja Sharma / Pooja R. Verma
2004 Shart: The Challenge as special appearance
2004 Suno Sasurjee as Kiran Saxena
2004 Naani as Priya
2003 Parwana as Pooja
2003 Puthiya Geethai as Jo
2002 Humraaz as Priya
2002 Yeh Hai Jalwa as Sonia Singh
2002 Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai
2002 Kranti as Sanjana Roy
2002 Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage as Sapna Dholakia
2001 Gadar: Ek Prem Katha as Sakina
2000 Badri as Heroine
2000 Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai as Sonia Saxena
1997 Dil To Pagal Hai as Backstage Speaker

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