Once considered the next-big-thing, Ameesha Patel quickly faded into oblivion.
Age and Height
Ameesha was born on 9 June 1975 and is 43 years old as of 2018. She stands 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Ameesha first met director Vikram Bhatt in 1999 and started dating him since 2004. The relationship ended in 2008 after a series of misunderstandings. She soon started dating businessman Kanav Puri, though ended it in 2010 to focus on her career.
Ameesha was born in Mumbai to Amit and Asha Patel. She has a younger brother Ashmit, who is also an actor.
Ameesha began modelling in 1999 and began getting movie offers soon after. Her debut film was Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai in 2001, which became a blockbuster and made Ameesha a popular name in the country. The same year she made her Telugu debut with Badri, which was another major success. The next year she featured in the movie Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, which was one of the biggest hits of Indian cinema and earned Ameesha critical acclaim, thus establishing her as a successful actress.
However, the miraculous success streak was followed by an even longer streak of failures. Between 2002 and 2006, she appeared in 20 films, and most of them were flops. The few exceptions were Humraaz (2002) and Ankahee (2006), the latter earning her critical praise. Her career seemed to resurge in 2007 after she appeared in two successful films: Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. and Bhool Bhulaiyaa. However, despite getting critical praise, she didn't get many projects. Over the next 5 years, she only appeared in 3 films, all of which were flops. In 2013, she tasted success with Race 2 but again had to wait for 4 years to get another release. In 2018, she appeared in Bhaiaji Superhit, another failure.
In August 2006, a case was filed against her by Air India after she allegedly misbehaved with the crew over seat upgrade. This was later settled after the organizers admitted to having allocated her the wrong seat.
During her relationship with Vikram Bhatt, Ameesha alleged that her father was mismanaging her funds and even sent him a legal notice in 2004. After this, Ameesha and her family cut all ties with each other for many years.
Though Ameesha loves eating Chinese and Thai cuisine, she particularly ravishes anything cooked at home. Dileep Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Julia Roberts are some of her favourite actors. Her favourite novel is "A Bridge Across Forever" by Richard Bach.
For her debut film Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai, Ameesha won many Best Debut awards, including the Zee Cine award. Her next award came for Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, where she won the Filmfare Special Performance Award and Sansui Best Actress (Jury's Choice).
Ameesha's name is a combination of her parents, Amit and Asha. Ameesha is the granddaughter of Rajni Patel, a very famous politician and barrister. Before acting and modelling, Ameesha used to perform in theatres. Ameesha loves animals and is a part of PETA.
|Real Name||Ameesha Patel|
|Famous Role||Sakeena in Gadar: Ek Prem Katha|
|Height (In Cm)||162|
|Date of Birth||1975-6-9|
|Home Town||Not known|
|Birth Place||Bombay, Maharashtra, India|
|College||Tufts University , Boston, USA|