Amisha Patel is the daughter of Amit Patel and Asha Patel, sister of Ashmit Patel and the granddaughter of the famous Indian lawyer Rajni Patel. Amisha was born on 9 June 1976 and completed her graduation from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She then worked for Morgan Stanley. After returning to India she joined Satyadev Dubey's theatre group and began acting in plays, but only after receiving permission from her conservative parents.
Finally in the year 2000, Amisha made her acting debut with Rakesh Roshan's Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai. The film was the biggest hit of the year, and made her a star overnight. She next appeared in the cross-border romance, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, alongside Sunny Deol. Set during the 1947 Indo-Pakistani conflicts, it featured Patel as Sakina, a Muslim girl who finds refuge in Deol's house during the riots, and subsequently falls in love with him. Her performance was praised, and won her the Filmfare Special Performance Award. But then followed a series of flop films for Amisha and in October 2007 the movie Bhool Bhulaiyaa where she played the role of a rejected adopted girl turned out to be a major hit.
Her personal life has been marred with misunderstandings with her mom, dad, and brother, so much so that she has sought the intervention of the courts and not on talking terms with them. However, after her break-up with producer Vikram Bhatt, now she is dating Kanav Puri, a businessman from Delhi.
Actor/Actress: Aamir Khan and Richard Gere; Julia Roberts and Madhuri Dixit
Holiday Destination: Paris
Cuisine: Thai. Junk food off the road. Chaat, Bhel Puri