Ameesha Patel was born on 9th June 1976 in Mumbai, Maharashtra state. She started to learn Bharatnatyam dance since she was just five years old. She attended Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai and Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She holds bachelor’s degree in Economics. After completion of education she joined Khandwala Securities Limited as an economic analyst, subsequently she turned down the offer from Morgan Stanley.
She was not happy with her job in stock brokers and developed interest in acting. She joined Satyadev Dubey’s theatre group and acted in several plays. She started modeling at the same time and worked for several advertisements including reputed brands like Fair & Lovely, Fem, Lux, Cadburys etc.
She made her acting debut in 2000 through Bollywood blockbuster hit Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai co-starring Hrithik Roshan, Dalip Tahil and Anupam Kher. She subsequently appeared in numerous commercially successful films like Badri co-starring Pawan Kalyan, Renu Desai and Prakash Raj, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha co-starring Sunny Deol, Amrish Puri and Lilette Dubey, Humraaz co-starring Bobby Deol and Akshaye Khanna, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. co-starring Abhay Deol, Kay Kay Menon, Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba and Shabana Azmi, among other films.
Ameesha Patel / Amisha family members’ names, childhood and photos
She was born to Amit Patel and Asha Patel, an actress.
She has a younger brother named Ashmit Patel, an actor who appeared in films like Jai Ho, Fight Club – Members Only, Murder etc.
Her grandfather Rajni Patel was a popular lawyer and politician who served Congress party for years.