Amrita Rao was born on June 17, 1981 to a Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin family in Chitrapur, Karnataka. Amrita Rao is an Indian model and Bollywood actress. Beginning her career as a model, Rao made her acting debut with Ab Ke Baras , which went unnoticed. However, she grew into prominence when she starred in Ken Ghosh’s love-story, Ishq Vishk and earned her first Filmfare nomination in the Best Female Debut category. Amrita Rao acclaimed performances and commercial success with films like Main Hoon Na and Vivah her biggest commercial success so far, she has established herself as one of the most promising actresses of Bollywood.
Amrita Rao speaks English, Marathi, Konkani and Hindi. Amrita Rao attended C.G High School in Mumbai,and later enrolled in Sophia College to pursue a degree in psychology. While studying there, she auditioned for an advertisement for Fairever Face Cream. To her surprise she was selected amongst 60 other contestants. After that, she got many offers and became one of the most sought-after models in India within an year. Her appearance in Cadbury’s Perk Karwa Chaut ad and the Bru Coffee advertisement helped her receive offers from film directors in Bollywood. As she wanted to complete her education, she refused them. After earning a degree in psychology, she began her profession as an actress, working in films.