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Amrita Prakash is an Indian film actress and model who has acted in both Bollywood and Malayalam films. She started her career as a Child Artisté at the age of 4. Since then she has appeared in several Television Commercials, Print ads, Television shows- both Fiction and Reality and Mainstream and Off-beat Cinema.
In the span of her career she has appeared in over 50 television commercials, several television shows and movies. She is still remembered for her vivacious anchoring on the First Reality Show for Kids- Fox Kids which she anchored on Star Plus for over 5 years under the character name Miss India. She later when on to anchor India's first reality show, again on Star Plus alongside popular Bollywood Actress Sonali Bendre.
She became India's little sweetheart when she played the endearing character of Milli in Anubhav Sinha's Tum Bin at the age of 12. She was nominated for several Best Child Astisté awards during the time and it opened new avenues for her on the big screen.
In her teens she played the Leading role of rebel Sanskriti Thakral in Har Gharr Kuch Kehta Hai on Zee TV in 2008, until she quit the show reporting the character was not progressing as per the script.
Her most critically acclaimed role has been her Malayalam film. The path- breaking Manjupole oru Penkutty directed by veteran Kamal. The film shocked it's audiences with it's story and treatment that revolved around a 16year old girl Nidhi who was being molested by her step-father and plots to murder him. Amrita Prakash's performance was critically acclaimed, earning her the love and adulation of a new industry and several Award nominations, including the very prestigious National State Awards in the Best Actress Category - competing with actors and films from every industry in the Country- making her one of the youngest actors to ever be nominated in this category.
Soon after, she made most of her pivotal role- playing the character of Choti in Sooraj Barjatya's Vivah making a mark with her powerful performance alongside veteran actors like Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao, Anupam Kher, Seema Biswas amongst others. Her performance in Vivah earned her nominations including the Star Dust Award for Best Supporting Role -thereby announcing her arrival from child artisté to parallel leads.
Post Vivah she was included in the Rajshri films group and they went on to work with her again on Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi.
She decided to not do television after her big break in Vivah. She has since then anchored reality shows for television and worked in regional and commercial cinema, standing by her decision to quit mainstream television fiction shows.
On declaring her decision to quit television she was quoted saying "I love the television Industry, it was where I began. It's where my roots are. But for now, I want to dream, experiment and explore. Maybe I will return to television someday. But right now, I look forward to challenging myself and diving head-first into the unknown".
 She holds a Masters Degree from the University of Mumbai.
Her first part in 2007 was a special appearance for the song "Heyy Babyy" in the eponymous film, Heyy Babyy. She then made her debut in the Telugu film industry with Athidhi opposite Mahesh Babu. Amrita's movies in 2008 include My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves with Nikhil Dwivedi and Welcome to Sajjanpur with Shreyas Talpade. The following year, she portrayed Nandini in Victory and Mansi in Shortkut opposite Arshad Warsi.
Her only release in 2011 was Love U...Mr. Kalakaar!, in which she played Ritu, the main role, alongside Tusshar Kapoor. She acted in Hook Yaa Crook, which is awaiting release. Amrita Rao is currently working in two films which will be released in 2013.[While studying in Sophia College, Amrita auditioned for an advertisement for Fairever Face Cream. She filmed many commercials and did numerous photo shoots. Her appearance in Cadbury’s Perk Karwa Chaut ad and the Bru Coffee advertisement helped her receive offers from film directors in Bollywood. She also appeared in numerous music videos by artists such as Alisha Chinoy.
Even after becoming a well-known actress in Bollywood, she continues do model and wal ramps for designers, as a celebrity guest.Amrita was born in Mumbai to a Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin family. She speaks Hindi, English, Marathi, besides her mother tongue, Konkani. She attended Canossa Convent Girls School (Mahim) in Mumbai, and later enrolled in Sophia College to pursue a degree in psychology. Her sister, Preetika Rao, is a model, columnist and a South Indian film actress.Amrita made her Bollywood debut in 1983 with Betaab, a vastly successful film in which she was paired with Sunny Deol. This was quickly followed by a succession of hits, such as: Sunny in 1984, Mard (which was the biggest hit of that year) and Saaheb in 1985, Chameli Ki Shaadi and Naam in 1986, Khudgarz in 1987, etc. Amrita made a successful pair in several films not only with Sunny Deol and Sanjay Dutt, but also with Anil Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan, two leading actors of the 1980s.
As well as playing leading roles, she also played supporting negative roles in films such as Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992) and Aaina (1993). She also won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for the latter. These successes did not dissuade her from her resolve to retire into family life and Amrita quit acting after 1993. She returned to acting in 2002 with the film 23rd March 1931: Shaheed, in which she played the mother of Bhagat Singh (played by Bobby Deol). She then appeared on the STAR Plus television serial, Kkavyanjali, in 2005. Later that year, she won acclaim for her performance in yet another negative role for the film Kalyug.In 2007, Amrita played the role of the gangster Maya Dolas' mother, Ratnaprabha Dolas, in the Sanjay Gupta film Shootout at Lokhandwala, directed by Apoorva Lakhia. Vivek Oberoi played the role of Maya. Later on singh roped the character of anthology film Dus Kahaniyaan, where she appeared in the short story Poornmasi.
Continuing her acting journey Amrita played in film Kajraare in 2011 and her film which is on Pre-Production which is under Yash Raj Films banner Aurangzeb (film) where the movie will pair up Amrita Singh with Jackie Shroff after almost two decades.In 2007, Amrita played the role of the gangster Maya Dolas' mother, Ratnaprabha Dolas, in the Sanjay Gupta film Shootout at Lokhandwala, directed by Apoorva Lakhia. Vivek Oberoi played the role of Maya. Later on singh roped the character of anthology film Dus Kahaniyaan, where she appeared in the short story Poornmasi.
Continuing her acting journey Amrita played in film Kajraare in 2011 and her film which is on Pre-Production which is under Yash Raj Films banner Aurangzeb (film) where the movie will pair up Amrita Singh with Jackie Shroff after almost two decades.