Amrita Prakash

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Amrita Prakash
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Amrita Prakash
Born
Amrita Prakash Bakshi

ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
OccupationActor, Model

Amrita Prakash is an Indian film actress and model. She began her acting career when she was four years old, and has acted in both Bollywood and Malayalam films. She has since, been seen in a myriad of Bollywood Films, TVCs and television reality and fiction shows. She is last seen playing the role of Jasleen in the Colors TV's acclaimed show Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki.

Early life and Career[edit]

Amrita holds a master's degree in Commerce and Business Administration from The University of Mumbai.

Amrita started her career as a four year old, with advertising. Her first TVC was for a local footwear company in Kerala. After which, over the course of her childhood she did over 50 commercials for prominent brands including Rasna, Ruffles Lays, Glucon-D, Dabur, etc. She was the face of Lifebuoy Soaps packaging for over two years. More recently she has been seen in commercials for Sunsilk, Gitts Processed Foods, etc.

Her stint with television started when she was 9 years old with a drama show in which she played Gautami Gadgil's niece. Right after which she bagged her own show when she was seen anchoring Fox Kids, a cartoon show on Star Plus for about 5 years, making her character of Miss India hugely popular, especially amongst the kids.[citation needed]

She gained popularity with her first film in 2001 - Anubhav Sinha's Tum Bin, where she played the pivotal part of Milli. Post Tum Bin, Amrita continued with television. When she was 14, she was chosen to be part of India's first Reality Show titled Kya Masti Kya Dhoom which she co-anchored alongside Bollywood Actress Sonali Bendre for over two years.[citation needed]

Her last television drama, where she played one of the lead protagonists was Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai for Zee TV.

In 2004, she appeared in Malayalam film Manjupoloru Penkutty directed by Kamal. The story focused around a 16-year-old school girl in Kerala who was tormented by and rose against her sexually abusive stepfather. The film was dubbed and re-released in Kannada and Telugu. Amrita was nominated by the State for the National Awards as Best Actress.[citation needed]

She went on to do one of her most defining roles with Rajshri Films, playing the character of Chhoti in Sooraj Barjatya's Vivah.[1] Her performance in Vivaah was hugely appreciated by critics. Amrita has repeatedly been quoted saying- "Vivaah was one amongst the biggest milestones and turning points of my career. I cannot be grateful enough to him (Sooraj Barjatya) for being the teacher and guide he has been to me through and since the film. And for bringing me onto the map of every city in India."[citation needed]

Amrita played the character of Sandhya in Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi. She played a small part in Dharma Productions We Are Family.

She took up the show Ek Rishta Aisa Bhi for Sony Pal. She played the lead protagonist, Dipika on the show.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
2001 Tum Bin Milli Anubhav Sinha Prod.
2002 Maine Dil Tujhko Diya Mini Child actress
2003 Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai Soni Ramsey Prods.
2004 Manjupoloru Penkutti[2] Nidhi Malayalam film
2006 Vivah Rajni (Chhoti) Rajshri Productions
2008 Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi Sandhya Rajshri Productions
2010 We Are Family Elder Aaliya (Cameo) Dharma Productions
2011 Na Jaane Kabse Anjali Creative Steps

Television[edit]

Year Serial Television Channel Role
1999–2004 Fox Kids Star Plus Miss India
2002 Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat Sony TV Mishti Chatterjee
Kohi Apna Sa Zee TV Kavita
2001 Smriti Star Plus Avantika
2003-2005 Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan Zee TV Neelu Mathur
A Walk In Your Shoes Noggin/Nickelodeon Herself (Reality Show)
Kya Masti Kya Dhoom Star Plus Herself (Anchor)
Ye Meri Life Hai Sony TV Simone
Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar Zee TV Pia
C.A.T.S. Sony TV
Rishtey Zee TV
Kashmeer Star Plus
2008 Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai Zee TV Sanskriti Thakral
2011-2012 Jhoome Naache Gayein DD National Herself (Anchor)
2012 Hum Ne Li Hai- Shapath Life OK Priya
2013 Gumrah: Season 2 Channel V Aaliya Mehra
2013 C.I.D. Sony TV Shanaya/Meghna
2013 Savdhaan India Life OK Meher Hayat
2014 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Bindass Tabasum
2014 Gumrah Season 3 Channel V Aaliya
2014 Love by Chance Bindass Arundhati Seth
2014-2015 Ek Rishta Aisa Bhi Sony Pal Dipika
2015 Halla Bol Season 2 Bindass Aanchal
2015 Akbar Birbal Big Magic Princess Aishwarya
2015 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Zing Kiran
2016 - 2017 Men will be Men SIT short film series Tara
2017 Savdhaan India Life OK Anshi
2017 Mahakali Colors TV Mohini
2018 Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki Colors TV Jasleen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amrita Prakash back with a bang". Oneindia.in. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Manjupoloru Penkutti". 23 July 2004 – via www.imdb.com.

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