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Minissha Lamba
Lamba at Snoop Dogg Adidas bash in 2019
Born (1985-01-18) 18 January 1985 (age 39)
Years active2005–2017; 2018–2023
Ryan Tham
(m. 2015; div. 2020)
PartnerAkash Malik (2021–present)

Minissha Lamba (born 18 January 1985)[1] is an Indian actress and poker player who appeared in Hindi films.[2][3] She made her debut with Yahaan (2005). Her other notable films include Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), Well Done Abba (2010), and Bheja Fry 2 (2011).[citation needed]

In 2014 she participated in Colors TV's Bigg Boss 8.

Early life


Minisha Lamba was born into a Punjabi Sikh family,[4] to Kawel Lamba and Manju Lamba in New Delhi in 1985.

She studied at Chettinad Vidyashram School, Chennai for a year and then shifted to Army Public School, Srinagar where she completed her schooling. She majored in English (Hons.) from Miranda House, University of Delhi.[5]



While studying at Delhi University, Lamba began to model for ad campaigns like LG, Sony, Cadbury, Hajmola, Airtel, Sunsilk etc. She was also a part of the Femina's Generation "W" ad.[6] During an ad shoot for Cadbury she was approached by Bollywood director, Shoojit Sircar, who signed her to act in his film Yahaan (2005).[5] She had begun filming for Yahaan while still in Miranda House college. She subsequently began to play supporting and then leading roles in films such as Corporate, Rocky: The Rebel, Anthony Kaun Hai, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Anamika,[5] Shaurya and Dus Kahaniyaan.

In 2008, she acted in Bachna Ae Haseeno, her biggest success so far, which was produced by Yash Raj Films. Same year, she was noticed for her role in Sanjay Gadhvi's Kidnap.[7] Her next major role was in the critically acclaimed director Shyam Benegal's film Well Done Abba (2010).[5] "Well Done Abba" was awarded the National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues for the year 2010 and Minissha's performance as Muskaan Ali was appreciated. In 2014, she participated in Colors TV's Bigg Boss 8.[8] She got evicted after 6 weeks on 2 November 2014 (Day 42).[9] One of her last appearances was a role in Double Di Trouble, alongside Dharmendra, Gippy Grewal, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Kulraj Randhawa, and Poonam Dhillon. She has also appeared in the music video for Himesh Reshammiya's song "Tera Surroor" from the album Aap Kaa Surroor, which became very popular.

Personal life


Lamba married Ryan Tham - a restaurateur, owner of Juhu nightclub "Trilogy",[10] and cousin to actress Pooja Bedi,[11] on 6 July 2015.[12][13] They announced the finalisation of their divorce proceedings in August 2020.[14] In July 2021, she made her relationship with businessman Akash Malik public.[15]


Year Film Role Notes
2005 Yahaan Adaa
2006 Corporate Megha Apte
Rocky: The Rebel Priya
Anthony Kaun Hai Jia R.Sharma
2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. Zara
Dus Kahaniyaan Priya
2008 Bachna Ae Haseeno Mahi
Kidnap Sonia Raina
Shaurya Kaavya Shastri
Anamika Jia Rao
2010 Well Done Abba Muskaan
2011 Bheja Fry 2 Ranjini
Hum Tum Shabana Shabana
2012 Joker Aanya
2013 Zilla Ghaziabad Fauji's Girlfriend
Heer and Hero Maahi Punjabi film
Black Currency Intelligence Agent
2014 Double Di Trouble Harleen Punjabi film
2017 Bhoomi Prutiya Moko


Year Name Role Notes Ref
2008 Chhoona Hai Aasmaan Kavya Shastri Supporting role
2014 Bigg Boss 8 Contestant Entered Day 1, Evicted Day 42
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Guest Along with Dino Morea
2018 Tenali Rama Chandrakala
Internet Wala Love Mahira
2023 Badtameez Dil Hailey Amazon miniTV


  1. ^ "Minissha Lamba to Skydive on her Birthday". Archived from the original on 3 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  2. ^ Mukherjee, Meghna. "I-have-dated-men-who-were-wrong-for-me-Minissha-Lamba". BCD. Archived from the original on 11 September 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Bachna Ae Haseeno Actress Minissha Lamba Is Professional Poker Player Now". NDTV.com. Archived from the original on 9 August 2020. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  4. ^ Vij, Shivam (8 July 2015). "A tale of two Bollywood weddings". Quartz India. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d "Minissha Lamba dating Andrew Symonds". BCD. Archived from the original on 9 May 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Minissha's Femina Ad". Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2014 – via YouTube.
  7. ^ "Minissha Lamba turns Sassy from Pretty". The Hindu. 29 September 2008.
  8. ^ "Minissha Lamba on 'Bigg Boss': Won't create drama to get footage". The Indian Express. Press Trust of India. 22 September 2014. Archived from the original on 11 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  9. ^ "'Bigg Boss 8': Minissha Lamba evicted from the house". Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Inside pictures: Minissha Lamba – Ryan Tham's wedding". The Indian Express. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  11. ^ Nikita, Wagh (18 January 2020). "Do you know Minissha Lamba is married to Pooja Bedi's cousin?". Mid-Day. Archived from the original on 25 March 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  12. ^ Sunitra, Pacheco (7 July 2015). "Minissha Lamba marries longtime boyfriend Ryan Tham". The Indian Express. Mumbai. Archived from the original on 25 March 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  13. ^ Parnita, Uniyal (8 July 2015). "EXCLUSIVE: Minissha Lamba opens up on low-key wedding, says honeymoon will have to wait". The Indian Express. Mumbai. Archived from the original on 25 March 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Minissha Lamba, Ryan Tham are officially divorced". The Indian Express. 6 August 2020. Archived from the original on 6 August 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Bachna Ae Haseeno star Minissha Lamba makes her relationship public with businessman boyfriend, Akash Malik". Bollywood Hungama. 19 July 2021. Retrieved 19 July 2021.

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