Minissha Lamba at Nature Carnival to support the cause of save our tigers at Worli, 2011
18 January 1983
New Delhi, India
|Spouse(s)||Nikunj Ryan Tham (m. 2015)|
Minissha Lamba (born 18 January 1983)) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. She made her debut with Yahaan (2005). Her other notable films include Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), Well Done Abba (2009), and Bheja Fry 2 (2011). In 2014, Lamba became one of the contestants on Bigg Boss 8 but got evicted later.
Minisha Lamba was born in a Punjabi-speaking family to Kewal Lamba and Manju Lamba in New Delhi in 1983. 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.
Minissha was inspired by the bravery of CNN journalists as a teenager. While studying for English (Hons.) Degree in Delhi University, she was offered to model in ad campaigns like LG, Sony, Cadbury, Hajmola, Airtel, Sunsilk etc. She was also a part of the Femina's Generation "W" ad. During an ad shoot for Cadbury she was approached by Bollywood director, Shoojit Sircar, who signed her to act in his film Yahaan (2005). She had begun filming for Yahaan while still in Miranda House college.
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. Her next major role was in the critically acclaimed director Shyam Benegal's film Well Done Abba (2009). "Well Done Abba" was awarded the National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues for the year 2009 and Minissha's performance as Muskaan Ali was appreciated.
In 2014, she participated in the reality TV series Bigg Boss 8, which is the Indian version of Big Brother. Before entering the house, Minissha told the PTI in an interview, “It is a reality show and the audience love when there is more drama but I am not going to be out of character to create drama… that is just not me. At least I am hoping that I will not do that. I don’t know what the situation is going to be like. I don’t know how I am going to react to things inside,” Minissha told PTI before entering the house". She said to Colors "I don’t think any strategy is going to work. One just needs to be his/her own natural self". She got evicted after 6 weeks on 2 November 2014 (Day 42).
Her latest role was in Double Di Trouble, alongside Dharmendra, Gippy Grewal, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Kulraj Randhawa, and Poonam Dhillon.
Bigg Boss 8
In September 2014, Lamba entered and participated in the popular Indian reality show Bigg Boss 8 which aired on Colors. She stayed in the house for six weeks until she got evicted. She opened up about her relationship with Aarya Babbar who was also in the show saying he told her that we should fake love each other. Aarya then got angry and told Salman Khan that this is not true.
|2005||Yahaan||Adaa||Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut|
|2006||Rocky: The Rebel||Priya|
|2006||Anthony Kaun Hai||Jia R.Sharma|
|2007||Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.||Zara|
|2008||Bachna Ae Haseeno||Mahi|
|2008||Anamika||Jia Rao / Jia Sesodia|
|2010||Well Done Abba||Muskaan|
|2011||Bheja Fry 2||Ranjini|
|2011||Hum Tum Shabana||Shabana|
|2012||Joker||News Reporter||Extended appearance|
|2013||Zilla Ghaziabad||Fauji's Girlfriend|
|2013||Heer and Hero||Maahi||Punjabi film|
|2013||Black Currency||Intelligence Agent|
|2014||Double Di Trouble||Harleen||Punjabi film|
|2015||Hungame pe Hungama||Post-production|
|2008||Chhoona Hai Aasmaan||Kavya Shastri(Episodic appearance)|
|2014||Bigg Boss 8||Herself/Contestant - Evicted in Day 42 on 2 November 2014|
|2016||Comedy Nights Bachao||Herself|
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