One of the actresses who ruled Bollywood during the early 2000s is Ameesha Patel. Apart from acting in Hindi films, Ameesha also appeared in a few Telugu and Tamil films as well. Today, this popular actress celebrates her 45th birthday. On this occasion, here is a look back into her career.
Ameesha was born in a Gujarati family based in Mumbai. After completing her graduation in Mumbai, she went abroad for pursuing Masters. She later came back to Mumbai and joined a theatre group. At the same time, she started modeling and appeared in various campaigns of Lux, Fair & Lovely and Bajaj. Ameesha made her acting debut with 2000 film Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai. This film also marked the debut of Hrithik Roshan. It went on to become a huge blockbuster and brought wide fame to Hrithik and Ameesha. In the same year, Ameesha starred in Telugu blockbuster Bhadri. In 2001, she scored another huge success with Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. With three consecutive blockbusters, Ameesha became one of the most sought out actresses in Indian cinema.
However, things became dull after that. Many of her films failed to perform well. However, she managed to stay in limelight by scoring successes once in a while with movies like Humraaz, Ankhahee, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd, Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Race 2.