Date of Birth: February 9, 1958
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Place of Birth: Hadali, Khushab, Punjab, India
Height: 5' 2"
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Education: Modern School, Delhi
Address: Bungalow No. 5, Belscot Tower, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri Link Road, Mumbai
Spouse:Saif Ali Khan - Divorced
Claim to Fame: Betaab - 1983 - Movie
Debut: Betaab - 1983 - Movie
1994 : Filmfare Award, Best Supporting Actress for : Aaina
Amrita SinghLast Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Amrita Singh is a Bollywood actress who stepped back from acting when she married the Chotte Nawab and is now seen on the big screen periodically. Amrita Singh was born on 9th February 1958 in Hadali, Punjab to a Punjab Sikh family. She did her schooling in Modern School, New Delhi. Her father was Shivinder Singh who was in the armed forces. Her mother Rukhsana Sultana was a friend and supporter of politician Sanjay Gandhi. Her great grandfather was Sir Sobha Singh, a civil contractor and her great granduncle is the author Khushwant Singh.
When Amrita Singh married actor and the son of the Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan in 1991 it created chaos as she was twelve years older than Saif and his family didn’t ready for their marriage. The couple had two children, Sara and Ibrahim. They separated in 2004 and Saif is dating actress Kareena Kapoor. Amrita Singh was a belly dancer and when she decided to become an actress she stimulated up a controversy. Her mother tried to get her into B.R. Chopra’s Nikah but he had already finalized on Salma Agha, who started receiving threatening letters. As it turned out they were sent by Amrita. Her feral temper with the press also earned her a recognition.
Amrita Singh made her debut in Betaab (1983) with Sunny Deol and it became a hit. She was seen mostly with actors like Sunny Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan. Sunny (1984) and Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986) were popular with the audience. Toofan (1989) with Amitabh Bachchan and Raju Ban Gay Gentleman (1992) with Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla were successful.
In Aaina (1993) Amrita Singh played Roma, Juhi Chawla’s sister and they both fall in love with Jackie Shroff’s character and Roma goes all out to break up her sister’s marriage. It won her the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. She played Simi in Kalyug (2005) and in Apoorva Lakhia’s Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) she was seen as Vivek Oberoi’s mother. In Dus Kahaniyan (2007) which was an anthology of ten stories, she appeared in Meghna Gulzar’s Pooranmasi.
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