Tuesday, March 5, 2013


 Amrita Singh is an established Bollywood actress who has to her credit several blockbuster films during 80's in which she acted opposite almost all eminent actors of those period.Later she appeared in supporting roles for a long period.She withdrew from the career for a long gap after marriage but again came back to the acting field and still active on screen as well as on T.V.
Amrita Singh was born to a Sikh-Muslim family, her mother being Rukhsana Sultana and father Shavinder Singh, who was an army Officer.She studied at Modern School,New Delhi.
Amrita Singh's debut film was 'Betaab' in 1983 opposite Sunny Deol which became a huge success.That film was directed by Rahul Rawal  and it was the debut film of Sunny Deol also.This success repeated in the film 'Sunny' which was directed by Raj Khosle in 1984.Along with the leading pair Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh, legends like Dharmendra,Waheda Rehman,Sharmila Tagore etc acted in it.
Man Mohan Desai made a super hit movie 'Mard' in 85 with Amitabh Bachchan and Amrita Singh in pivot roles.This film was remade in Tamil by Rajani Kant in the name 'Maveeran'.Mard became the highest grossing film of that year.
85 witnessed another super hit film 'Saaheb' in which Anil Kapoor and Amrita
Singh acted in lead roles.This film contained attractive songs which are still popular.
Jackie Shroff and Amrita Singh were the lead pair of 86 film 'Mera Dharam'.
Chamali ki Shadi was a blockbuster film directed by Basu Chatterjee in 86
in which Anil Kapoor acted  opposite Amrita Singh.
In the action film 'Karamdaata'  which was directed by Shashilal K. Nair, Mithun Chakraborty and Amrita Singh were in lead roles.
'Naam' was a film produced by Kumar Gaurav and Rajendra Kumar and directed by Mahesh Bhutt.Sanjay Dutt,Amrita Singh,Kumar Gaurav and Poonam Dhillon were in the main roles.
In the film 'Khudgarz' of 87 which was directed by Rakesh Roshan, Jeetendra,Bhanupriya,Shatrughan Sinha and Amrita Singh were in main roles.
In the blockbuster film 'Toofan' of 89, Amitabh Bachchan appeared in double role as twin brothers and Meenakshi Sheshadri acted along with Amrita Singh.
In the Amitabh Bachchan film 'Jaadugar' of 89 Jaya Prada acted along with Amrita Singh.
Amrita Singh took a long leave from films after marriage with Saif Ali Khan but returned in 2002 with the film  '23rd March 1931 Shaheed' in which she portrayed the role as mother of Bhagat Singh.
She then appeared for Star plus  T.V. serial 'Kavyanjali' in 2005.Later she had a fine performance in the film 'Kalyug'.She later acted in some other films like 'Dus Kahaniyan'  and presently acting in the film 'Aurangazeb'.This is the second Bollywood film of Malayalam actor 'Prithviraj' in the lead role.

Amrita Singh got  Filmfare Best Supporting actress award in 1993 for the film 'Aaina' which was directed by Deepak Sareen.In this film she played the role  as 'Roma'- one of the daughters of a wealthy business man.Juhi Chawla also acted in this film.
Amrita Singh got divorced from Saif Ali Khan in 2004.She has two children.

Selected Filmography
Mera Dharam
Chameli ki Shadi
Naam o Nishan
Sachai ki Taqat
Galiyon ka Badshah
Veeru Dada
Aag ka Dariya
Pap ki Aandhi
Dharam Sankat
Rupaye Dus Karod
Pyar ka Saaya
Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman
Surya Vanshi
Kal ki Awaz
23rd March 1931 Shaheed
Shootout at Lokhandwala
Dus Kahaniyan