Amrita Rao, also known by the mononym Amrita, is an Indian film actress and model. She has appeared in Hindi films of Bollywood as well as a few films in Telugu. After graduating with a degree in Psychology, from the University of Mumbai, Amrita made her screen debut in Ab Ke Baras, but she rose to prominence as the lead actress in Ishq Vishk and nominated, Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her role. One of her most critically acclaimed roles was in blockbuster romance Vivah, for which she won Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards.
Roles in Welcome to Sajjanpur and Main Hoon Na earned Amrita a Stardust Best Actress Award and Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award nomination. Her subsequent films included Masti, Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!, Jolly LLB, Singh Sahab the Great and Satyagraha. Amrita gave special appearance in films like Heyy Babyy, Shaurya, Life Partner and Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai. She has been cited as the Bollywood's quintessential "Girl next door", by various media outlets, a title for which she has received substantial publicity. Amrita is the youngest and the only Bollywood actress of her generation to receive the Prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award.