Amrita Rao (born 7 June 1981) is an Indian actress and model.
Amrita made her acting debut with Ab Ke Baras (2002). She was then noticed in romance Ishq Vishk (2003) which was followed by commercial successes like Masti and Main Hoon Na (both 2004). Her biggest commercial success was the blockbuster romance Vivah (2006). Her other successful films include comedies Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008) and Jolly LLB (2013).
She has won and been nominated for several awards including two nominations of Filmfare in Best Debut and Best Supporting Actress categories.
Her first role in 2007 was a special appearance for the song "Heyy Babyy" in the eponymous film, Heyy Babyy. She then made her debut in the Telugu film industry with Athidhi opposite Mahesh Babu. Amrita's movies in 2008 include My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves with Nikhil Dwivedi and Welcome to Sajjanpur with Shreyas Talpade. The following year, she portrayed Nandini in Victory and Mansi in Shortkut opposite Arshad Warsi.
Amrita was signed for ABCL Corp's The Legend of Kunal and for a Tip's Film with Neil Nitin Mukesh to be directed by Ken Ghosh, but both the movies did not take-off and her only release in 2011 was Rajshree Production's Love U...Mr. Kalakaar!, produced by Sooraj Barjatia in which she played Ritu, the main role, alongside Tusshar Kapoor. She acted in Hook Yaa Crook, which is awaiting release. She kick started 2013 with Fox Star's Hit Film Jolly LLB starring Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani. Amrita Rao is currently working on two major big-budget films scheduled to be released in 2013: Anil Sharma's Singh Sahab the Great opposite Sunny Deol, and Prakash Jha's Satyagraha.