Her role of over possessive wife in film Masti has claimed her critics’ appreciation. Amrita’s skills led her to acclaim many awards starting from Stardust Awards, IIFA to Dadasaheb Phalke Awards (won for movie Vivah). She has a sister Preetika Rao who is also a film actress.
Her role as an army officer's daughter Sanjana (Sanju) Bakshi earned Rao Best Supporting Actress, her second filmfare nomination.
Rao had a minor role in Milan Luthria's Deewar; she played Radhika, Gaurang Kaul's love interest. Critical response towards the film was negative, although Rao garnered acclaim for her performance of a school teacher.
Although highly regarded for her acting abilities, Rao's films to date had often not appealed to a wide audience.
Vivah (2006) made her a national star; it depicted the journey of two individuals from engagement to marriage.
“Very honestly, when something is so true to life, everyone’s reaction is the same.
Right from the time the trailer dropped, the expectations are high. In fact, the first person to message me was Farah Khan.Amrita has recently launched a matrimonial website naming Love Vivah which will benefit single Indians looking for their partners. As soon as the trailer of Thackeray dropped, Amrita Rao who plays the role of Bal Thackeray’s wife Meenatai Thackeray in the film was pleasantly surprised to receive a message from her Main Hoon Na director Farah Khan. She has appeared as the leading lady in several Hindi films of Bollywood and one movie in Telugu.Rao was born and raised in Mumbai; she made her screen debut in Ab Ke Baras (2002), for which she was nominated for the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award in 2003.The actor’s films have done well at the box office, finally making him come out of the shadow of his famous brother. His first adult role came in 2017 with Beyond the Clouds (2017) and now, his latest movie opposite debutante Jahnvi Kapoor, Even before he starred opposite late actress Sridevi‘s daughter Jahnvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khattar was already over and done with some of Bollywood’s newer generation.