Amrita Bakshi professionally known as Amrita Prakash is an Indian actress and model. She began her acting career when she was four years old, and has acted in both Bollywood and Malayalam films. She has since, been seen in a myriad of Bollywood Films, TVCs and television reality and fiction shows.

Amrita Prakash
Amrita Bakshi

Alma materThe University of Mumbai
  • Dr. Prakash Bakshi (father)

Early life and career


Amrita was born as Amrita Bakshi to Dr. Prakash Bakshi, who is a chairman of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. She holds a master's degree in Commerce and Business Administration from The University of Mumbai.

Amrita started her career as a four year old, with advertising. Her first TVC was for a local footwear company in Kerala. After which, over the course of her childhood she did over 50 commercials for prominent brands including Rasna, Ruffles Lays, Glucon-D, Dabur, etc. She was the face of Lifebuoy Soaps packaging for over two years. More recently she has been seen in commercials for Sunsilk, Gitts Processed Foods, etc.

Her stint with television started when she was 9 years old with a drama show in which she played Gautami Gadgil's niece. Right after which she bagged her own show when she was seen anchoring Fox Kids, a cartoon show on Star Plus for about 5 years, making her character of Miss India hugely popular, especially amongst the kids.[citation needed]

She gained popularity with her first film in 2001 - Anubhav Sinha's Tum Bin, where she played the pivotal part of Milli. Post Tum Bin, Amrita continued with television. When she was 14, she was chosen to be part of India's first Reality Show titled Kya Masti Kya Dhoom which she co-anchored alongside Bollywood Actress Sonali Bendre for over two years.[citation needed]

Her last television drama, where she played one of the lead protagonists was Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai for Zee TV.

In 2004, she appeared in Malayalam film Manjupoloru Penkutty directed by Kamal. The story focused around a 16-year-old school girl in Kerala who was tormented by and rose against her sexually abusive stepfather. The film was dubbed and re-released in Kannada and Telugu. Amrita was nominated by the State for the National Awards as Best Actress.[citation needed]

She went on to do one of her most defining roles with Rajshri Films, playing the character of Chhoti in Sooraj Barjatya's Vivah. Her performance in Vivaah was hugely appreciated by critics. Amrita has repeatedly been quoted saying- "Vivaah was one amongst the biggest milestones and turning points of my career. I cannot be grateful enough to him (Sooraj Barjatya) for being the teacher and guide he has been to me through and since the film. And for bringing me onto the map of every city in India."[citation needed]

Amrita played the character of Sandhya in Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi. She played a small part in Dharma Productions We Are Family.

She took up the show Ek Rishta Aisa Bhi for Sony Pal. She played the lead protagonist, Dipika on the show.




Year Title Role
2001 Tum Bin Milli
2002 Maine Dil Tujhko Diya Mini
2004 Manjupoloru Penkutti Nidhi
2005 Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai Soni
2006 Vivah Rajni "Chhoti" Mishra
2008 Ek Vivaah... Aisa Bhi Sandhya
2010 We Are Family Aaliya
2011 Na Jaane Kabse Anjali
2013 The World of Fashion Ganga


Year Title Role Notes
1999–2004 Fox Kids Miss India
2002 Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat Mishti Chatterjee
2001 Smriti Avantika
2003-2005 Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan Neelu Mathur
A Walk In Your Shoes Herself
Kya Masti Kya Dhoom Host
Ye Meri Life Hai Simone
Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar Pia
C.A.T.S. Soni
Rishtey Tanvi
Kashmeer Mehek
2008 Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai Sanskriti Thakral
2011-2012 Jhoome Naache Gayein Host
2012 Hum Ne Li Hai- Shapath Priya
2013 Gumrah: Season 2 Aaliya Mehra
2013 C.I.D. Shanaya/Meghna
2013 Savdhaan India Naina/Anshi/Meher Hayat Episode 1236/2174
2014 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Tabbasum
2014 Gumrah Season 3 Aaliya
2014 Love by Chance Arundhati Seth
2014-2015 Ek Rishta Aisa Bhi Dipika
2015 Halla Bol Season 2 Aanchal
2015 Akbar Birbal Princess Aishwarya
2015 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Kiran
2016 - 2017 Men will be Men Tara
2017 Mahakali Mohini
2018 Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki Jasleen
2020 Patiala Babes Isha Oberoi