Ashmit Patel

Ashmit Patel (born 13 January 1978) is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films and was seen on Bigg Boss.

Ashmit Patel
Ashmit Patel at Sympulse '15.jpg
Born (1978-01-13) 13 January 1978 (age 43)
New Delhi, India
OccupationFilm actor
Years active2002–present
Parent(s)Asha Patel
Amit Patel
RelativesAmeesha Patel (sister)

Personal lifeEdit

Patel is the son of Amit Patel and Asha Patel, and the younger brother of actress and model Ameesha Patel,[1] and the grandson of the lawyer-politician Rajni Patel, who was the Congress Pradesh Committee President of Mumbai. His birth name is a blend of the first three letters of his mother's name Asha and the last three letters of his father's name Amit.

Patel studied at the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai and later attended the University of Texas at Austin in United States, from which he received a bachelor's degree in Business in 2000.[2]


Patel started his career as an assistant director and worked with Vikram Bhatt in the making of his films, Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002), Awara Paagal Deewana (2002), Raaz (2002) and Footpath (2003).[3] He made his acting debut with the film Inteha directed by Vikram Bhatt.[4] In 2004, he appeared alongside Mallika Sherawat and Emraan Hashmi in the thriller Murder, a Bollywood inspiration of Unfaithful. The film was his first commercial success.[5]

In 2005, Patel starred in Soni Razdan's thriller Nazar[6] and Khalid Mohammed's multi-starrer Silsiilay. Both the films were unsuccessful at the box office.[7] In 2006, he also played leading roles in Dil Diya Hai, Banaras and Fight Club.[8] In 2007, he starred in the comedy Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana alongside Mahima Chaudhary and Rekha.[9] His next film Toss was released in 2009.[10]

Patel featured as one of the finalists in the fourth season of the Indian television reality show Bigg Boss.[11] He hosted Superstud on UTV Bindass and working on two films, Good Night and Future Toh Bright Hai Jee. He hosted Superdude on UTV Bindass.

He will be marking his digital debut with Ullu App's upcoming web-series titled Peshawar,[12] which is based on 2014 Peshawar school massacre. He will be playing the role of terrorist Abu Shamil, who masterminded the attacks and managed to brainwash the rest of his crew into perpetrating this heinous crime.


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Inteha Ranbir Oberoi/Vikram Rathore/Rakesh Sharma
2004 Murder Sudhir Saigal
Silsiilay Nikhil
2005 Nazar Rohan Sethi
2006 Fight Club – Members Only Dinesh
Banaras Soham
Dil Diya Hai Kunaal Malik
Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana Amar
2009 Toss Josh
2013 Swabhoomi
Super Model Vijay Malia/Monty
2014 Jai Ho Sumit
2016 Dongari Ka Raja Inspector Siddhanth
2018 Nirdosh Gautam Grover

Assistant DirectorEdit

Reality televisionEdit

Year Show Place Channel
Bigg Boss (season 4)
3rd Place
Evicted Day 96
Himself, Host and Judge
UTV Bindass
2014–2015 Box Cricket League 1 Contestant
Power Couple (Indian TV series)
Sony TV

Web SeriesEdit

Year(s) Show Role Streaming Platform
2020 Peshawar Abbu Shaamil Ullu


  1. ^ "My brother Ashmit Patel". DNA. Archived from the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Ashmit Patel - Biography". ChakPak Movies. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Ashmit Patel Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on 11 December 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  4. ^ "There's always a first time". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Box Office 2004". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 16 November 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Ashmit denied visa, but it's week of Nazar's release". The Indian Express. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  7. ^ "Flops of the Decade: 'Silsilay'". MSN. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  8. ^ "Photo Feature: Ashmit Patel from Superboy to Superman". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  9. ^ "New releases: Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamaana". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  10. ^ "Ashmit Patel on a comeback trail". Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  11. ^ "Ashmit Patel sings his blues". IBNLive. Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  12. ^ "Ashmit Patel on His Digital Debut; Reveals, "I Will Play Terrorist Abu Shamil, The Mastermind Behind Peshawar Attack"". Retrieved 3 August 2019.

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