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

Ashmit Patel
Patel in January 2015
Born (1978-01-13) 13 January 1978 (age 45)
OccupationFilm actor
Years active2002–present
RelativesAmeesha Patel (sister)
Rajni Patel (grandfather)

Personal life Edit

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.

His father is a Gujarati while his mother described herself as a "Sindhi Punjabi" in an interview.[2]

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.[3]

Career Edit

Patel started his cinematic 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).[4] He made his acting debut with the film Inteha directed by Vikram Bhatt.[5] 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.[6]

In 2005, Patel starred in Soni Razdan's thriller Nazar[7] and Khalid Mohammed's multi-starrer Silsiilay. Both the films were unsuccessful at the box office.[8] In 2006, he also played leading roles in Dil Diya Hai, Banaras and Fight Club.[9] In 2007, he starred in the comedy Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana alongside Mahima Chaudhary and Rekha.[10] His next film Toss was released in 2009.[11]

Patel featured as one of the finalists in the fourth season of the Indian television reality show Bigg Boss.[12] 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,[13] 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.

Filmography Edit

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 Director Edit

Television Edit

Year Show Role Notes
2010–2011 Contestant
2011 Host
2014–2015 Box Cricket League 1 Contestant
2015–2016 Participant

Web series Edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2020 Peshawar Abu Salim 4 episodes
The Bull of Dalal Street
2021 Fatherhood 1 episode
Client no 7 2 episodes

References Edit

  1. ^ "My brother Ashmit Patel". DNA. 15 November 2010. Archived from the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  2. ^ Chhibber, Kavita (3 November 2003). "Amisha Patel". Asha Patel says she grew up in an elite pampered atmosphere abroad and met her husband as a teenager while visiting India. For him it was love at first sight, but Asha laughs and says as a Sindhi Punjabi she was not sure that she would fit into a Gujarati family.
  3. ^ "Ashmit Patel - Biography". ChakPak Movies. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Ashmit Patel Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on 11 December 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  5. ^ "There's always a first time". Bollywood Hungama. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Box Office 2004". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 16 November 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Ashmit denied visa, but it's week of Nazar's release". The Indian Express. 19 May 2005. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  8. ^ "Flops of the Decade: 'Silsilay'". MSN. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  9. ^ "Photo Feature: Ashmit Patel from Superboy to Superman". Bollywood Hungama. 17 August 2010. Archived from the original on 7 April 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  10. ^ "New releases: Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamaana". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  11. ^ "Ashmit Patel on a comeback trail". Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  12. ^ "Ashmit Patel sings his blues". IBNLive. Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  13. ^ "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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