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From Main Hoon Na to Thackeray, must watch movies of Amrita Rao on OTT

Amrita Rao has starred in over 20 movies with Shahid Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor and other A-listers

  • Kanishka Dogra

Last Updated: 02.23 PM, Apr 22, 2022

From Main Hoon Na to Thackeray, must watch movies of Amrita Rao on OTT
Amrita Rao

Amrita Rao, even though worked in Bollywood film industry for a brief period, has given several memorable roles. A former model and actress, she is well known for her works, predominantly in Hindi films, although she has acted in Telugu films too. Rao made her screen debut in Ab Ke Baras (2002), for which she received a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Female Debut in 2003. She went on to star in romantic films such as Ishq Vishk (2003), Main Hoon Na (2004), and Vivah (2006), being known as "Bollywood's classic girl-next-door." She has appeared in over 20 films and has received one IIFA Award and two Stardust Awards. Amrita Rao won the renowned DadaSaheb Phalke Academy Award at the age of 25.

She has worked with Shahid Kapoor, Zayed Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Akshay Khanna, and Mahesh Babu. Her on-screen chemistry with Shahid Kapoor was one of the most fan-favourite ones. Here are some of her movies with these stars where she steals the show:

Main Hoon Na
Farah Khan's directorial debut, Main Hoon Na is a 2004 musical action-comedy film, written and directed by Farah Khan. The film, which stars Shah Rukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Sunil Shetty, Amrita Rao, and Zayed Khan, depicts Ram Sharma, an Indian soldier who is deployed undercover as a university student to safeguard a general's daughter from a deadly rogue soldier. Netflix has the full film available to watch online.
Three college buddies decide to liven up their lives by having an extramarital romance since they are bored with their marriages. When they are named as primary suspects in a murder, things start to go wrong. The film stars Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh, and Aftab Shivdasani as the major actors, with Lara Dutta, Amrita Rao, Tara Sharma, and Genelia D'Souza as the female protagonists. It also features Ajay Devgn as a supporting actor. The film is available on Voot as well as Amazon Prime.
Poonam (Amrita Rao), an orphan who lives with her uncle, is engaged to Prem (Shahid Kapoor), who is from a rich family. However, two days before her wedding, Poonam's house catches fire, resulting in her first-degree burns. The film is available on Zee5, Amazon Prime, and Netflix.
Athidhi is a 2007 Telugu action romance film, directed by Surender Reddy and produced by G. Ramesh Babu, Mahesh Babu's brother, under their label Krishna Pictures. It stars Mahesh Babu and Amrita Rao. The film revolves around Athidi, who is framed for killing his adoptive parents and is jailed, deciding to find the real killer and bringing him to justice. The film is currently available on Aha and Disney+ Hotstar.
Satyagraha is a political drama film, directed by Prakash Jha. It stars Rao with Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpayee, and Vipin Sharma. The 2013 film is about Dwarka Anand who is jailed on the charges of assaulting a corrupt official when he tries to seek compensation for his dead son. The drama is now available on Netflix.
Thackeray is a 2019 Indian biographical film, written and directed by Abhijit Panse and shot in Marathi and Hindi at the same time. The story revolves around Balasaheb Thackeray, the founder of the Indian political party Shiv Sena. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays Thackeray, while Amrita Rao plays his wife. The film was released on January 25, 2019, just after Bal Thackeray's 93rd birthday. It is currently available to Watch on Netflix.