Thursday, September 3, 2009

Minissha Lamba

Minissha Lamba (born on 18 January 1985) is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. She is known mostly for her role in Bachna Ae Haseeno.

Minissha was born in a Khatri Sikh family of Delhi ,her grandparents hailing from Lahore in the erstwhile undivided Punjab.Her surname,Lamba is of Punjabi Khatri background and is not to be confused with the Lamba Jaat clan from Haryana.

Growing up, her father was in the hospitality business and this gave her the opportunity to travel around the country and meet many people. She can converse in Hindi, Punjabi, English and French fluently.

Lamba's long term ambition was to become a journalist. While studying for a degree in Delhi, Lamba pursued modelling as a hobby and soon became a well-placed model in the Indian modelling industry. Examples of Lamba's early modelling work include several television commercials for companies such as LG, Sony, Cadbury, Hajmola, Airtel, Sunsilk, and also others. She has also done a music video (Tera Suroor) for the hit music album Aap Ka Suroor by Himesh Reshammiya.

She did her schooling from Sherwood Hall and later on moved to Chettinad Vidyashram, both in Chennai. In 2004, she majored in English with honours from Miranda House, University of Delhi. Her first movie "Yahaan", which was directed by Shoojit Sircar was released in 2005. Critics praised the movie citing Lamba's performance as one of the highlights. In 2008, she acted in Siddharth Anand's film Bachna Ae Haseeno which stars Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone along with Ranbir Kapoor in the lead roles. This movie was produced by Yashraj Films. Her next major role was in the Shyam Benegal film Well Done Abba (2010), which was highly acclaimed at Cannes Film Festival.

She is currently working on a movie series called "Mysticism”; its eight versions will be directed by four different directors including Soham Shah and Sanjay Gadhvi. She has also posed for Maxim India.she is often considered as a sex symbol.she went to Bangladesh for opening Shoppers World.

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