Name: Ashmit Patel
Birthdate: 13th of January, 1978
Trivia: Ashmit Patel is a lifetime member of the prestigious International Film and Television Club of AAFT.
Biography: Ashmit Amit Patel, the Indian actor was born on the 13th of January in the year 1978 in the city of dreams, Mumbai. He belonged to a Gujarati Hindi family. Asha Patel and Amit Patel are the names of his mother and father respectively. He is not only the younger brother of actress Amisha Patel, but also the grandson of Rajni Patel, the well known politician-lawyer barrister. Rajni Patel had also been the Congress Pradesh Committee President of Mumbai. He pursued his schooling from the Cathedral and John Connon School, situated in Mumbai and later on in the year 2000 Ashmit did his Bachelor’s degree in the field of business from the prestigious University of Texas, Austin, United States of America. Soon after his graduation, initially he helped his father in his business for a while before joining the acting industry just like his sister.
Ashmit Patel started off his illustrious career by working as an assistant director with director Vikram Bhatt for movies such as ‘Footpath’ (2003), ‘Raaz’ (2002), ‘Awara Paagal Deewana’ (2002) and ‘Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage’ (2002). As an actor his very first film was the Vikram Bhatt directed ‘Inteha’ (2003), starring Vidya Malvade and Nauheed Cyrusi. Next year Ashmit starred in Anurag Basu’s erotic thriller ‘Murder’, starring Mallika Sherawat and Emraan Hashmi. This film was based on the American flick ‘Unfaithful’ directed by Adrian Lyne. This film which was released on the 2nd of April, 2004 was a huge success at the box office. The following year in 2005, he did two films- the Soni Razdan directed ‘Nazar’ starring Meera, Aly Khan and Rupak Mann; and the Khalid Mohamed directed romantic flick ‘Silsiilay’ starring Jimmy Shergill, Riya Sen, Bhoomika Chawla and Tabu. None of these films could create much of an impact at the box office. In the year 2006, Ashmit Patel appeared in Aaditya Datt’s ‘Dil Diya Hai’, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Geeta Basra and Emraan Hashmi. That very year he also starred in Vikram Chopra’s ‘Fight Club’ and Pankaj Parashar’s ‘Banaras’. Another film which he did that year was Amar Butala’s ‘Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamaana’ where he starred alongside Rekha and Mahima Chaudhary. His next film ‘Toss’ released three years later in the year 2009. ‘Toss’ was directed by Ramesh Khatkar and had Aarti Chhabria, Ranvijay Singh and Prashant Raj in the cast crew.
Ashmit Patel had even played an active role as a participant in the fourth edition of Bigg Boss, the Indian television reality show, where he reached the finals. He even took to hosting the show called Superstud which used to be aired on UTV Bindaas. Presently he is hosting ‘Superdude’, another show on UTV Bindaas.
Some of his upcoming films include ‘Mental’, ‘Friends Forever’, ‘The Flag’, ‘Kabhi Kahin’, ‘Florida Road’ and ‘Dil Sada Lutiya Gaya’.
His filmography includes ‘Inteha’ (2003), ‘Murder’ (2004), ‘Nazar’ (2005), ‘Silsiilay’ (2005), ‘Fight Club’ (2006), ‘Banaras’ (2006), ‘Dil Diya Hai’ (2006), ‘Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana’ (2006) and ‘Toss’ (2009).