Born on 18th January 1985 to Punjabi speaking Sikh family of S. Kewal Lamba and Manju Lamba in
New Delhi, Minissha made her Bollywood Debut in the year 2005. She has completed her schooling from Chettinad Vidyashram School, Chennai, and Army Public School, Srinagar. She completed her Majors in English at Miranda College, Delhi University, New Delhi in 2004. Initially, she planned to pursue a career in Journalism, but that was not what was written for her!
In her college days, Minissha had done ads for various brands like LG, Sony, Airtel, Hajmola, Cadbury, Sunsilk, etc. While doing an ad film for Cadbury, she was approached by director Shoojit Sarkar, who then signed her for his film. Her first film was Yahan, which came out in 2005. She was nominated for the Best Debutante at the Filmfare Awards function. Apart from that, she worked in many films.
In 2006, Minissha played the role of Megha Apte in Corporate. She did Rocky: The Rebel and Anthony Kaun Hai in the same year. She played the role of Zara in Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. alongside
Abhay Deol in 2007. She was also seen in Dus Kahaniya in 2007. In 2008, she played the character of Mahi, Ranbir Kapoor’s first love interest in
Bachna Ae Haseeno. She was seen in Kidnap, Shaurya, and Anamika in the very same year. In 2010-2011, she did
Well Done Abba, Bheja Fry 2,
Hum Tum Shabana and Kontract. In 2012, she made an extended appearance in Joker. She played roles in Zilla Ghaziabad and
Black Currency. She has also acted in two Punjabi movies, Heer and Hero, and Double Di Trouble.
Apart from movies, Minissha has appeared in Himesh Reshammiya’s song, “TERA SUROOR” from his all-time favorite album Aap Kaa Surroor, which was loved by many. She also made an appearance at
Bigg Boss 8. Otherwise sweet and simple girl, she surprised many after she got a nose job done. According to many, she got silicone implants done as well.
Minissha married her long-time boyfriend, Nikunj Ryan Tham on July 6, 2015. Ryan Tham was dating her for quite some time, and he happens to be a cousin of
Pooja Bedi, and she was one of the first ones to break the news of their marriage.