Amrita Singh is an Indian film and TV actress. She was born on February 9, 1958 to a Sikh family. Amrita went to Modern School in
and is conversant in the English, Punjabi and Hindi languages. She is the daughter of Rukhsana Sultana, who was a political worker and Shavinder SinghVirk, an armed force officer. Her maternal grandma Zarina, was the senior sister of actress
. Latter is the mother of actor
. In 1991, Amrita wedded . He is the son of the famous cricketer
Mansoor Ali Khan
Pataudi, the Ninth Nawab of Pataudi and popular actress
. In 1993, she quit acting to live a happy life with her spouse.
Together they have two children, a girl named
Sara Ali Khan
(born September 1993) and a child named
Ibrahim Ali Khan
(bornOctober 2001). After thirteen years of marriage, they separated in 2004. Amrita made her Bollywood debut in 1983 with Betaab, a highly successful film in which she was cast opposite
. This was followed by a series of hits, for example, Sunny in 1984, Mard (which was the biggest hit of that year) and Saaheb in 1985. She won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. These accolades did not stop her from her determination to retire into family life and Amrita quit acting after 1993. She came back to acting in 2002 with the film 23rd March 1931: Shaheed. She then appeared in the STAR Plus TV serial Kkavyanjali in 2005. Later that year, she won recognition for her execution ofa negative role for the film Kalyug. Proceeding with her acting carrer, Amrita played in the film Kajraare in 2010 and she was recently seen in Aurangzeb under the Yash Raj Films Productions.