Minissha Lamba Turns 37
Written by Shresta Dutt on January 18, 2022
Minissha Lamba (born 18 January 1985) is an Indian film actress and poker player who appeared in Hindi films. She made her debut with Yahaan (2005). Her other notable films include Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), Well Done Abba (2010), and Bheja Fry 2 (2011).
In 2014 she participated in Colors TV’s Bigg Boss 8.
Minisha Lamba was born into a jat family, to Kawel Lamba and Manju Lamba in New Delhi in 1985. .
She studied at Chettinad Vidyashram School, Chennai for a year and then shifted to Army Public School, Srinagar where she completed her schooling. She majored in English (Hons.) from Miranda House, University of Delhi
While studying at Delhi University, Lamba began to model for ad campaigns like LG, Sony, Cadbury, Hajmola, Airtel, Sunsilk etc. She was also a part of the Femina’s Generation “W” ad. During an ad shoot for Cadbury she was approached by Bollywood director, Shoojit Sircar, who signed her to act in his film Yahaan (2005). She had begun filming for Yahaan while still in Miranda House college. She subsequently began to play supporting and then leading roles in films such as Corporate, Rocky: The Rebel, Anthony Kaun Hai, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Anamika, Shaurya and Dus Kahaniyaan.
In 2008, she acted in Bachna Ae Haseeno, her biggest success so far, which was produced by Yash Raj Films. Same year, she was noticed for her role in Sanjay Gadhvi’s Kidnap. Her next major role was in the critically acclaimed director Shyam Benegal’s film Well Done Abba (2010). “Well Done Abba” was awarded the National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues for the year 2010 and Minissha’s performance as Muskaan Ali was appreciated. In 2014, she participated in Colors TV’s Bigg Boss 8. She got evicted after 6 weeks on 2 November 2014 (Day 42). One of her last appearances was a role in Double Di Trouble, alongside Dharmendra, Gippy Grewal, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Kulraj Randhawa, and Poonam Dhillon. She has also appeared in the music video for Himesh Reshammiya’s song “Tera Surroor” from the album Aap Kaa Surroor, which became very popular.