, Mumbai, India
Ashmit Patel is an Indian actor who works in Bollywood films.
He started his career as an assistant director, working with Vikram Bhatt in the films, 'Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage' (2002), 'Awara Paagal Deewana' (2002), 'Raaz' (2002) and 'Footpath' (2003). He made his acting debut with 'Inteha', directed by Vikram Bhatt. In 2004, he appeared alongside Mallika Sherawat and Emraan Hashmi in the thriller 'Murder', the Bollywood inspiration version of 'Unfaithful', which was his first commercial success.
In 2005, Patel starred in Soni Razdan's thriller. 'Nazar' and Khalid Mohammed's multi-starrer, 'Silsilay'. Both the films were unsuccessful at the box office. In 2006, he played supporting roles in 'Dil Diya Hai', 'Banaras' and 'Fight Club'. In 2007, he starred in the comedy flick, 'Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana', alongside Mahima Chaudhary and Rekha. 'Toss' was released next in 2009.
Ashmit also shot to fame on TV, when he made it as one of three finalists in the record-breaking Reality TV Show, 'Big Boss'
Ashmit is the younger brother of Amisha Patel, who is aslo a Bollywood actress. Ashmit's grandfather is the famous lawyer-politician Barrister 'Rajni Patel' who was the Congress Pradesh Committee President of Bombay. He studied at the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai and later attended the University of Texas at Austin in the United States, from which he received a bachelors degree in Business in 2000. Post graduation, he worked in his father's business for a while, but later decided to act in films, like his sister.