is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood
films. Her notable films include Yahaan
, Bachna Ae Haseeno
and Well Done Abba
Minissha Lamba was born in Kashmir
to a Punjabi family originally belonging to Delhi
. Since her father was in Hospitality industry, she travelled around the country. She graduated in 2004 from Miranda House, Delhi and has an English honors degree.
She did her schooling from Sherwood College
and later on moved to Chettinad Vidyashram
, both in Chennai
. In 2004, she majored in English with honours from Miranda House
, University of Delhi
Lamba's long term ambition was to become a journalist. While studying for a degree in Delhi, she was offered to represent ad campaigns like LG, Sony, Cadbury, Hajmola, Airtel, Sunsilk etc. But it was the ad shoot for Cadbury
that turned out to be lucky for her. She was approached by Bollywood director, Shoojit Sircar, who signed her to act in his film Yahaan
(2005). She accepted it and moved on to acting making her film debut with Yahaan
. Critics praised the movie citing Lamba's performance as one of the highlights.
In 2008, she acted in Siddharth Anand
's film Bachna Ae Haseeno
which also starred Bipasha Basu
, Deepika Padukone
and Ranbir Kapoor
in the lead roles. This movie was produced by Yashraj Films. Her next major role was in the Shyam Benegal film Well......