Amrita Singh Virk is an Indian actress who gained significant notoriety in the 80s for her impeccable acting skills and being ahead of her time. Her life is rarely covered in the press or often overshadowed by her husband's life, but there's more than meets the eye. Let's go over her journey that remains untold until now.Amrita Singh Virk is a strong independent woman who started working in the film line at 17. Right from the get-go, she managed to impress everyone with her beauty and charm. Actors like Sunny Deol and Dharmendra immediately made her feel right at home. Many who join the Bollywood industry are known to adapt their personalities to get ahead in the industry. Amrita, however, had a fiery spirit and was known to wear clothes that raised eyebrows everywhere she went. She doesn’t care what other people think of her and lives by her own rules.
Her childhood and family life is something that is rarely ever talked about. She lived in the Old Delhi colony and was, shockingly, friends with Shah Rukh Khan. They studied in the same school and were dear friends of SRK's sister Shehnaz. Even their mother used to work together in the markets of Delhi.
Her mother was said to have been politically involved in the Indian Emergency and was a close associate of Sanjay Gandhi. She also had far-reaching connections with the actress Begum Para, is her great-aunt, and her husband was the great actor Nasir Khan. He was the brother of another legendary actor, Dilip Kumar.
It is incredible how many generations of great actors' abilities passed onto her, making her the actor she is today.
In the times when most actresses always wanted to play the heroine in a movie. Amrita Singh went against the grain by playing negative characters, and everyone widely appreciated her performance. She imbued these characters with great depth and layers that most female characters usually didn't have. The two of her most iconic performances are:
Aaina: in this movie, Amrita plays a highly egotistical character and is obsessed with her beauty. This film manages to capture what it often feels like to live with a toxic person. Amrita tends to make every scene of her count and manages to maintain a level of vulnerability. You will hate her character, but it's difficult to take your eyes off her.
Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman: This was Shah Rukh Khan's debut film, and Amrita Singh plays the character of Sapna. In this role, she is entirely magnetic and plays the part to perfection. Her character takes SRK to the dark side of fame, success, and Amrita makes it completely alluring.
When Amrita Singh first started in the industry, it was rumoured that Amitabh Bachchan had a massive crush on her. He constantly tried to hit on her and get closer to Amrita even though he was married at the time. She tried to avoid his advances, and this hurt his ego. One night Amrita Singh was at a Bollywood party when Amitabh entered with his friend Danny Denzongpa.
She was dancing with Danny, and Amitabh became so lustful that he went there to kiss her. This shocked everyone, and somehow Amrita, flustered, ran towards the washroom. He came after her to the bathroom and later apologized for his indecent behaviour.
The media and people have constantly shadowed her under the weight of her husband, Saif Ali Khan. She is regularly treated as the ex-wife, and Amrita Singh is much more than that tag. Singh is a woman who has independently raised two children on her own. Sara Ali Khan love's her mother dearly and doesn't want to leave her even after Marriage. Her son Ibrahim Ali Khan has a deep love for her mother and like Sara is rumoured to his impact in movies.
Amrita Singh Virk is one of the great actresses of yesteryear and deserves the utmost respect. She has a magnetic personality and made a massive contribution to cinema in the 80s, 90s.
Today she’s making a comeback in cinemas with her performance as the grieving mother in Badla, 2 States being widely appreciated. All her fans cannot wait for what she will do next.