Does Ameesha Patel drink alcohol?: Yes.Her birth name, Amisha is a mixture of first three letters of her fathers name, Amit and last three letters of her mothers name, Asha.Ameesha Patel was born in a Gujarati family. Her grandfather, Rajni Patel was a famous lawyer and politician who had also served as the President of Pradesh Congress Committee, Mumbai. Rajni Patel was the grandfather of Ameesha Patel.When she was only five years old, she started learning Bharatanatyam and within a very short period of time, she got trained in it. A childhood photo of Ameesha Patel and her brother.Having completed her graduation in the USA, Patel received an offer from an American Investment Banking Company, Morgan Stanley, but she turned it down.After returning to India, Patel joined Satyadev Dubeys theatre group and acted in plays, including an Urdu language play titled Neelam (1999).Patel has also modelled for well-known Indian brands like Bajaj Sevashram, Fair & Lovely, Cadburys Jai Lime, Fem, Lux, and some others.Her debut film, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai (2000) was a big hit on the box-office.Rakesh Roshan selected her when he invited her family for lunch. Prior to her, the role of the lead actress in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai was given to Kareena Kapoor, but she rejected.Her film- Gadar: Ek Prem Katha was a huge success at the box office. The film is one of the biggest hits in the history of Hindi cinema. To be cast as a lead actress for the film, 22 girls were shortlisted from 500 girls who came to audition for the film. Eventually, Patel was selected.