09 Feb 2021: Happy birthday Amrita Singh: Her five best performances
Veteran actress Amrita Singh has time and again floored everyone with her stellar performances.
She has been a part of a flurry of movies since starting her career with the 1983 hit Betaab. Singh took a sabbatical after her marriage to actor Saif Ali Khan and made a comeback later in 2002.
On her 63rd birthday, let's take a look at her best performances.
1: Roma in 'Betaab'
Brilliant actors need just one shot to leave their mark, and Singh proved that right.
Her debut, the romantic drama Betaab (1983), opposite Sunny Deol, remains one of the most iconic love stories made in Bollywood.
Playing a rich, spoiled brat, she perfected both romance and rebellion.
The film's song - Jab Hum Jawan Honge - has gained a cult status over time.
2: Chameli in 'Chameli Ki Shaadi'
Singh made everyone sit up and take notice of her versatility and effortless charm with her portrayal of Chameli in Chameli Ki Shaadi.
Basu Chatterjee's classic 1986 comedy showed her essaying the titular role opposite Anil Kapoor.
A perfect mix of innocence, candour and brashness, Chameli ends up winning your heart, and so does Singh.
3: Roma Mathur in 'Aaina'
A role that came much later in her career but earned her the Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actress was that of Roma Mathur in Aaina.
Singh took up a negative role and turned it into one of her best performances.
She brilliantly brought to screen her character's different shades, at times even overshadowing her co-stars - Juhi Chawla and Jackie Shroff.
4: Simi Roy in 'Kalyug'
Collaborating with Bhatt brothers once again, Singh played the role of Simi Roy in the 2005 hit Kalyug.
She played the mastermind who is a porn baron and has virtually no regard for the lives of others.
Even though Singh did not have a lot of screen time, she still managed to leave a lasting mark.
5: Kavita Malhotra in '2 States'
Singh portrayed the quintessential Punjabi mother with brilliance and utmost ease in 2 States.
With her performance as the mother to actor Arjun Kapoor's character Krish Malhotra, Singh managed to earn herself a nomination in Filmfare's Best Supporting Actress category.
She perfectly showed the depth of the character by being both vulnerable and overbearing in the right measure.