Ameeta was born in 1932. After finishing her studies, she came to Bombay in 1950 to try her luck in Hindi films. Ameeta made her debut with a near B-grade film Anmol Sahara (1952). The film did her no good and bombed at the box-office. Then, she did some secondary roles in Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1955) and Ab-e-Haiyat (1956).
Her career turning point came when she became the protégé of Tolaram Jalan, the owner of Filmistan studios. He decided to re-launch her in a big budget film Tumsa Nahin Dekha (1957). Thanks to its popular music, Tumsa Nahin Dekha opened to full houses and was a huge hit. However, Ameeta was overlooked, and the film catapulted Shammi Kapoor to stardom instead.
Although Ameeta continued to do secondary roles in a few more films, She ...» read full biography