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Amrah Ashraf, Hindustan Times
January 26, 2013
Birthday: June 8
Sun sign: Gemini
Place of birth: Karnataka
Hometown: Mangalore
College: Poddar College, Mumbai
High point of your life: Giving birth to my son, Viaan
Low point of your life: I have got over all of them
Currently doing: Producing Dhishkiyaon under my production house, Essential Sports & Media
First break: An ad for Limca followed by my Hindi film debut, Baazigar (1993)

If you weren't an actress...

I think I would have been a businesswoman.

ShilpaHave you ever felt insecure about your body? 

The word insecure does not exist in my dictionary. I am a very positive person.

The best compliment you've ever received?

When my husband, Raj Kundra, said I am an awesome mom.

The last line of your autobiography would read...

… "and then she conquered".

The most overrated virtue.

Niceness. What is niceness anyway?

What scares you?
Water and losing my loved ones.

One item number you wish you had done.

Chikni Chameli from Agneepath (2012).

How many times do you look in the mirror?
Only when I am on shoots.

Who is your 3am friend?
My husband, Raj Kundra.

Which part of your body would you insure?
My waist.

If your house caught fire, what three things would you grab and run?
I would just make sure that my family escapes. Material things don't matter.

A song that best describes your current state of mind.
In dino dil mera from Life in a Metro (2007).

One contemporary dance form you really want to learn.
Popping and locking.

What will we find on your bedside table?

My lip balm and a night lamp.

Shut up and bounce or UP Bihar lootne - which made you feel sexier?
I looked sexy in Shut up and bounce and I felt sexy in UP Bihar lootne.

The quality you most admire in a man.
A good sense of humour.

The one thing you'd like to unlearn.

Knowing too much because I miss innocence in my life.

A piece of advice you wish someone had given you 10 years ago.

I once read it in a book:  'When you're a celebrity, don't complain and don't explain.'

The easiest way to spread happiness?

Always have a smile on your face. That will automatically put a smile on others' faces as well.

What is your fondest memory?

My wedding day and the birth of my son, Viaan.

Who keeps you up all night, your son or your husband?
These days, it is my son!

What do you do when you have a bad hair day?

I blow dry my hair, but if not, I tie it. Simple and no fuss.

One rumour you'd like to start.
That I've signed a film with Brad Pitt and Colin Farrell

5 things I love about my baby

His adorable way of doing anything
His smile, it's really a little chuckle
The way he looks at me
His tiny feet
His pure heart

From HT Brunch, January 27

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