Minissha Lamba (born 18 January 1985[1]) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films.[2] She made her debut with Yahaan (2005). Her other notable films include Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), Well Done Abba (2009), and Bheja Fry 2 (2011).[3] In 2014, Lamba became one of the contestants on Bigg Boss 8 but got evicted later.

Early life

Minisha Lamba was born in a Punjabi-speaking Sikh family to Kewal Lamba and Manju Lamba in New Delhi in 1985.[4] She studied at Chettinad Vidyashram School, Chennai for a year and then shifted to Army Public School, Srinagar where she completed her schooling. She majored in English (Hons.) from Miranda House [5] University of Delhi.,[6]


Minissha was inspired by the bravery of CNN journos as a teenager. While studying for English (Hons.) Degree in Delhi University, she was offered to model in ad campaigns like LG, Sony, Cadbury, Hajmola, Airtel, Sunsilk etc. She was also a part of the Femina's Generation "W" ad.[7] During an ad shoot for Cadbury she was approached by Bollywood director, Shoojit Sircar, who signed her to act in his film Yahaan (2005).[5] She had begun filming for Yahaan while still in Miranda House college.

She has played supporting and leading roles in films such as Corporate, Rocky: The Rebel, Anthony Kaun Hai, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Anamika,[5] Shaurya and Dus Kahaniyaan.

In 2008, she acted in Bachna Ae Haseeno, her biggest success so far, which was produced by Yash Raj Films. Same year, she was noticed for her role in Sanjay Gadhvi's Kidnap (film).[8] Her next major role was in the critically acclaimed director Shyam Benegal's film Well Done Abba (2009).[5] "Well Done Abba" was awarded the National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues for the year 2009 and Minissha's performance as Muskaan Ali was appreciated.

In 2014, she participated in the reality TV series Bigg Boss 8, which is the Indian version of Big Brother. Before entering the house , Minissha told the PTI in an interview, “It is a reality show and the audience love when there is more drama but I am not going to be out of character to create drama… that is just not me. At least I am hoping that I will not do that. I don’t know what the situation is going to be like. I don’t know how I am going to react to things inside,” Minissha told PTI before entering the house". She said to Colors "I don’t think any strategy is going to work. One just needs to be his/her own natural self".[9] She got evicted after 6 weeks on 2 November 2014 (Day 42).[10]

Her latest role was in Double Di Trouble, alongside Dharmendra, Gippy Grewal, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Kulraj Randhawa, and Poonam Dhillon.

She was a contestant on Dance Ki Takkar 5 which airs on Star Plus in 2016.[11][12]

Music videos

She has also appeared in the music video for Himesh Reshammiya's song "Tera Surroor" from the album Aap Kaa Surroor, which became very popular.

Bigg Boss 8

In September 2014, Lamba entered and participated in the popular Indian reality show Bigg Boss 8 which aired on Colors. She stayed in the house for six weeks until she got evicted. She opened up about her relationship with Aarya Babbar who was also in the show saying he told her that we should fake love each other. Aarya then got angry and told Salman Khan that this is not true.[13]

Personal life

Actress Minissha Lamba tied the knot to longtime boyfriend Ryan Tham on July 6, 2015. Ryan Tham is the owner of popular Juhu nightclub, Trilogy and cousin of Pooja Bedi


Year Film Role Other notes
2005 Yahaan Adaa Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2006 Corporate Megha Apte
2006 Rocky: The Rebel Priya
2006 Anthony Kaun Hai Jia R.Sharma
2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. Zara
2007 Dus Kahaniyaan Priya
2008 Bachna Ae Haseeno Mahi
2008 Kidnap Sonia Raina
2008 Shaurya Kaavya Shastri
2008 Anamika Jia Rao / Jia Sesodia
2010 Well Done Abba Muskaan
2011 Bheja Fry 2 Ranjini
2011 Hum Tum Shabana Shabana
2011 Kontract Kannada film
2012 Joker News Reporter Extended appearance
2013 Zilla Ghaziabad Fauji's Girlfriend
2013 Heer and Hero Maahi Punjabi film
2013 Black Currency Intelligence Agent
2014 Double Di Trouble Punjabi film
2015 Hungame pe Hungama Post-production

TV shows

Year Show Role
2008 Chhoona Hai Aasmaan Kavya Shastri(Episodic appearance)
2014 Bigg Boss 8 Herself/Contestant - Evicted in Day 42 on 2 November 2014
2016 Dance Ki Takkar 5 Herself/Contestant
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Herself
2018 Tenali Rama (Subseries: Vishdhaar Ka Prahaar) Chandrakala (Vish Kanya)


External links

Bigg Boss 8
Dance Ki Takkar 5
1st runners—up
2nd runners—up