in which she played a career-oriented young woman who rejects the advances of Aftab Shivdasani's character.
Then she found another major success when her last release of the year, Humraaz, became the fifth highest-grossing film of the year at the box office, and her performance earned her a nomination for Filmfare Best Actress Award.
Patel signed on much before she shot into the limelight with Kaho Naa...
Pyaar Hai and was among 22 girls that were screen-tested from 500 girls who came to audition for the film.
That year she also appeared in the music videos for O Meri Jaan and Hai Kasam Tu Na Ja by Adnan Sami.
In 2005, she starred in Satish Kaushik's thriller Vaada, playing the role of Arjun Rampal's unfaithful wife who is followed by her obsessive ex-lover.
The Abbas-Mustan marital thriller saw her playing a character with negative shades for the first time.
Her performance in the 2006 film Ankahee, received critical recognition.
Her performance was praised, and won her the Filmfare Special Performance Award, as well as nominations for Best Actress at various award ceremonies.
Taran Adarsh of India FM concluded, "Despite being one-film-old, Amisha Patel deserves full marks for handling the complex role with elegance.
Making her acting debut in the 2000 romantic thriller film, Kaho Naa...
Pyaar Hai, Patel won critical praise for her performance in Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001), which became one of the biggest hits in the history of Hindi cinema, earning her a Filmfare Special Performance Award.