Minissha Lamba is a Delhi girl. She was born in a New Delhi-based Punjabi speaking Sikh family. She had not really decided to act in films, but she loved modeling and was fortunate enough to be selected to model for Cadbury. Clearly her intent was to complete her education, concentrate on an academic career and do some modeling on the side. She was successful in completing her education from University of Delhi and majored in English with Honors in 2004.
She has the beauty and talents that is needed to become an actress. During her effort in modeling, she was offered to represent ad campaigns like LG, Sony, Cadbury, Hajmola, Airtel, Sunsilk etc. But it was the ad shoot for Cadboury that turned out to be lucky for her. She was approached by Bollywood Director, Shoojit Sircar, and signed her to act in his film Yahaan (2005). This was an unexpected offer and she heartedly accepted it and move on to acting. So she debuted in Bollywood with Yahaan.
After that, she never looked back and moved on signing great roles and making successful performance in other films too. Her other movies include Corporate, Rocky: The Rebel, Anthony Kaun Hai and Honeymoon Travels. Her upcoming movies include, Anamika, Shaurya, Dus Kahaniyaan.
She got her first break unexpectedly, when she was auditioning for a Cadbury commercial in Delhi. Bollywood Director, Shoojit Sircar, approached her and signed her to to act in his yet untitled movie. She will be re-locating to Bombay, and hopes to land other offers once there.
Although Minissha never intended to use modeling as a stepping-stone to films, she took Sircar?s offer and moved on to acting in films. She says if she couldn?t have been an actress, she would have wanted to be a war correspondent.