Ashmit Patel (Hindi: अश्मित पटेल) (born 13 January 1978 in Mumbai, India) is an Indian actor who works in Bollywood films.
Ashmit Patel is the son of Amit Patel and Asha Patel, the younger brother of Amisha Patel, and the grandson of the famous lawyer-politician Barrister Rajni Patel who was the Congress Pradesh Committee President of Bombay. His birth name is a blend of the first three letters of his mother's name Asha and the last three letters of his father's name Amit.
He studied at the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai and later attended the University of Texas at Austin in United States, from which he received a bachelors degree in Business in 2000. After graduation he worked in his father's business for a while, but later decided to act in films like his sister.
He started his career as an assistant director and worked with Vikram Bhatt in the making of his films, Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002), Awara Paagal Deewana (2002), Raaz (2002) and Footpath (2003). He made his acting debut with the film Inteha directed by Vikram Bhatt. In 2004, he appeared alongside Mallika Sherawat and Emraan Hashmi in the thriller Murder, a Bollywood inspiration of Unfaithful. The film was his first commercial success.
In 2005, Patel starred in Soni Razdan's thriller Nazar and Khalid Mohammed's multi-starrer Silsilay. Both the films were unsuccessful at the box office. In 2006, he played supporting roles in Dil Diya Hai, Banaras and Fight Club. In 2007, he starred in the comedy Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana alongside Mahima Chaudhary and Rekha. His next film Toss was released in 2009.
Patel featured as one of the finalists in the fourth season of the Indian television reality show Bigg Boss. He is currently hosting a show Superstud on UTV Bindass.