Amit Shah is an actor of Indian origin born in North London. He first started acting at the age of 16 when he was cast as the lead in his school play. Following this he obtained a degree in Drama at Staffordshire University and then to LAMDA in West London.
In 2003 he graduated early in order to attend rehearsals for a West-end musical called Bombay Dreams. This was produced by Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber and composed by Indian musician AR Rahman. In 2006 Amit joined the National Theatre where he stayed to perform three plays including The Alchemist (directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner). For this he was nominated for an Ian Charleson Award. In the year 2013, Amit famously starred in his first studio feature film 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' (2014) which was produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.