In 2008, Rao appeared in her third blockbuster, Shyam Benegal's comedy film Welcome to Sajjanpur.
She played the role of Kamala, a woman who is desperate for communication from her husband Bansiram (Kunal Kapoor), a labourer at a dockyard in Mumbai.
The film faced competition from other films such Raaz 2 and Dev D and failed to do well.
With a huge budget, it only managed to gross That same year, Rao took on the lead role in Neeraj Vora's comedy drama Short Kut: The Con is On opposite Akshaye Khanna, produced by Anil Kapoor.
Rao's roles in Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008) and Main Hoon Na (2004) earned her a Stardust Best Actress Award and a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award nomination respectively.
She has made special appearances in Heyy Babyy (2007), Shaurya (2008), Life Partner (2009) and Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (2010).
Mainly inspired from the Hollywood movie A Few Good Men, Shaurya received positive reviews from the critics, and the film did average business at the box-office.Rao starred with Harman Baweja in Victory, an Indian cricket-based sports film which focuses on a struggling cricketer who defies all odds to realize an almost impossible dream.The film received generally mixed reviews from critics, and Rao garnered acclaim for her performance as a Herman's childhood friend Nandini.She emoted well with convincing histrionics fit for Telugu screen." In 2008, she appeared in the drama film My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves opposite newcomer Nikhil Dwivedi.She played Riya, an orphan who lives a middle-class lifestyle in Mumbai and works as an assistant director for a movie producer., born 7 June 1981) is an Indian film actress and model.She has appeared in Hindi films of Bollywood and one movie in Telugu.The film was given mixed reviews by most critics but became one of the highest-grossing films of the year, as well as Rao's biggest commercial success to date.Taran Adarsh wrote, "Amrita Rao gets a new lease of life with Vivah.In May 2003, Rao starred with Shahid Kapoor in the coming-of-age romance film Ishq Vishk as a college student.Rao's portrayal earned her several awards, including Filmfare Best Female Debut Award (2003) and IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year, (2004).