Actress Asha Parekh, who stunned everyone with her acting talent in the 1960s, was born on 2 October 1942 in a middle-class Gujarati family. His family environment was very religious. She started learning Indian classical music at a very young age. He started his film career as a child artist in the film “Aasman” (1952). After this she got recognition as “Baby Asha Parekh”.
Director Bimal Roy cast her in the film “Baap-Beti” at the age of 12. It did not get much success. Apart from this, he also played the role of child artist in many other films. He left school as soon as he stepped into the film world.
At the age of 16, he decided to go into the film world again, but the director of the film “Goonj Uthi Shehnai” Vijay Bhatt, ignoring his acting talent, refused to cast him in the film, but the very next day filmmaker Subodh Mukherjee and Writer-director Nasir Hussain made her the heroine of Shammi Kapoor in his film “Dil Deke Dekho”.
Asha Parekh Biography
This film brought him and Nasir Hussain very close. Nasir Hussain put her in the role of heroine in his next 6 films “Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai”, “Firwahi Dil Laya Ho”, “Third Manzil”, “Baharo Ke Sapne”, “Pyaar Ka Mausam” and “Karwa”.
Asha, who became popular as a beautiful and romantic actress, was established by director Raj Khosla as a serious actress in films like “Do Badan”, “Chirag”, “Mai Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki”. In this list, director Shakti Samant further expanded the acting talent of Asha Parekh by “Kati Patang”, “Pagla Kahi Ka”. Asha ji also acted in Gujarati and Punjabi films.
Apart from Nasir Hussain, the image of Asha Parekh started changing due to working in other banners. They were starting to be taken seriously. “Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki”, “Do Badan” and “Chirag” directed by Raj Khosla and “Kati Patang” by Shakti Samanta gave him opportunities to do serious roles and show acting talent.
His chemistry with Shammi Kapoor was solid and the film “Teesri Manzil” set many records. His contemporary actresses Nanda, Mala Sinha, Saira Banu, Sadhna etc were lost one by one in the darkness of oblivion but Asha ji remained in constant discussion due to her social service and works.
He did not act after making his move from acting to direction in the year 1995. After the death of her mother, a void came in her life, which she tried to fill through social service. He adopted the entire ward of a hospital in Mumbai. Served all the patients admitted in it and helped many needy people.
She received “Filmfare Award (1970)” “Padma Award (1992)” “Life Time Achievement Award (2002)” for Best Actress for “Kati Pantag”. Apart from this, he was also given the “International Indian Academy Award (2006)” Living Legend Award by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry for his outstanding performance in Indian films.
He also ventured into the field of TV direction with the Gujarati serial “Jyoti” in 1990. After setting up a production company called “Aakriti”, he produced serials like “Kora Kagaz”, “Palash Ke Phul” “Baje Payal”.
Asha Parekh was the President of the Cine Artist Association from 1994 to 2001 and the first woman chairperson of the Central Censor Board from 1998-2001. Asha ji (Asha Parekh) did not get married. She says, “If I had got married, I would not have been able to do even half of the work I have been able to do today.
|AWARD NAME||AWARD CATEGORY||RECEIPT YEAR||RECEIPT FIELD|
|Padma Shri||Civilian Award||1992||Arts|
|Eye Colour,||Dark Brown|
|Home Town||Bombay (now Mumbai)|
|Address||Azad Road, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Doing Yoga, Listening Music|
|Debut||As a Child Artist – Maa (1952)|
As an Adult – Dil Deke Dekho (1959)
Gujarati Film – Akhand Saubhagyavati (1963)
Punjabi Film – Kankan De Ohle (1971)
Kannada Film – Sharavegada Saradara (1989)
TV Director: Jyoti (Gujarati serial of the early 1990s)
|Net Worth||$ 5 Million|
|Car Collections,||Mercedes Benz|