Asha Parekh is ranked as one of the most talented actress in the Indian film industry. Apart from having starred in several memorable roles in the Hindi film industry, Asha Parekh is also renowned for performing in some of the most super hit movies in other languages, including the Gujarati and Punjabi film industries.
Apart from having been a talented actress, Asha Parekh is also known to be a film director and film producer too.
Asha Parekh reigned supreme over Bollywood, between 1959 and 1973, for almost 15 years.
About Asha Parekh
|Real Name||Asha Parekh|
|Date of Birth||2nd October 1942|
|Age (as of September 2018)||76 years|
|Place of Birth||Mumbai|
|Height||5 ft 3"
(161 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Affairs (rumored)||Nasir Hussain
|Profession||Actress/Film Producer/Film Director|
|Famous for||Aasmaan (1952), Baap Beti (1954), Ustad, Aasha (1957), Dil Deke Dekho (1959), Ghunghat (1960), Gharan (1961), Bharosa (1963), Ziddi (1964), Mere Sanam (1965), Love In Tokyo (1966), Upkar (1967), Shikar (1968), Mahal, Chirag (1969), Kati Patang (1971), Udhar Ka Sindoor (1976), Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978), Prem Vivah (1979), Sau Din Saas Ke (1980), Kaalia (1981), Manzil Manzil (1984), Lavaa (1985), Car Thief (1986), Main Tere Liye (1988), Hathyar (1989), Bhagyawaan (1994), Andolan (1995)|
|First Movie||CHILD ARTIST -
Dil Deke Dekho (1959)
Akhand Saubhagyavati (1963)
Kankan De Ohle (1971)
Sharavegada Saradara (1989)
|Favorite Actors||Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor|
|Favorite Actresses||Helen, Waheeda Rehman and Saira Bano|
|Hobbies||Doing yoga or dancing|
Asha Parekh remains one of the most talented actresses to have starred in Bollywood, especially in the 1960s and 1970s. Today, she is renowned for her film production and the hospital in Mumbai named after her in honor of her immense contribution towards social uplifting of the poor in the country.
Asha Parekh’s age is around 76 years as Asha Parekh was born on the 2nd of October, 1942, in present-day Mumbai. Asha Parekh’s height is around 5 ft 3 inches (161 cm) while Asha Parekh’s weight is around 62 kg (137 lbs). In her spare time, Asha Parekh loves to do yoga and dance, as part of her hobbies.
Asha Parekh’s father was Bachubhai Parekh, a Gujarati businessman, while Asha Parekh’s mother was Sudha Parekh (Salma Parekh). Asha Parekh was the only child to the couple. Although Asha Parekh remains unmarried to this day, Asha Parekh was rumored to be romantically involved with noted filmmaker Nasir Hussain.
Asha Parekh is the winner of several renowned acting awards and other accolades.
For her immense contribution to the Indian cinema, Asha Parekh was honored with the country’s 4th-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri award, by the Government of India in 1992.
The list of Asha Parekh’s acting award include winning the Gujarat State Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘Akhand Saubhagyavati’ (1963), the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘Kati Patang’ (1971) as well as winning the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, the Kalakar Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004, and the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema in 2003.
Apart from winning these awards, Asha Parekh has also been nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination for her performance in ‘Chirag’ (1969), the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for ‘Udhar Ka Sindoor’ (1976) and also the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ (1978).
Interesting Facts About Asha Parekh
- It is unknown whether Asha Parekh smokes or drinks alcohol.
- Asha Parekh was enrolled into a dance academy to learn classical Indian dance from an early age by her mother.
- Asha Parekh became a popular stage performer at an early age.
- Asha Parekh got her break in the cinema industry as a child artist after popular director Bimal Roy saw her stage performance, when she was only 12 years of age.
- Asha Parekh did a few roles as a child artists, however, she left acting to focus on her studies for a while.
- Asha Parekh became a huge star in Bollywood after noted film director Nasir Hussain decided to cast her in ‘Dil Deke Dekho’, after having been rejected by other directors.
- Asha Parekh is the founder of the production company titled ‘Akruti’.
- Currently, Asha Parekh is focused on her dance academy, Kara Bhavan’ as well as the Asha Parekh Hospital in Mumbai, which has been named after her.