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Asha Parekh (Actress) Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Affair, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 11, 2021

Short Biography

Asha Parekh was born on 02-10-1942 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. She is an Indian Film Actress, Dancer, Film Producer, Film Director, Television Director & Television Producer who is best known for her work in Bollywood cinema. She was actively involbe in Indian film industry from 1952 to 1999. She was also known by Jubilee Girl.

Asha Parekh Complete Bio & Career

At an early age, Asha Parekh mother registered her to learn the classical dance, and she trained the classical dancing from the renowned dance guru's including Pandit "Bansilal-Bharati." She began her career as a (child-actor), and at the age of 10, she got her first break in films by Bimal's Rai who was so impressed by her dance performance and he decided to cast her in his movie Maa in 1952, and she used to cast again in Rai's movie "Baap Beti-1954".
In the early period, she played many roles as a child artist. At the age of 16, she did not decide to continue her schooling. This time she was determined to make her career in acting. In 1959, she made her acting debut as an actress from the Nasir Hussain directed movie  Dil Deke Dekho along with the co-star legendary Shammi-Kapoor. Just after this film, she had a fruitful and pleasant relationship with the director Nassir Hussain. Who was willing to sign her for his upcoming movies such as Baharon Ke Sapne, Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai, Caravan, Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon, and Pyar Ka Mausam.
Nassir Hussain was the key person in her life who made her a star overnight, and she earned considerable success in the Hindi film and became the top leading heroine of '60s. The ace director Raj Khosla casting her in the tragedienne roles in Do Badan, Chirag and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki. These films gave her the image of a serious actress. She was keen to change her image time-to-time acc to the demand of the characters. She played the dramatic roles in the Shakti Samanta directed films "Pagla Kahin Ka and Kati Patang."In addition, she obtained the Filmfare awards under the category of "Best Actress." She also appeared in Gujarati films such as Akhand Saubhagyavati, which was a commercial hit film. In the subsequent time, she not only acted in the Hindi and Gujarati films but also she appeared in Kannada and Punjabi films.
In the 90's she started to play the supporting roles like mother, sister, and Bhabhi. But she did not like this phase of her acting career as a side actress (Supporting roles). One of her friends suggested her to start another inning as a television director. She started directing the serials, and later she formed a production company named "Akruti," and under her production house, she produced so many Tv-serials such as Baaje Payal, Palash Ke Phool, and Kora Kagaz. From 1994 to 2000, she was the president of "Cine Artistes' Association" and from "1998 to 2001”, she was the chairperson of the Censor Board of India. In the latter part, she became the "treasurer" of the CINTAA (Cine and Television Artists Association). Her autobiography called "The Hit Girl" was released in the year 2017.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1992 Arts

Asha Parekh Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Bachubhai Parekh & Sudha Parekh (Salma Parekh). Her mother belonged to Islam and her father was a Hindu Gujarati Jain. She was romantically involved with filmmaker Nasir Hussain, who was the screenwriter & director of her debut film (as an adult) Dil Deke Dekho (1959). Nasir Hussain was already married and Asha Parekh never married any other.

Life's Important Dates Of Asha Parekh

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Jain
Address Azad Road, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School The J B Petit High School for Girls, Mumbai
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Dancing, Travelling, Doing Yoga, Listening to Music
Marital Status Unmarried
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)
Best Movies Teesri Manzil (1966), Upkar (1967), Do Badan (1966), Kati Patang (1970), Bulundi (1981) among others
Best Friends Waheeda Rehman
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Red
Favorite Actress Waheeda Rehman , Saira Banu , Helen
Favorite Actor Shammi Kapoor , Dev Anand
Favorite Film Director Bimal Roy , Nasir Hussain
Favorite Singer Asha Bhosle
Favorite Place Srinagar
Favorite Dress Saree
Favourite Dance Teacher Bansilal Bharati

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Asha Parekh

  • She has remained unmarried.
  • In 1992, she was conferred Padma Shri by the government of India for her contribution to Indian cinema.
  • She won the Most Stylish Lifetime Style Icon Award in 2017.
  • In 2015, she received the Stardust-Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • In 2010, she was awarded by "Prakarti Ratan Award".
  • For her contribution to dance and acting she was honored by the Lachchu Maharaj Puraskar' Award.
  • In 2007 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • In 1963, she won the Gujarat State Award under the category of "Best Actress" for the film Akhand Saubhagyavati.
  • In 1969, she won the Filmfare Award Nomination as Best Actress for Chirag.
  • In 1971, she won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for the film Kati Patang.
  • She is the owner of the dance academy "Kara Bhavan" and also she is the chairperson of the Asha Parekh Hospital in Santa Cruz (Mumbai).
  • She was the 1st female chairperson of the Censor Board [(Central Board of Film Certification) (CBFC)] of India from 1998 to 2001.

Asha Parekh Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

81 years, 9months, 18 days old age Asha Parekh will turn 82 on 02 October, 2024. Only 2 months, 11 days, 20 hours,43 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Asha Parekh has celebrated the total number of 82 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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