Date of Birth: 2nd October, 1942.
Nickname: Jublee Girl, Tomboy
Address: Azad Road, Juhu, Mumbai-49 Education: J B Petit School
Debut Film: "Goonj Uthi Shehnai"
Filmfare Best Actress Award for "Kati Patang"
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (2002)
International Indian Film Academy Awards for outstanding achievement in
Indian cinema (2006)
Pune International Film Festival--Lifetime Achievement Award (2007)
Bollywood Award--Lifetime Achievement Award (2007)
Asha Parekh was born at Bangalore in a Gujrati family. She is commonly
known as jubilee girl as most of her films celebrated Silver jubilee or
Golden jubilee at box office. Asha Parekh started learning Indian
classical dance at an early age. Jubilee girl made her debut in
Bollywood as child artiste in the film "Aasmaan". Film
director Bimal Roy saw her dance at a stage show and cast her in his
film "Baap Beti". The film failed miserably at box office and
Asha was disappointed to such an extent that after doing couple of more
films as child artiste, she left the film line and resumed her
After completing her schooling, Asha again entered in Bollywood and made
her debut as lead actress in Vijay Bhatt's film "Goonj Uthi Shehnai"
but she had to leave this film midway in favour of actress Ameeta as the
filmmaker did not consider her as star material. The very next day she
was signed by writer-director Nasir Hussain for his film "Dil Deke
Dekho" opposite Shammi kapoor and the film proved super-duper hit
at box office and made her a huge star. Thereafter, there was a long and
fruitful association with Hussain. He went on to cast her as lead
heroine in some more films like "Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai", "Teesri
Manzil", "Baharon Ke Sapne", "Pyar Ka Mausam", "Caravan"
etc". Aasha Parekh also did cameo role in the film "Manzil
Asha Parekh was primarily known as glamour girl until director Raj
Khosla gave her a serious image role in his film "Do Badan".
After that director Shamanta Kumar gave her more dramatic roles in his
films "Paagal Kahin Kaa" and "Kati Patang"; the
latter earned her the Filmfare best actress award. After a long
successful career in films she quit acting in 1995. In the 1990s, she
also ventured in production and direction of TV serials.
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