Ashaparekh | Baby Asha Parekh | Smt. Asha Parekhji
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Explaining her decision to stop acting in films: "No more bhabhi or mother roles for me. I can't bear to see myself sobbing for some undeserving male who's out busy fighting the goons while I make his favourite dishes in the kitchen. I'd rather be out there doing all the 'dishum dishum'."
She received the 7th International Indian Film Academy Award for outstanding achievement in Indian cinema on June 16, 2006 in Dubai. She was chosen unanimously by the advisory board for her status as an industry icon, and for her career as actress, producer, director, and also having been the first female chairperson of the Indian film censor board.