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Asha Parekh


Asha Parekh was born in a middle-class Gujarati household to a Hindu father, Pranlal Parekh, and a Muslim mother Sudha Parekh on October 2, 1942 in India. Since she was an only child, she became the center of her parents' lives. Her mother enrolled her in classical dance classes at an early age, and Asha excelled at dance to the point where she ... See full bio »

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Known For

Kati Patang Madhavi 'Madhu' / Poonam
(1970)
Sajan Rajni
(1969)
(1966)
Zakhmee Asha
(1975)

Filmography

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 1995 Andolan
Mrs. Bharati Pradhan
 1994 Bhagyawan
Savitri
 1994 Ghar Ki Izzat
Seeta R. Kumar
 1994 Professor Ki Padosan
Shobha (Prof's Wife)
 1991 Insaaf Ka Khoon
Janki
 1990 Raeeszada
Govinda's mother
 1989 Hathyar
Avinash's mother
 1989 Sharavegada Saradara
Janaki
 1989 Ustaad
 1989 Batwara
Bade Thakur's wife
 1989 Do Yaar
 1988 Hamara Khandaan
Sharda Singh (Vishal's mom)
 1988 Main Tere Liye
Priti
 1988 Sagar Sangam
Yashuda
 1988 Prem Sandesh
 1986 Car Thief
Mrs. Mehera
 1986 Kismatwala
Asha / Shoba
 1986 Preeti
 1985 Chaar Maharathi
Sharda
 1985 Lava
Amar's mom
 1984 Pakhandi
 1984 Manzil Manzil
Vijay's mom
 1984 Dharm Aur Qanoon
Sharada
 1984 Maa Na Aansu
 1982 Bura Aadmi
 1981 Aakhri Mujra
Shamshaad (as Asha Parikh)
 1981 Kaalia
Shanti
 1981 Bulundi
Sarla S. Khurana
 1980 Gunehgaar
Sushma
 1980 Sau Din Saas Ke
Sheela
 1979 Prem Vivah
Neela
 1979 Bin Phere Hum Tere
Jamuna J. Sharma
 1978 Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
Tulsi R. Chouhan
 1978 Anpadh
Worried Mother
 1977 Adha Din Adhi Raat
Seeta
 1977 Kulvadhu
Chandan
 1976 Lambhardarni
Asha Lawyer- Friendly appearance
 1976 Udhar Ka Sindur
Shanta
 1975 Rani Aur Lalpari
Kamla / Rani's mom
 1975 Zakhmee
Asha
 1974 Anjaan Raahen
Geeta
 1973 Heera
Asha
 1972 Rakhi Aur Hathkadi
Janki / Kiran
 1972 Samadhi
Champa
 1971 Caravan
Sunita / Soni
 1971 Jawan Muhabat
Komal Mathur
 1971 Jwala
Ranjana (as Ashaparekh)
 1971 Mera Gaon Mera Desh
Anju
 1971 Nadaan
Seema
 1970 Bhai-Bhai
Laajwanti 'Laaj'
 1970 Kankan De Ohle
Nikki
 1970 Kati Patang
Madhavi 'Madhu' / Poonam
 1970 Naya Raasta
Shallo
 1970 Pagla Kahin Ka
Dr. Shalini 'Shalu'
 1970 Aan Milo Sajna
Varsha / Deepali
 1969 Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke
Aarti
 1969 Chirag
Asha Chibber
 1969 Mahal
Roopa
 1969 Pyar Ka Mausam
Seema
 1969 Sajan
Rajni
 1968 Kahin Aur Chal
Rajni
 1968 Kanyadaan
Rekha
 1968 Shikar
Kiran
 1967 Baharon Ke Sapne
Geeta
 1967 Upkar
Kavita
 1966 Do Badan
Asha
 1966 Love in Tokyo
Asha
 1966 Aaye Din Bahar Ke
Kanchan
 1966 Teesri Manzil
Sunita
 1965 Mere Sanam
Neena Mehra
 1964 Ziddi
Asha Singh
 1963 Akhand Saubhagyavati
Usha
 1963 Meri Surat Teri Ankhen
Kavita
 1963 Bin Badal Barsaat
Sandhya Gupta
 1963 Bharosa
Gomti
 1961 Chhaya
Sarita J. Choudhary
 1961 Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai
Nisha R. Singh
 1961 Gharana
Usha S. Gupta
 1960 Ghunghat
Laxmi
 1960 Hum Hindustani
Sudha
 1959 Dil Deke Dekho
Neeta Narayan
 1957 Aasha (uncredited)
 1957 Ustad
Child Artiste
 1956 Ayodhyapati
 1954 Baap Beti
 1952 Aasmaan (as Baby Asha Parekh)
 1952 Dhobi Doctor
 1952 Maa
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Performed Kathak, a traditional dance from North India, in a show titled "A Night in India" at Her Majesty's Theatre in Sydney, Australia See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ashaparekh | Baby Asha Parekh | Smt. Asha Parekhji | Asha Parikh
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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'." See more »

Trivia:

In addition to Nasir Hussain, many major directors cast Asha more than once due to her immense talent, beauty, and professionalism, such as Pramod Chakravorthy, Vijay Anand, Raj Khosla, Raghunath Jhalani, Mohan Segal, Shakti Samanta, and J.P. Dutta. See more »

Trademark:

Her independent nature

Nickname:

Tomboy See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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