Asha Parekh Height, Weight, Lifestyle, Personal Stats, Filmography, Awards, Biography

By Itishree Pattanaik

Jun 5, 2018

INTRODUCTION AND BIO:

Name

Asha Parekh

Nickname

Jubilee Girl, Tomboy

Profession

Actress, Director, Producer

Age

75 Years

Date of Birth

2 October 1942

Birthplace

Mumbai

Nationality

Indian

Zodiac sign

Libra

Signature

School

N/A

College

N/A

Education

N/A

HEIGHT, WEIGHT, AND BODY/FIGURE MEASUREMENTS:

Height

In centimeters- 161 cm

In meters- 1.61 m

In Feet Inches- 5` 3"

Weight

In Kilograms- 62 Kg

In Pounds- 137 lbs

Body Measurements

Bra Size-34B

Waist Size-24 Inches

Hip Size-35 Inches

Shoe Size

8 (US)

Eye Colour

Dark Brown

Hair Colour

Black

MOVIE STATS:

Debut Film

Hindi Film:Aasmaan, 1952 (as Child Artist)

Dil Deke Dekho, 1959 (as Lead Role)

Gujarati Film: Akhand Saubhagyavati (1963)

Punjabi Film: Kankan De Ohle (1971)

Kannada Film: Sharavegada Saradara (1989)

Highest Grossing

Kati Patang  

Most popularly Paired With

Shammi Kapoor

Biggest Hit

Dil Deke Dekho (1959)

Biggest Flop

N/A

Popular Characters Played by

Neeta Narayan in Dil Deke Dekho (1959)

Madhavi ("Madhu") in Kati Patang (1971)

Sunita in Teesri Manzil (1966)

Brand Endorsements

N/A

SOCIAL LIFE, FAMILY, PETS, AND HUMANITARIAN WORK:

Parents

Father- Bachubhai Parekh

Mother- Sudha Parekh

Brother

N/A

Sister

N/A

Relatives

N/A

Friends

Sadhana Shivdasani

Waheeda Rehman

Shammi

Helen

Charity and associations

N/A

PERSONAL STATS:

Religion

Jainism (Father), Islam (Mother)

Address

Azad Road, Juhu, Mumbai

Hobbies

Dancing, Doing Yoga

LIFESTYLE:

House

Azad Road, Juhu, Mumbai

Cars and bikes

N/A

Pets

N/A

FAVOURITE THINGS:

Favourite food and cuisine

N/A

Favourite beverage

N/A

Favourite actors

Shammi Kapoor      

    

Dev Anand          

Favourite actresses

Waheeda Rehman

  

Helen

  

Saira Bano

Favourite films

Do Badan

    

Chirag

 

Kati Patang

Favourite song

"Jayiye Aap kahaan Jayenge" from the film Mere Sanam

Favourite singer

Asha Bhosle

Favourite musician

N/A

Favourite colours

N/A

Favourite sports

N/A

Favourite perfume

N/A

Favourite sportsman

N/A

Favourite book

N/A


Favourite co-stars

Shammi Kapoor

Favourite hotel

N/A

Favourite holiday destination

N/A

Favourite designer

N/A

Favourite vehicle

N/A

Favourite brand

N/A

WEALTH:

Net worth

N/A

Salary

3 lakhs in 1970s

RELATIONSHIPS:

Marital Relationships

Unmarried

Past relationship

Nasir Hussain-Filmmaker (Rumored)

Extramarital

N/A

Children

N/A

5 INTERESTING UNKNOWN FACTS:

In 2017, her autobiography titled ‘The Hit Girl’ (co-written by Khalid Mohammed) was released by Salman Khan.

Her idol is Vyjayanthimala, and they shared a dance number and a comedy scene in the hit film Aasha (1957). Two years later, Asha became a heroine with the hit film Dil Deke Dekho (1959), but still, she continued to be in awe of Vyjayanthimala, even sneaking onto the Amrapali (1966) set to watch her. She played a Vyjayanthimala fan in the film Jawan Muhabat  (1971). In real life, the two stars would occasionally have lunch together. In 2016, almost 60 years since they first worked together, Vyjayanthimala remembered Asha as "a very nice girl".

She is an ardent follower of Sai Baba.

At a stage function, Bimal Roy saw her dance and cast her at the age of twelve in the 1954 film ‘Baap Beti.’

From 1994 to 2000, she remained President of the Cine Artists’ Association.

5 FAMOUS QUOTES:

Nobody can gauge the public`s mind. I can say this from my experience. I backed and distributed a film called Rakhi Aur Hathkadi (1972) thinking it will be a big success but it could not last even five days at the box office.

When asked if she missed having a family of her own: "There was a time when I did. Now, when I see so many marriages on the rocks, I feel I`m better off unmarried. So many couples are together because they have no choice."

When asked if there was a special man in her life: "Of course there was. I`m a normal woman. I may be a nice maiden. But I`m certainly no ice maiden."

I share my birthday with that other far, far greater Gujarati, Mahatma Gandhi. But unlike him, I was anything but a peace ambassador. Whenever I entered the studio everyone would run for cover.

Her respect for non-Indian films: "At least they are focused, compact and have emotions. No dhishum dhishum or five songs just to move the negligible storyline. . .I wish [Indian] films today were not copies of foreign film. There are good Hindustani topics to pick from."

5 MOST POPULAR DIALOGUES:

Kavita se mann ko behlaya ja sakta hai ... samjhaya nahi ja sakta

Agar sharaab dukhon ko mitta sakti ... toh har aadmi sharaabi ban jata

Aandhi mein udhte hue patte ko kya malum ... usse kahan se kahan bhatakna hoga

Shehar mein rehkar, nayi roshni mein palkar ... hamara libaas badal sakta hai ... hamari sabhyata toh nahi

Yahi hai zindagi apni, yahi hai bandagi apni ... ki unka naam aaya aur gardan jhuk gayi apni ... na bhut khane ko jaate hai, na kaabe mein bhatakte hai ... jahan tum paon rakhte ho, vahan hum sar patakte hai ... hum ishq ke maaron ka itna hi fasana hai ... rone ko nahi koi, hasne ko zamana hai

CONTROVERSIES:

During her tenure as the President of the Cine Artists` Association, she was criticized for censoring films; especially not giving clearance to Shekhar Kapur`s Elizabeth.                                        

DIET PLAN AND WORKOUT:

Work out type

Yoga

Diet type

Non-vegetarian

PERSONAL HABITS:

Smokes or not

N/A

Illness

N/A

Other Businesses

Owner Of  The production company “Akruti”

Owner Of  The Dance Academy “Kara Bhavan”  

Owner Of  The Hospital  “Santa Cruz”

AWARDS:

Year


Category


Film


1963

Gujarat State Award for Best Actress

Akhand Saubhagyavati 

1971

Filmfare Best Actress Award

Kati Patang

1992

Padma Shri awarded in the Arts

N/A

2002

Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

N/A

2004

Kalakar Awards — Lifetime Achievement Award 

N/A

2006

International Indian Film Academy Awards for outstanding achievement in Indian cinema

N/A

2006

Saptarang Ke Saptashree Award

N/A

2006

Gujarati Association of North America (GANA)`s First International Gujarati Convention—Lifetime Achievement Award

N/A

2007

Pune International Film Festival—Lifetime Achievement Award 

N/A

2007

Bollywood Award—Lifetime Achievement Award

N/A


Living Legend Award from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

N/A

2008

Film Federation of India honoured Parekh at its Golden Jubilee celebration ceremony

N/A

2008

Sahyadri Navratna Award given to Parekh for being a "woman of substance"

N/A

2008

Solitaire for Life Award from the ABN Amro Solitaire Design Awards show

N/A

2009

Nashik International Film Festival—Lifetime Achievement Award 

N/A

2009

`Lachchu Mahraj Puraskar` Award for Parekh`s contribution to dance and acting

N/A

2009

40th International Film Festival of India felicitated Parekh for completing 50 years in Hindi cinema 

N/A

2009

`Legends Live Forever Award` from the Immortal Memories Event 

N/A

2010

Golden Laurel Award—Ninth Gr8 Women Achievers Awards

N/A

2010

Prakarti Ratan Award

N/A

2011

Jaipur International Film Festival—Lifetime Achievement Award 

N/A

2011

Legendary Icon Cine Artist Award—Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards

N/A

2011

Sanskriti Kalashree Lifetime Achievement Award—Sanskriti Cultural Foundation 

N/A

2011

Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar Award-Dadasaheb Phalke Memorial Nashik International Film Festival

N/A

2012

Bhishma Award by the Ashram Arts Academy

N/A

2015

Stardust-Lifetime Achievement Award

N/A

2017

Most Stylish Lifetime Style Icon Award--Hindustan Times Most Stylish Awards

N/A

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Second Best Book Award for her memoir "The Hit Girl" at the 5th annual Pune International Literary Festival (PILF)

N/A





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