Ayesha Takia Biography

Ayesha Takia WallpapersAyesha Takia was born on April 10, 1986 in Mumbai and grew up there. Her father Nishit is a Gujarati and mother Faridah, an anglo-Indian Muslim, she is the elder among two daughters. Ayesha attended St. Anthony's High School but never went to college because she entered the world of entertainment at very young age. Ayesha grew up speaking English at home and she worked hard to learn Hindi and Telugu for her roles in movies.

Ayesha's favorite actors from childhood are Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan. Her favorite actresses are Sridevi and Rani Mukherji. She finds that there are many good directors but she has always liked Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

She is a vegetarian, and enjoys going for long drives, reading, spending time with family, amongst others.

Movie Career

At the age of fifteen, she appeared in a television advertisement of Complan alongside Shahid Kapoor and also in a music video, Falguni Pathak's Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye. Again, she appeared in a video Shake It Daddy when she was sixteen, her talent was then recognized by Bollywood film makers and she was initially approached for Socha Na Tha, then Taarzan: The Wonder Car and many others. Taarzan: The Wonder Car became her debut Bollywood film as the release of Socha Na Tha was delayed and she even bagged Filmfare Best Debut Award in 2004 for her performance in Taarzan: The Wonder Car.

Afterwards, some of her movies went poor at box office but her performance in Dil Maange More and Shaadi No.1 was greatly appreciated by the teen-aged audience and this is how this charming cute girl successively made a prominent name for herself in Bollywood.

She also appeared in a 2006 Telegu movie named Robbery, which was later dubbed into Hindi and released as Super. Again Dor was released on 2006, in which she plays the role of a young widow Rajasthani woman living in a traditional joint family. Her role in this movie gathered huge applause and she was graced with many awards like Zee Cine Critics Award for Best Actress, Star Screen Award Best Actress (Critics) etc.

Now, many upcoming movies like De Taali, Blood Brothers, Wanted Dead And Alive, Paathshala, and others are lined up to be released this year (2008). Awards

* 2004, Filmfare Best Debut Award for Taarzan: The Wonder Car
* 2004, IIFA Star Debut
* 2005, Star's Sabsey Favourite Nayi Heroine
* 2006, Star Screen Award Best Actress (Critics) for Dor
* 2007, Stardust Best Supporting Actress Award for Dor
* 2007, Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards, Best Actress for Dor
* 2007, Zee Cine Critics Award - Best Actress , tied with Gul Panag for Dor