Most of the celebrated Indian actresses know about Asha Parekh. She is not only an actress but also a director and producer. Did you know that Parekh has acted not only in Hindi language films but also in Gujarati, Kannada, and Punjabi language movies as well?
The 79-year-old was one of the most influential and high-paid actresses of the 1960s and 1970s. Through his profession spanning more than four decades, Parekh has won many hearts and was awarded the Padma Shri in 1992 by the Government of India for his contribution to the field of cinema.
Coming on Asha Parekh’s journey, she began her career as a child artist with the screen name Baby Asha Parekh. Famous film director Bimal Rai saw her dance at a stage function and at the age of ten cast her in ‘Maa (1952)’ and then repeated it in ‘Baap Beti (1954)’. The subsequent failure of the film dissatisfied her, and although Asha played other child roles, she tumbled out to resume his schooling.
At the age of sixteen, she chose to resume acting and make her debut as a heroine but was rejected by Vijay Bhatt’s Echo Shehnai (1959). Exactly eight days later, filmmaker Subodh Mukherjee and writer-director Nasir Hussain cast her as the heroine in ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ (1959) with Shammi Kapoor, making her a big star.
From 1959 to 1999, when she made her last cameo in a film, Parekh reached stardom. However, while talking about his contribution to Punjabi cinema, She also acted in some Punjabi films like Dharmendra’s ‘Kankan De Ahle’ (1971) and Dara Singh’s ‘Lambardarni (1976)’. She was in a guest role in both the films.
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