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Asha Parekh Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Asha Parekh Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 58 kg
Date of Birth October 2, 1942
Zodiac Sign Libra
Eye Color Dark Brown

Asha Parekh is a retired Indian actor, film director, producer, and dancer who was the highest-paid female actor of her time as well as one of the most successful female actors of the 1960s and 1970s. Her film credits include Bin Phere Hum Tere, Maa, Shri Chaitanya MahaprabhuHum HindustaniDil Deke DekhoSau Din Saas Ke, Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota HaiGharanaPhir Wohi Dil Laya HoonMeri Surat Teri AnkhenZiddiMera Gaon Mera Desh, Akhand SaubhagyavatiBin Badal BarsaatRakhi Aur Hathkadi, BharosaMere SanamDo BadanMain Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki, Love in TokyoUpkarTeesri ManzilAaye Din Bahar KeAadha Din Aadhee Raat, Baharon Ke SapneSajanHum To Chale Pardes, Kahin Aur ChalShikarAya Sawan Jhoom KePagla Kahin KaNaya RaastaChiragKati PatangAan Milo SajnaJawan MohabbatRani Aur LalpariMain Tere LiyeInsaaf Ka Khoon, and Andolan. For her contribution to the field of cinema, Asha Parekh was honored with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1992 and with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2020.

Born Name

Asha Parekh

Nick Names

Jubilee Girl, Tomboy

Asha Parekh as seen on the red carpet of the closing ceremony at the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa on November 28, 2022
Asha Parekh as seen on the red carpet of the closing ceremony at the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa on November 28, 2022 (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting / Press Information Bureau on behalf of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India / Government Open Data License – India (GODL))

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India (later: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

Asha Parekh has received dance lessons from many teachers, including Pandit Bansilal Bharati.

Occupation

Actor, Film Director, Producer, Dancer

Family

  • Father – Bachubhai Parekh
  • Mother – Sudha (aka Salma Parekh)

Build

Slim

From Left to Right - Anu Malik, Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh, and Raveena Tandon on Raveena's NDTV chat show in 2012
From Left to Right – Anu Malik, Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh, and Raveena Tandon on Raveena’s NDTV chat show in 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0)

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Asha Parekh has dated –

  1. Nasir Hussain – She was once romantically involved with film producer, director, and screenwriter Nasir Hussain, something that she confirmed in her memoir The Hit Girl. However, they did not marry as he was already married at the time. Asha Parekh later described the romance as the “only one and true love of my life.”
  2. Reportedly, she almost got married to an Indian professor living in America but she called off their wedding plans as he didn’t want to give up his girlfriend.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Asha Parekh is of Gujarati descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Professionalism and independent nature

Asha Parekh as seen at Saudamini Mattu's wedding reception in 2018
Asha Parekh as seen at Saudamini Mattu’s wedding reception in 2018 (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0)

Asha Parekh Favorite Things

  • Hero And Friend – Shammi Kapoor
  • Personal Favorite FilmsDo Badan (1966), Chirag (1969), Kati Patang (1970), Pagla Kahin Ka (1970), Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978)
  • Song That Was Picturized On HerJaiye Aap Kahan Jayenge from the film Mere Sanam (1965) (sung by Asha Bhosle)

SourceIMDb

Asha Parekh Facts

  1. Her mother was a Dawoodi Bohra Shia Gujarati Muslim and her father was Hindu Gujarati.
  2. Asha Parekh co-starred as Madhavi “Madhu”/Fake Poonam in the 1971 Hindi-language musical drama film Kati Patang and this role won her the Filmfare Award for “Best Actress”.
  3. From 1994 to 2000, she served as the president of the Cine Artistes’ Association. She later described the role as time-consuming, difficult, and ultimately a “thankless job.”
  4. In 2022, she received the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Film Industry”.
  5. Asha Parekh had tried to adopt a child but the doctors refused to let her adopt him as the child had birth defects.

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