Ayesha Takia

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Ayesha Takia
Ayesha-Takia.jpg
Takia in 2011
BornAyesha Takia
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Other namesAyesha Takia Azmi
OccupationActress, Voice actress, Model, Television presenter
Years active2004-Present
Spouse(s)Farhan Azmi (2009-Present)
 
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Ayesha Takia
Ayesha-Takia.jpg
Takia in 2011
BornAyesha Takia
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Other namesAyesha Takia Azmi
OccupationActress, Voice actress, Model, Television presenter
Years active2004-Present
Spouse(s)Farhan Azmi (2009-Present)

Ayesha Takia-Azmi is an Indian actress (born April 10, 1986) who mainly appears in Bollywood films. She made her film debut in Taarzan: The Wonder Car for which she won the Filmfare Best Debut Award in 2004. Her most recent commercial success was the 2009 film Wanted.[1]

Early life[edit]

Takia was born in Kashmir to a Gujarati father and an Anglo-Indian mother. Her mother is half British and half Maharashtrian. She has a sister named Natasha, who is three years younger, and a younger brother, Aun Mugal, who is studying in Karachi. Takia attended St. Anthony’s High School, but never went to college because she started to work when she turned sixteen.

Career[edit]

Takia began her career as a model when she was 15, appearing in the famous "I am a Complan Boy! I’m a Complan Girl!" campaign alongside Shahid Kapoor and also in Falguni Pathak's "Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye" music video. When she was 18, she appeared in the music video "Shake It Daddy", which brought her to the attention of Bollywood, and a few film offers followed. She signed a contract to appear in Socha Na Tha, then for Taarzan: The Wonder Car. However, delays making Socha Na Tha meant that Taarzan was released first and was therefore her “debut” film. She won the Filmfare Best Debut Award in 2004 for her performance in the film.

Takia has appeared in a number of films that did poorly at the box office. However, she has been highly praised for her work in the 2006 Dor, a smaller budget film in which she plays the role of a young widowed Rajasthani woman living in a traditional joint family. She went on to win several awards for her performance in the film, including the Zee Cine Critics Award for Best Actress.

Apart from Bollywood, Takia has also appeared in the 2005 Telugu film Super, with Tollywood star Akkineni Nagarjuna, for which she was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu). Her most recent hit was Prabhu Deva's Wanted, co-starring Salman Khan, which emerged as one of the biggest blockbusters of 2009. The film was the third-highest grossing movie of the year and her role met with positive reviews.

In 2011, she starred in Mod, which met with a good response. As of 2012, she was hosting the musical-reality show Sur Kshetra.

Personal life[edit]

Ayesha Takia with husband Farhan Azmi

Takia dated Siddharth Koirala then later Ashmit Patel for a short period, but broke up with him after his MMS clip with Riya Sen was released.[citation needed]

On 1 March 2009, Takia married Farhan Azmi, a restaurateur and the son of politician Abu Asim Azmi, a Samajwadi Party leader, in an Islamic Nikah ceremony. The couple had originally planned to marry in December 2008, but the wedding was delayed due to the 2008 Mumbai attacks. She has a boy with Farhan Azmi, born on 6th Dec, 2013

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleAwards
2004Taarzan: The Wonder CarPriya Rakesh KapoorWinner—Filmfare Best Female Debut Award
Winner—IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female
Winner—Star's Sabsey Favourite Nayi Heroine
Nominated—Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female
Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut
2004Dil Maange MoreShagunNominated—Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female
Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut
2004Socha Na ThaAditi Malhotra
2005Shaadi No. 1Bhavna
2005SuperSiri ValliNominated—Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu)
2005Home DeliveryJenny
2006Shaadi Se PehleRani Bhalla
2006Yun Hota Toh Kya HotaKhushboo
2006DorMeeraWinner—Screen Award for Best Actress (Critics)
Winner—Zee Cine Award – Critics' Choice Best Actress
Winner—Bengal Film Journalists' Association - Best Actress Award
Winner—Stardust Best Supporting Actress Award
2007Salaam-E-IshqGia Bakshi
2007Kya Love Story HaiKajal Mehra
2007Fool and FinalTina
2007CashPreeti / Riya
2007Blood BrothersKeya
2007No SmokingAnjali / Annie
2008SundaySehar Thapar
2008De TaaliAmrita "Amu"
20098 X 10 TasveerSheela Patel
2009WantedJahnavi
2010PaathshalaAnjali Mathur
2011ModAranya Mahadeo
2013Aap Ke Liye HumTamanna
2013Mad Dad

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