Asha Parekh was born on 2nd of October in 1942 in Mumbai in a Gujarati family and became a successful Bollywood actress, director and then producer. She is counted among one of the top stars of the Hindi films of decade 1959 to 1973 for which she has been honoured with Padma Shri by the Indian Government. She learned Indian classical dance at her early age because of her mother efforts.

Asha Parekh Facts:

Born: on 2nd of October in 1942 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India (now Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)

Occupation: Actress, Producer, Dancer

Years active: 1952–1999

Learned classical dance: Pandit Bansilal Bharati

Mother: Dawoodi Bohra

Marital status: Unmarried

Social Work: she is running her own dance academy Kara Bhavan and the Asha Parekh Hospital in Santa Cruz, Mumbai,

Awards:

  • Won Filmfare Best Actress Award for Kati Patang in 1970.
  • Won Padma Shri award in the Arts in 1992.
  • Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.
  • Kalakar Award—Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.
  • International Indian Film Academy Awards in 2006.
  • Saptarang Ke Saptashee Award in 2006.
  • First International Gujarati Convention—Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 from Gujarati Association of North America.
  • Pune International Film Festival—Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
  • Bollywood Award—Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
  • Living Legend Award by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
  • Won Sahyadri Navratna Award for being a “woman of substance” in 2008.
  • Nashik International Film Festival—Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.
  • Won ‘Lachchu Mahraj Puraskar’ Award in 2009.
  • ‘Legends Live Forever Award’ by Immortal Memories Event in 2009.
  • Golden Laurel Award—Ninth Gr8 Women Achievers Awards in 2010.
  • Prakarti Ratan Award in 2010.
  • Jaipur International Film Festival—Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
  • Legendary Icon Cine Artist Award—Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award in 2011.
  • Sanskriti Kalashree Lifetime Achievement Award—Sanskriti Cultural Foundation in 2011.
  • Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar Award-Dadasaheb Phalke Memorial Nashik International Film Festival in 2011.
  • Bhishma Award by Ashram Arts Academy in 2012.