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Ayesha Takia

Ayesha Takia

Ayesha Takia Azmi is an Indian actress and a former model who worked predominantly in Hindi films. Takia made her debut with a lead role in Taarzan: The Wonder Car for which she won the Filmfare Best Debut Award in 2004. She subsequently appeared in successful films including Socha Na Tha (2005), Salaam-E-Ishq (2007), Wanted (2009) and Paathshaala (2010). Takia was first recognised as a model when she performed in Falguni Pathak's music video Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye at the age of fourteen in 2000. Since then, she had appeared in music videos, television commercials, fashion shows, and on magazine covers. Takia made her debut in Telugu films with the action heist Super (2005), for which she won the Screen Award for Best Actress (Critics). She subsequently appeared in a financially unsuccessful films including Shaadi Se Pehle (2006), Cash (2007), De Taali (2008) and 8 x 10 Tasveer (2009). The 2006 drama Dor, marked a turning point in her career winning her several awards nomination including Screen Award for Best Actress (Critics), Zee Cine Award – Critics' Choice Best Actress, Bengal Film Journalists' Association - Best Actress Award and Stardust Best Supporting Actress Award. In addition to acting, Takia supports wildlife protection, and has featured as a talent judge on the musical-reality show Sur Kshetra. She is married to Farhan Azmi, with whom she has a son.
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