Ayesha Takia

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Ayesha Takia

Ayesha Takia 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.Takia was born 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, . Takia attended St. Anthony’s High School, but never went to college because she started to work when she turned sixteen.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.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.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.

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