Asha Parekh: Biography, Facts and Net Worth

Asha Parekh was born on 2 October 1942 in a Gujarati family, in a very religious environment. She is a multitalented person who worked as an Indian actress, film director, and producer in Hindi films.

Known as one of Hindi cinema’s finest actresses, Asha Parekh has worked in more than 85 films, spanning over four decades. She has received many Filmfare awards and has even been honoured with Padma Shri by the Government of India.

Parekh received the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her role in Kati Patang. In 2002, she was presented with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. Her book “The Hit Girl” came out in 2017. 

Quick Info:

NAMEAsha Parekh
NICKNAMEJubilee Girl, Tomboy
MOTHER NAMESudha aka Salma Parekh
FATHER NAMEBachubhai Parekh
HEIGHT5 ft 5 in
DOB2 October 1942

Early Life:

Asha Parekh is a Gujarati born on October 2, 1942. Her father, Bachubhai Parekh, was a Hindu Gujarati, and her mother, Sudha, also known as Salma Parekh, was a Bohri Muslim.

Her mother engaged her in Indian traditional dance classes at a young age, and she studied under several teachers, including Pandit Bansilal Bharati.


As a young performer, Asha Parekh debuted in Maa (1952). After starring in Dil Deke Dekho (1959), .She went on to become a well-known actress in the 1960s and 1970s, appearing in movies like Caravan (1971), Samadhi (1972), Heera (1973), Udhar Ka Sindur (1976), Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978), Upkar (1967), Kanyadaan (1968), Shikar (1968), Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1969), Kati Patang (1970), Aan Milo Sajna (1970).

She established Akruti Productions and went on to produce comedies like Dal Mein Kaala and serials like Palash ke Phool, Baaje Payal, and Kora Kagaz. From 1994 to 2000, she presided over the Cine Artistes’ Association as its president.

Parekh served as the Central Board of Film Certification’s (India’s Censor Board) first female chair. She was not paid for her tenure in 1998–2001, but she faced a great deal of controversy for her decision to censor movies and refuse to give the go-ahead for Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth. She then rose to the position of treasurer for the Cine and Television Artists Association (CINTAA) and was chosen to hold one of its offices.

Personal Life:

Asha Parekh has stayed unmarried, alleging that her reputation as unapproachable has discouraged individuals from approaching her for a marriage proposal.

Asha Parekh is focusing on Kara Bhavan, her dancing academy, these days. Because of her donation towards the medical and surgical wing, she now has a hospital in Santacruz, Mumbai, named the “BCJ Hospital and Asha Parekh Research Centre”.She claimed that the hospital had closed and reopened on several occasions.

Net Worth:

While it may be tough to determine her exact net worth, it is estimated to be around $23.5 million. The majority of her earnings come from her performing and film directing careers.

Facts of Asha Parekh:

> In the 1971 Hindi-language musical drama film Kati Patang, Asha Parekh co-starred as Madhavi “Madhu”/Fake Poonam. For this role, she was honored with a Filmfare Award for “Best Actress.”

> From 1994 until 2000, she was the president of the Cine Artistes Association. She later described the position as time-consuming, tough, and, ultimately, a “thankless job.”

> Her “Outstanding Contribution to Film Industry” award from the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival was given to her in 2022.

> Asha Parekh attempted to adopt a child, but the doctors refused to allow her to adopt him since he had birth abnormalities.

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