Celebrating the evergreen Asha Parekh's birthday

Publish Date: 02 Oct 2014, 01:29 PM
Last Updated: 02 Oct 2014, 01:29 PM
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Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Asha Parekh, who turns a year older Thursday, is a popularly actress, director and producer of the film industry. Born into a middle-class Gujarati household in Maharashtra, her mother enrolled her in Indian classical dance classes at an early age. Asha began her career as a child artiste under the screen name Baby Asha Parekh with a 1952 film Aasmaan. Noted filmmaker Bimal Roy saw her performance during a stage show and cast her at the young age of 12 in Baap Beti (1954). The film was a flop and Asha decided to take a break from the silver screen to resume schooling. Here are some other interesting facts about the evergreen actress.

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