Ayesha Takia born April 10, 1986 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India is an Indian film actress.
Ayesha Takia was born on April 10, 1986 and grew up in Dubai, UAE. She comes from a mixed family. Her father, Nishit, is Gujarati, and her mother, Faridah, is half British and half Maharashtrian, an Anglo-Indian Muslim. Takia went to St. Anthony's High School, but never went to college because she started to work when she turned sixteen. Her father interacts with her producers and handles her dates. She has a younger sister named Natasha born on February 5, 1988. Ayesha dated Ashmit Patel for a short period but broke up after his sex tape with Riya Sen was released.
Her favorite actors from childhood are Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Feroz Khan, Kader Khan, Johny Lever, Govinda, Gandhi, Sunil Dutt and Gabbar Singh, she loves Munna Bhai and she hates Shahrukh Khan and her favorite actresses are Sridevi and Rani Mukherji. She finds that there are many good directors but she has always liked Sachin Tendulkar and Suniel Shetty.
She appeared in the famous xxx I'm a Complan Boy! I'm a Complan Girl! campaign alongside Shahid Kapoor and also in a music video, Falguni Pathak's Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye, when she was fifteen. She then appeared in the video, Shake It Daddy, when she was sixteen, which brought her to the attention of the movie industry, and a few film offers followed. She signed a contract for Socha Na Tha, then for Taarzan: The Wonder Car. However, delays in making Socha Na Tha meant that Taarzan released first and was therefore her "debut" film. She won the Filmfare Best Debut Award in 2004 for her performance in Taarzan: The Wonder Car.
She has appeared in a number of films that have done 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 Dor, including the Zee Cine Critics Award for Best Actress.