In Bollywood, many actresses start their work in the tinsel town from their childhood. Asha parekh is one of the artists who started working in the b-town from her childhood. Her first film was “Aasman” which was not a huge success but she didn’t lose her confidence and gave a big hit by “Dil Deke Dekho” with Shammi Kapoor. The veteran actress acted in more than 50 movies in her career.
She did abundant of films in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. But the glorious movie of 70’s was done by the two talented actors, Rajesh Khanna and Asha parekh of Indian cinema. She was counterfeit as a widow woman who had to face many accusation of society after her husband’s death. I liked the song sung by Kishore Kumar
“Pyar Diwana hota Hai, Mastana hota hain
Har khushi se har gam, se begana hota hain”
This is the favorite song of many Indian hearts. Her dresses in the movies were admired and loved by many women. She started the style of tight fitted suits. Several fashion cohorts follow the trend set by her. She looked marvelous in the red sarees with diamond necklace and her immortal look in the Hum Hindustani. She looked fantastic in sarees, suits worn by her but she flourished herself gracefully in western wear too.
She got her first Film fare award for best actress in 1970 for Kati Patang movie and after then 1992 she got Padamshree award. She has given us innumerous memorable moments and set many trends in the Indian cinema which are remarkable. She got the lifetime achievement award in 2002 and stopped acting in the movies. She also started a dance academy and hospital after this. She inaugurated her production company “Akruti” and directed films and movies. She directed 90’s famous television serial “Kora Kagaz” and many more. This veteran actress became the president of Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board). She has contributed a lot to the Indian film industry. She performed on the big screen without any faults and mistakes. I never forget the charm, grace and acting done by this outstanding actress.