Bollywood actress Ayesha Takia turns another year older today! Before making her debut with Taarzan: The Wonder Car in 2004 she did a number of advertisements and music videos, which made her a familiar face with the audience. Her most popular music video appearance’s were in Falguni Pathak’s Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaaye and Shake It Daddy. Though her Bollywood debut didn’t really click with the audience, Ayesha went on to win Best Debut awards at several award shows.
Ayesha’s most acclaimed performance has been of a young widow in the movie Dor. She received tremendous critical appreciation for Dor and not only that, the role also helped her win several best actress awards. Ayesha’s biggest commercial success came in 2009 with Wanted and she went on to marry boyfriend Farhan Azmi, a restaurateur the very same year. The actress is now selective about her work and is rarely seen on the big screen.
Among her various roles, we feel that the actress excels in those which require her to bring out the innocent shades of the character. Of course having such innocent eyes and smile helps, but the actress performs such roles effortlessly and naturally. Let’s take a look at 2 such innocent roles which we feel were Ayesha’s best.
Aditi in Socha Na Tha: We hardly see such innocent characters on screen and Ayesha played it to perfection. Whether it was portraying Aditi’s vulnerability, her dilemmas or her innocence Ayesha literally sleep walked through the role. She also shared a fantastic chemistry with Abhay Deol, it is sad that we never got to see them together again.
Meera in Dor: Much has been said about Ayesha’s performance in Dor. Playing a young widow who goes through emotional turmoil and is blamed for her husband’s death Ayesha was able to bring out all the shades of her character effortlessly. She did full justice to Meera who eventually decides to give her life another chance.
On her 26th birthday today, we wish the actress lots of happiness and success in the years to come. Happy Birthday Ayesha Takia!