She is a Mumbaite and comes from a mixed family. Her father is Gujarati, and her mother is half British and half Maharashtrian.

Ayesha had never let her lack of speaking Hindi fluently come in her way. A go-getter, she is no stranger to the silver screen and has faced cameras even at the tender age of 4. Her continuity was what got her noticed and the makers of ‘Socha Na Tha’ approached her in 2004 to play the lead role opposite Dharmendra’s nephew Abhay Deol which she accepted.

She also signed up for another film ‘Tarzaan The Wonder Car‘ which proved to be her debut in Bollywood, as the release of ‘Socha Na Tha’ was delayed.

With ‘Tarzaan The Wonder Car’ Ayesha quickly made her mark in Bollywood and not only was noticed but also received an Award – The Best Filmfare Debut.

Thereafter her films have done poorly at the Box Office, although she scored highly with teenaged audience in India and abroad, especially with her performance in ‘Dil Maange More’ and ‘Shaadi No. 1’.

And then came Dor in which she played the role without any glamor – the film that brought a lot of praise and much needed recognition for her. Here she has proved that she can enact both good and glamorous on one hand and the more ordinary next door type girl roles with ease.

Now Ayesha is one of the most gorgeous and beautiful actresses much sought after by movie makers and a force to be reckoned with, especially for other leading ladies of Bollywood.

Had to learn Urdu to do films, but only needed to learn diction because she came from a family where they speak more English at home.

She is a pure vegetarian.


Films Done By Ayesha Takia

  • 2004 Taarzan: The Wonder Car Priya Rakesh Kapoor Filmfare Best Female Debut Award
  • 2004 Dil Maange More!!! Shagun
  • 2005 Socha Na Tha Aditi Sahani
  • 2005 Shaadi No. 1 Bhavna
  • 2005 Super Siri Valli Telugu debut
  • 2005 Home Delivery Jenny
  • 2006 Shaadi Se Pehle Rani Bhalla
  • 2006 Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota Khushboo
  • 2006 Dor Meera Screen Award for Best Actress
  • 2007 Salaam-E-Ishq Gia Bakshi
  • 2007 Kya Love Story Hai Kajal Mehra
  • 2007 Fool N Final Tina
  • 2007 Cash Preeti / Riya
  • 2007 Blood Brothers Keya
  • 2007 No Smoking Anjali / Annie
  • 2008 Sunday Sehar Thapar
  • 2008 De Taali Amrita “Amu”
  • 2009 8 x 10 Tasveer Sheela Patel
  • 2009 Wanted Jhanvi
  • 2010 Paathshala Anjali Mathur
  • 2011 Mod Ananya Mahadeo