Ayesha Takia, happy birthday!

The bubbly actor celebrates her 27th birthday today

Born on April 10, 1986, in Mumbai, to a Gujarati father and a Maharashtrian-British mother, Ayesha Takia started her career as a child artist working in television commercials and anchoring children-based shows. She became a household name with Dandiya queen Falguni Pathak’s music videos. With films being the natural progression, she made her debut with Abbas Mustan’s Tarzan: The Wonder Car alongside Vatsal Seth in 2004, which also got her the Filmfare Award for Best Debut.

Though Tarzan… couldn’t kick-start her B-town career, Ayesha went on to do two promising films with respectable banners – Dil Maange More with Shahid Kapoor and Socha Na Tha with Abhay Deol, directed by Imtiaz Ali. She won several Best Supporting Actor Awards for her impressive act in Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dor starring Shreyas Talpade and Gul Panag. In 2007, the gorgeous babe starred in six films – Salaam-E-Ishq, Kya Love Story Hai, Fool and Final, Cash, Blood Brothers and No Smoking – all of which did average business. It was in 2009 that Ayesha delivered her biggest box office hit, Wanted with Salman Khan. But unfortunately, 8×10 Tasveer with Akshay Kumar released in the same year and failed miserably at the box office.

In 2009, Ayesha married her childhood sweetheart Farhan Azmi and settled into marital bliss. Post marriage, the Azmi bahu acted in Paathshala (2010) and Nagesh Kukunoor’s Mod (2011). She also hosted the singing reality show Sur Kshetra last year. We wish the pretty girl all the luck and a very happy birthday!