Asha Sachdev Movies and Career Information

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Asha Sachdev is a former Bollywood character artiste who won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Priyatama in 1978. Asha was an alumna of the Pune Film Institute and joined Bollywood with the passion to make it as a leading lady. She began her career in a low-budget film Double Cross in 1972 wherein she played a bold and dynamic role. Somehow the image stuck and thereafter she was offered only supporting and bold characters. Her bare dare appearance in red hot pants in the Navin Nishchol-Rekha star thriller Woh Main Nahin (1974) created a storm and she was flooded with item dance offers and vamp roles. She won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her role as Neetu Singh's best friend in Priyatama in 1978. She won the award for a role which was totally deglamorised wherein she wore a simple saree and was bespectacled throughout the film. Some of her notable films are Satte Pe Satta, Duniya meri jeb mein, Judaai, Premrog etc. She was seen playing character roles in films like Fiza, Aghaaz, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom & Aaja Nachle. In spite of her transition into a character actor, today Asha is still remembered for her bold and daring image of 70s and 80s.

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