Patiala, Punjab, India
|Died||9th March 2013
Aasia Begum, known as Aasia, was a Pakistani film actress who was active in 1970s and 1980s in the film industry. She was given major roles by many directors. She was born in 1951 as Firdous in Punjab, India. She emigrated from India to Pakistan. She resided in Canada after her career and died on March 9, 2013.
She had made debut in the Pakistani film industry in 1970. She was introduced to Lollywood by film director Riaz Shahid in his movie, Gharnata. She had acted in more than 179 Punjabi movies. She starred in several Urdu and Punjabi films, including the popular Punjabi film Maula Jutt. She acted in over 100 films. A number of films in which worked are:
- Insaan Aur Aadmi 1970
- Dil Aur Duniya
- Road To Swat
- Paraye Aag
- Pyar He Pyar 1974
- Tum Salamat Raho
- Mehboob Mera Mastana
- Do Taswerain
- Imaan Daar,
- Haseena Maan Jaaye Gee
- Truck Driver
- Suhaag Tera, Lahu Mera
- Baray Meyaan Diwanay
- Anokha Raaj
- Mein Bhi To Insaan Hoon
- Sehray Kay Phool
Some of her Punjabi movies are:
She married a Karachi-based businessman, and had four children.
Aasia had long been living in Canada. Aasia ended her film career in 1980, and had been residing in Canada with her husband and four children. She died on March 9, 2013. at the age of sixty. She is survived by her husband and four children.
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- Khan, Sher. "Transition: Aasia Begum passes away in Canada – The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2013-05-21.
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