Aasia

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Aasia Begum
Born 1952/1953
Patiala, Punjab, India
Died 9 March 2013
Canada
Occupation Film actress,
Years active 1970–1980
Awards Nigar Award

Aasia Begum, known as Aasia, (born 1952/1953 – 9 March 2013) was a Pakistani film actress who was active in the 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, where she died on 9 March 2013, aged 60.[1]

Filmography[edit]

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.[2] She acted in more than 179 Punjabi movies. She starred in several Urdu and Punjabi films.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

She had won Nigar Award for best actress in film Qanoon in 1977 and for best supporting actress in the film Aag in 1979.

Personal life[edit]

She married a Karachi-based businessman, and had four children.[2]

Death[edit]

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 9 March 2013.[3] aged 60. She was survived by her husband and four children.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ INP. "Veteran Pakistani actress Aasia dies in Canada". The Nation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Film star Aasia is no more". Dawn.com. 10 March 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Veteran Pakistani actress Aasia dies in Canada". geo.tv. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Khan, Sher. "Transition: Aasia Begum passes away in Canada". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 21 May 2013.