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Aasia Begum
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Firdous Begum

(1952-11-13)13 November 1952 [1]
Died9 March 2013(2013-03-09) (aged 60) [1]
Nationality Pakistani
Years active1970 - 1991 [1]
Awards2 Nigar Awards

Aasia Begum, better known as simply Aasia, (13 November 1952 – 9 March 2013) was a Pakistani film actress who was active in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s in the film industry. [1]


Early life

Aasia was born in 1952 as Firdous in Patiala, Punjab, India. [2] [1] She emigrated from India to Pakistan. [1] She resided in Canada after retiring from her career, where she died on 9 March 2013, aged 60. [1] [3]


She had made her debut in the Pakistani film industry in 1970 in a film by producer Shabab Kiranwi. [2] [4] In the same year, she also acted in film director Riaz Shahid's movie Gharnata (1970). [1] Aasia acted in more than 179 Punjabi movies, [1] including also several Urdu films. [5] Aasia is best remembered for her iconic role of 'Mukkho' in the Punjabi blockbuster Maula Jatt (1979). This role redefined the concept of 'Jatti' and 'Chaudhrani' in Pakistani Punjabi language films. In that film, she had based her Punjabi language accent on the Sargodha and Jhang accents. [1] [3] [2]

Personal life

She had married a Karachi-based businessman, and they had four children together. [1]


Aasia quit the film industry in the mid 1990s, and had been residing in Canada with her family. She had sought treatment for some health issue in 2011 at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi and then quietly went back to Canada. [1] She died on 9 March 2013 in Canada aged 60, from undisclosed causes. [1] [3] [2] [6]



1970Insaan Aur Aadmi
1971Raja RaniDirector and Producer: Diljeet Mirza; in Punjabi
Parai Aag
Charagh Kahan Roshni Kahan
Dil Aur Dunya
1972Main Akela
Main Bhi To Insan Hun
Punnu Di Sassi
Do Rangeelay
Umrao Jan Ada
1973Khoon Da Darya
Mastana Female leadDirector: Al-Hamid; Producers: Khalifa Khursheed Ahmad, Khalifa Sarwar Saeed; in Urdu
Sehray Kay Phool
Chaar Khoon De Pyasay
Khuda Tay Maa
Daku Tay Insaan
Maa Tay Qanoon
Kehnday Nay Nainan
Ghairat Meray Veer Di
Jeera BladeAzra
KhabardarDirector: Diljeet Mirza; Producer: Atta Ullah Bosan; in Punjabi
Khana day Khan ProhnayPunjabi [7]
Pyar Hi Pyar
Tum Salamat RahoUrdu [8]
Sasta Khoon Mehnga PaniRanoPunjabi [9]
Bhola Sajjan
1975Khooni Khet
Shareef Budmaash BalilPunjabi [10]
Sheeda PastolNajma
Shoukan Melay Di
1976Mout Khed Jawana Di
Ajj Di Taza Khabar
Yaar Da Sehra
Hukam Da GhulamRazia
Chor Nu Mor
Jano KapattiShanno
Kothay Tapni
Dukki Tikki
Mehboob Mera Mastana
Chitra Te Shera Amina
Hashar Nashar
1977Dharti Lahu Mangdi
Dildar Sadqay
Aakhri Medan
April Fool Urdu
Lahori Badshah
Haji Khokhar
Sher Babbar
Pehli Nazar
Jeenay Ki Rah
Ghairat Di Mout
Baray Mian Deewanay
Baghi Tay Qanoon
Aakhri Goli
Bohat Khoob
Heera Tay Basheera
Puttar Phannay Khan Da
Ranga Daku
1979Notan Nu Salam
Maula Jatt Mukkho Jatti
Goga Sher [11]
Attal Faisala
Do Jeedar
Makhan Khan
Jatt Da Kharak
Bakka Rath
Dada Pota
Ghunda Act
Wehshi Gujjar
1980Dushman Mera Yaar
Haseena Maan Jaye Gi
Do Toofaan
Yaar Dushman
Mann Mauji
Ladla Puttar
Behram Daku Taji
1981 Khan-e-Azam
Anokha Daaj
Athra Puttar Lachhi
1982 Ik Doli
Lalay Di JanPunjabi
Bharia MelaPunjabi
1983 Des Pardes Rano
1984Shanakhti CardPunjabi
Ilaqa Incharge
1985 Angara Directed and produced by Mohammad Ikram; in Punjabi
1986 Baghi Sipahi PareetoDirected and produced by Fiaz Sheikh; in Punjabi
Yeh Adam
1989Meri HathjoriDirected by Masood Butt
1991Chann MerayPunjabi

Awards and honours

1977 Nigar Award Best ActressWonQanoon [12] [2]
1979 Nigar Award Best Supporting ActressWonAag [12] [2] [13]

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