13 November 1952
|Died||9 March 2013 60) (aged|
|Years active||1970 - 1991|
|Awards||2 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.
Aasia was born in 1952 as Firdous in Patiala, Punjab, India.She emigrated from India to Pakistan. She resided in Canada after retiring from her career, where she died on 9 March 2013, aged 60.
She had made her debut in the Pakistani film industry in 1970 in a film by producer Shabab Kiranwi.In the same year, she also acted in film director Riaz Shahid's movie Gharnata (1970). Aasia acted in more than 179 Punjabi movies, including also several Urdu films. 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.
She had married a Karachi-based businessman, and they had four children together.
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.She died on 9 March 2013 in Canada aged 60, from undisclosed causes.
|1970||Insaan Aur Aadmi|
|1971||Raja Rani||Director and Producer: Diljeet Mirza; in Punjabi|
|Charagh Kahan Roshni Kahan|
|Dil Aur Dunya|
|Main Bhi To Insan Hun|
|Punnu Di Sassi|
|Umrao Jan Ada|
|1973||Khoon Da Darya|
|Mastana||Female lead||Director: 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|
|Khabardar||Director: Diljeet Mirza; Producer: Atta Ullah Bosan; in Punjabi|
|Khana day Khan Prohnay||Punjabi|
|Pyar Hi Pyar|
|Tum Salamat Raho||Urdu|
|Sasta Khoon Mehnga Pani||Rano||Punjabi|
|Shoukan Melay Di|
|1976||Mout Khed Jawana Di|
|Ajj Di Taza Khabar|
|Yaar Da Sehra|
|Hukam Da Ghulam||Razia|
|Chor Nu Mor|
|Mehboob Mera Mastana|
|Chitra Te Shera||Amina|
|1977||Dharti Lahu Mangdi|
|Jeenay Ki Rah|
|Ghairat Di Mout|
|Baray Mian Deewanay|
|Baghi Tay Qanoon|
|Heera Tay Basheera|
|Puttar Phannay Khan Da|
|1979||Notan Nu Salam|
|Maula Jatt||Mukkho Jatti|
|Jatt Da Kharak|
|1980||Dushman Mera Yaar|
|Haseena Maan Jaye Gi|
|Lalay Di Jan||Punjabi|
|1985||Angara||Directed and produced by Mohammad Ikram; in Punjabi|
|1986||Baghi Sipahi||Pareeto||Directed and produced by Fiaz Sheikh; in Punjabi|
|1989||Meri Hathjori||Directed by Masood Butt|
|1977||Nigar Award||Best Actress||Won||Qanoon|
|1979||Nigar Award||Best Supporting Actress||Won||Aag|
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