Aasia

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Aasia Begum
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Born
Firdous Begum

(1952-11-13)13 November 1952 [1]
Died9 March 2013(2013-03-09) (aged 60) [1]
Nationality Pakistani
OccupationActress
Years active1970 - 1991 [1]
Children4
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]

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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]

Career

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]

Death

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]

Filmography

Film

YearFilmRoleNotes
1970Insaan Aur Aadmi
1971Raja RaniDirector and Producer: Diljeet Mirza; in Punjabi
Yaaden
Parai Aag
Gharnata
Charagh Kahan Roshni Kahan
Dil Aur Dunya
1972Main Akela
Main Bhi To Insan Hun
Punnu Di Sassi
Do Rangeelay
Pazeb
Umrao Jan Ada
1973Khoon Da Darya
Sheru
Mastana Female leadDirector: Al-Hamid; Producers: Khalifa Khursheed Ahmad, Khalifa Sarwar Saeed; in Urdu
Sehray Kay Phool
Chaar Khoon De Pyasay
Khuda Tay Maa
Beimaan
Daku Tay Insaan
Maa Tay Qanoon
Kehnday Nay Nainan
Ghairat Meray Veer Di
Jhalli
Jeera BladeAzra
KhabardarDirector: Diljeet Mirza; Producer: Atta Ullah Bosan; in Punjabi
Ghulam
1974Shehanshah
Khana day Khan ProhnayPunjabi [7]
Pyar Hi Pyar
Tum Salamat RahoUrdu [8]
Sasta Khoon Mehnga PaniRanoPunjabi [9]
Bhola Sajjan
SikandraPunjabi
1975Khooni Khet
HakuPunjabi
Rawal
Khanzada
Shareef Budmaash BalilPunjabi [10]
Sar-e-Aam
Hathkari
Sheeda PastolNajma
Doghla
Shoukan Melay Di
1976Mout Khed Jawana Di
Ajj Di Taza Khabar
Yaar Da Sehra
Akhar
Hukam Da GhulamRazia
Ultimatum
ToofanPunjabi
Chor Nu Mor
Jano KapattiShanno
Anjaam
Kothay Tapni
Dukki Tikki
Mehboob Mera Mastana
Waada
Dara
Chitra Te Shera Amina
Hashar Nashar
1977Dharti Lahu Mangdi
Dildar Sadqay
Aakhri Medan
April Fool Urdu
FraudPunjabi
Lahori Badshah
Haji Khokhar
Sher Babbar
Qanoon
Pehli Nazar
BeGunah
Jeenay Ki Rah
Ghairat Di Mout
Baray Mian Deewanay
Baghi Tay Qanoon
HimmatPunjabi
Aakhri Goli
1978Nidarr
Wafadar
ElaanPunjabi
Bohat Khoob
Guarantee
Heera Tay Basheera
Prince
Ibrat
Jashan
GogaPunjabi
Puttar Phannay Khan Da
Ranga Daku
BoycottPunjabi
Lalkara
1979Notan Nu Salam
Maula Jatt Mukkho Jatti
Chalaan
MuqablaPunjabi
Goga Sher [11]
Attal Faisala
Do Jeedar
Hathiar
Makhan Khan
AagUrdu
Jatt Da Kharak
Bakka Rath
Permit
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
Medan
Bharia MelaPunjabi
1983 Des Pardes Rano
Nazra
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
1990DushmaniPunjabi
1991Chann MerayPunjabi

Awards and honours

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

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