Asha Parekh has also been famous in Indian cinema as ‘The Hit Girl’. He has gained a lot of fame in commercial films throughout his career. Asha Parekh has been the most expensive actress of her era. He also holds the record for giving the most number of hits in Bollywood in the 1960s and 1970s. Asha Parekh’s most popular films are ‘Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai’ (1961), ‘Phir Wahi Dil Laya Hoon’ (1963), ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966), ‘Baharon Ke Sapne’ (1967), ‘Pyaar Ka Mausam’ (1969), ‘Kati Patang’ (1970) and Caravan (1971). Asha Parekh also did a cameo in Nasir Hussain’s film ‘Manjil Manzil’ (1984), with whom she had previously done 6 films.
Received Padma Shri award in 1992
Earlier in the year 1992, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contribution in the field of cinema. Asha Parekh was honored with the Living Legend Award by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Asha Parekh was the first woman chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board) of India.
Away from films, dance academy runs in Mumbai
At present, she runs her own dance academy in Mumbai away from films. Apart from this, she also looks after the work of Asha Parekh Hospital in Santa Cruz area.