Asha Sachdev

  • Awards: Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress

Biography

Asha Sachdev is a noted Bollywood character actor of the 1970s, though she acted in a few early films as a lead actress, including the hit spy film, Agent Vinod (1977). She won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Priyatama in 1978.

Asha was an alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and joined Bollywood. She began her career in a low-budget film Double Cross in 1972 wherein she played a bold and dynamic role. Somehow the image stuck and thereafter she was offered only supporting and bold characters. Her bare dare appearance in red hot pants in the Navin Nishchol-Rekha star thriller Woh Main Nahin (1974) created a storm and she was flooded with item dance offers and vamp roles.

She won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her role as Neetu Singh's best friend in Priyatama in 1978. In the role which she wore a simple saree and was bespectacled throughout the film. Some of her notable films are Satte Pe Satta, and Duniya meri jeb mein, Judaai, Premrog.

She was seen playing character roles in films like Fiza, Aghaaz, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom & Aaja Nachle. In television, she worked in early soap opera, Buniyaad (1986), and in 2008, she also appeared in TV series, Jugni Chali Jalandhar on SAB TV, with actor Ranjeet.


Movies

1978 - Aahuti
1977 - Agent Vinod
1978 - Anjane Mein
1990 - Baaghi -1990
1978 - Bhookh
1993 - Chandra Mukhi
1974 - Do Chattane
1974 - Do Nambar Ke Amir
1972 - Double Cross - 1972
1973 - Ek Nari Do Roop
1973 - Hifazat - 1973
1980 - Judaai
1985 - Karm Yudh
1978 - Khoon Ka Badla Khoon
1975 - Lafange
1977 - Mama Bhanja
1976 - Mehbooba
1981 - Nakhuda
1974 - Parinay
1977 - Priyatama
1987 - Pyar Ke Kabil
1981 - Roohi
1980 - The Burning Train