Ayesha Takia was born in Bombay on April 10th 1986. Her dad's name is Nishit, a Gujarati, while her mom is part Maharashtrian and part Caucasian (British).
Ayesha had never let her lack of speaking Hindi fluently come in her way. A go-getter, she is no stranger to the silver screen and has faced cameras even at the tender age of 4. The makers of 'Socha Na Tha' approached her in 2004 to play the lead role opposite Dharmendra's nephew, Abhay Deol, which she accepted.
Ayesha also signed up for another film, 'Tarzaan The Wonder Car' - which proved to be her debut in Bollywood, as the release of 'Socha Na Tha' was delayed. With 'Tarzaan The Wonder Car' Ayesha quickly made her mark in Bollywood and not only was noticed but also received an Award - The Best Filmfare Debut.
Thereafter, her films have done poorly at the Box Office, although she scored highly with teen-aged audience in India and abroad, especially with her performance in 'Dil Maange More', and 'Shaadi No.1'.
She is a Mumbaite and comes from a mixed family. Her father is Gujarati, and her mother is half British and half Maharashtrian.
She listens to loads of trance, rock music, and also love Ghazals. Her favorite Indian artists are Ghulam Ali and Abeeda Parveen.
In her free time, she enjoys listening to stories, listening to music, reading, long drives, sitting at cafs over conversation with people she likes, and spending time with family, mostly with her mom.
She is a pure vegetarian.
Her favorite actors from childhood are 'Aamir Khan'Newman' and 'Shahrukh Khan'. Her favorite actresses are 'Sridevi' and Rani Mukherjee. Ayesha finds there are many good directors, but she has always liked Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
When she is not acting she reads books, goes for long drives, and meets her friends in the industry.
She is a person who is very much attached to animals. Encourages people to stop using leather and other products which are tested on animals and to be kind to animals.
Won the Filmfare Best Debut Award 2004 for Taarzan.
In 2006, she was amongst the Top Ten on the listing of India's 50 Most Desirable Women Alive, a poll conducted by Zoom, an Indian TV channel.