Ayesha Takia is an Indian actress who mainly appears in Bollywood films. She started her career with the Complan advertising campaign. She was also seen in Falguni Pathak's Meri Chunarii Udd Udd Jaye music video, at the age of fifteen. At Sixteen, Ayesha appeared in the Shake It Daddy music video, which brought her to the attention of the film industry, and a few film offers followed. She signed a contract for Socha Na Tha. However, there were delays in making Socha Na Tha so the film Taarzan released first and was therefore her debut film. She won the Filmfare Best Debut Award in 2004 for her performance in Taarzan: The Wonder Car. Ayesha earned critical acclaim for her performance in Nagesh Kukunoor's Dor. She appeared in one Telugu film Super with Tollywood star Akkineni Nagarjuna.
Ayesha's latest release was Wanted costarring Salman Khan. It emerged as the one of the biggest blockbusters of 2009. She has won an IIFA and a Filmfare award for the best female debut.