Ayesha Takia (born 10 April 1986) is an Indian film actress who appeared in Bollywood films. She made her film debut in Taarzan: The Wonder Car for which she won the Filmfare Best Debut Award in 2004. Her notable films also include Socha Na Tha (2005), Dor (2006), for which she won the Screen Award for Best Actress (Critics), and Wanted (2009).
Ayesha Takia was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India to a Hindu father and Muslim mother, having the ethnicity of Gujarati. She is an alumnus of St Anthony’s Girls High School, Chembur. She married restaurateur Farhan Azmi, son of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi, on March 1, 2009. She has a son with her husband Farhan Azmi.
She is very active on social media, especially Twitter and has been a supporter for wildlife protection. In April 2014, Ayesha denounced her father-in-law, the Samajwadi Party legislator Abu Azmi, for saying that rape victims should also be punished. In a public statement, she has claimed to be a vegan while posing for a vegan ad for PETA India.