Very few celebrities have the guts to step down when at the peak of their careers. Not just step down, but also attain peaks in other arenas. One of Bollywood’s former leading ladies, Ayesha Jhulka, is one of them. Born in 1972 in Srinagar to an army based father, Ayesha was in her pre-teens when she first faced the camera in 1983 in Kaise Log.
She made her breakthrough as a leading lady in 1990 in Meet Mere Mann Ka alongside big names like Salma Agha and Feroz Khan. She also acted in a few Telugu movies.
Profile & Statistics
Original Name : Ayesha Jhulka
Birthday Date: July 28, 1972
Height : 5 feet 2 inch / 1.59 m
Weight : 68 kg
Eye Color : Brown
Body Measurements: 36-28-36
Parents : Sneh Julka, Inder Kumar Jhulka
Husband: Sameer Vashi
Astrology Sign : Leo
She went on to work in movies like Kurbaan, Dalal, Rang, Suraj and Kohram but became an overnight sensation when she played the innocent Anjali in Mansoor Khan’s Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar. This was followed by another blockbuster Khiladi opposite Akshay Kumar. These were the movies that put her in the big league.
Post this she did only a handful of films like Rang, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Ghoonghat, Hote Hote Pyaar Ho Gaya, Run, Chachi 420, Socha Na Tha and Umrao Jaan, and a few Punjabi movies but in not-so-prominent roles. She took a conscious decision to fade away from glory when she was at the pinnacle of her movie career.
Ayesha Jhulka: Phase Two
Post her love-cum-arranged marriage to Construction magnate Sameer Vashi in 2003, she dipped her fingers in a myriad of ventures. She’s has proved to be an efficient multitasker by venturing into the Construction Business SamRock jointly with her husband, running a successful spa, managing a clothing line and overseeing a boutique resort in Goa. She also produces stage plays.
She has been an exemplary figure showing the world that it is better to step down when at the top than to wait for the time when you hit rock bottom. Kudos to her!