Real Name – Sohan Singh
Profession – Actress (Heroine / Side Heroine / Supporting)
Active Years – 1950s
Nationality – Indian
Religion – Sikh
Ethnicity – Punjabi
Date of Birth –
Date of Death –
Debut Film – Kali Ghata (1951)
Last Film – Perhaps Taqdeer (1958)
Significant others in the Film Industry – Mohan Sehgal (Husband, Director)
Miscellaneous Info – One of the few educated actresses of her time, Asha Mathur (Sohan Singh in real life) studied up to B.A. Both Asha Mathur and Bina Roy were introduced by Kishore Sahu in Kali Ghata (1951). While Bina Roy was relatively more successful among the two and did some memorable movies including Anarkali (1953) and Taj Mahal (1963), Asha Mathur was relegated to obscure mythical and costume films including Alif Laila (1953), Rajyogi Bharthari (1954), Malka-E-Alam Noorjehan (1954), Amar Kirtan (1954) etc because of her lackluster performances. Her most memorable role was in Poonam (1952), as a suffering wife of Ashok Kumar. She married famous director of her times Mohan Sehgal and left films.
Asha Mathur is a forgotten name today except for the few popular songs picturized on her – Humsai na poocho koi pyra kiya hai (Kali Ghata, 1951) and Baanki adayein dekh na ji dekh na (Amanat, 1955).
Filmographies might not be 100% accurate or complete because of various reasons including artistes with similar names