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Asha Mathur

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 FilmKali 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).

Filmography

Filmographies might not be 100% accurate or complete because of various reasons including artistes with similar names

Title
Year

Country
Producer
Director
More Info
Kali Ghata
1951
India
Hindustan Chitra
Kishore Sahu
Hamari Duniyan
1952
India
Hindustan Chitra
Sushil Sahu
Poonam
1952
India
Kayarts
M. Sadiq
Click
Alif Laila
1953
India
K. Amarnath Productions
K. Amarnath
Dhuaan
1953
India
Roopnagar Ltd.
R. L. Malhotra
Click
Amar Kirtan
1954
India
Punjab Films
K. C. Pandit
Bilwamangal
1954
India
Minar Movies
D. N. Madhok
Malka-E-Alam Noorjehan
1954
India
Amar Kirti Pictures
Gunjal
Mayurpankh
1954
India
Sahu Films
Kishore Sahu
Click
Rajyogi Bharthari
1954
India
K. Kendra
Raman B. Desai
Toote Khilone
1954
India
Pragati Pictures
Nanabhai Bhatt
Amanat
1955
India
Bimal Roy Productions
Arvind Sen
Ganga Maiya
1955
India
Kala Kendra
Chandrakanta
Jagadguru Shankaracharya
1955
India
Celestial Pictures
S. Fatehlal
Lakhon Mein Ek
1955
India
M & T Films
Hira Singh
Raj Darbar
1955
India
Deepak Pictures
Shah Behram
1955
India
Baharistan Production
N. Vakil
Harihar Bhakti
1956
India
l. Raghuvir Ch. Niketan
C. Raghuvir
Taqdeer
1958
India
Neela Production
A. S. Arora