Ayesha Takia grew up in Chembur, Mumbai. Her father, Nishit Takia is a Gujarati while her mother Faridah is half British and half Maharashtrian. Ayesha studied at St Anthony’s High School, Chembur. Her younger sister is Natasha. Ayesha Takia has appeared in the famous I’m a Complan Girl campaign along with Shahid Kapoor. Later, she was part of the music video, Falguni Pathak’s Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye, when she was just 15 years old. Ayesha's appearance in the music video, Shake It Daddy, when she was sixteen, got her a break in the film industry. She signed a contract for Socha Na Tha and then for Taarzan: The Wonder Car. But the latter was released first and can be called her debut film. While Ayesha has acted in a number of films, many of them have done quite badly at the box office. However, the actress was highly praised for her work in Dor (2006), a small budget film in which she played the role of a young widowed Rajasthani woman living in a traditional joint family.