developed a natural inclination for the theater since it was and continues to be an intrinsic part of her life. Her two grand-aunts, the famous and talented nonagenarian,
and Uzra Butt have left their mark on the theater. Both these actors, now celebrities in their own right were closely associated with Prithvi theatre. Ayesha’s mother started her acting career with the theater group ‘Yatrik’ in Delhi in 1950 and continues to act to date. Having been predisposed to the stage, Ayesha thus went on to do her theater training from the ‘Dramatic Art and Design Academy’ in
under the guidance of Amal and Nissar Allana.
Her first professional performance was a theater piece which drew from the genre of the physical theater called ‘The Mahabharata Project’, it was directed by Zuleikha Chaudri and was specially conceived for the Prague Quadrennial 2003. It later traveled to many national and international theatre festivals. Once in Mumbai, Ayesha began to work with the Industrial Theater Company. She has acted in ‘Clogged Arteries’ directed by Pushan Kriplani, in Ursula, Blackbird, All The World’s A Share A Cab directed by, ‘Rehaan Engineer’ and in Fireface directed by ‘Pushan Kriplani’ and Arghya Lahiri. Besides being an actor with the company, she has also overseen various aspects of the productions. Ayesha is also a voice artiste and comes across as a sincere actor. Her performances in All The World’s A Share A Cab and in Fireface have indeed been good. And although she has only worked in English theater till now, she is looking forward to being involved with Hindi and Urdu theater as well.
Directors would do well to pay attention to this beautiful and committed young actor! Sony TV's Yudh directed by
reveals the main protagonist as Yudhisthir. His two wives in the show are played by Actresses Sarika and Ayesha Raza. Ayesha Raza portrays the protagonists’ second wife Nayantara “Nayan” Sikarwar. Sadly, the serial did not get the success expected and was stopped. According to Anurag Kashyap, the two reasons for the failure of this serial, in spite of the legend Amitabh Bachchan are the ads breaking the rhythm of the story and the viewers refusing to accept Amitabh as a frail personality. Ayesha Raza is an actress who has acted in Dhoom (2004) as a TV Reporter, in
Mumbai Meri Jaan
(2008) as Sejal Agarwal, in Raghu Romeo (2003) as News Reader and