Anita Ayub is a Pakistani model and actress. She has appeared in Pakistani and Indian movies and advertisements. She is the sister of Pakistan actress Amber Ayub. After appearing in some movies, she has settled in
New York with her son Shezap, who was then a kid and that allowed her some time to work other than in the house! For some time she hosted shows in New York on a TV. The actress made her debut in Bollywood in the year 1993.
Her first Bollywood film was ‘Pyar KaTarana’ which was written and directed by veteran actor
Dev Anand. The film starred Manu Gargi, Anita Ayoob,
Mink Brar and
Akshay Anand. However, her first break in acting was in a Pakistani TV serial ‘Gardish’ which was in Urdu language and aired on Pakistani TV channel.
She was a leading TV actress who shifted from modeling and thus got lucky to get maximum roles in Pakistan TV drama series. Her next TV series was ‘Hasina-E Alam’ which was aired in 1992 on Pakistani TV channel. In 1997, she came back to TV acting circle and, she was seen appearing in TV series ‘Hasina-E Alam’. In the year 1994, she acted again in Dev Anand's movie '
Gangster' which starred Dev Anand as a lead actor.
The film even starred
Mamta Kulkarni and Mani Gargi as the romantic pair. The film was an average success at the box office. Anita played the role of Anita Ayoob in the movie. Henceforth, she was known to media as even Ania Ayoob too. In the year 1994, she acted in a Pakistani film ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaari’ in which she acted with Moshin Khan.
It is said that since Anita was not cast in a movie, underworld don Dawood Ibrahim shot the producer Javed Siddique. But those rumors can always be true and even untrue as celebrities are likely to be caught in the web of such rumor always. It may be noted that many Pakistani actresses got a debut in Hindi movies such as
Zeba Bakhtiar or even