Born on the 18th of September in the year 1950 in New Delhi, Shabana Azmi is one of the most leading actresses to have graced the screens of Bollywood. She has worked in a number of films, which has brought her lot of praise and appreciation. She has played roles of different genre and been able to adapt very nicely according to the need of the role. Well, in this article, we will present you with the biography of Indian actress Shabana Azmi.
She is a fabulous Muslim actress, who was
born to the Azmi family. Her father Kaifi Azmi was a famous Indian Urdu
poet as well as writer and her mother Shaukat was a renowned stage
actress. Her brother Baba Azmi is a cinematographer. Thus, the entire
family has been actively involved in the field of fine arts. They have
always had vast social circles and thus, Shabana has always seen lot of
people congregating in their house. She did her graduation in Psychology
from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. Thereafter, she took up a course in
Acting at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Read
on to know the complete life history of Shabana Azmi.
The maiden movie of Shabana was an art movie 'Faalsa'. Though, it was
her first movie but got released after Shyam Benegal's movie Ankur. She
was given a very different kind of role to play in this film and she did
it a fabulous job. The film turned out to be a superhit and even won the
National award. Her performance in both the films was widely
She won the national awards for three consecutive years from 1983 to
1985 for her notable work in the films Arth, Khandhar and Paar. She has
always given an outstanding performance, because she has the caliber to
very well get into the character, thus making it appear like a real life
portrayal. She has worked in more than hundred films demanding different
kind of attitude and skills. Shabana is an amazing actress who has truly
proved her talent and versatility.
Notable Works of Shabana Azmi
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Well, Shabana Azmi is not just
a wonderful actress, but a great social activist. She has made an
incredible contribution in raising voice against unjust and inequality.
She has also been actively involved in fighting AIDS. She has brought in
notice a number of social issues. Initially, her efforts for the social
welfare were considered to be a publicity gimmick. But, her strong
determination and hard work proved people that she is genuinely
concerned and not trying to draw people's attention to come into
limelight. She has taken a keen interest in fighting for issues like
communalism. She even participated in the demonstrations and marches for
advocating communal harmony.
National Film Awards (6 times)
Filmfare Awards (4 times)
Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award for her commendable work
for the slum dwellers living in Mumbai.