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Shabana Azmi

Film Actress / Stage Actress / Public Figure / Politician / Actress | * 09/18/1950 (72) | New Delhi (India)
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Shabana Azmi (born 18 September 1950) is an Indian actress of Hindi film, television and theatre. One of India's most acclaimed actresses, Azmi is known for her portrayals of distinctive, often unconventional female characters across several genres. She has won a record five National Film Awards for Best Actress, in addition to five Filmfare Awards and several international honours among other accolades. In 1998, she was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honour of the country, and in 2012, she was awarded Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian honour. The daughter of poet Kaifi Azmi and stage actress Shaukat Azmi, she is an alumna of Film and Television Institute of India of Pune. Azmi made her film debut in 1974 and soon became one of the leading actresses of parallel cinema, a new-wave movement known for its serious content and neorealism and received government patronage during the times. Azmi has since appeared in over 160 Hindi films in both mainstream and independent cinema, and since 1988, she has acted in several foreign projects. Several of her films have been cited as a form of progressivism which portrays Indian society, its customs and traditions. In addition to acting, Azmi is a social and women's rights activi... ()
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Shabana Azmi is an Indian actress of film, television and theatre. She's an alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India of Pune. After her film debut in 1974 she soon became one of the leading actresses of parallel cinema, an Indian New Wave movement known for its serious content and neo-realism.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Shabana Azmi

Padma Bhushan Padma Shri in Arts Gandhi International Peace Award National Film Award for Best Actress Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award Filmfare Award for Best Actress

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Movies with Shabana Azmi as Actress(115)

as Chanda2022 Doosri Dulhan
as Raziya Khan2021 Sheer Qorma
as Satya Maasi2020 Kaali Khuhi
as Dolon2017 Sonata
as Rani Jindan2017 The Black Prince
as Parveen2017 Signature Move
as The Gypsy Woman2017 The Wishing Tree
as Rama Bhanot2016 Neerja
2015 Jazbaa
as Preeti2014 A Decent Arrangement
as Chaudhari Devi2013 Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola
as Naseem2012 Midnight's Children
as Naina's Mother (Special Appearance)2011 Love Breakups Zindagi
as Mrs. Sethi2010 It's a Wonderful Afterlife
as Herself (uncredited)2009 Luck by Chance
as Gayatri2008 Sorry Bhai
as Rrita Kapoor2007 Loins of Punjab Presents
as herself2007 Om Shanti Om
as Sofia2006 Banglatown Banquet
as Khanum Jaan2006 Umrao Jaan
as Anu2006 15 Park Avenue
as Swarnalata2004 Morning Raga
as Rukhsana Jamal2003 Tehzeeb
as Makdee2002 Makdee
as Kadambini2001 Daughters of This Century
as Premchand's Nirmala2000 Gaja Gamini
as Rambhi1999 Godmother
as Mrs. Chandra Bipin Raj1998 Side Streets
as Chandravati1997 Mrityudand
as Bansidhar (Bansi) Vrundavan1997 Saaz
as Radha1997 Fire
as Imtiaz Begum1994 In Custody
as Jitni1993 Patang
as Samira1992 Immaculate Conception
as Kamla H. Pal1992 City of Joy
as Kusum1991 Dharavi
1991 Fateh
1990 Disha
as Subhashini Saigal1989 Main Azaad Hoon
as Neeta1989 Suddenly, One Day
as Uma1989 Sati
as Sushila Sen1988 Madame Sousatzka
as Indira Sen1988 The Bengali Night
as Jeroo1988 Pestonjee
as Kiran Dutt1986 Shart
as Priyam1986 Ek Pal
as Sunita1986 Nasihat
as Madhvi A. Verma1986 Samay Ki Dhaara
1986 Genesis
as Anjuman1986 Congregation
1985 Khamosh
as Sarita Jadhav1984 Kamla
as Rama1984 The Crossing
as Mohini P. Sahani1984 Hum Rahe Na Hum
as Jamini1984 Khandhar
1984 Gangvaa
1984 Lorie
1983 Avtaar
as Indu D. Malhotra1983 Masoom
as Rukmini Bai1983 Mandi
1982 Ashanti
as Shobna1982 Yeh Nazdeekiyan
1982 Suraag
1982 Namkeen
as Pooja1982 Arth
as Sundariya1980 Hum Paanch
as Kiran1980 Jwalamukhi
as Kavita1980 Sparsh
as Roma1979 Lahu Ke Do Rang
as Geeta1978 Swarg Narak
as Firdaus (Javed's wife)1978 Junoon
1978 Devata
1978 Atithee
as Janata1978 Kissa Kursi Ka
as Khurshid1977 The Chess Players
as Neelam Kumar1977 Karm
as Laxmi1977 Amar Akbar Anthony
as Rachna1977 Khel Khilari Ka
as Shabu1977 Parvarish
as Saudamini1977 Swami
1976 Shaque
as Neeta / Geeta1976 Fakira
as Sushila1975 Night's End
as Pammy1974 Ishk Ishk Ishk
as Asha Premchand1974 Faslah
as Laxmi1974 Ankur
as Rekha1974 Espousal

TV Shows/Series with Shabana Azmi as Actress(5)

as Margaret Parangosky2022 Halo
as Aisan Daulat Begum2021 The Empire
as Mrs. Shirani2018 Next of Kin
as Mrs. Kamal2015 Capital
as herself2004 Koffee with Karan

Movies with Shabana Azmi as Crew(1)

Sound/Playback Singer1984 The Crossing

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Shabana Azmi
Citizenship: India
Born: Monday, 09/18 1950 (September) in New Delhi (India) (current age: 72 years + 77 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: Hindi (HI)
Educated at: St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, Film and Television Institute of India, University of Mumbai, Queen Mary School, Mumbai
Spouses (current/former): Javed Akhtar
Siblings: Baba Azmi
Father: Kaifi Azmi
Other names for Shabana Azmi (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"शबाना आज़मी"
"Shabana Asmi"
"샤바나 아즈미"
Shabana Azmi frequently works together with these people:
Naseeruddin Shah (17x, Actor)
Om Puri (12x, Actor)
Kader Khan (11x, Actor)
Vishal Bhardwaj (11x, Crew)
Shashi Kapoor (10x, Actor)
Gulzar (9x, Crew)
Asha Bhosle (8x, Crew)
Vinod Khanna (7x, Actor)
Bappi Lahiri (7x, Crew)
Utpal Dutt (7x, Actor)
Shyam Benegal (7x, Crew)
Karan Johar (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8209, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 11/28/2022