Unlike many other actresses who strive to work hard and perform so that they are never forgotten by the people, Shabana Azmi
did not have to beg before the people to rise herself from the average actors of her time. This excellent actor was born on 18 September 1950 in New Delhi. Apart from the commercial films, the name of Shabana Azmi is also considered as one of the leading actresses of parallel cinema. Her versatility and flexible approach towards her assigned roles made her look distinct than her contemporary artists. If you have the urge to know about Bollywood and some of the finest contributions, then it is must to know about this living legend.
Inheriting the talent of her parents Kaifi Azmi, a renowned Indian poet and Shaukat Azmi, a well known stage actress, Shabana Azmi
nurtured herself into an accomplished actor. After her first art film, she made her debut in commercial film Shyam Benegal`s Ankur (1972), which fetched her national award.
Having a well-groomed intellectual training, she started showing her skills and innate talents. Having some widely popular films like, Ankur, Arth, Khandhar, Paar, Godmother, Bhavna, Swami, etc under her banner, it is obvious that she became one of the most popular female actors in Bollywood. She was one of the rare artists who could handle the real life like portrayals, especially in the films like, Masoom, Mandi, Fire and many others.
Her talent of acting crossed the periphery of golden screen and she was equally superb in her drama performances and her silver screen soaps. The way she handled various intricate roles with ease is worth admiring. Apart from Rajiv Gandhi Award) for "Excellence of Secularism" and Yash Bhartiya Award, Shabana Azmi was felicitated with the Padma Shri, Gandhi International Peace Prize and a long list of other awards. Apart from being a film actress she is a renowned social activist. Presently, she is married to Indian storywriter Javed Akhtar.
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