Shabana Azmi Biography:
Shabana Azmi is an extremely talented and experienced actress from the Indian movie industry. Shabana Azmi is recognized for her versatile role in various movies in which she has given award-winning performances.
Shabana Azmi is not only a renowned film actress but is also a popular actress in the Indian theater and TV industry too.
Since after her debut in 1974, Shabana Azmi has been known as one of the best actresses in the Indian parallel cinema industry.
- Real Name: Shabana Azmi
- Nickname: Coco
- Date of Birth: 18th September 1950
- Age: (as of September 2018)) 68 years
- Nationality: Indian
- Religion: Islam
- Place of Birth: Hyderabad
- Education: Degree in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College (Mumbai)
- Height: 5 ft 6″ (168 cm) approximately
- Weight:143 lbs (65 kg) approximately
- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Black
Family & Relationships
- Father: Late Kaifi Azmi (Poet)
- Mother: Shaukat Azmi (Stage Artist)
- Brother: Baba Azmi (Cinematographer)
Marital Status Married:
- Husband: Javed Akhtar (Poet/Songwriter/Scriptwriter)
- Career: Profession Actress/Social Worker
- INR 21 crores (USD 3 Million)
Ankur, Parinay, Fakira (1974), Nishant (1976), Amar Akbar Anthony, Chor Sipahee, Jallian Wala Bagh, Karm, Kissa Kursi Ka, Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977), Devta, Junoon, Swami, Toote Khilone (1978), Amar Deep (1979), Albert Pinto Ko Ghussa Kyun Aata Hai, Hum Paanch, Sparsh, Thodisi Bewafai (1980), Sameera (1981), Arth, Ashanti (1982), Doosri Dulhan, Mandi, Masoom (1983), Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar, Khandhar (1984), Paar (1985), Anjuman (1986), Itihaas (1987), Libaas (1988), Sati (1989), Amba (1990), Antarnaad, Dharavi, Jhoothi Shaan (1991), Adharm, City Of Joy, Patang (1992), In Custody (1993), Fire (1996), Mrityudand (1997), Earth (1998), Godmother (1999), Gaja Gamini (2000), Makdee (2002), Tehzeeb (2003), Morning Raga (2004), 15 Park Avenue (2005), Umrao Jaan (2006), Hnoeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd (2007), Sorry Bhai! (2008), It’s A Wonderful Afterlife (2010), Midnight’s Children, Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola (2012), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013), A Decent Arrangement (2014), Jazbaa (2015), Neerja (2016), The Black Prince (2017)
About Shabana Azmi:
Shabana Azmi is one of the most talented and experienced actresses in the entire Indian film industry. Renowned for playing versatile and often hard-to-portray characters in movies, Shabana Azmi has established herself as the true queen of Indian parallel cinema today.
Shabana Azmi’s age is around 68 years, as Shabana Azmi’s date of birth is 18th of September, 1950. Shabana Azmi was born in Hyderabad. Shabana Azmi’s height is around 5 ft 6 inches (168 cm) while Shabana Azmi’s weight is around 65 kg (143 lbs). In her spare time, Shabana Azmi loves to read books, listen to music, watch movies or travel, as part of her hobbies.
Shabana Azmi’s father was the renowned poet, Kaifi Azmi, while Shabana Azmi’s mother was popular theater actress, Shaukat Azmi. Although Shabana Azmi does not have any sisters, Shabana Azmi’s brother is cinematographer Baba Azmi. Although Shabana Azmi was rumored to have been in a relationship with renowned filmmaker, Shekhar Kapur, today, Shabana Azmi’s husband is popular lyricist, poet and scriptwriter, Javed Akhtar.
Thanks to her over 40 years career in the Indian cinema, Shabana Azmi’s net worth is estimated to be around INR 21 crores (USD 3 Million).
Shabana Azmi probably holds the record for the most-award winning actress in the history of the entire Hindi film industry. Apart from winning acting awards, Shabana Azmi has also received numerous honors and accolades from governments and others.
The list of Shabana Azmi’s National Awards include winning the National Film Award for Best Actress, for her impressive debut in ‘Ankur’ (1974), the National Film Award for Best Actress for ‘Arth’ (1983), the National Film Award for Best Actress for ‘Khandhar’ (1984), the National Film Award for Best Actress for ‘Paar’ (1985) and also winning the National Film Award for Best Actress for her impressive performance in ‘Godmother’ (1999).
Shabana Azmi’s Filmfare Awards’ list includes winning the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress Award for her role in ‘Swami’ (1978), the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘Arth’ (1984), the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘Bhavna’ (1985), and the Filmfare Awards’ Best Supporting Actress award for her role in ‘Neerja’ (2017). Apart from these, Shabana Azmi was also awarded with the 2006 Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award as well. Besides winning 5 (Five) Filmfare Awards, Shabana Azmi was also nominated 8 (Eight) times for other Filmfare Awards too.
The other acting awards won by Shabana Azmi include winning the Taorima Arte Fetival (Italy) Best Actress award for her performance in ‘Patang’ (1994), the Chicago International Film Festival’s Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress and winning the L.A. Outfest’s Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film award for her critically-acclaimed role in ‘Fire’ (1996).
Apart from these, Shabana Azmi also won the Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in ‘Mrityudand’ (1998), the Zee Cine Awards’ Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female award for ‘Tehzeeb’ (2004) and also winning the Star Screen Awards’ Best Performance in an Indian Film in English award for her performance in ‘Morning Raga’ (2005).
Shabana Azmi has also been awarded with numerous honors and accolades. Shabana Azmi was awarded the ‘Padma Shri’, India’s 4th-highest civilian award, by the Government of India in 1988, and was later awarded the ‘Padma Bhushan’ award by the Government of India in 2014.
Interesting Facts About Shabana Azmi:
- Shabana Azmi is a teetotaler and does not smoke or drink alcohol.
- In a career spanning nearly 45 years in Indian cinema, Shabana Azmi has acted in over 100 films till date and received numerous awards and accolades for her acting accomplishments.
- Shabana Azmi is related to popular actresses Tabu and Farah Naaz, as she is their aunt in relation.
- Shabana Azmi is an active social worker and is vocal for the plight of displaced Kashmiri Pandits and slum dwellers mainly.
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