Shabana Azmi (born on 18th September 1950) is an Indian actress who worked in Hindi televisions and theatre. Regarded as one of the finest actress in India , Azmi’s performances in various genres have earned her praise and several accolades.
• Awardee of women in cinema
She was awarded among ‘women in cinema’ at 30th
International Film Festival .
• Awardee of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan
In 1988, the government of India awarded her with Padma Shri which is the fourth highest civilian honour of the country .In 2012 she was awarded with Padma Bhushan which is third highest civilian honour of the country.
• Her first release became a turning point of her career
Azmi started her acting career by debuting in Shyam Benegal’s movie Ankur (1974)which was based on true story occurred in Hyderabad. This film not only went critical sucesss but she also won National Award for Best Actress for her performances.
• Winner of National Film Award for 3 years continuously
She went on to receive National Film Awards consecutively for three years from 1983 to 1985 for her roles in Arth,Khandar and Paar.
• Godmother movie increased her tally of receiving awards Godmother was such a superhit movie that it it increased her
tally of receiving National Film Awards from three to five.
• Fire movie gave her fame of international recognition
Her role of Radha in movie gave her international recognition with Silver Hugo Award for Best actress at 32nd Chicago Film Festival and Jury Award for Best
Actress at Outfest , Los Angeles.
Azmi had many blockbuster movies of Bollywood such as Shyam Benegal’s Nishant (1975) , Junoon (1978) , Susman (1978) and many more other movies.Azmi debuted in small screen opera titled Anupama also.
Morover, she shaved her head with Nandita Das to portray the character of Shakuntla but unfortunately she was replaced by Seema Biswaas in movie which was released in 2005.
Though Azmi is not active part of Bollywood industry now but her super hit performances of her acting would always remain active and alive in fans heart forever.