Shabana Azmi's theater story is so inspiring.

Shabana Azmi, the theatre legend

Shabana Azmi is an Indian actress of film, television and theatre.

Regarded as one of the finest actresses in India, Shabana Azmi’s performances in films in a variety of genres have generally earned her praise and awards, which include a record of five wins of the National Film Award for Best Actress, and several international honours.

Shabana Azmi’s acting has been characterised by a real-life depiction of the roles played by her. She has completed many decades in the industry and is still as refreshing as ever.

She completed a graduate degree in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and followed it with a course in acting at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. She explained the reason she decided to attend the film institute, saying: “I had the privilege of watching Jaya Bhaduri in a (Diploma) film, Suman, and I was completely enchanted by her performance. My god, if by going to the Film Institute I can achieve that, that’s what I want to do.”

Pointing out the differences in all these media, she once remarked that theatre was really the actor’s medium; the stage was the actor’s space; cinema was the director’s medium; and television was a writer’s medium.

Shabana Azmi’s story is really inspiring.

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