We can say without a shred of doubt that there is no one India who wouldn’t have heard of this evergreen beauty and mountain of talent Shabana Azmi! Shabana Azmi is one of the most critically acclaimed actors in the Indian cinema industry for decades now, but she still remains one of the most prestigious choices that every director wishes to look forward to casting.
Everyone knows her due to her performances in various movies, which she started to share with the audience that began with her immortal role in “Ankur”, a movie directed by Shyam Benegal in 1974. Since then she has been unstoppable and her determination and hard-work, coupled with her acting chops and grace, have brought her immense success!
However, very few people know that she started with theatre first before coming to the big screen. Shabana Azmi has been one of the most electrifying and charming of actresses that the theatre has produced. She has performed in numerous jewels of the theatre like ‘Safed Kundali’ and ‘Tumhari Amrita'(1992), and the audience were more than wowed with her enticing acting and dialogue delivery to say the least. She has acted in those along with another jewel of Indian Theatre who is none other than Farooq Sheikh. Till date, she holds her unchallenged reign in total confidence, in both the theatre world and the Cinema industry, and well, we definitely saw this coming, didn’t we?
Shabana Azmi has truly been the pride of our nation and monumental in bringing a unique blend of theatre quality acting in Bollywood movies, which has introduced cinema buffs like us to critically acclaimed movies and stories! We have loved every minute of her, on the stage and on the screen, and are still enthralled by her charm.