She is the epitome of sophistication and an actress par excellence. Yes, the one and only Shabana Azmi is one of the most revered names in the industry and we have loved every bit of her, be it on screen or on the stage. Shabana Azmi has also won the National Awar five times till date, for her excellent acting and amazing character portrayals over the years and her career stands testimony to her talent.
Daughter of the famous poet Kaifi Azmi and veteran Indian People’s theatre association stage actress Shaukat Azmi, and wife to the well-known and celebrated lyricist Javed Akhtar, Shabana is a very fine actress whose work speaks volumes for her.
Shabana Azmi believes that theatre can be a great leveler and it definitely shapes up the artist and the actor within you all too well. She has performed in some of the most acclaimed theatre shows like ‘Tumhari Amrita’ and ‘Safed Kundali’ along with Farooq Sheikh and has won ton of praises and accolades for her performances till date.
She has acted on the small and the big screen but she finds acting on stage to be the most rewarding of all arts. At the 30th film festival she was honored among the women in cinema and back in 1988, the Government of India awarded her with Padma Shri, which is the fourth highest civilian honour in this country, and Shabana Azmi has earned the award and the respect and admiration in our hearts.
A true cinema legend and an activist, Shabana Azmi is known as one of the most profound women of theatre, film and television, who is an inspiration for all the upcoming stars and budding actors out there, to give every role the very best and success will never be far behind.