Shabana Azmi Wiki/Bio, Age, Family, Education, Career, Award, Achievement

Shabana Azmi is an Indian actress who was born on 18 September 1950 in Hyderabad State, India and also raised there. She is an actress, social welfare activist, has worked in various Bollywood and Hollywood films. She made her debut with the film ‘Ankur’ in 1974. She has worked with world renowned directors like Khawaja Ahmed Abbas, Kantilal Rathore, Shyam Benegal, Satyajit Ray, John Schlesinger, Nicolas Klotz, Roland Joffe and Ismail Marchant. As one of India’s finest actresses, she has won a record number of National Film Awards (5 times) in the Best Actress category. Filmfare Awards (5) and the Government of India awarded her the Padma Shri (1988), the country’s fourth highest civilian award, and the Padma Bhushan (2012), the third highest civilian award, for her contribution to the arts. She is best known for her appearance as ‘admiral margaret parangosky’ in halo series (2022) after acting in various foreign films.

Born 18 September 1950
Age 74 years
Birth place Hyderabad State, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1973-Present
Nationality Indian
Net Worth $1 Million-$3 Million (approx.)

Family Members & Education 

  • Father’s Name : Late Kaifi Azmi
  • Mother’s Name : Shaukat Kaifi
  • Marital Status : Married
  • School : Queen Mary School, Mumbai
  • College : St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
  • Educational Qualification : Graduate in Psychology.

Favourite Things –

  • Hobbies : Travelling, Listening to music, watching movies, reading
  • Favourite Place : New York, London
  • Favourite Food : Hyderabadi Biriyani
  • Favourite Colour : Black, Red, Blue

Physical Stats –

  • Height : 5 feet 6 inches
  • Weight : 68 kg (approx.)
  • Hair Colour : Black
  • Eyes Colour : Black

Career –

Shabana Azmi is a popular Indian actress who is also a social activist. In 1973, she signed the film Fasla directed by Khawaja Ahmed Abbas and started acting in Kantilal Rathore’s Parinay. Her first released film was Ankur (1974), directed by Shyam Benegal. She worked in several other notable films directed by Shyam Benegal such as Nishant (1975), Junoon (1978), Susman (1986) and Antarnad (1992). She acted in Satyajit Ray’s film Shataranj Ke Khiladi (1977) and Manmohan Desai directed Amar Akbar Antony, Parbarish and Prakash Mehra in 1980 were watershed commercial successes. She also acted in Mrinal Sen’s films Kandhar (1983), Genesis (1986) and Ek Din Achanak (1989). She also appeared in Mahesh Bhatt’s Orth (1983), Gautam Ghosh’s Par (1985), Aparna Sen’s Picnic (1989) and Sati (1989); ‘Sparsh’ (1980) and Disha (1990) directed by Sai Paranjpai; Albert Pintu Ko Gussa Kiyo Ata Hai (1980) directed by Saeed Mirza; she was widely appreciated for her work in films. She also acted in a few foreign films, namely Susatzka (1988), Immaculate Conception (1992), City of Joy (1992), In Custody (1993), Son of the Pink Panther (1993). Shabana Azmi won the National Film Award for Best Actress three times consecutively from 1983 to 1985 for her impeccable performances in Orth, Kandhar and Par. She won the Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress at the 32nd Chicago International Film Festival and the Best Actress Award at the Los Angeles Outfest for her portrayal of Radha in Fire (1996). In 1999, she won her fifth National Film Award for Best Actress for Vinay Shukla’s Godmother. She has won five National Film Awards, five Filmfare Awards and the “Women in Film” award at the 30th International Film Festival of India for her work. The Government of India awarded her the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian award, in 1988 for her contribution to Indian arts arts and in 2012 was awarded Padma Bhushan, the country’s third highest civilian honour. Shabana Azmi is a successful and known face all over the world for her long life of acting experience. She has many fans in the outside world including India.


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