Shabana Kaifi Azmi particularly known by the name Shabana Azmi is an Indian Actress who was born in Hyderabad, India. Shabana made her film debut in the year 1974 with the movie Ankur. Soon after making her debut she became one of the leading actresses of Parallel cinema which was a new-wave movement known for its serious content and neorealism and has also received various government patronage during those times. Her performances in films with a variety of genres have subsequently earned her praise, popularity and awards, which also include a record of five wins of the National Film Award for Best Actress and has also received several international honours.
Shabana’s age is 70 years. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall and her weight is 65 kgs. Shabana’s eye and hair colour are Black.
She was born on September 18, 1950 in Hyderabad City of India. She is the daughter of Poet Kaifi Azmi and a Stage Actress Shaukat Azmi. Her brother’s name is Baba Azmi who is a cinematographer.
Relationship & more
Shabana Azmi is Married. She married writer Javed Akhtar in 1984. They were also in relationship before their marriage. As per internet reports Shabana also had an affair with filmmaker Shekhar Kapur.
Shabana’s favourite actors are Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Dev Anand.
Her favourite actresses are Madhubala and Nargis.
One of Shabana’s favourite movie is Mughal-e-Azam.
She also likes Travelling and likes to visit New York and London.
She has a net worth of over $24 Million USD and her income source is mainly her Acting.
Some unknown facts about
Shabana Azmi completed her schooling from Queen Mary School in Mumbai and later graduated with a degree in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
After completion of her Psychology degree, Shabana joined Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
Shabana began her acting career at an age of 24 and made her film debut with the movie Ankur in 1974.
Shabana Azmi has also been a pro-active socialist. She has also supported various slum dweller, displaced Kashmiri Pandit migrants and also helped the victims of the earthquake at Latur in Maharashtra.
Azmi also did a four days long march for communal harmony from New Delhi to Meerut in 1989.
Shabana is also related to famous Bollywood actresses Tabu and Farah Naaz. As per reports they are her nieces.
Till date she has acted in more than 100 films and has won 5 National Award and 4 Filmfare Award for Best Actress.
She was also been awarded with the Honorary Doctorate in Art in the Leeds Metropolitan University in Yorkshire by Chancellor of the University Brandan Foster.
Shabana made her television debut in the year 2013 via Hindi serial “24” aired on Colors channel.