Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi | Actress | Politician | Celebrity

Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi

Born - September 18, 1950 in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Birth Name - Shabana Kaifi Azmi

Occupation - Actress, Politician

Nationality - Indian

Years Active - 1974-present

Height - 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse(s) - Javed Akhtar (m. 1984-present)

Parent(s) - Kaifi Azmi (father)
                   Shaukat Kaifi (mother)

Honour(s) - Padma Bhushan (2012)

Filmography

Films

Year

Film

Role

Notes

1974

 Ankur

 Laxmi

 Dakhani (Urdu) film

 Faslah

 Asha Premchand

 

 Ishq Ishq Ishq

 Pammy

 

 Parinay

   

1976

 Fakira

 Geeta/Neeta C I D Police Inspector

 

 Kadambari

 Chetna

 

 Nishant

 Sushila

 

 Shaque

 Meena Joshi

 

1977

 Adha Din Adhi Raat

 

 Remake of telugu film "Manavudu Danavudu"

 Amar Akbar Anthony

 Laxmi

 

 Chor Sipahee

 Priya

 

 Ek Hi Raasta

 Ketki

 

 Hira Aur Patthar

 Gauri

 

 Jallian Wala Bagh

   

 Kanneshwara Rama

 Malli

 Kannada film

 Karm

   

 Khel Khilari Ka

 Rachna

 

 Kissa Kursi Ka

 Janta

 

 Parvarish

 Shabbo

 

 Shatranj Ke Khiladi

 Khurshid

 

 Swami

 Saudamini

 

 Vishwasghaat

 Seema

 

1978

 Atithee

 Leela M. Kumar / Julie

 

 Devata

 Mary

 

 Junoon

 Firdaus

 

 Khoon Ki Pukaar

 Shano

 

 Swami

 Saudamini

 

 Swarg Narak

 Geeta

 

 Toote Khilone

   

1979

 Amar Deep

 Radha

 

 Bagula Bhagat

   

 Jeena Yahan

   

 Lahoo Ke Do Rang

 Roma

 

1980

 Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai

 Stella D'Costa

 

 Apne Paraye

 Sheila

 

 Ek Baar Kaho

 Aarti Mathur

 

 Hum Paanch

 Sundariya

 

 Sparsh

 Kavita

 

 Thodisi Bewafaii

 Neema Chowdhary

 

 Jwalamukhi

 Kiran

 

 Yeh Kaisa Insaaf

 Madhu R. Nath

 

1981

 Ek Hi Bhool

 Meenakshi

 Guest appearance

 Sameera

 Rama

 

1982

 Arth

 Mrs. Pooja Inder Malhotra

 

 Ashanti

 Kamini

 

 Namkeen

 Mithu

 

 Yeh Nazdeekiyan

 Shobhna

 

 Raaste Pyar Ke

 Shyama

 

 Anokha Bandan

 Annapurna (Anu)

 

 Ashanti

 Kamini

 

1983

 Avtaar

 Radha

 

 Doosri Dulhan

   

 Log Kya Kahenge

   

 Mandi

 Rukmini Bai

 

 Masoom

 Indu D. Malhotra

 

 Sweekar Kiya Maine

 Gopika K. Shukla

 

 Pyaasi Aankhen

   

1984

 Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar

 

 Remake of telugu film "MLA Yedukondalu"

 Bhavna

 Bhavna

 

 Gangvaa

   

 Kaamyab

 Sita

 

 Khandhar

 Jamini

 Bengali film

 Lorie

 Geeta Malhotra

 

 Hum Rahe Na Hum

 Mohini P. Sahani

 

 Ram Tera Desh

 Advocate Ratna Pathak

 

 Yaadon Ki Zanjeer

   

1985

 Kamla

 Sarita Jadhav

 

 Khamosh

 Shabana

 

 Paar

 Rama

 

 Ram Tere Kitne Nam

   

 Rahi Badal Gaye

 Bhavna

 

1986

 Anjuman

 Anjuman

 

 Genesis

 The Woman

 

 Nasihat

   

 Shart

 Kiran Dutt

 

 Ek Pal

 Priyam

 

 Samay Ki Dharaa

 Madhvi A. Verma/ Madhvi V. Kapoor

 

1987

 Itihaas

 Sunaina

 

 Pestonjee

 Jeroo

 

 Susman

 Gauramma

 

1988

 Bada Din

 Lilian

 

 Ek Aadmi

   

 Libaas

   

 Madame Sousatzka

 Sushila

 English film

 The Bengali Night

 Indira Sen

 French film

 Mardon Wali Baat

 Seema

 

1989

 Ek Din Achanak

 Neeta

 

 Main Azaad Hoon

 Subhashini Saigal

 

 Oonch Neech Beech

   

 Sati

 Uma

 Bengali film

 Rakhwala

 Kiran

 

1990

 Amba

 Amba Bhanupratap Singh

 

 Disha

   

 Ek Doctor Ki Maut

 Seema

 

 Muqaddar Ka Badshaah

 Advocate Sharda Singh

 

1991

 Antarnaad

   

 Dharavi

   

 Fateh

 Shabana

 

 Jhoothi Shaan

 Krishna

 

1992

 Adharm

 Mamta Verma

 

 City of Joy

 Kamla Pal

 English film

 Immaculate Conception

 Samira

 English film

 Patang

 Jitni

 

1993

 In Custody

 Imtiaz Begum

 

 Son of the Pink Panther

 Queen

 English film

1996

 Fire

 Radha

 

1997

 Mrityudand

 Chandravati

 

 Saaz

 Bansidhar (Bansi Vrundavan)

 

1998

 Earth

 voice of older Lenny

 

 Side Streets

 Mrs. Chandra Bipin Raj

 English film

1999

 Godmother

 Rambhi

 

2000

 Gaja Gamini

 Premchand's Nirmala

 

 Hari-Bhari

 Ghazala

 

2001

 Daughters of This Century

 Kadambini

 

2002

 Devi Ahilya Bai

 Harku Bai

 

 Makdee

 Makdee

 

 Meghla Akash

 Doctor

 Bengali film, Special Appearance

2003

 Tehzeeb

 Rukhsana Jamal

 

2004

 Morning Raga

 Swarnlatha

 English language

2005

 15 Park Avenue

 Anjali "Anju" Mathur

 English language

 Odakalu Bimba

 Manjula Sharma

 Kannada film

 Waterborne

 Heera Bhatti

 English film

2006

 Banglatown Banquet

 Sofia

 English film

 Umrao Jaan

 Khannum Jaan

 

2007

 Positive

 Mrs Soni

 

 Dus Kahaniyaan

 

 Short story 'Rice Plate'

 Om Shanti Om

 Herself

 Special appearance in song 'Deewangi Deewangi'

 Honeymoon Travels  Pvt. Ltd.

 Nahid

 

 Loins of Punjab Presents

 Rita Kapoor

 

 Raagam

 

 Telugu Movie

2008

 Sorry Bhai!

 Mother Gayatri

 

2010

 It's a Wonderful Afterlife

 Mrs. Sethi

 English film

2012

 Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola

 Chaudhari Devi

 

 Midnight's Children

 Naseem

 English film

2013

 The Reluctant Fundamentalist

 Ammi

 English/Urdu film

2014

 A Decent Arrangement

 Preeti Mehta

 English language

2015

 Jazbaa

 Garima

 

2016

 Chalk n Duster

 Vidya

 

 Neerja

 Rama

 

2017

 The Wishing Tree (2017)

 Gypsy Woman

 

 The Black Prince

 Maharani Jind Kaur

 

Television

  • 2013: '24' (Indian TV series) - Abhilasha Grewal
  • 2016: 'Ek Maa Jo Laakhon Ke liye Bani' - Amma

Awards and Honours

National Awards

Azmi has received the National Film Award for Best Actress five times, making her the overall most-awarded actor in the function:

  • 1975 – National Film Award for Best Actress for "Ankur"
  • 1983 – National Film Award for Best Actress for "Arth"
  • 1984 – National Film Award for Best Actress for "Khandhar"
  • 1985 – National Film Award for Best Actress for "Paar"
  • 1999 – National Film Award for Best Actress for "Godmother"

Filmfare Awards

Winner:

  • 1978 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for "Swami"
  • 1984 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for "Arth"
  • 1985 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for "Bhavna"
  • 2006 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2017 - Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for "Neerja"

Nominated:

  • 1975 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for "Ankur"
  • 1981 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for "Thodisi Bewafaii"
  • 1984 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for "Masoom"
  • 1984 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for "Avtaar"
  • 1984 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for "Mandi"
  • 1985 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for "Sparsh"
  • 2003 – Filmfare Best Villain Award for "Makdee"
  • 2004 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for "Tehzeeb

International awards

  • 1993: Best Actress award for "Libaas" in North Korea
  • 1994: Best Actress award for Gautam Ghose’s "Patang" at the Taorima Arte Festival in Italy
  • 1996: Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress for "Fire" at the Chicago International Film Festival
  • 1996: Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film, for "Fire" in L.A. Outfest

Other awards

  • Azmi won the award for Best Actress (Hindi) at the Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards (BFJA) for "Ankur" in 1975, "Paar" in 1984, "Ek Pal" in 1987, and "Godmother" in 1999. She won the Best Supporting Actress (Hindi) award for "Tehzeeb" in 2003
  • 1998: Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress for "Mrityudand"
  • 2004: Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Female for "Tehzeeb"
  • 2005: Star Screen Awards – Best Performance in an Indian Film in English for "Morning Raga"

Honours and Recognitions

  • 1988: Awarded the Padma Shri from the Government of India
  • 1988: Yash Bhartiya Award by the Government of Uttar Pradesh for highlighting women’s issues in her work as an actress and activist
  • 1994: Rajiv Gandhi Award for "Excellence of Secularism"
  • 1999: Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image, Significant Contribution to Indian Cinema
  • 2002: Martin Luther King Professorship award by the University of Michigan conferred on her in recognition of her contribution to arts, culture and society
  • 2003: She was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by the Jadavpur University in West Bengal in 2003
  • 2006: Gandhi International Peace Award, awarded by Gandhi Foundation, London
  • 2007: She was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Art by Chancellor of the University Brandan Foster by the Leeds Metropolitan University in Yorkshire
  • 2008: She was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by the Jamia Milia Islamia on Delhi in 2008
  • 2009: She was honoured with the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award
  • 2012: Awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India
  • 2012: She was honoured by Walk of the Stars as her hand print was preserved for posterity at Bandra Bandstand in Mumbai
  • 2013: Awarded the Honorary Fellowship by the National Indian Students Union UK
  • 2013: She was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by Simon Fraser University
  • 2014: She was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by TERI University on 5 February 2014


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