Happy Birthday Shabana Azmi: Born on 18 September 1950 in Hyderabad, Shabana Azmi is the daughter of the famous poet Kaifi Azmi. His mother’s name was Shaukat Azmi, who was an artist in the Indian theater.
Najm was in Shabana’s veins, beauty Khuda gave and learned acting skills, and Shabana became unmatched. Shabana Azmi considers herself very lucky that she did not have to struggle to get into films. In 1973 she studied at Film Institute Pune. Director Khwaja Ahmed Abbas signed her only when she was a ‘student’. The day the ‘course’ of Shabana Azmi’s institute is over, the next day she was shooting in the film Parinay.
Won the National Award for Best Actress five times
Shabana Azmi, who has won the National Award for Best Actress five times (Ankur, Earth, Ruins, Pari and God Mother), has appeared in more than 130 films. The indelible impressions of her performances in Artha, Nishant, Ankur, Sparsh, Mandi, Innocent, Pestan Ji and Fire left an audience. At the same time, Amar Akbar also worked in commercial films like Anthony, Parvarish, Main Azad Hain.
Friendship with Farooq Sheikh and Naseeruddin Shah
Shabana has had the deepest friendship with Farooq Sheikh and Naseeruddin Shah in the film industry. Shabana Azmi and Farooq Sheikh were friends with St. Xavier’s College. Farooq Sheikh was two years senior to Shabana.
Kabir Bedi was the first crush and married to Javed
It is said that Kabir Bedi was Shabana’s first crush. Though he married famous lyricist Javed Akhtar. Javed Akhtar was already married, but he divorced his first wife Honey Irani and married actress Shabana.