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Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi (born 18 September 1950) is an Indian actress of film, television and theatre. An alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India of Pune, she made her film debut in 1974 and soon became one of the leading actresses of parallel cinema, an Indian New Wave movement known for its serious content and neo-realism. Regarded as one of the finest actresses in India, Azmi's performances in films in a variety of genres have generally earned her praise and awards, which include a record of five wins of the National Film Award for Best Actress and several international honours. She has also received four Filmfare Awards. Azmi has appeared in over 120 Hindi films in both mainstream and independent cinema, and since 1988 she has acted in several foreign projects. In addition to acting, Azmi is a social and women's rights activist, a Godwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA), and a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament. She is married to Indian poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar. Description above from the Wikipedia article Pauline Collins, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 18, 1950 In New Delhi, India
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First Appeared:
In the series Halo
Latest Project:
Series Next of Kin 2018-01-08
Known For
Series Halo Margaret Parangosky 2022
Series Next of Kin Mrs. Shirani 2018-01-08
Movie Signature Move Parveen 2017-03-11
Movie The Black Prince Rani Jindan 2017-07-21
Movie The Wishing Tree The Gypsy Woman 2017-06-09
Movie Chalk N Duster 2016-01-15
Movie Neerja Rama Bhanot 2016-02-19
Series Capital Mrs. Kamal 2015-11-24
Movie The Reluctant Fundamentalist Ammi 2013-03-17
Movie Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola Chaudhari Devi 2013-01-10
Movie Midnight's Children Naseem 2012-10-26
Movie It's a Wonderful Afterlife Mrs. Sethi 2010-05-07
Movie Luck by Chance Herself (uncredited) 2009-01-30
Movie Sorry Bhai Gayatri 2008-11-28
Movie Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. Naheed 2007-02-23
Movie Loins of Punjab Presents Rrita Kapoor 2007-01-28
Movie Positive 2007-09-08
Movie Dus Kahaniyaan 2007-12-07
Movie Om Shanti Om Herself 2007-11-07
Movie 15 Park Avenue Anu 2006-01-06
Movie Banglatown Banquet Sofia 2006-03-25
Movie Umrao Jaan Khanum Jaan 2006-11-02
Movie Tehzeeb Rukhsana Jamal 2003-11-21
Movie Makdee Makdee 2002-11-22
Movie Hari Bhari 2000-01-07
Movie Gaja Gamini Premchand's Nirmala 2000-12-01
Movie Godmother Rambhi 1999-10-15
Movie Side Streets Mrs. Chandra Bipin Raj 1998-09-05
Movie In Custody Imtiaz Begum 1994-04-15
Movie Son of the Pink Panther Queen 1993-08-27
Movie Immaculate Conception Samira 1992-09-11
Movie City of Joy Kamla H. Pal 1992-04-15
Movie Disha 1990-01-01
Movie Death of a Doctor 1990-01-01
Movie Sati Uma 1989-11-23
Movie Rakhwala 1989-05-06
Movie Suddenly, One Day Neeta 1989-09-14
Movie Pestonjee Jeroo 1988-03-01
Movie Madame Sousatzka Sushila Sen 1988-10-14
Movie The Bengali Night Indira Sen 1988-10-26
Movie Ek Pal Priyam 1986-11-01
Movie Khamosh 1985-01-01
Movie Kamla Sarita Jadhav 1984-01-01
Movie Paar Rama 1984-09-14
Movie Khandhar Jamini 1984-06-08
Movie Masoom Indu D. Malhotra 1983-01-10
Movie Namkeen 1982-01-01
Movie Suraag 1982-03-18
Movie Arth Pooja 1982-12-03
Movie Hum Paanch Sundariya 1980-01-01
Movie Jwalamukhi Kiran 1980-12-26
Movie Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai Stella 1980-01-01
Movie Touch Kavita 1980-01-30
Movie Junoon Firdaus (Javed's wife) 1979-03-05
Movie Lahu Ke Do Rang Roma 1979-09-28
Movie Amar Akbar Anthony Laxmi 1977-01-02
Movie Chor Sipahee 1977-01-01
Movie Swami Saudamini 1977-01-06
Movie Khel Khilari Ka Rachna 1977-04-18
Movie Karm Neelam Kumar 1977-04-27
Movie The Chess Players Khurshid 1977-10-02
Movie Parvarish Shabu 1977-10-23
Movie Fakira Neeta / Geeta 1976-09-06
Movie Nishant Sushila 1975-06-06
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